Today I was overseeing the computer system install at one of the Taco Boy restaurants in Grand Rapids MI. It was “Taco Tuesday” and the place was pretty much line out the door, all day long, busy. Somewhere near around 7:30 there was almost a lull, only two people in line, the few booths in the place were occupied.
There was a momentary silence, which would have probably gone unnoticed, except for this little girl’s question. “What’s a felony?” At least 4 or 5 people slowly rotated their heads towards the sound (myself included) as it was truly one of those moments where silence is broken by an uncomfortable statement.
The girl was maybe 6 or 7, and was oblivious. Her dad however, saw everyone looking at him and managed a “Gotta love spongebob!” comment in order to excuse his daughter’s unintentionally public question. He was visibly uncomfortable.
I suppose it was one of those “had to be there” moments, but those present had a good laugh.
Since there are entire web sites devoted to the overheard, I’m sure there are more than a few gems to be shared on the Dope.