Some conversations are at their most entertaining when heard one-sided, fragmented, or completely out of context. On Reddit, a group of people share the most unforgettable things they have overheard by chance.
I was out walking one evening, and passing by the scene of an altercation heard the following:
Officer: Why did you bodyslam that guy?
Fighter: Because I couldn’t pick up the earth and hit him with it. – uncledahmer
A friend of mine had this happen:
He was sitting on the metro in one of those where you sit face to face to eachother. It’s him, an old lady, a punk & a young woman with her child. The child, sitting on the lap of mommy, starts kicking the old lady and the old lady asks the mom if she could kindly tell her kid if it could stop kicking. The Mom replies something along the line of: I parent my kid without authority and I won’t tell my kid what to do.
The train comes to a stop and the punk takes his chewinggum, presses it against the forehead of the mom with the words: ‘I wasn’t parented with authority either.’ and gets off the train.
The look on the moms face must have been priceless. – LurkForever
In Penn Station, NYC. Girl, very short; guy, huge bodybuilder type. Both in their early 20’s, look like Frat/Sorority types.
Guy is carrying an elementary school desk, the type with the chair and desk combined. He looks very angry. Girl looks angry but sheepish.
Guy: “I told you, I JUST CAN’T EAT THAT MUCH PIZZA” – getoutofnj
I was at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, i´m looking at one of the display cases when two cute 5-6 year old girls in pigtails walk up to the display. After a few seconds one turns to the other and says “If I would kill you … I would kill you with a knife” The other said nothing just nodded in agreement like it was a totally reasonable statement.
I slowly backed away from the crazy. – TiggiC
In Manhattan on a crowded day. A black man was very loudly moaning “MOOOOOOVE” “OOOUUUTT WAAAAYYYY” and the crowd was parting around him, thinking he was crazy. As he passed us, he smiled and quietly said “That’s how you get there quicker!” – rblee83
The lift doors open and I hear a man say “So then I said, that’s not a toolbox, that’s my grandma!” and everyone else in the lift bursts out laughing.
I’d love to hear the rest of that story. – Bloody_Conspiracies
i overheard a girl say:
“i just loved listening in on other people’s conversations”
i was so tempted to say “me too” – what_user_name
At a Target at Christmas time a couple of years ago and a guy down one of the aisles is talking on his cell phone. I can’t hear what he is talking about and then loudly he says, “Twelve hundred dollars to kill a baby?!” – sthursto
One gangster guy telling his fellow gangster friend walking past me in high school: “Incest, you see, people don’t like incest” in a very instructional tone. – popgoestheshelby
Woman screaming into her cellphone in a local Costco:
Woman: SHUT UP! I SAID SHUT UP! JUST GIVE HIM HIS MONEY AND HE’LL QUIT SQUIRTING YOU! – Specken_zee_Doitch
While sitting in my uncle’s restaurant I heard a wife drop this gem on her husband: “You’re the reason our kids are ugly.”
Amazing – Astro493
Me at an IHOP with friends, four years ago.
Other group of teenagers, eating their pancakes in silence.
One guy takes a breath and says, “But, the mustache wasn’t even the same.”
Whole group completely loses their shit, laughs for a good ten minutes.
It has bugged me to this day, what sort of mustache shenanigans must have transpired prior to this statement. – gerrettheferrett