Plinky Prompt: Do You Eavesdrop On People In Public Places?

  • Do you eavesdrop on people in public places?
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  • October 20, 2012 by hibernationnow
  • Shh, I’m trying to hear!
  • Eavesdropping ABSOLUTELY.It’s one of my favorite habits. I don’t listen to cell-phone conversations, in fact I glare at those rude enough to be talking so loudly inside a store or a restaurant. However, if I am seated next to a couple, my husband and I will naturally cock our ears it we pick up an interesting word or two, then we discuss it afterwards. My point: if you are talking so loudly that everyone around you can easily HEAR YOU, you shouldn’t really consider it private. You want privacy? Talk about it at home or whisper….

6 thoughts on “Plinky Prompt: Do You Eavesdrop On People In Public Places?

  1. One of my favorite moments relating to overhearing/being overheard was years ago. My sister & I had gone for pizza after a day of antiquing, and we were talking about our lives. She & her husband were separated at that point, and time was taking them in different paths.

    At some point, my sister was describing how her husband had tried to find out whether she was seeing someone else, but he never just came out and asked her. Thinking of the man peeking through her things, she got all mad and stated VERY LOUDLY, “It’s MY sex life. It’s none of my husband’s business!”

    We got a chuckle out of the reactions around us in the pizza restaurant.


  2. This past week Joe had to go to get an x-ray on his wrist…that story is a whole blog post by itself….and a guy was talking on his phone in the waiting room. Not only did we learn all about his relationship with his girlfriend, but he educated everybody on how many swear words he knew. Someone must have glared at him because he finally went out in the hallway.


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