with the popularity of cell phones, how private are YOU about your conversations?
Case in Point:
Setting - the bleachers at my sons' baseball game.
Characters - Me & Elderly Cell Phone Lady (ECPL)
I'm casually sitting there on the bleachers rooting for M.O.T.H. to show up and sit behind me so that I can lean back on his knees... hopefully relieving some of the symptoms of chronic bleacher butt. Instead ECPL shows up and sits behind me. I don't know her, I don't think her knees are up to it... so I scoot over just a titch because M.O.T.H. has now shown up and knows my plan. This puts us in close proximity to ECPL on my left and the nice mom on my right who was honest enough to tell me that Yes, my sweaty jeans DID look like I wet my pants.
Well, now ECPL pulls out her fancier than I've ever seen a senior use cell phone and proceeds to scroll through her contacts to call someone.
Her phone call lasted for the next 40 minutes of the game. No kidding. She was loud to boot.
I really tried to block out her phone call - but just like M.O.T.H. has trouble focusing on multiple conversations at once I have a real problem - I CAN'T ignore things... especially when phrases like "I lost all respect for him", "She made her bed", and "completely degraded himself" are being thrown around like parade candy.
Then suddenly - it hits me. No, not the candy - the realization that I KNOW these people that she's talking about!
okay, so we all know them, sort of...
She's discussing the last episode of "The Biggest Loser"...
I laughed out loud... REALLY loud -
had to come up with a reason I was suddenly cracking up...
This would have been much juicier if she'd been talking about my neighbors... but I was glad to find out that she wasn't gossiping that loudly about her own family :)