Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Overheard!

I am not exactly your compulsive eavesdropper but there are times I just can't help listening in - either the conversation is way too interesting or the people too loud! 
Here are some interesting conversations I have had the "great fortune" of having heard and never have forgotten :D.

Let's start with the most recent one...
A group of 8-10 year olds playing near our patio:
White American boy 1: Girls are difficult to manage. They are rude. We won't play with them.
Black American boy 1: So you guys don't like girls?
All boys in unison: No, no, we like girls! 
White American boy 2: So, have you guys touched a girl.
Black American boy 2 is scandalized and cycles off!
Indian boy: No! I don't want to get girls pregnant!
Chinese girl (looks like I was not the only one eavesdropping): You boys are so dumb. Girls don't become pregnant by touching.
White American boy 2: Yes, and that makes me the only man among you all because I have touched a girl.
(Me: !!!)

Another one involving kids - this time two grade 6 girls...Overheard near my place in India...
Girl 1: What's your problem, why are you behaving like this?
Girl 2: You mind your own business. I don't want to play with you.
Girl 1: I think you have serious issues in life that you need to sort out!
(Me: Ouch!)

The last one with kids...And with that a mental note to myself: Never ever eavesdrop on children's conversations - respect their privacy plus whatever they have to say will scandalize you anyways! This one again in our neighborhood in India...A conversation between 6 year olds!
Girl 1: Do you like Boy 1?
Girl 2: Yes, he is like my boyfriend.
Girl 1: Oh, so will you marry him?
Girl 2: No! You can't marry your boyfriend. I will marry Boy 2. He is also nice.
(Me: And, how come we grown ups don't have such clarity in understanding of relationships :D)

I think I'll stop here. Maybe, I should do another post on the adults; though their conversations will be much less interesting. Let's see...

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19 comments:

  1. lolz....in sixth grade i had not idea what "serious relationship" meant :D

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  2. nice and funny !!!!!

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  3. For some reason I enjoy "conversations" in the blogs--real or imagined. They bring a story or poem to life. For me.
    Thanks, Yuvika

    PS I fit right into those discourses--at my age, I am replaying early life!

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  4. Age 5...I knew "serious". It was when she gave me half of her well- chewed gum. I still ask every girl for half their gum, except the 'girls'
    who I ask usually have a hefty number of teeth attached to their gum(s)--grin!

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  5. This was fun, Yuvika. And please, adults will only talk about beauty parlours, stock market, etc.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. yep, deftly not as interesting as the kids!

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  6. He he he he :) I liked that .. the last one specially CLEAR CUT view

    good one kids

    Bikram's

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  7. Hilarious.So even young kids distinguish between 'boyfriend material' and 'husband material' :P

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  8. Very funny:) wondering wht my daughter talks will be when she grow up:)

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    1. the next generation will have only surprises for us :)

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  9. Wow.. Kids today are so much smarter than we were at their age ... - Mehak

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