We've all done it before. You're in a public place, minding your own business when all of a sudden a pair of strangers nearby are having a particularly intriguing conversation. You try to ignore them, but you just can't help but listen in. And then you end up feeling guilty about spying on complete strangers. (Or, if you're like me, you don't feel guilty at all and put minimal effort into hiding the fact that you're listening in on conversations).
Whether it be just a small snippet of an exchange or an entire conversation, eavesdropping is a total guilty pleasure. And fortunately for us, these 30 people have decided to document their juiciest overheard conversations so we don't have to experience the guilt of spying on other people. What a sacrifice.
These overheard conversations range from hilarious to inspiring to downright confusing. And, you never know, one of these ridiculous quotes could be from you!
This woman who is seriously over vegetables
Overheard a lady telling her friend “do not start with zucchinis, I seriously can’t go there with you”— schmox (@schmox)1547509914.0
This horrifying image
“Just imagine a rotisserie baby. Like wow.” #OverheardDC #OverheardinDC #Overheard— Overheard_DC (@Overheard_DC)1547441851.0
This depressing reality
Overheard at Union Square, NYC Guy: "Is this the Anti-Trump protest?" Lady: "Yeah." Guy: "How long does it last?" Lady: "Four years."— Tomthunkit™ (@Tomthunkit™)1547523013.0
This frightening exchange
(Overheard at the vintage market) Lady: so how are your dolls? Her friend: oh no movement yet... not yet *examines… https://t.co/mzvcu2Trcz— Bree Paulsen 🌿🕯️✨ (@Bree Paulsen 🌿🕯️✨)1547407199.0
This accurate statement
Just because it worked for Mulan doesn’t mean it will work in real life. #overheard #nocontext— Quotes Without Context (@Quotes Without Context)1547688834.0
This hilarious housekeeping tip
Overheard at hairdressers earlier: Elderly lady: I quite like cooking but not ironing. Younger lady: I don’t even… https://t.co/sQR4EMeiV6— Lizzie Simmonds (@Lizzie Simmonds)1547500183.0
This justified outrage
#Overheard at the #KennedySpaceCenter: "You'd think if they can put a man on the moon they could design a ladies' b… https://t.co/t2Mpt22Ikz— Jessi Rose (@Jessi Rose)1546711750.0
This unique eating methodWell, that's one way to do it. I have to say, I'm a bit jealous of her speed-eating abilities.
This history lesson
Overheard at the ballet: “Shrek really happened. You know, back when ogres were real and all. All Star and everyth… https://t.co/lp1U1xkG1T— Nicholas Lansberry (@Nicholas Lansberry)1519441766.0
This strange question
an actual conversation overheard at the airport: “Will my fake breasts set off the metal detector?” “Are they metal?” “Oh”— Julia (@Julia)1518871056.0
This epic burn
Shopping at Target tonight, overheard this convo: Girl: I’m 5 and 1/2. Lady she just met: I wish I was 5 1/2! Girl:… https://t.co/xds3RUSa1n— AmySmekrud (@AmySmekrud)1519446411.0
This inspiring story
Overheard: “I totally puked, but I kept partying” It’s kind of a positive affirmation on how to live life if you want to spin it right.— Haircraftbymaggie (@Haircraftbymaggie)1519484454.0
This inevitable firingPoor Greg. He should probably just start checking out the want ads now.
This beautiful comparison
Overheard a woman say very angrily on the phone “I married a stale ham sandwich of a human” and calling someone a s… https://t.co/zKKT6TsYpX— 🔥 Southern Sailor Mars Incarnate 🔥 (@🔥 Southern Sailor Mars Incarnate 🔥)1519440197.0
This tiny pickpocket
Just overheard my 11yo son on the phone with his friend, "Don't worry, I will bring some of my dad's money."— Abe Yospe (@Abe Yospe)1510364316.0
This understandable confusion
#overheard "See young people do tai chi!" "No Mom, I think she's looking for a wifi signal."— Hawaia (@Hawaia)1497992089.0
This lazy dating plan
overheard: “I’m not paying for tinder unless they let me reduce the distance to like 30 feet”— justin L! cousson (@justin L! cousson)1519265772.0
This sad situation
Overheard two girls in their pajamas this morning at Starbucks on Balboa Island https://t.co/mQ6FjkPSQn— OCHS (@OCHS)1490062462.0
This unsettling exchangeAre these really the types of conversations Our Nation's Finest should be having in public? Comparing their junk?
This future world leader
Overheard at the restaurant: "Why don't we just make all bowls bread bowls? That'd really cut into global warming."— Jeff Bakalar (@Jeff Bakalar)1519435873.0
This disturbing statement
#Overheard in the dentist's office: "Well, I don't need to take out ALL your teeth, but..." https://t.co/E3178JVwF0— Not Permanently Banned Josh (@Not Permanently Banned Josh)1547507493.0
This way easier Plan B...
#overheard: "Suing somebody is suuuch a process.. just go & slash their tires & call it a day."— Brian Sumwalt (@Brian Sumwalt)1497036258.0
This heartwarming husband
#overheard in the recovery room: Nurse to patient in the next bed: “are you feeling any pain?” Patient (aka someo… https://t.co/jtYBZMRmTt— Bianca Jackson (@Bianca Jackson)1547567019.0
This definition of #relationshipgoals
I overheard a guy saying to his girlfriend "are you ready to fucking rage" as they walked into target together and that's what I want— the wicked witch of the east bro (@the wicked witch of the east bro)1498422463.0
This unappealing image
I overheard a lady today say “yeah she thinks she’s all that and a bag of chilli” A BAG OF CHILLI— Beth (@Beth)1539199345.0
This brilliant observation
OVERHEARD* My six-year-old son just now to our nanny “guys can be girls, and girls can be guys, but you can’t be a house”— Jay Duplass (@Jay Duplass)1539133787.0
This interesting description
Overheard in Whole Foods: “yeah this is the cheese and antipasti section, smells loud” —an employee giving a tour to a new employee— yeetwood mac (@yeetwood mac)1539136072.0
This awesome dayA Master's Degree AND Skittles?! That's my idea of a perfect day.
This valiant effort
I just overheard at Walmart. Pharmacist: Last name first. Lady who is second in line: Lesbians first? Pharmacist… https://t.co/be2qriSAa6— Carrie Jones (@Carrie Jones)1539365768.0
This example of LA in a nutshell
[at a restaurant] Server 1: you ok? Server 2: (very chipper) yeah! 1: weren’t you just crying in the walk in? 2: (… https://t.co/axc9gjyT7T— serena from LA (@serena from LA)1539377380.0