The DCist blog has an archive of eavesdropping. (Full list here ) I noticed that the best quote of 2008 is about a family of tourists on the Metro. I would have loved to have been there for this one! Please send me your funny tourist quotes or tourist terminology, and I’ll post them here!
-Best of 2008-
At the Rosslyn Metro at 8:30 a.m. during morning rush hour:
Tourist family crams into a very crowded Metro car as the doors close.
Mom: “Wow, we actually made it! Wait, where’s Grandma?”
About 7-year old son: (points at platform) “Over there.”
Mom: “Oh no! We forgot Grandma! We need to go back. What are we going to do?!?!?! Grandmaaaaaaaa!”
Mom (angrily, to son): “I thought you were holding her hand.”
Son: “You said to get on the train. So I let go of her hand and got on.”