Dear Marc, don't you just love Overheard in NY? I really do. I love eavesdropping in general. Walking with a stroller is such a great excuse to listen in on other people's conversations. Nobody thinks you're listening, they think you're focused on the baby. What's to focus on when the baby's sleeping?
The other day, I overheard this puzzling snippet:
-It was a dead man.
-A dead man?
-No a dead donkey.
I still wonder what information came before and after the very moment I caught. What was the build up for the confusion between man and donkey? Why were they dead?
What did you overhear today?
ps. This season is the worst though, eavesdropping wise. Earflaps make it impossible to hear the important musings of strangers.