Threats

Parent: Joshua, no! Don’t touch the sand! No! No! No! Put it down! Joshua! Don’t touch the sand!

–Long Beach, California

Overheard by: gunky

Man riding away on bike: Oh ya, why don’t you come over here and do something about it? Eat shit and fuck your mom!

–Playa Del Rey, CA

Black woman to toddler running wild: Tyrone, get yo' black ass over here or I will spank you like a white man!

–Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California

Overheard by: White girl

Mother, to little boy refusing to wear swimmies: Fine, I guess you can go drown. Say bye bye to mommy. [Little boy breaks into hysterics.]

–Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Leigh

Mom: If you drown, I won’t save you. Don’t you dare get in that water!

Son runs into the ocean

Mom: Son of a bitch. He can’t swim, and my suit can’t get wet. Do I really have to choose, because this bikini was pretty damn expensive.

–Belle Harbor, Queens, New York

Hot girl to friend: No, no, my underwear comes home with me every time; my panties will be no one's trophy.

–Target, Huntington Beach, California

Overheard by: Candace

Outraged hippie chick: Someone drew a pentagram in my Zen garden!

–Seal Beach, California

Queer: Josh! If you don’t put your ass away right now, I’m gonna fuck it!

–Fire Island Pines, Brookhaven, New York

Overheard by: Your Buddy in Blue