Do you like to eavesdrop? I do! I don't mean the glass-against-the-wall or ear-to the-keyhole type. Just catching snippets of conversation, when you can't help it, from passing groups of people or while sitting in a restaurant.
|Hooke Farm B&B|
Father to young daughter who expressed a desire to have one of the fish she could see in the water 5 feet down over the harbour wall: "Well jump in and get one then". (Joking - I think!)
Mother to late-teenaged daughter passing the bench where we were sitting eating icecream: "Just so as you know, if you get a tattoo you'll have to move out!" (Serious!)
Husband to wife at next table one lunchtime: "I only asked what you're doing next Thursday and you just wittered on!"
Inevitably, writing this got me thinking about the origin of the word 'eavesdroping' (my daughter tells me I think too much) so I looked it up and according to Wikipidia - "Eavesdrop also means a small low visibility hole near the entrance to a building (generally under the eaves) which would allow the occupants to listen in on the conversation of people awaiting admission to the house. Typically this would allow the occupant to be prepared for unfriendly visitors".
|Quaint side street in Beaminster|
|One of many noisy, scavanging seagulls|
|Taking in the view from a bench (one of us was snoozing!). My legs didn't reach the wall!|
Bye for now