Overheard

OH: I walked past a man and a woman who were standing on a street corner near the U.S. Capitol building, looking at a map. Even though they were not speaking English, you could tell they were arguing. And I’m pretty sure I heard the guy mutter the word “nag” as he turned to cross the street, the woman trailing after him.

I guess nagging is universal. And a day spent tromping all over downtown DC can wear down the most loving of couples.

My favorite OH tho was some years ago on the National Mall. I was waiting for the light to turn so I could cross the street. It was a lovely summer day and the area was chock full of tourists milling around. A young couple with a baby in a carriage came up to me, pointed to the nearest building and asked me what it was.

Filled with DC pride, I said “Oh, that’s the National Gallery of Art!”

The husband turned to his wife and said flatly: “You don’t wanna look at no art, do ya?”

She shook her head no, and they kept on going.

oh well.

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