Everyone knows San Francisco is the quirky city by the bay, but I heard some strange things while I was there.
[Possible homeless woman approaches me, my husband and my mom as we walk on the sidewalk.]
Woman: Have you seen any raccoons? (This is particularly funny because my husband hates raccoons for some reason.)
Husband: No, not today.
Woman: But you have seen them?
Husband: No, sorry.
Woman: Okay, thanks!
That was one of the best sidewalk interactions we had in San Francisco.
[Kid, about 7 years old, riding the 5L bus with his mom and younger sister toward Golden Gate Park.]
“Mom, make up a joke to send to Dad. Here’s one: Why did the bus go through the red light? Because there was no red light!”
Reminds me of a Louis CK joke about a joke his daughter made up.
Sing it, Elton
[A man walked by us on Pier 39, where a tour boat called Rocket Boat was docked, singing to the tune of “Rocket Man.”]
“Rocket booooaaattt…cruising on the bay like every day…”
And that was the best thing that happened on Fisherman’s Wharf.
[A couple walked by us at the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market debating one of life’s important questions.]
“Should we get a little thing of potatoes or a thing of little potatoes?”
I would have gone with little potatoes.
I’m not a big talker; I can easily go all day without speaking a word to another human being. I much prefer listening, and I’m so glad I caught these gems during my trip.