The title is probably too dramatic for what I’m going to say in this post. But I can’t think of anything else, so…
Right. Ever eavesdropped on other people’s conversations? I know it’s bad, but it’s fun sometimes. And when the people talking are people who you don’t know and are probably never going to see again (e.g. the other passengers of the jeepney that you’re in), then I don’t think it’s that rude. I mean, it would be rude if you suddenly talked to them and told them your opinion, but when they’re talking loud enough for everyone to hear, I think you can safely assume that they’re fine with other people hearing their conversation.
And now that that’s justified (hehe), I want to tell you about a conversation I heard from some people in the van that we took from the pier to our resort in Boracay. They were apparently work friends and were talking about another officemate who was getting married that weekend.
Girl A: Today ang kasal niya.
Girl B: Really? ‘Eh may meeting ako sa kanya sa Monday.
Girl A: ‘Yun na nga ‘yung masaklap. Hindi na-approve ‘yung leave niya kasi naka-maternity leave si Ana. So 2 days lang siyang naka-leave tapos dapat matapos na niya lahat ng plans at kung anu-ano. Isipin mo na lang ‘yung stress nun.
Boy: Bakit, nakaka-stress ba ang wedding plans?
Girl A and B: Of course!
Girl A: Ang daming aasikasuhin ‘dun. Tapos ibabalanse mo pa sa trabaho sa office. Sobrang stress! Tapos wala pang leave para mag-honeymoon!
Girl B: Tapos gago pa ‘yung mapapang-asawa!
Girl A and Boy both look at Girl B with wide eyes.
Girl A: Bakit may ganon??
Girl B: Hinde, kunwari lang. ‘Eh ‘di sobrang stress na talaga, diba?
Boy: (softly) Parang may pinanggalingan ‘yun ‘ah…
And here’s another somewhat related one. Although, this happened in a class, so it doesn’t qualify as eavesdropping. I don’t remember why, but for some reason, the professor was talking about the 10 Commandments (it wasn’t a Theology class, and that’s why it’s a bit strange). Anyway…
Professor: Can you give me one example of the 10 Commandments?
Student: Thou shall not commit adultery.
She was right, of course. But think about this: The commandment she said is the 7th, and considering that the others are way shorter and easier to remember (Thou shall not kill, perhaps?), I wonder why it was the first commandment that she thought of. And she answered pretty quickly, too.
Seriously. People are funny. (And I mean funny, as in “strange”.)
On another note, it’s June 1 today! Summer is officially over and the rainy days have begun. It’s even raining today, just to make it more official. (Although it was raining all day yesterday too so it’s really not that big a deal). I’m not too happy about time moving so fast. It means I’m a few months closer to getting older. Sad sad sad.