Eavesdropping for Fun and Profit

I have a tendency to eavesdrop. And then out myself by doing something stupid like letting people know I was listening in.

Earlier in the week I overheard a trio talking about the book clubs they belong to. They were sitting behind me at the coffee shop and even as I tried to talk myself out of giving them my card, I turned around and gave them my card, saying, “I’m so sorry for eavesdropping, but I’m an author and here are my books. Just in case, you know.”

They were so gracious, but I kept babbling, apologizing, and I’m certain my cards might’ve been used for kindling later that day.

Then this morning I was in a different coffee shop listening to the cutest college-aged couple play a game. One of their answers was so off base that I burst out laughing, Come on, cereal is NOT a soup, am I right?

I apologized, and they asked if I’d be a referee when they couldn’t agree on an answer. And that is a first for me. Maybe eavesdropping has finally paid off.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

7 thoughts on “Eavesdropping for Fun and Profit”

  1. I say that it’s not at all eavesdropping if folks are speaking loud enough that you can hear them…unless of course you happen to be sitting at a table 40 feet away on the other side of the room! Conversations that close are up for grabs.

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