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Listen, we're not going to encourage listening in on people's conversations. It's rude.

But we're ALSO not about to pretend that some people aren't out here having whole conversations on speakerphone in quiet public places or that there aren't situations where the dropping of eaves turns up something well worth hearing.

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Do y'all remember that one Vine where the girl is walking down the street on her phone, and ends her phrase with “and they were roommates"? And then an eavesdropper turns to the camera and says “oh my god, they were roommates"? It's really hard to explain a Vine with words, but I know some of y'all know what I'm talking about.

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People discuss things in private about another person – whether it is purely gossip, or how they really feel about them.

These conversations about a friend or family member usually take place behind their backs, so as not to upset anyone.

But some conversations about them take place with the person in the vicinity when they are asleep.

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Why are people so dumb? Ok, maybe that's harsh. Maybe some of us just speak dumb.

I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt when in conversation, but I'm consistently disappointed.

So I've come to three conclusions... people really don't think before they speak, brain farts are more frequent then we'd like to believe or... people are dumb. And maybe hearing isn't a gift, but a curse.

Thoughts?

Redditor u/Away_Television9221 wanted to discuss the things we've heard that made us want to stab our ears repeatedly by asking:

What's the stupidest thing you've ever heard someone say?
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Belly up to the bar folks, 'cause there are some wild tales to be told as you sip your sarsaparilla.

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