The Hours: August 20, 2016

The most random, memorable pieces of conversation from the day. Because sometimes, people say things that make you *double take*. – Gabriela Yareliz

8:39: “‘We overcome things, all sorts of things–including granola. She’s my bestie!'” (F sending me a quote from someone else)
8:55: “Where is this quote from? Cute.” (G)
8:56: “You, on August 20, 2009.” (F)
8:57: “The things that come out of my mouth.” (G)

9:50: “They are decrepitly old.” (T)
10:57: “We have these elections where we have two criminals we need to choose from.” (L)

10:57: “Perhaps this makes the rest of the world have sympathy on us. We are going through difficult times as a nation. Look at the flooding in Louisiana…” (G)


11:27: “The way you answered that comment about the elections… That could have gone in many ways. That was very diplomatic and very smooth, I might add.” (N)


11:35: “Your name is Manny? That has to be short for something else.” (E)
11:35: “No. My name is just Manny.” (MG)
11:35: “But–” (E)
11:36: “It’s just Manny. My mother was a simple woman.” (MG)

12:00: “I am so cold.” (G)
12:00: “I am okay. Usually, I am cold. Maybe, I still have heat from the sun at the beach last Sunday. Yes.” (L)


12:10: “Spiritual intimacy is the foundation of any good relationship.” (H)

12:15: “You look skinner, but you survived!” (H)

12:45: “It must have been wonderful to go to Yeshiva.” (MG)
1:00: “It was the best of the best.” (M)

1:24: “You stay faithful to God, do what’s best for you and keep walking forward.” (MG)

1:30: “Why are you carrying so many books? Can’t you get them in a digital format?”(M)
1:30: “You can’t smell them in the digital format.” (G)


Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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