Ovrheard

4th June 2002

Scenario: Homeless man approaches woman waiting for the bus.

HM: Hi, Lorraine!

Lorraine: Hi.

HM: Think it’ll rain today, Lorraine?

L: Maybe.

HM: Maybe it’ll rain, Lorraine?

L: Maybe it will.

HM: Because it’s like “rain” from Lorraine. Then “lor” like “folklore,” like it might be true. So maybe it’ll rain, Lorraine.

L: Yep.

HM: Do you understand me?

L: Yes.

HM: Really?

L: Well, not all the time.

HM: We need cue cards like they have on I Love Lucy with Desi Arnaz.