We often hear strange snippets of conversation as we walk through public spaces. When was the last time you overheard something so interesting, ridiculous, or disturbing you really wanted to know what it was all about?
Two people were walking behind me talking loud and angrily:
– You scared her.
– You bet.
– You told her that you’ll cut her head.
– She threatened me first.
– You mean it?
– I’ll kill her.
I really didn’t want to know what it was all about. I wanted these people gone. I got frightened of being around them. But I had nowhere to go. The street was deserted. Just them and me. I couldn’t run or hide.
I didn’t turn my head. I pretended I was not overhearing. Fortunately they seemed to don’t notice me. They were walking faster, they surpassed me and continued their talk out of my ear’s reach.
Their appearance was suspicious. They were nasty looking and I could imagine a knife hidden under their clothes. But the fact that they were talking so loud about killing another person without worrying of who could be listening made me think they were exaggerating, or at least so I hope.
There was no report of a murdered or wounded woman in the city those days so I guess they were simply bragging about a verbal scuffle.