one-way phone conversations, Chicago

Did you sleep?
Go back to sleep, and I’ll wake you in a little bit.

–Our cabdriver, to his son, making plans to watch the pre-dawn filming of Transformers 3 on Michgan ave.

Just tell ’em to put it in play mode.
Relax, don’t worry about it. Just tell ’em to put it in play mode, and you’ll be fine.

Man on the “L,” presumably to his kid who was about to embark on video game playing with some trepidation.

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