23.2.11

The Reluctant Eavesdropper



Travelling on public transport in London has turned me into an eavesdropper and I seem to have very little choice in the matter.



I try my utmost to block out the snippets I hear about the lives of others.

BUT

Everywhere I go, there are people chatting away about anything and everything on their phones and since I don't always care to plug myself into my trusty mp3......I feel forced to listen in.



I hear all sorts of things, tales of woe and fragility, bitching about that "awful woman at work", plans for the weekends and even fully blown quarrels with parents and other halves. People don't seem to feel embarrassed about discussing anything with the entire bus!

I don't know about you, but I am generally rather sparse with telephone conversations. Perhaps I am too old fashioned and prefer to have my more personal conversations in person or at least in more appropriate surroundings?

That said.........here I am blogging away! I am sure people will have something to say about that too.

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22 comments:

  1. Vanity Fashionista23 February 2011 at 09:29

    Totally agree, there is a time and place for personal conversations. So people are so loud on the phone that even through my music, I'm forced to listen to what's going on in their world. Some people talk about their job so freely and I'm thinking 'isn't this matter confidential?'
    whenever I'm on the phone, I try to be as quiet as possible so I don't disturb people and share my conversation with them!

    Love your photos! xxxx

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  2. I feel exactly the same and I am so glad that there is a like-minded person out there.

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  3. i am more curious abt the cup in the pic. it doesnt look like paper to me. very pretty either way as usual ^^

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  4. Oh my word, YES! I'm so sparse on the phone, i like to see who i'm talking to. Phone convos usually bore me, no matter who it is!
    And i'm not a very good eaversdropper i usually have my earphones in to drown out the chorus of 'I'm on the bus' mobile convos...grrrr!!

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  5. ゆめこ!!! Konnichiwa! I bought the cup in Cape Town and you are right, it is not paper. It is in fact ceramic. Can't get anything past you!

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  6. I love the photos too. I do wish people didn't do this; not only is it rude to subject the rest of the bus/carriage to your loud conversation, keep your private stuff private, y'know.

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  7. The cup you bought from cape town really is pretty! =)

    And I agree as well. Whenever I'm on the bus or train and overhear someone's private conversation I wonder if they really want to be sharing it with a load of people they don't know. It's quite bizarre really...

    Ooh a new commenting system! Good thing you didn't opt for feedjit. That one is proper pants..it deletes people's comments and doesn't show up half the time!

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  8. Thanks for noticing about the new commenting system. I saw a couple of bloggers using it and I thought that it a nice way of replying directly to my lovely readers. So far, it seems to be okay.

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  9. I agree. I feel very self conscious about such things.

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  10. catching the bus everyday, I hear ya.. I once got so fed up (though general stress played a role)... these stupid kids were making fun of someone with down syndrome and I unplugged my earphones and yelled at them... very out of character of me... sometimes the topics can be interesting tho hahaha..though a blog is much different, readers get a choice ehehe

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  11. i tried calling you but my cup is cracked...i suppose the signal was off....today i have a big mug with peach titties and pink & pink nips...the teets pour out the milk....i hope the i can still get through to you....i like this one quite much my ears feels so comfortable nesting between them...we could chat for hours....HOURS!

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  12. Fix your cup lady!!

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  13. Oh you got me thinking about somethign else!! Thanks for the idea x

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  14. Wow you look absolutely gorgeous.
    And might I add, in true Gok Wan style-You have a crackin' cleavage! (1st picture) LOL

    ahh accidental eavesdropping is always awkward. LOL

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  15. Very pretty photo... j'adore. :)

    www.queenofmayhem.com

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  16. sometimes eh sometimes..i would hear very interesting stuffs on the public transports and it sets me thinking but most of the time they annoy me haha

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  17. the nyanzi report24 February 2011 at 08:21

    Yesterday evening on my way home on the bus, I got to know about this guy's life that was sitting behind me. Here it is - has three kids under the age of ten, two ex-wives, lives in council house in camberwell with a dog called tyson and a pregnant soon-to-be ex-wife that's kicked him out of the house - all from him blubbering on the phone to one of his 'cousins' that lives in croydon.

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  18. Oh maaaaaaaaaan! He sounds like he in a whole-heap-a troubles!

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  19. Hitomi Kato-Moore24 February 2011 at 15:11

    Super cute, you look super youthful. The first shot is pretty va va voom, speaking of va a voom their pretty French looking tool

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  20. I cannot stress enough how lovely you look <3

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  21. more more more :D
    i like these miss Y! <3
    p.s a while ago u asked what i use for my hair?! like totally nothing, i shampoo with random things sometimes shiseido tsubaki, condition and then sometimes blow dry sometimes natural. then i burn the hell out of it with my ghd :) not a perfect example LOL.... must just be the flash in the pics xx

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  22. the first image is my favorite - i don't know why i like that kind of crop, but i really do :X i do it all the time lately when i take pictures of people, haha!

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