Writing Prompts: We often hear strange snippets of conversation as we walk through public spaces. When was the last time you overheard something so interesting, ridiculous, or disturbing you really wanted to know what it was all about?
This happens to me all the time because I’m super nosey, so I hear all sort of things, I think (well at least I hope) that I have perfected a method of eavesdropping while looking like I’m doing something else. I’ve herd all sort of things, but the most scandalous was a a lady at the table in front of me (we were sitting in booths) told me that she was leaving her husband because he was sleeping with the neighbor. I have a thing when I hear something scandalous.. my eyes get really big, my mother say my eyes get really big and asked me what was wrong, naturally I couldn’t tell her because there was a chance the the other table would have heard us… I had to hold it into I got into the car… but seriously this woman new exactly what she was doing she had it all planned, I wanted do bad to shake her hand and give her a hug…
But no matter how good I think I am at “over hearing” conversations I know my youngest brother is the master. I can be gossiping about something and causally ask him and his response is ALWAYS yeah I knew about it” I think the reason why he gets away from it is because he’s not very talkative and he tends to blend in…. so he hears all the dirt…. but he never tells a soul.
“If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me”.- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (as quoted in TIME 9 December 1966)
Until Next Time….