The only thing stronger than a server's biceps and capacity to tolerate bullshit is their hearing. Waiters, servers and baristas hear everything—including your private conversations. And they have no reason not to spill your secrets to the other waitstaff and, if we're lucky, the internet. Just another reason to tip your servers, and tip them well.Someone asked waiters/waitresses/baristas of Reddit: "what is the one conversation you overheard customers having and thought 'I shouldn’t have heard that'?" These 17 people who work in service share the wild customer conversations they weren't supposed to overhear:1.) From jacobr1020: I was eating at a restaurant one day and a boyfriend proposed to his girlfriend. It was very sweet, not attention-seeking at all, and seemed very genuine. She started crying and said yes. He grinned and said "April Fool!" She. Was. PISSED! 2.) From TheHarbinger0030: Working at a grocery store, windexing the deli case, when I hear "Well honey, I guess we're not taking home anything to eat except your p***y." Took all i had not to turn and stare 3.) From SpacyCats: Not quite the same, but I was selling a guy some concession items (popcorn, drink candy) and he looks me dead in the eyes as his wife and kids walks away and says: "We're getting a divorce and this is our last night out together. This is probably the last time I'll see my kids" I had no idea what to even say. 4.) From Psycho5554: I was clearing some tables after a wedding, overheard the bride talking to the grooms mother. Trying to justify having cheated on the groom the night before (which seriously seems to happen way too often for both genders, wtf) The part that made it really bad is she kept trashing her now husband and his mothers trying to be as sweet as possible telling her its understandable and she stressed and all that, telling her to give it time. Part of me respects her calmness but seriously, she cheated on your son, don't tell her that's okay! I've seen it so many times before. But this left me livid. 5.) From dooidoo: Back in high school I was a host for a small sushi restaurant. The host stand was about 2 yards away from the closest bar stool. On one particularly slow night a couple came in to sit at the bar for dinner. After a happy hour large sake bomb, the woman was talking loud enough for me to hear. Her sister came up in their conversation and took a turn for the worse. She started accusing her husband of always looking at her sister a little too long and said her sister used her obnoxious laugh (?) whenever he was around. I leave the host stand to do some work around the restaurant fast forward 10 min. Now both the lady and man are visibly upset when he stands out of his chair and loudly for the whole other 4 people to hear “Yeah I think her sisters hot and I slept with her too” and stormed out. My manager just quickly gave the lady the bill even though she was sitting there crying. By far the most interesting night I had working there. 6.) From CptnClamHamr: I work at a golf course. There is one coworker who is in her mid-20s. that always says she has no money. One night a bunch of golfers came and have a few drinks after their round. They are all in ther late 40s early 50s. Well I was pouring a drink near them. Then I heard one say her name. So I tuned into the conversation and heard the guy said he has slept with her to pay some of her Bill's. Then 3 out of the 5 golfers with a shocked look on their face said they did too. They all laughed and it was the most expensive sexual experience. Then one said I hope no one tells our wives Now everytime I see them come in with their wives and have to serve them. I feel so awkward. Sorry for being so long but thought this might be a good story. 7.) From Nightshade_Blossom: Had one chick just came up to my coworker (M) and I (F) and told us about this dude she just fucked. Like down to the littlest detail. When she left we looked at each other and were like what the hell was that. Never to speak of it again. 8.) From FreakyQuiche: None of those jobs but in a restaurant last night I overheard a lady aged around 60 say the words “midget in a gimp mask” to those on her table. 9.) From tallestgorl: I worked as a server a famous men's retreat/encampment and once heard two senators talking about buying their wives sex toys 10.) From bobsbountifulburgers: If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college 11.) From Wasabi_Lemon: I work at a small cafe that has outdoor seats close to the counter. As I was collecting some dirty plates from a table, I hear these two elderly women talking to a younger woman about anal and other shit like that. What also sucked was that every time i went to clean a table, the elderly women were still talking about sexual stuff. One of the things i can remember one of them saying word for word was "Trust me if he wanted to be a virgin he wouldn't have fucked you, now its time for you to cheat on him" 12.) From 1stviolinfangirl: I work at a “tell-n-dine” diner at my city, it’s where you call in the food and I bring it out to you. Anyway. The phones are hooked up so that we can only take one call at a time. If someone doesn’t put up their phone completely, it won’t let us take someone else’s order. So these people didn’t put up they’re phone properly and weren’t fixing it. Before I went out to fix it for them, my coworker trying to connect to them through the line gets a funny look on her face and stifles a laugh. I go out, they hang up the phone and I come back to my coworker still making the face. I asked what was wrong and she told me that she heard the two on the other line making strange comments to each other, almost one sided and like they were talking to themselves. Here’s the thing, when I went to their table they both had Nintendo switches out and from what I surmised were probably playing super smash bros. So my coworker was hearing the comments they were making while fighting each other. 13.) From Hazardous_Ed: Once worked as a waiter. I was clearing a table when I heard the following from a table behind me. "Ok, we'll need assault rifles, sidearms, machetes, and full gear. Don't forget four full clips for each weapon" (roughly, been a few years) That got me curious. I turned to see four guys in military uniform sitting at the table. 14.) From Yriel: A father talking to his daughter and trying to teach her about human empathy and other people's emotions and right to exist. 15.) From drunkinabookstore: I was once on the bar at a restaurant I worked in and overheard a woman bragging to her friend how she'd slept with another friend's husband like two hours before the wedding. 16.) From raptor-claw_98: I was passed by a group of old gents and ladies (65+ from the looks of it) and they were openly discussing what porn they watch... in downtown on a weekend. Just casually, and loudly, discussing it out in the open 17.) From Limp_Distribution: Not any of those jobs but a chauffeur and I overheard this wonderful line. “We can get the executives another $100 million but we’ll have to throw the employees under a bus.” Almost stopped the car right then but had rent to pay.