Context is everything, but sometimes not having it can result in overheard comedy gold. One of my favorite things to do is eavesdrops on other people’s conversations, but when you just catch a little snippet as you walk past, you’re left with so many questions you’ll never get to ask. I highly recommend giving it a try. Next time you’re out in public, instead of putting in your earbuds and drowning out the incessant noise of the world, take a day and let it in. I think you’ll be delightfully surprised. Just look at these shining examples of it working out just fine.
Overheard a girl laying by the pool on the phone “as long as I’m blacked out I 200% don’t care what happens”
— Sean O’Donnell (@TheSeanODonnell) February 21, 2018
Overheard at the ballet:
“Shrek really happened. You know, back when ogres were real and all. All Star and everything. Like the original Romeo and Juliet”
— Nicholas Lansberry (@NJLansberry) February 24, 2018
an actual conversation overheard at the airport:
“Will my fake breasts set off the metal detector?”
“Are they metal?”
— Julia (@JuliaRadio987) February 17, 2018
overheard out of context in the piano lounge tonight:
“… so THAT’S why kidz bop is called kidz bop”
— 10,000 Birds ? (@al_moop) February 22, 2018
Overheard from the 9yo to the 5yo: “But what if Mum and Dad are the Easter Bunny? I would be sad.”
“Yeah, I would be sad too.”
— Veronica Foale (@VeronicaFoale) February 24, 2018
Overheard a woman say very angrily on the phone “I married a stale ham sandwich of a human” and calling someone a stale ham sandwich is probably my new favorite insult
— Emma Oh (@Emma_Oh_) February 24, 2018
overheard: “I’m not paying for tinder unless they let me reduce the distance to like 30 feet”
— justin L! cousson (@justincousson) February 22, 2018
Shopping at Target tonight, overheard this convo:
Girl: I’m 5 and 1/2.
Lady she just met: I wish I was 5 1/2!
Girl: Well maybe if u lost some weight…
— AmySmekrud (@moetown1212) February 24, 2018
Overheard in the hall today: “yeah I skimmed it, but I skimmed thoroughly.”
Pretty sure that’s called “reading”, child.
— NIC?LE (@n_unocero) February 22, 2018
“I totally puked, but I kept partying”
It’s kind of a positive affirmation on how to live life if you want to spin it right.
— Haircraftbymaggie (@maggiemae30us) February 24, 2018