Eavesdropping isn't cool. But if you simply overhear two strangers whispering to each other (really loudly), that's not eavesdropping, that's just living in the city. And if their exchange turns out to be so funny, you just can't resist sharing it online, that's fine too. After all, who are they to take their dirty laundry to the streets? And don't worry if you're too afraid to post it on your Facebook wall. If you don't know who those people are and you don't want to damage your life on social media, just ask Denise McAllister. There are other ways to go about it.

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

omg this needs to be so much higher!

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There's an Instagram account called Overheard LA and it's dedicated to such situations happening in Los Angeles, California. Stating that “We all have ears”, the creators have invited Angelenos to share some of the best lines that they have ever overheard and boy, did they deliver! Its founder, Jesse Margolis, started the account on a whim in 2015 after listening to a very Los Angeles conversation at a health food store. Now, it has over 1.3 million followers and multiple spinoffs including Overheard New York.

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Aramis
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2 years ago

Need to remember this one for people like them

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Overheard LA gets about 100 conversation submissions every day. "We really try to select things that are both funny and feel like they are breaking new ground," Jesse told Bored Panda. "We get a lot of great submissions, and really try to post new, original content every day that doesn't feel stale."

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A B C
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2 years ago

Oh, so relatable!

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Since 2015, the Overheard "empire" has expanded quite a bit. Jesse and his team have found ways to make the project more than a hobby as well. "We work with great companies, and have three branded accounts," he said. They are @OverheardBumble@OverheardLeLabo, and @OverheardUber.

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Enuya
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2 years ago

"Make Oceans Great Again" - beautiful!

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All of the ridiculous exchanges they read, however, haven't changed the way they view local citizens. "We love how people participate and contribute to Overheard. It's not just satire, but strangely it is also a form of community... a gathering place for Angelenos to laugh at ourselves."

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Aramis
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2 years ago

Influencers should be wiped off the planet

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"We have several other accounts," Jesse added. "@OverheardNewYork@OverheardSanFrancisco@OverheardLondon and @OverheardUniversity. We are [also] coming out with a newsletter in a few months." You can sign up for it here.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Haha, gotta love that kid.

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Sasy
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2 years ago

laughs too loud

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

That's wholesome

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Enuya
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2 years ago

Good for him he is not ashamed of his work. I know few of those "Instagram personas" who are trying very hard to hide their "normal, casual lives" from other people.

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Turnip and a Frog
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2 years ago (edited)

Yeah, but make it epic!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Smart kid

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Sometimes I bark back. Once a dog actually shut up at my answer. But usually they go even crazier. Guess I can swear in dog language.

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

always sad to hear people can't afford medical treatment

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Turnip and a Frog
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2 years ago

Been there.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

I would have just said thank you. The barista went out of his way to make a sandwhich on the house. Such a lovely thing to do.

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Enuya
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2 years ago (edited)

I bet he had come.

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A B C
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2 years ago

Dad has a point here. Period.

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Turnip and a Frog
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2 years ago

Ha! On most days 😜

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Once the cat has unfollowed you, you know it’s over.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Hahaha busted lol.

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A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

Priorities set straight and easy

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

classic...

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Sasy
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2 years ago

see that was like hot dog water :P

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Enuya
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2 years ago

My life summed up in two sentences.

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Asia
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2 years ago

I love banana flavoured hot chocolate... Does it make me a psycho? :D

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Enuya
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2 years ago

Seems like he dodged the bullet.

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Aramis
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2 years ago

Fair enough

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23.toothpick.20
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2 years ago

Thats a big mood

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Aramis
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2 years ago

But it’s true

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Alan Wilkening
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2 years ago

My favorite color is Clear.

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