Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WTF Wednesday ~ Private Conversations Held in Public

Let me preface this by saying I am not an eaves dropper, I’m not.  I could totally care less about the conversations that are going on around me.  If anything I could be defined as a tunnel-vision-tune-outer.  You seriously have to say my name a few times to get my attention.  Unless it’s mommy, I now respond to that with the knee jerk reaction of “what?” even if it isn’t my child saying “mommy”.  But eaves dropping, yeah it’s not my thing.

Especially when I’m on a mission, like I was this last weekend.

I had to go to the mall to pick up some last minute things.  I tend to always park in the covered parking lot that is connected to Nordstrom on the second level because that puts me right where I need to be to access my favorite departments so I can get what I need and get out.  Mama doesn’t mess around!

When you enter the store from this entrance the first department you run into on your right hand side is the lingerie department. 

Since my business wasn’t in that department I didn’t even glance in that direction.

That is until I heard a couple that was right on the edge of the aisle immersed it what seemed to be a heated debate.

First I heard “It has to be comfortable” from the young lady.  No biggy, I can totally relate, so I was about to tune the whole conversation out,

Until I heard,

Her husband/boyfriend while holding up a scandalous frock says (extremely loudly no less).... “Nooooooo…it has to be SEE-THROUGH!

And it took every ounce of decorum that I had not to shoot that man a dirty look. 

But his wife/girlfriend took care of that for me.  And believe-you-me if looks could kill that man would have been a goner. 

And then the banter began back and forth while the volume escalated louder and louder.

“Noooo, it really does have to be comfortable.”

“NOPE!  See-through.”



And on and on and on.

And all I’m thinking as I continue walking to my destination is:

A)    Holy smokes, this conversation is LOUD and interesting enough for me to notice it!!

B)    How inappropriate they are to be having this conversation so loudly that everyone on the second floor of Nordstrom is doing the “I’m totally distracted by this couple and their conversation that I can’t continue shopping right now, but I’m going to pretend I’m shopping so they don’t know I’m listening” routine.

C)    Regardless if it is comfortable, AND/OR see-through that man isn’t going to get to see it for a LOOOONGGGG time so WTF does it matter??

Seriously people!  You couldn’t have had this conversation at home?  Or at least at a volume level that isn’t rated at "stadium announcer"!!  WTF???

Also linking up with lovlinks #28 which is so much fun!!  Go check it out!
Have you ever overheard a conversation in public and thought to yourself, WTF?


Anonymous said...

Nice! I probably would have joined in the convo. I mean obviously they werent trying to be private.

Julie said...

I would have been so tempted to lean in and say,

"Try naked! It's see-through AND comfortable."

But the salespeople would have frowned on that suggestion.


Alison@Mama Wants This said...

WTF indeed!! I hope she just gets whatever SHE wanted.

I've seen and heard couples fighting in public before. Really? What happened to the silent treatment?

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Wow that's crazy. I do have to admit though that I am a nosy little eavesdropper. Is that bad?

Bits of Bee said...

lol I seem to be witness to awkward conversations like that all time - could be because I'm an evesdropper. I figure if they're going to talk loud enough for me to hear, then they can't kill me for listening, right?

Bees With Honey said...

Ha ha, made me laugh. I think I would have laughed hysterically out loud while listening in to their conversation JUST to embarass them.

I probably would have embarassed myself more right?

Sheesh, the nerve of some people!

Poppy said...

OMG,I think I might have asked him to try it on and you would give a neutral 3rd party opinion. I loved Julie's comment BTW!

vinobaby said...

Agh. Yet another reason NEVER to take a man shopping. Ever.

MommaKiss said...

My public conversations that may embarrass others typically revolve around "did you wipe it all?" "Get your hand out of your pants." and "Stop pushing my butt."

Missy said...

I know someone who was eavesdropping once and actually butted into the conversation because he couldn't help but offer advice to what he was hearing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That conversation sounds crazy, and should have been figured out at home.
Some conversations should be in private. Just recently at the pharmacy, this guy was having a loud conversation regarding somebody messing with his girlfriend. Crazy!
I just kept waiting to cover my son's ears....smh


Hahaha! I love how the two are mutually exclusive. Is it too much to ask of the lingerie designers that it be comfortable and see-through? Slimming would be a nice feature also.

Erica M said...

He should learn from my husband and buy both. When I agree to what he wants, I also get a pair of cotton jammies. Win-win.

Thanks for linking up at lovelinks! I'm glad you're having so much fun with it.

Mommy2¢ said...

First of all the closest thing my husband gets to see me in that somewhat see-through is a barley held together old ass cotton T that I got back in high school at a volleyball camp (I can't part with it - it's too comfy). Secondly - even if I were to entertain prancing around in one of those silly "costumes" (cuz let's be real - does anyone really sleep in that shit?!... but I guess that's not the point.) he woulda been SOL after obnoxiously verbalizing his opinion.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Well A, comfortable always wins.

B I had an uncomfortable sitch the other day myself..I was waiting for this girl to leave our parking garage at work and she was on her phone SCA-REAMING at someone. I sat there and listened waiting for her to get in her car, turns out she was just getting to work. All that eavesdropping for nothing ;)

Jamie said...

I would like it to be comfortable, pretty, and have the effect of spanx. Please and thank you.

Kerry said...

Amen to WTF! What a jerk that guy was. If I'm buying anything of the sort for my guy, sure I consider his opinion, but if *I* don't like it, and it's not comfortable for me, he sure as hell isn't going to see me in it!

Greta said...

Oh my gosh. Seriously, people! I would have snorted at them and then the guy would've been like "mind your business" or something. I can see it now.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Blue Zoo,

That is a great idea!! I could have taken the opportunity to tell him what I thought about the whole conversation! HA

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Bwah ha ha ha ha!! That would have been perfect! If only I had the nerve!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Me too! I'd totally be sporting the yoga pants and old ripped t-shirt to bed that evening.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


not bad at all. It human!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bits of Bee,


Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bees With Honey,

I seriously had to start walking faster because I could feel the laughter coming, and I'm not quiet when I laugh!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I may have done just that if he was anything to look at. But no, he was much more ewww than ROOOARRR!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Right? Hopefully that girl learned her lesson and never brings him back again.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Yep, that's me! Motherhood at it's best!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


HA! I've been known to do that from time to time, but that is ONLY when people are needing directions somewhere.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Optimistic Mom,

It was crazy! Who fights in public over something like that?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Sarcasm Goddess,

I would be the first in line to buy something that would instantly take 10 pounds off my rear end!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


That guy definitely needs to go to "how to please your wife and get what you want" school!!

I am having a BLAST at lovelinks!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Yeah, I don't dress in those costumes either. I get the result I want by just going naked! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I totally agree. Maybe they think if it is uncomfortable it will come off faster??

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Yes, yes, and YES to all of those!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

That guy was an amazing jerk.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I seriously had to hide my laughter.