A Brief Transcript of a Conversation Overheard in Astronomy Class

Eavesdropping is one of my favorite pastimes, and I always jot down the good stuff.

The greatest fruit of my nosiness this week:

Girl #1: I'm really excited about the dating discussions that the student Baptist center is having! It relates to everybody, it's going to bring a lot of people in.

Girl #2: I know! And it's so like, important. It was just like, whoa, you know? Some of the things we talked about.

Girl #1: Like, how god is the center of everything, and if you're not right with him first, then you can't have a healthy relationship with someone. Like, how can you know yourself if you're not right with god, and how can you give someone something you don't know?

Girl #2: Right! I mean, if you're not right with god, how can you expect him to bless your relationship, you know?

Girl #1: ...so, was there anybody there that you're interested in?

Girl #2: Actually, yeah. You know that blonde guy, who was telling all the jokes? The one who was at the bonfire party, too?

Girl #1: Oh yeah, he's cute! I thought it was like, really cool how he said that his parents were missionaries in, uh... what was it?

Girl #2: Wasn't it Costa Rica?

Girl #1 Oh yeah! I knew it was something in Spain.

So, I don't have to say anything, because they provided the punchline for me.


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Comment by Yoav Livneh on November 6, 2009 at 12:51pm
Classic :)
Comment by Aric on November 6, 2009 at 1:47pm
Wow...they should probably be taking geography instead of astronomy.
Comment by a7 on November 6, 2009 at 2:55pm
wow man, i thought i was the only one to earsdrop, i listen to people on public transport, I have plans to write a wee book with all the unusall and funny stories.

as tpo your post, this is exactly why the fucking world is in such a state.

keep safe man

Comment by Shine on November 6, 2009 at 5:28pm
Lol, that is amazing. 10/10
Comment by Don't label my essence! (Jared) on November 6, 2009 at 6:17pm
Uhg, that is painful. Failing to peg Costa Rica in the proper hemisphere is bad enough but I found their conversation leading up to that point to be just as absurd. I can never get over the pretense of profundity often displayed by theists as they speak with each other about god, especially when their conversations are so completely devoid of actual insight.
Comment by Trausti Freyr on November 6, 2009 at 6:42pm
Wait, what! I thougth costa rica was in Italy ;)
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on November 6, 2009 at 7:07pm
They should be on "Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader." They could be like this woman....
Comment by Izzy on November 6, 2009 at 7:11pm
There is seriously, seriously no shortage of these conversations where I live. I don't even know where to begin sometimes.
Comment by Danielle on November 6, 2009 at 8:03pm
Reading this hurt me on the inside.
Comment by Victor Rundbaken on November 6, 2009 at 11:29pm
Great I will add San Angelo, TX to my list of places to never move to :)


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