Category: Overheard

Falling Context

| Athens, Greece | Bizarre/Silly, Overheard, Popular

(I overhear a stranger on the phone as I walk to a seat.)

Stranger: “Did I tell you to fall? I didn’t tell you to fall. So why did you fall?”

(As people don’t generally fall on purpose or on command, I do wonder about the context. The only way I can make any sense of it is if she was giving instructions for a video game.)

About To Have A Stellar Argument

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Overheard, Popular

(My friend and I have just seen the movie ‘Interstellar.’ We are walking out of the cinema next to a couple of people. The male figure speaks up)

Guy: “I absolutely hated Interstellar. I HATE SciFi/space movies!”

Me: *to my friend* “Then why the hell did he come see ‘Interstellar’? What did he think it was going to be about?”

Transported To The Two Towers

| Germany | Funny Names, Movies & TV, Overheard

(I am at the cinema, waiting for the movie to start. In the row in front of me are two young girls.)

Girl #1: “I hope this movie is going to be better than the last one I watched. I didn’t like it at all.”

Girl #2: “Which one?”

Girl #1: “That Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Two Holy Towers.”

(I have to bite my hand so I don’t laugh out loud.)

Girl #2: “The last one I watched was the one with all the cars.”

Girl #1:Transformers?”

Girl #2: “No, the other one.”

Girl #1:Transporter?”

Girl #2: “Yes, that one.”

(I really wanted them to keep talking; it was so much fun! But then the movie started. What a shame.)

I’ll Tell You When You’re 51

Saskatoon, SK, Canada | Family & Kids, Movies & TV, Overheard, Popular, Rude & Risque

(I’m watching ‘Planet 51’ in the theatre. The human character is naked for some reason.)

Alien: “That’s a funny place for a tentacle!”

(Silence in the theatre, and then…)

Little Girl: “Daddy, what does that mean?”

Me: “I am SO glad I’m not the person who has to answer that question!”

Rated ‘R’ For Retry

| Surrey, England, UK | Criminal/Illegal, Movies & TV, Overheard, Popular

(I take the train to work. I am sitting near a group of teenagers when I overhear this snippet.)

Girl: “I’m thinking we better get tickets for [Child Movie] and bolt for [15-rated Movie].”

(This is a real bug bear of mine, so I decide to speak up.)

Me: “That better not be the cinema in [Town] because I work there and I’ll be looking out for you!”

(The girl went beet red and her friends were silent. At this point my stop was announced. They seemed to be going to the next town for their cinema after that.)

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