Sorry Did I Hear Correct?

I commute to and from work by train to Macquarie Park and some days it’s an uneventful trip and other days it’s the total opposite.  It never ceases to amaze me the conversations people have on trains.  It almost feels like there is a rule on public transport that you have to speak as loud as you can while on the phone or talking to the person sitting next to you, in particular young adults aged in their early twenties .  My train has a few uni students on it who attend Macquarie Uni.  Nobody likes Mondays we all count down the hours till home time and when I leave work there is nothing more I want to do than close my eyes and listen to music.  There are days where this simple luxury is taken away from me and this gives me the shits.


I don’t intentionally listen in on other people’s conversations but like I said they talk so loudly it’s really hard to block it out.  There were two young girls sitting opposite from me and I thought I heard them say “We could get a panda from China” and I thought surely I didn’t hear right but I did. They were talking about ways they could transport a panda from China to Australia. They were talking about it in great depths as if it was as simple as making a couple of phone calls and in a couple of weeks Australia Post would deliver a panda to their front door.  If it was that easy my friends Gigi and Rachel would have bought a couple of pandas a long time ago.  After their twenty minute conversation on the logistics of moving a wild animal from its habitat they got off the train and I was relieved silence at once.  Then a young man who was having a phone conversation came and sat down.  He was having an argument with the person on the other end of the phone.  His mate on the other end of the phone likes this girl called Bree and wants to kiss her but doesn’t know if Bree wants the same thing,  So his telling his friend on the phone is he going to have to mediate this kiss between them in order for it to happen.  I didn’t hear the rest of the conversation because I turned up the song I was listening to Waterloo 🙂

Have you overheard any interesting or funny conversations in public places?



5 thoughts on “Sorry Did I Hear Correct?”

  1. Those are some pretty funny conversations to over hear! I haven't heard any that exciting unfortunately. Sometimes I hear about dole checks not coming through lol

  2. Oh my gosh! I've been trying to get a panda for a while – if you bump in to those girls again tell them I want in (well.. as long as no pandas will be hurt in their whole plan) LOL.

  3. Yes, I spend four hours a day on trains so I have also heard some funny conversations people have.. Yesterday I had six young girlson the train the entire way to Sydney and this group of girls were discussing the possibilities ofwhat has happened with flight MH370. One of the girls had a theory that it was a zombie apocalypse gone wrong, they were saying that they might have tried to infect the people on the flight to then land the flight in a city and Walsh zombie apocalypse, but something must have gone wrong so they dumped it. Good theory I thought.

    I had also read a writing tip where you write down the dialogue from a strangers conversation in public and then use that to write the back story. Either way I agree, people do seem to have the most bizarre or personal conversations on trains…

  4. Yes, I spend four hours a day on trains so I have also heard some funny conversations people have.. Yesterday I had six young girlson the train the entire way to Sydney and this group of girls were discussing the possibilities ofwhat has happened with flight MH370. One of the girls had a theory that it was a zombie apocalypse gone wrong, they were saying that they might have tried to infect the people on the flight to then land the flight in a city and Walsh zombie apocalypse, but something must have gone wrong so they dumped it. Good theory I thought.

    I had also read a writing tip where you write down the dialogue from a strangers conversation in public and then use that to write the back story. Either way I agree, people do seem to have the most bizarre or personal conversations on trains…

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