Eavesdropping is the auditory equivalent of people watching, only you are secretly listening in on their conversation instead of discretely looking at them. It works really well if you have headphone in without any music playing. People have loose tongues if they think that nobody is paying attention. They say that the world is full of assholes and idiots. Eavesdropping confirms that. You shouldn’t speak unless it’s worth saying. Most of the things you hear are stupid and trivial, but occasionally you overhear some interesting tidbits or juicy gossip, and that’s reason enough to keep eavesdropping. The most important thing to remember about eavesdropping is keeping yourself from butting in. You’re just listening to the conversation; you aren’t a part of it.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young