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Category: overheard
Photo of Jamie and Francis in Made in Chelsea
When Jesus came to Chelsea

Posted on 22 May 2012, 6:54

Oh dear… there’s trouble in Chelsea. Or to be more precise, in Made in Chelsea, E4’s fake reality TV show. Jamie has been betrayed by his best mate Spencer, who knocked off his girl while they were both in Dubai. Jamie’s in a state of emotional collapse when his other mate, Francis, calls round with 12 cans of beer and an oven-ready sermon.

Here’s the dialogue (see it on the 4OD website, starting at 15:55)...

 

Francis: You know, look… when I’m, you know, trying to deal with betrayal, I think of what Jesus would do.

Jamie looks incredulous.

Francis: Jesus was kind of like a superhero, you know. He just… got shit done.

Jamie: OK.

Francis: Judas betrayed Jesus.

Jamie: Mm-mm.

Francis: What did Jesus do?

Jamie: Forgave him?

Francis: Exactly. What should you do?

Jamie: Forgive Spencer.

Francis: And Louise.

Jamie looks baffled.

Francis: You don’t want to forgive Louise?

Jamie: No!!!

Francis thinks for a bit.

Francis: I don’t know if Jesus would only forgive Spencer, though.

 

Thanks to Tali Garan (my daughter), who pointed me to this. ‘Best religious chat I’ve heard in a while,’ she said. Must run in the family, spotting religious comedy as good as this.

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You bought the dog?

Posted on 25 October 2010, 19:26

On the tube just now, in a full carriage, a young man with cropped hair and dark suit was speaking to his girlfriend on his mobile. His friend, a man wearing a coat and scarf, was sitting opposite, listening in.

Man in dark suit: What? You bought the dog?

[At this point, the whole carriage tuned into the conversation.]

Man in dark suit: Oh my God! Really?

Man in dark suit: OK… OK. See you at the station.

Man wearing scarf: What? She actually bought it?

Man in dark suit: Yeah. Oh God.

Man wearing scarf: What is it?

Man in dark suit: She was talking about a cross between a chihuahua and a pug.

Man wearing scarf: Oh no! You mean, a really small dog? That’s not the kind of dog you want, is it?

Man in dark suit: I just know I’m going to step on it.

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Overheard on Holborn tube platform

Posted on 31 July 2010, 20:02

Tall student: Yeah, I’ll tell you what’s also weird is when you meet a college friend’s husband, or wife.

Short student: Right.

Tall student: And you’ve seen their pictures before on Facebook even though you’ve never met them.

Short student: Oh yeah, totally.

Tall student: And you already know a bit about them.

Short student: Yeah, that is weird.

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