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.”
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???
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