Customer at Tractor Supply in Vidalia, Georgia, trying to determine cost of an unmarked grease fitting says to clerk: “How do I know the price of this?” Sales clerk replies: “Beats me. How do you know?”

Waitress at St. Simons Island, Georgia, restaurant asking customers speaking slightly accented English where they are from. “Sweden,” they reply. “Where’s that?” the waitress asks. “In Europe,” the customers reply. “Really?” the waitress says in apparent disbelief.

Young Atlanta woman saying she finds the clientele at one Kroger store so scary that she and her friends refer to it as the “Freddy Kroger,” as in Freddy Krueger, a fictional character from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film series.

Keith Graham

Keith Graham

Keith Graham was among the recipients of the prestigious Stella Artois prize at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Named for a blind piano player, he is also well known for always giving money to street accordion players. A quotation that he considers meaningful comes from the Irish writer Roddy Doyle: "The family trees of the poor don't grow to any height." In addition to contributing to Like the Dew, Keith frequently posts quotations and links and occasionally longer articles at

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