The best things in life are free; you just have to sit really quietly and wait to overhear them.
Or you could just get lucky and hear some really juicy goss while you were just minding your own business. At least, that's what these people who shared the craziest things they've ever overheard would have you believe. Intentional or not, these are definitely the kind of truths you can only get when it was intended for someone else.
1. Back2Bach overheard a priest completely cock-block a deacon.
2. tierneyb was the one person who was not supposed to hear what he heard.
3. 900yrsoftimeandspace overheard something that will make you seriously consider becoming a foster parent.
4. 72scott72 heard something that will haunt him till his dying days.
5. rorda overheard someone explain the pull-halfway-out method.
6. emmarose1019 discovered the one way an EMT is just like a grocery clerk.
7. 12pillows found out someone went their whole life without a basic grasp of water fowl.
8. iglidante learned the horrors of womanhood way too soon.
9. gm98clj's eavesdropping won him a juicy family secret.
10. And DangersVengeance got some priceless info were she to ever get in a fight with her sister.
11. PM_Me_Your_Smile overheard a woman say what was hopefully just a decoy to keep men from hitting on her.
Sat on a bus home from work a couple of years back. An attractive young lady, blonde in her twenties and dressed in smart business gear got on an took a seat (If you'd seen the state of the bus usually you'd understand why she caught my attention). Anyway, she picks up the phone and starts having a full conversation. The biggest 180 on a first impression i've ever had. Starts talking about her two kids who got taken into care because her and her ex couldn't stop beating each other up. The cracker of a quote was "I'm not even sure they'll let me keep the one inside me yet". All this was a soundtrack to a silent bus, not really eavesdropping when it's so in your face but shocking all the same as this fairly normal twenty something revealed openly her mental homelife.