January 12, 2003
Found Poetry

One of the things I like about the randomness of reading weblogs is the way they constantly jog my memory, dredging up things I'd forgotten. Emmy Chang, who calls her blog The Rat, quotes a couple of amusing overheard conversations, which reminded me of something I overheard years ago. I was dining with some other grad students in a restaurant across the street from the University of Virginia. It was hard to concentrate on what my friends were saying, since the sorority girls at the next table said at least a dozen things that I wish I'd written down. Here's the only one I remember -- be sure to use a petulant Heathers pronunciation while reading it and stretch out the italicized words in a contemptuous way:

I don't see how anyone can be expected to do any serious social climbing in a town the size of Charlottesville!

Posted by Dr. Weevil at January 12, 2003 10:18 AM