08
Jun
09

Eavesdropping

“I think I’ll go out and buy some strippers tonight.”

Sometimes you overhear the oddest of conversations on drive thru. And really it’s not even limited to a drive thru workers periodic “accidental” eavesdropping. Think about all of the places that you have had a conversation with friends and family and how many people could have overheard you.

Usually, the real dangers come not from people overhearing your conversations but from people misunderstanding overheard conversations. Or people hearing parts of sentences that don’t necessarily go together. We’ve all done that grade school game of where you whisper a phrase into your neighbor’s ear until it gets passed down along the line. You know, the game that teaches just how important it is to really listen because it is so easy to mishear something.

I’ve had a manager come up to me and my sister to ask us why we were talking about them when we really weren’t. But all it takes is one word or name heard and they assume that the entire conversation is about them.

I’d have to tell them that frankly, they’re not that important.

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