Violence

Dude #1: Wouldn't it be cool if you could just get surgery to switch your heart and, say, your liver?
Dude #2: What?
Dude #1: Then, if someone came up to you and said, “I'm gonna stab you in the heart!” you could be like, “I'd like to see you try!”

–Dewey Beach, Delaware

Overheard by: Suprchick

Drunk New Year’s reveller, at 5 AM: Morning has broken, like the first…
Girlfriend: Shut up!

–Bondi Beach, Australia

Overheard by: GGary

Passing local, to little boy feeding seagulls: Hey, you don’t want to do that. They’ll attack you.
Little boy: Okay. Thank you.

Local walks of earshot.

Little boy: What a bitch.

–St. Pete Beach, Florida

Overheard by: sara

Son: Mommy, why haven't the sharks ripped those other fish apart?

–New York Aquarium, Coney Island, New York

Overheard by: Alex Remnick

Little boy to mom: Don’t touch me! Only Daddy can touch me. [Mom picks boy up.] I’m going to make Daddy spank you right on your bottom!

–Virginia Beach, Virginia

Six-year-old girl: Hey! Don't throw sand at me! How would you like it if I threw sand at you? Huh?
Six-year-old boy: Go ahead, I dare you. I wouldn't care, I like the sand. I'll lay down in it right now if you want. Now shut up, and keep digging.

–Fairfield Beach, Ohio

Overheard by: SHU friends

Little girl: Who would kick someone else’s kid?!

–The Grotto, Tobermory, Ontario, Canadia

Overheard by: Lorraine

Loud girl #1 using knife: Man, this is sharp!
Loud girl #2: Yeah, that’s because it’s meant to stab people!
Loud girl #2’s boyfriend: No, it’s not…

–Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa Island, Florida

Overheard by: pretending to read a research article

Girl: Stop being so hostile.
Boy: I'm not, I'm just angry and annoyed. What does “hostile” mean?

–South Beach, Miami, Florida

Overheard by: HH

Teen: What’s Hezbollah?
Dad: Well, it’s hard to explain. They’re a terrorist paramilitary organization, but they’re also a humanitarian social services organization. They’re sort of like the Super Wal-Mart of the Middle East.

–Old Orchard Beach, Maine