Real Life Romance
"I was going to wait until I got married to get a salad spinner." (Lettuce lover, downtown in city.)
"He's attractive, he's nice, and he has cows." (Young woman to another, in Texas.)
"I was looking for someone for just a really good time, but then I peeked at his iTunes playlist. He'd be serious baggage." (Music lover, in suburb with many Lexus drivers.)
"You're not ugly, but if you were smarter, you'd be hot." (Man attempting pickup, overheard by bartender.)
"What was kind of weird was you called to ask me if you could come by to pick up the Viagra, so you could have sex with someone else." (Young woman on cell phone, on bus.)
Leah Garchik has written a daily column for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984. The quotes in Real Life Romance originally appeared in her award-winning column. She lives in San Francisco.