Friday, November 15, 2013

Makes you want to scratch your head

We went out to dinner Friday night. The things you hear! Across from our table sat a nicely dressed grandmother and her granddaughter who looked to be about 20 years old. The grandmother asked who the girl was dating.

Girl: "Joe."

Grandmother: "Oh, this is a  new guy? How old?"

Girl: "He's 29."

Grandmother: "Oh that's quite an age difference. He's older than the last guy. How old was he?"

Girl: "He was 27."

Grandmother: "Oh, I see. Well are you going to bring him to Thanksgiving?"

Girl: "Yeah, sure. I'm going to wear my short dress."

Grandmother: Shook her head. "No, you shouldn't wear that one. What is he wearing?"

Girl: "He wants to wear his wife beater undershirt so he can show off his tattoos."

MY HUSBAND: "Wonder where she parks her trailer?"

Now for the writers out there, that's a "character" in development. Look and listen to those around you when you need a writing prompt. Have fun.


Anonymous said...

I can't help it. Nosy my nature, I guess.

River said...

I don't often pay attention to conversations around me, mostly because I can't hear them over the background noise. But now I have some idea of what a 'character in development' looks like. Thanks.

thisisme said...

There is indeed character developments for those three mentioned in your post today! I hope my granddaughter never brings someone home in a wifebeater shirt!¬! LOL!!

jabblog said...

I love eavesdropping.My problem is that I often want to join the conversation!

noexcuses said...

I get my best ideas from eavesdropping! Thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

Ha! I'm eavesdropping right now at the library. You are so right- character development in the making. Your husband's line made me laugh~

Daisy said...

Sometimes you can't help but hear the conversations of others because they talk so loudly, and sometimes you wish you hadn't heard them at all!! :D