SFR's long-running, community-generated content features includes snippets of overheard conversations that speak volumes about life in Santa Fe. Thanks to everyone who's submitted an Eavesdropper to our collection in 2018. We couldn't even begin to make this stuff up! And we're counting on you to get us through 2019, so start tuning in to strangers and send your illicit tidbits to email@example.com.
Customer: Must be my accent.
Cashier: And your big hair.
—Overheard at Dillards, Jan. 3
—Overheard at Low ‘n’ Slow, Jan. 24
Woman: He’s doing great. He’s in prison.
—Overheard at Allsup’s on North Guadalupe, Feb. 13
Customer: Yes, do you need to see them?
Checker: No, they have started using the same bags for donuts.
—Overheard at Smith’s on St. Michael’s Drive, March 6
—Overheard at La Choza, March 20
—Child pointing to Izze soda at Whole Foods, April 4
—Overheard at Flying Tortilla, May 16
—Overheard on the Dorothy Stewart Trail, June 20
—Overheard at a campground in Ojo Caliente, June 13
—Singer Mitski from the stage at Meow Wolf, July 4
"Madame Butterfly. It was wonderful. I did take a nap."
—Overheard from a woman on the Rail Trail, July 17
Second Stranger: No, no. I prefer to be a Wanderer of the Multiverse.
First Stranger: Oh.
—Overheard at Iconik Coffee Roasters, Aug. 15
—Overheard at La Montañita Co-op, Aug. 29
—Engineer to an attorney before a City Council hearing, Sept. 12
—Man on Big Tesuque trail, Oct. 10
—Albuquerque resident at lunch at La Plazuela, Oct. 31
—Overheard from a tourist at a private party, Nov. 27
—Overheard at The Firebird, Dec. 21
—Overheard at a local gym, Dec. 5