Overhearing private, telephone conversations has become a regular occurance, especially while dining out. I have heard many things I don't want to know about people I don't know, and it still feels like I am the one doing something wrong. Can't turn away. Don't want to leave the dinner that is costing me many monies.
Just another example of the generation gap, I suppose. Most younger people see nothing wrong with this social activity. I find it embarrassing.