Exercising my mental powers. And failing.
Friday, October 31, 2008

I work on Monday and Friday. Usually my lunch consists of grabbing a $.99 cent burger at a drive-thru on my way to the next patient.

Today, however, I found myself with the unheard of 40 free minutes for lunch.

I decided I would have myself a Schlotzsky's original sandwich meal deal. Goodness on a plate. With extra black olives.

Since I had some time to kill, I went inside the restaurant and sat at a table by myself.

No charts to read or paperwork to complete. Just me and my original sandwich goodness.

Wow. It took every ounce of mental prowess I had, trying not to totally eavesdrop on every conversation going on around me.

And honestly, I failed.

Middle-age couple to my right: Fighting about money. They were using hushed tones, but seriously....this just made me more interested. I'm pretty sure the woman won the argument.

College guys at table to my left: Ewwww. Can't repeat their conversation on this family friendly blog. I tried to focus on other conversations as to escape hearing any more of theirs.

Business men across from me: Managed to talk about Texas Tech football over their entire lunch. They have very high hopes for the big game tomorrow.

Medical students wearing scrubs sitting catty-corner to me: Talking graphically about a medical procedure that can be done to the bones in the hand. Each trying to sound smarter than the other.

Next time I dine alone, I'll take in a book. Or else my eavesdropping tendencies will take over!

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Yeah, well you wanna know what's REALLY bad? When I "overhear" strangers' conversations, sometimes I am physically compelled to contribute. But I don't. Usually.

November 1, 2008 at 2:55 AM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

Can you imagine how excited those business men are this morning?!?! I hope you were able to get some sleep with all of the fireworks and parading going on in your town last night!! Go Red Raiders!!

November 2, 2008 at 10:48 AM 

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