There's something hugely intriguing, and hilarious, about stumbling upon a snippet of a passing conversation.
Luckily the likes of the ever-brilliant Twitter account 'Overheard In Dublin' has been diligently recording the very best of these snatches of convos for ages now and we've had a snoop to find some of very best tweets on the subject.
And, after reading 'em, we've concluded that the people of Dublin are very strange altogether.
@OverheardDublin "I don't drink tequila anymore because the last time I did I came home with money in my underwear"
— Rónán&on&on&on&on (@ismiseronan) January 1, 2017
Canadian girl on 9 bus - "The kids in Dublin are so polite, they even say 'thanks' to the bus driver, that would never happen in Vancouver."
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) January 5, 2017
— Colin Doran (@CollieDoran) September 20, 2016
Mother to little boy - "So if I have 3 apples and I take away 1 apple, what do I have left? Little boy: "Bananas!!!"
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) January 7, 2017
— Niall Ó Ceallacháin (@NAYL0R_) October 25, 2016
— Lewis Magee (@Louie_M_) September 22, 2016
In SuperValu, as 2 women say a quick "hello" to each other, a little girl asks loudly: "Mammy, is that the lady you don't like?"
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) January 12, 2017
#OverheardinDublin with no hint of satire "there is a red line [Luas], did you know that?". How south-side can you get?
— Ciarán Nevin (@CiaranNevin) December 9, 2016
Overheard on the 'student bus'. They're back. "When you eat bananas do you eat the thin strips that stick to them?" "Only when I don't know"
— Luddlite (@LuddLite) January 12, 2017
Flyefit gym - Trainer: "Do you have many cheats days?" Young lad: "Er yeah, it's not really cheating but if I'm drunk I might snog a bird."
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) January 9, 2017
@OverheardDublin Smyths Toys, Carrickmines. Kid trying out scooter. Father: "Get off that, this isn't a toyshop. I mean playground."
— Alan Bourke (@alanbourke) January 9, 2017
Man on phone to mother about a job, "It pays country money as well. You know, money for doing work down the country." #overheardindublin
— Ciara Mc REPEALis (@CiaraMcNelis) September 22, 2016
Overheard at College Green - "More like Trinity Bollix!"
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) April 17, 2015
"He went off the drink, cold turkey, and twelve years later he just dropped dead."
Chilling tale overheard in my local.
— Arthur Riordan (@ArtRiordan) January 9, 2017
Wife: "You didn't wear your new jumper to work!"
Husband: "Because everyone will be saying 'Oh! Somebody got a new jumper for Christmas!'"
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) December 29, 2016
@OverheardDublin overheard in Finglas a boy ask his father "Do you want a bon bon Da?" "Nah your alright Son, they're a trip to the dentist"
— David Molloy (@davidmolloy84) March 26, 2015
Overheard on the Luas - "That Mr Tayto is a bleedin' pervert!"
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) April 7, 2015
— Gemma Gaughan (@gaughangem) November 7, 2016
Have you overheard anything on the streets of Dublin lately that's worth sharing? Let us know in the comments.