Wait. What!? Did I just hear that?
We have to get inspiration for our characters from somewhere, and everyday people often are a prime resource. If you are in a public space, you should realize that if you talk at a normal volume, we – the other public – can hear you.
Twenty-five years ago, before cell phones were becoming a fixture in public places, if you heard someone talking to themselves, you would either change seats, or take a wider berth. Once the cell phone became a hand attachment, you might have been more apt to pretend to read as you leaned in closer. “Hey, if you’re going to talk in public, I’m going to listen.”
The first time I encountered a “bluetoother” it freaked me out. This guy sitting across from me on the bus just started asking my seemingly random questions, and after I inquired about what he wanted, he shook his head and gave me a rude “mind your own business” head shake. Really? You just set that bar for the rest of your kind. It still happens. If I hear someone talking in my vicinity, I’ll turn and look. It’s just human nature.
You know that you are not going to hear public conversations in their entirety. More than likely, you will hear snippets out of context. So as a side conversation to this blog hop, what are some memorable lines you have heard out of context?
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