Friday, January 30, 2009

a proud moment

Anyone who knows me knows that I am, to put it in a nice way, interested in the conversations around me. Particularly those of strangers. Other names for this include nosy, nibby, nibnose, nibshit, etc...

At a restarant I usually know what the people behind me are talking about, what they order, how their day was, etc...

At a playground I love to listen to other mothers discuss their children, husbands, pets, whatever.

In line at stores is a great place to listen in to conversations. Teenage girls are particularly interesting.

Cell phone conversations, though one sided, can also be fun.

I don't do it to be mean or judgemental. Anymore, it is just a habit. I can even do it while holding a conversation with whoever I am with. I have shushed Chris a few times so I could find out the ending to the story I shouldn't have been listening to. I really can't help it.

A proud moment happened yesterday. We were out having dinner (because if I hadn't gotten out of the house after 3 days cooped up, something bad was going to happen) and Chris and I were talking, Ellie was coloring, the the servers were behind us gossiping. Without missing a beat, not even breaking stride in her coloring, Ellie goes "Mommy! The lady behind us is talking about Walmart!" A proud moment indeed. A huge smile broke out on my face. Chris just shook his head. A new nibnose is born.

So beware. You have been warned. If there is something you don't want me to know, make sure I am far away when you discuss it. I might not mean to listen, but I will.

6 comments:

Molly said...

hee hee, that's awesome

C. Beth said...

Oh, I'm so curious too!!

mommy24girls said...

This whole story made me laugh, not to mention nod my head. I am the exact same way. I went as far as to have a large bush pulled out in front of our porch cause I couldn't "nibnose" around it.

Lindy from Indy said...

I just love your blog! This post was great!!

Sheila said...

Great story :) I listen to other people's conversations as well....I don't even realize it until I giggle. haha

Contest Chris said...

Great post! In fact, it is the Featured Post over at Worth a Thousand Words.