The other day before our last Macroeconomics lecture, our teacher started off with a random story, as she sometimes does. She explained that she has a habit of listening to snippets of people's conversations as she walks to and from class. She mentioned a particular day where she was walking behind the anthropology building and overheard a young man walking with his girlfriend past some "ugly" trees with big brown pods. The guy turned to his girlfriend and said "Do you think that's a potato tree?"
It's definitely interesting to hear what people are saying when you walk by. My teacher sounded a little sheepish about listening in on others' conversations, but I think it's pretty entertaining. If you just happen to catch a little bit of what is being said, almost any conversation can become amusing, or even profound. Here are a few things I've overheard on my daily walks.
"Oh my gosh, they got married in Vegas!?!"
"Every time I'm about to fail something, I have the same dream. It's about my brother, and this ferret is trying to bite his toe."
"One time we went camping and I was scared to go to the bathroom in the woods, so I didn't pee for four days."
"Free speech is over, man!"