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Overheard on D.C. streets:

“You’ve got to respect other people’s baloneys.”
—One little kid to another, coming out of the swimming pool

“Will there be white men there?”
—Sorority type on cellphone at 15th and Q NW

“I’ve got a lot of fat on my legs. (Pause) Do you like eighties music?”
—Two guys getting to know each other at the gym

“Believe it or not, Consuela has permission to sleep at her desk.”
—One annoyed office worker to another on the Metro

“I’m going to go see Obama get sworn in. I’ll quit my job if I have to, I don’t care. I’m going to the inoculation!”
—Angry woman on cellphone, 7-11 on 7th and Rhode Island Avenue NW

Franklin Schneider