Monday, July 11, 2005

Overheard Conversation

You may recall that I have a "thing" about overheard conversation.

Leaving Wal-mart tonight I heard the following:

"So, it is just the oral fixation thing?"

The older woman replied to the 20 something who asked the question...

"No. Thank you, Mr. Freud."

I thought to myself, I wonder if Mr. Piaget and Mr. Erikson would be upset that their names are never mentioned when stages of development arise in conversation. Maybe they'd just be happy their names are not associated with cigars and what they may or may not mean.

2 comments:

Rob said...

Patsy --

I also love things "overheard". A blog is a neat place for them; I also thought it would make an interesting book. Maybe you could write that one....I have too many others I'm working on!

Love your blog!

Rob

Patsy Terrell said...

Thanks, Rob. I first started taking note of overheard conversation when I was in a convenience store in Turon, KS, some years ago. Unfortunately, that overheard conversation is not appropriate in this format. Lets just say that it involved references to some gentleman named Stanley!