Eavesdropping is "listening secretly to the private conversations of others". I have to admit, sometimes I really enjoy eavesdropping. It can be inspiring to hear others talk. A fragment of a conversation can spark a creative writing piece, poem, short story, or a new found appreciation for people.
Here are some snippets of overheard conversations that I found in an old journal, and one that is recent.
"I'm not gonna even tell my mother."
"I heard that you're supposed to dress like you're an Eskimo."
"He thinks he's my world, but he's really not."
"Look at the size of those strawberries, my God!"
If you feel inspired to write a story or poem based on any of these pieces of overheard conversation, please do so, and let me know, if you'd like!