I love when I have the opportunity to create a blog post entitled “Overheard”. It means I am in the right place and the right time, and I am able to quickly jot down conversations between random strangers from very public places, which are utter nonsense.
It’s been a while, but I have such a post.
I was just settling in to a local hockey arena, when I noticed that there were 2 guys not too far from me who looked quite suspicious. They were waiting for the rest of the group to leave, or looking for some privacy. At first, I thought there was going to be a drug deal, or something illegal going down, so I placed my ear buds into my ears, flipped open my laptop, and pretended to be working while I listened to – what I thought was going to be – a sketchy transaction.
Little did I know, they wanted privacy to begin a conversation of absolute nonsense.
In fact, their conversation was so inaccurate that I really wanted to interject and correct them… But I couldn’t.
So I typed away on my laptop a bit quieter and I took down some of their brilliance.
“So I need to earn some more money and pay for all this hockey.”
“I’ve noticed there are a lot of Chinese kids playing – is it because they have billions of dollars and billions of citizens and they come to Canada to spend their money so they choose hockey because it’s the most expensive sport?”
“So I need to compete or the entire NHL will be Chinese and there will be one else playing.”
“Or, I need to train these kids.”
“You need to earn money and compete. You need to earn your money in Bitcoins. Bitcoins are the future. The Government is going to seize all the money. They won’t print money anymore. Every country is going to stop printing money. Money is in the real estate. Buy now, sell later. It’s a conspiracy.”
“Like what’s going on in the US?”
“Yes. It’s a massive conspiracy to get money out of the hands of people. Then the government will tell people what to spend and how much they can spend. It will be like they’re controlling you.”
“We’re going to have to move to China to get away from it all. There will be room, because they are ALL moving here.”
“Is Trudeau Chinese?”
“No. He’s an Indian. But not from India or Indiana. From here.”
“Is Trump part-Chinese?”
“No, but I hear he likes coffee enemas…”
Then they whispered a bit more. People showed up. I packed up and left.
Leave it to the words; Trump, coffee and enema to kill a conversation.