The other day, I struck eavesdropping gold. I was in O Cafe, my spot on the corner where I’ve been trying to go once a day to spend some time working (gasp) outside the house. I usually stay for about an hour, which is how long you get free internet there. I like the change […]KEEP READING
I stared at this lady in the Indian restaurant.
I wish I had eyes in the back of my head. I know everyone wishes that, especially people with kids, so they could see what the kids are doing with the scissors and the permanent marker and the dirty diaper and the dog and the family heirloom without losing focus on driving. I’d want the backward-facing eyes so […]KEEP READING
Top 13 overheard remarks from an insufferable woman eating near me at the bar
I love to eavesdrop. I wish I were better at it. My friend Victoria can not only pick out individual conversations in a noisy room; she can even stay fully engaged in a conversation while listening to the one at the next table. Super-overhearing is one of the top 3 superpowers I’d pick, right after […]KEEP READING