30 March 2012

Eavesdropping At It's Finest

What happens when you start to eavesdrop on people's conversations and writing down the things they say? You get freaky imagery like this...

roaches

"They fell out of the bag like a bunch of dead, soaking wet cockroaches."

I know, my skin is still crawling. So, join in the fun - what caused you to perk up your ears and listen in on a conversation lately? Post in the comments or create your own post and link up below!


18 comments:

  1. That could make an excellent writing prompt: write a short story based on the next portion of a conversation you overhear in public.

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    1. It really is, isn't it?? I could totally see that.

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  2. On the PATH train to NYC, the lady next to me told her male companion, "A Costco membership would be worth the savings on sausage alone!"

    That's a lot of sausage...

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    1. Haha! Love it, both the conversation as well as your response.

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    2. Wow, can you imagine buying sausage in bulk?? *shudder*

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  3. Hey Nicole!

    I just joined your blog and am a fellow SITS girl!
    I would love for you to join and comment on my blog!

    kaseyprince.blogspot.com

    -Thanks!

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  4. Visiting from the BHE blog hop! http://acostaeveli.blogspot.com/
    Made my skin crawl too, but made your point. :)

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    1. I know right? I'm going to avoid the creepy crawly photos as much as I can in the future!

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  5. Now I want to know what fell out of the bag. And when had the people saying this ever seen such a scene that they could reference it to this conversation? I take that back. I don't want to know the second part.

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    1. Hee hee hee...well what fell out of the bag was coffee beans!! And as far as your second question...I know the person who said this (it was actually my mom!) grew up in Florida...sooo.....:)

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  6. OK, so I better start listening on my way to work / home. This could be fun!

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    1. Please do E.D.!! And please share too! :) This link will stay up as well so anytime!

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  7. What is that old saying? Curiosity killed the cat? I have overheard the most random tidbits of conversation on my daily commute. I'll let you know if one springs to mind.

    This is a great prompt btw!

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes please do!! Feel free to share them or link up - I love tidbits like that. Hehehehe.

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  8. I try not to listen in too much, but occasionally things just catch our ears like we have radars. Some funny images and even misunderstandings can come up from catching only part of a conversation. One example happened yesterday when someone was talking about a book and describing two characters skinny dipping; I thought it was 2 guys because the names were 'guy names' however I found out that one was a girl whose nick-name was 'Mick'. Well, that changes everything! That would be good to use as a writing prompt.

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    1. That would be fun! Vague characters names with a weird activity they are about to do together and it would be cool to see how to the writer figures it out. :)

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  9. Ewwww! Whatever they were talking about sounded disgusting!

    I try to avoid eavesdropping to be honest and I especially hate it when people are having a really boring conversation and I'm forced to listen! The other day though some guy got a phone call when we were on the train & he turned out to be American. Just listening to his accent (New Yorker) made us all lose focus and we couldn't help staring at him. It was so exciting :) I think he got fed up with us because he moved away as soon as he could so he could have his conversation in peace :) :)

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    1. Ha ha!! I can just imagine how that must have looked with you all staring like that!! That would have been awesome. I'm gonna remember that next time I'm listening to a hideously boring conversation!

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