Thursday, July 30, 2009

Polygamist Rally Roundup

So, there was a big rally in downtown Salt Lake City downtown area this week (the story behind it is outside the scope of this post, but here's a Salt Lake Tribune article about it), which attracted a HUGE number (over 1,000, according to the Trib) of FLDS polygamists to the city.

I work downtown, very near where the rally was held, and a HUGE number of these FLDS members were around this week.

Anyway, here are a few of the favorite things I overheard in the last few days, some spoken by the visitors, some by staff members:
"...And you'd think they'd at least be in their pantaloons or slips or whatever, but no -- full gowns! In the pool!"
"Tonight, I'll be statying in room 1152. But tomorrow, I'll be in 1163."
"It's a bone. Like the rib bones from a chicken breast. You just put it under, then French braid it over the bone!"
[I'm pretty sure this is a reference to this haristyle, though I've never heard of a bone being used for it before.]
"... the guy went completely silent, than asked me if I ever was planning on getting married."
And the BEST quote ever, anywhere:
"I just caught two polygs fucking in the bathroom! I just had to call security!"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Overheard at lunch

"That's no woman. It's another security agent."