Overheard at Dunkin' Donuts

Flyby Blog

At Harvard, there’s a weird mix of geeks, bros, hipsters, and people who never left the 1960’s. Walk out of the Yard, and it gets even stranger. In Flyby’s ever-scientific observation of human behavior, we’ve discovered a new epicenter of oddity: Dunkin’ Donuts. Here are a few gems from the Bow and JFK Street Dunkin' Donuts locations.

A very young looking male college student.
“My mom would kill me if she knew I was drinking coffee now.” 
Yeah, imagine what that caffeine is going to do come bedtime! 9:30 isn’t that far off…

A very elderly man to a young mother getting coffee with her daughter.
“My mother was a redhead with a high forehead too. You’re very beautiful.”
The most disconcerting part about this was that there were two other men in the store who both paid the woman very similar compliments about a minute later. I guess they weren’t going to be eliminated as suitors without a fight.

A frazzled engineering concentrator? Someone taking 5 classes this semester? No. A high school student.

“Man, I don’t even know how I’d get through class without my Dunks…”
College is going to suck for you, my friend.

Middle-aged man with a super red face, about a minute after ordering an iced coffee.
“I DIDN’T ASK FOR ICED COFFEE, I ASKED FOR HOT COFFEE!! IS IT THAT HARD?!”
Hmm.

Moral of the story: hilarity is everywhere. Next time you go to a Dunkin’ Donuts (or really anywhere in public around here), perk up your ears and try to catch something ridiculous. Pay extra attention to men with mustaches, groups of high school students, anyone wearing fraternity or sorority clothing, and anyone who is ever having a conversation on their cell phone as they order.

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