Snippets from conversations overheard due to an irresistible urge to be a nosey parker.
While walking home from work:
An undergraduate (freshman or sophomore) couple are talking to another couple of undergrads on the pavement. Said one of them to the others, “Would you guys like to come up to see our disgustingly filthy room? I think it’s really cool.”
Now, I understand that I’m not getting any younger, and my teenage years are a memory, but even though some of us had pretty filthy hostel rooms, we never went out of our way to invite people to view our living conditions.
Can some of this blog’s readers (who are still in college) enlighten me about such modern ideas?
At the airport.
Two portly middle-aged men are talking mostly about religion (or, more precisely, how important the church is). I couldn’t keep my ears away from the conversation. Their conversation diverges into the present war. One of them suddenly brings up high gas prices. The other remarks, “We need to use our God given renewable energy sources; the sun, the wind and water, and not rely on oil.”
Amen to that (probably the only part of their entire conversation I overheard that I agreed with).
On the bus.
White male to another white male. “These Chinese and Indians are every where. They’re taking all our jobs away.”
Girl to another.
“I really love Indian food, curry and all that stuff. And naan bread.”
Says the other girl. “I think I’ve had Indian food also. I hated it. I had this stuff called Phad thai, and it was waaaaay too spicy for me!”
Duh! Phad Thai!