Gripes

Betty Ford dropout: I hate it when you close your eyes and you feel the alcohol, but when you open them you don't.

–Ocean City, New Jersey

Overheard by: Danny

A group of pedestrians is almost run down by several cyclists.

Girl #1: Are we walking on the bike path?
Girl #2: Yeah.
Girl #1: God, I hate us.

–Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overheard by: Aaron Johnson

White trash mother to crying infant: Would you stop being such an asshole? Jesus, you’re just a selfish bastard like your father.

–Scarborough Beach, Rhode Island

Overheard by: girl in bikini pretending to read

Conservative mom on cell: Julia, you just can’t bring your kids here and let them swim naked… What? Yes, Julia, it’s illegal.

–51st Street, Ocean City, Maryland

Overheard by: Unexpecting Beach Reader

Teen: You guys went to bed at 11:30, what's wrong with you?

–Beach Lake, Pennsylvania

Girl #1: It tastes like soap!
Girl #2: Yeah, but not unpleasantly so.

–Adelaide, Australia

Ditz #1: I would love to be a Buddhist.
Ditz #2: Yeah, it’s really spiritual.
Ditz #1: Yeah, all the meditating and stuff…
Ditz #2: Yeah…
Ditz #1: … But not a full Buddhist — that would be boring.
Ditz #2: Yeah, just do it for the yoga and stuff.

–Jetty Road, Glenelg, Australia

Chick on cell: Yeah, we got a ticket for going 80 miles per hour on the way here, though. Wanna know why? We were trying to catch up to a giant truck full of chickens!

–Ocean City, Maryland

Overheard by: K

Mom hands little boy a hot dog.

Little boy: Oh, thank you, Lord!
Mother: I am not the Lord!
Little Boy: Well, thanks, Mom.
Mother: I hate you.

–North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Overheard by: Sitting nearby, LOLing.

Ghetto girl: …And so I broke up with him because he kept getting robbed. He had all these shady friends, ya know? It was like we’d wake up and the television and the shower curtain would be gone.

–Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island