When Eavesdropping Goes Wrong

I make it a point not to eavesdrop. Not only did my mother try to instill in me, “you need to mind your own business”, (even though she’s nosey AF), because it’s rude to listen in onto a conversation that has nothing to do with you, but you never know what you will hear. 

With that being said, a woman who works in my building was speaking on the phone incredibly loud and was clearly upset about something. I was trying to ignore her while I was in the back room heating up my breakfast because it has nothing to do with me. When I made it back to my desk I could hear her outside of my window. I barely lasted a minute before I was sucked in and listening to the one side of

Credit: Seth Doyle

the conversation.

In my gut I knew I should have just ignored it, but this time curiosity got the better of me.

“I don’t have the video!” she yelled into the phone.

My brain went wild.

A video? What kind of video? Is it a naughty one? What’s on this video that someone is upset about and possibly trying to track down?

“I don’t have the video! I don’t want to know what’s on the video! All I know is my daughter isn’t on this video!”


Cars began driving through the parking lot and I couldn’t hear much else of what was being said.

She went back inside and went to whatever suite she works in, leaving me sitting at my desk with thoughts swirling chaotically through my mind.

Now I have questions, but I don’t think I want to know the answers either.


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