Out of context, the conversations we have with our friends and family can become very strange. Twitter was having a great time this past Tuesday, May 15, when users began sharing their favorite overheard snippets of conversation, which range from the mildly confusing to the absolutely hilarious.
Here are some of our favorites!
Overheard at dinner
Mom: … just tell me what you hear?
Kid #1: Yanni!!
Kid #2: Laurel?
Mom: that’s so weird, I only hear Yanni.
Kid #2 *crying*: I JUST WANT TO BE NORMAL!!!!
— Kirsten James (@KirstenJames_) May 17, 2018
Overheard this afternoon when one 6yo was talking to his twin brother who was not playing the way he wanted him too:
I am not going to play with you for a CENTURY! But then I’ll be DEAD so that means NEVER!!!!
I am both vastly impressed and utterly terrified . . . pic.twitter.com/a1Yyii5fub
— Jennifer Austin (@JLAustin13) May 16, 2018
We must protect the worms!
child: stop throwing the ball at the ground! you’ll kill the worms!
child 2: but why? worms suck.
child 3, screaming at 2: SAVE ALL OF THE WORMS BECAUSE THEY MAKE GUMMY WORMS YOU IDIOT-
— peter parker. (@outcstedhero) May 16, 2018
I just overheard my dad & step mom talking about our dogs (we have 3) & he told her which one is his favorite & she literally says “that was rude, I can’t believe you said she was your favorite in front of the other dogs” ??
— Sienna (@siennasmith14) May 16, 2018
No one wants to be pulled over by a certain police officer…
Overheard on the scanner: One officer just referred to another officer as "grumpy pants." #roc
— Will Cleveland (@WillCleveland13) May 16, 2018
Me: Did I tell you I started writing a new poem today?
Husband: No, but you told Happy (the dog) and I overheard.
— Cyndie Randall (@CyndieRandall) May 16, 2018
McDonald’s will make your meal your way…even against their better judgment.
Overheard at McDonald's
"So I have 4 large waters, 2 without onions"
Excuse me what?
— ? (@armorabs_krabs) May 16, 2018
Overheard in the bookstore today: “I read that so I could tell people I’d read it. I mean, I read it so I could be better than other people.” #radicalhonesty
— Content Bookstore (@contentbooks) May 17, 2018
These are the real conversations we need to have about the royal wedding!
overheard construction men dudes at dunkin watching royal wedding stuff on the news:
“Yo imagine a little baby king”
“It’s only gonna be a prince dude come on”
— Veronica Bassano (@veronbassano) May 17, 2018
*Overheard during a school program today*
Little girl: “Why do you work here?”
Leader: “Because I love this job.”
Little girl: “But why?”
Leader: “Because I get to work on a beach and teach children all about the marine critters”
Little girl: “You didn’t teach us anything!” ?
— Jasspreet Sahib (@JasspreetSahib) May 16, 2018
How to answer the world’s most obvious question?
I just overheard a man ask “why does it smell like coffee beans in here?” As he is in a coffee shop… pic.twitter.com/YjxfatNEEC
— C h a r i t y (@thicccpeach) May 16, 2018
Just overheard a guy at work say he hates garlic bread…
Didn’t realize I had a list of deal breakers but that just became my number one. I’m triggered.
— Hanah Woik (@HanahWoik) May 16, 2018
Overheard on the 7 train: "That's one of the best things about our sex. Just have pockets all the time."
— Tristan J. Shuler (@TristanJShuler) May 18, 2018
When fashionable slang just doesn’t work:
(Overheard at the mall)
Customer: “So all these shoes are 50% off?”
Uber-cool shop boy: “Yeah man, 100%!”
— ?????? ??????? (@deltablues_king) May 18, 2018
But just because these overheard conversations are weird doesn’t mean we don’t agree with them.
Just overheard this conversation: “I would punch either of my kids straight in the face for a Shipleys doughnut and they know it. The feeling is mutual.” ???
— CheyAnn Neal (@chey_neal) May 16, 2018
Overheard at a high school softball field:
Girl 1: Let’s go to the pool room
Girl 2: No, I want to go hang out with my boyfriend who doesn’t know he’s dating me” ?????
— Taylor Hayes (@taylorreckards) May 18, 2018
Sometimes we get a tiny peek into a loving relationship…
Overheard a man tenderly talking to his dog: “Look, Chloe, I know you always want to make friends. Sometimes it’s just…well it’s just not in the cards.”
— Laura Jensen (@laurajensen29) May 18, 2018
…other times, not so much.
Overheard a guy giving a campus tour, “This is the library.. they have books and stuff.” #RealTalk
— Logan Riemhofer (@LoganRiemhofer) May 18, 2018
“Is ‘Robert’ with a E or a U?”
— amanda (@AmandaFiske) May 18, 2018
People can relate over the most unexpected things.
Bizarre overheard coffee shop conversation today:
"I love rats, they really get me"
"Yeah, a rat is always happy to see you, they want your attention"
"Some people say I look like a rat"
"Oh I think that's a real compliment"
"Rats are amazing"
"They really are"
— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) May 17, 2018
*overheard at the library*
kid 1: what game are you playing?
kid 2: this really weird game called powerpoint
— kayla kamp (@Kayla_Jean98) May 17, 2018
At least Barbie had her head on straight!
I overheard my 5 year old playing with @Barbie dolls…
Ken: “It’s time we get married.”
Barbie: “What! We’re moving too fast. I need to sit down and have another juice box.” ??? pic.twitter.com/yx36kA6ixM
— Jessica Harthorn (@JessicaNC9) May 17, 2018
“Teacher teacher!! Come here quick! I butterfly is coming out of its canoe!!!”
— Tweets by Twass (@twassmagnets) May 17, 2018
When it comes to werewolves, descriptors aren’t always mutually exclusive.
Spent ten minutes trying to decide whether I overheard a woman say a werewolf-princess would be "really odd" or "really hot" before I realized I was creating a false dichotomy.
— Genevieve M (@Genmla) May 19, 2018
These children have some big ideas about how the world should be run and I, for one, can’t wait to see the future they build.
Overheard a small boy in the supermarket asking his mother
‘When the queen dies do the princes fight with swords to see who’s king?’
*stares into the distance*
Yes. This is what should happen.
— Stefanie Archivist (@stefarchivist) May 19, 2018