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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Influencers should be wiped off the planet

María Hermida
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1 year ago

Noooo. They should be deprived of all their electronic gadgets and their credit cards and their fashion clothes and left to leave on the streets for a couple of months.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

Influencers are the answer to the businessmen that want to pay freelancers in visibility

Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

LOL Very well put.

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Yeah... Anonymous Waiter, you rules! We need more people like you.

Foxxy
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1 year ago

I find this so rude, I keep hearing about “influencers” doing this kind of thing all the time.

Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

You'd think with all those followers you'd have plenty of money.

Grace Wiebe
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1 year ago

When Instagram fame goes to people's heads & they use it to manipulate & get what they want. Sad.

Harleen
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1 year ago

Remember those popular kids you hated in middle school? That's a social media influencer - even worse, they expect payment/free stuff for being popular. It's absofuckinglutely ridiculous.

Natalie Kirman
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1 year ago

It's like customers who think giving someone exposure and sharing their work is a type of payment

Mia Cardenas
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1 year ago

"social influencers"

Id row
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1 year ago

I would have paid to see the look on her stupid face.

Caleb Paulson
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1 year ago

Take the words of Oprah to heart -- get a real job.

Janine B.
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1 year ago

So was she the angry customer from the post above? ^^

Minnie-me
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1 year ago

this is what's wrong with the world!!

Panda Baller
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1 year ago

So dumb!!!

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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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1 year ago

Haha, gotta love that kid.

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Sasy
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1 year ago

laughs too loud

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

That's wholesome

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

When reality is served as a side order.....

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Turnip and a Frog
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1 year ago (edited)

Yeah, but make it epic!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Smart kid

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Daria B
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1 year 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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1 year ago

always sad to hear people can't afford medical treatment

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Turnip and a Frog
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1 year ago

Been there.

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Foxxy
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1 year 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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1 year ago (edited)

I bet he had come.

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A B C
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1 year ago

Dad has a point here. Period.

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Turnip and a Frog
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1 year ago

Ha! On most days 😜

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Hahaha busted lol.

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A B C
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1 year ago

Priorities set straight and easy

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

classic...

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Sasy
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1 year ago

see that was like hot dog water :P

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Enuya
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1 year ago

My life summed up in two sentences.

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Asia
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1 year ago

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

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Seems like he dodged the bullet.

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Aramis
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1 year ago

Fair enough

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23.toothpick.20
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1 year ago

Thats a big mood

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Aramis
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1 year ago

But it’s true

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Alan Wilkening
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1 year ago

My favorite color is Clear.

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