To Have or Not to Have Elongated and Ears on a Swivel



Oh, you would love to hear conversations just out of your range hearing wouldn’t you? Maybe you would rather not.

Behind you, they may be saying things you want to hear. Maybe they are about YOU!  Maybe you would be happy or how about unhappy? Maybe if you heard them, they would be nothing regarding your line of interest, maybe they would be very much on the cusp of something you are not privy to know. Now you are so to speak ahead of the game, or are you?  Maybe you will gain riches or stop your losses with this information. You could be delighted or destroyed by the newly heard talk at the table three doors down from you in the newly established posh restaurant in town. Who knows what you will hear when you poke your newly elongated ears in swiveled directions. I know because I heard things I didn’t want to hear when I elongated and swiveled.

So am I selling newly elongated ears on a swivel? Gosh no, I would not be a party to that, because, I don’t think you want to hear what goes on out of range. Your physical capabilities and mental faculties are set up and calibrated to your degree of necessity at the moment.

Even though, I know it is not right to carry on about hearing out of range information, I am intrigued with swiveling, elongated ears. I have been practicing all day. It is hard to swivel and elongate, headaches arise, face contorts and you look ridiculous.

To date I have heard:

“Hate their bushes in front of their house. You would think they would take them down and plant some flowers. They are so unsightly.”

“If my legs were as bad as hers, I would never wear shorts.”

”I haven’t showered in days.”

The guy on the cell phone next to our table was breaking up with his girlfriend and while it was interesting, jaw dropping, hand over mouth, eyes rolling stuff, it got annoying after awhile. He just didn’t stop.

Inappropriate comments about bowel movements are unwanted, but can be funny!

“I’m not mad at you. It just, like, made me so sad.”

I hate my job. Mr. F. always looks at me like he is going to bite me. He is disgusting.”

If you would like to add elongated, swiveled, out of range news, please share in the comment section of this blog.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carly Marshall
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:24:32

    One time there was some loud talkers at a school, and I over heard them saying,”Hey what was on the test?” And,”Tell me the answers!” I was surprised that they would do that!


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 14:07:14

      I really appreciate you telling me this information you overheard. You will hear much more in the days to come. It will be interesting to point your ears i new directions,


  2. Phil
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 14:17:28

    “What other people think of you, is none of your business” one of my favourite quotes.
    Thus said, as a male, we find it hard to listen to more than one conversation at once, this may be more beneficial.
    Listening to other snippets of conversations is interesting however. Listening or ‘accidentally hearing’ teenagers talking of ‘all their relationships’ is very interesting sometimes.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 14:10:21

      YOur favorite quote is now my favorite quote and I have repeated it to several friends, first they laugh, then they get it. So true, and when you do not care what anyone says, you can be yourself. Hello to the family and I love your comments, they make me so aware.


  3. sheila Clapkin
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:16:11

    GOOD article on your blog.
    Thank God we don’t have keen hearing like dogs and other animals.
    Most info one doesn’t want or need to know.
    The grapevine or gossip around here is awful.
    Most is not true but people spew it like it is the gospel.
    It really pisses me off when I hear lies being told as truth and I cannot keep still when I hear it.
    Seems folks would rather hear something bad, then embellish it with more BS.
    There are a few around that make bad stuff up about their perceived enemies.
    I DESPISE that kind of stuff and have been outspoken and LOUD about it a good number of times.
    Needless to say, most of the gossipers give me wide berth and I’ve been ostracized from the grapevine.


  4. Keith
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 08:40:16

    Your latest blog entry made me smile and even laugh. The part about the unsightly bushes in front of the house in particular! Heeheehee! Great writing as usual. I’m beginning to think that you should pen a new book made completely with your blog entries!


    • sheila Clapkin
      Jan 11, 2014 @ 13:13:03

      I know the hedges are a big deal, but we are afraid to loose privacy. Fun to hear from you and always enjoy your sense of humor. Enjoy your anniversary in Maui!
      Thank you for your support!


  5. April
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 21:38:51

    One time I was walking into Starbucks and I heard some one say “you know how sometimes homeless people try to get into jail because that place has food and shelter for them.”I was very supposed when I heard that.


  6. Sheila Clapkin
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 08:32:27

    Dear Sheila,
    Loved your blogs. Where did you ever find the picture? Is that a real person OMG. I never overhear anyone anymore. I’m lucky if I hear the person who is looking directly at me and speaking.Getting older does have it’s advantages. NOT.
    Love, Judy


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