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Would You Listen or Would You Close the Window?

  1. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    Last night while I was working on Hub Pages (but of course!), the night was balmy here in the Midwest and my neighbor was talking outside.  The wind must have been blowing just the right direction, I could clearly hear every word.

    It turns out he leads a local congregation and was discussing the political side of the church.  I have no idea what church.

    I ended up enthralled to a point of distraction.  I closed the window and returned to Hub Pages.

    What would you do?  Have you ever had this happen to you?  What did you do?

    1. jonihnj profile image79
      jonihnjposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose if the conversation was interesting enough - and posssibly fodder for a good short story - I would be guilty of listening. This reminds me of the dangers of that. My mother is notoriously nosy, bless her heart. Years ago, as we sat in beach chairs on an East Coast beach, she became so enthralled by a conversation taking place between a couple the next "blanket" over that she found herself leaning over to catch their whispers. In fact, she leaned over so far that her chair tipped over and she landed face down in the sand! Of course, it didn't teach her a thing about not being so nosy. Now in her late 70s, she's still at it!

  2. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Id of prolly closed the window on that one. But on the other hand if it was something good like they where going at it, i may have had to listen.. lol

  3. b. Malin profile image60
    b. Malinposted 6 years ago

    As long as someone wasn't being hurt or robbed....I would close the window.  I need a quite space to do my writings...no distractions from the outside world.

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...i might just gather the crew and we could all listen together and debrief after...


  5. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago