It's not every day that you hear something you're not supposed to hear. Though, one of the guaranteed times you'll stumble upon a private conversation or situation is when you're pretending to be asleep.
A Reddit thread recently asked people to share the craziest things they've heard when they should have been sleeping. Take a look at some of the best stories that we've edited and prepared for your reading pleasure.
She Was There For It All
I figured it out and went to talk to them. They were surprised that I knew about them having an abortion, but they were glad to have someone to talk to, to release some steam.
They are still together and they now have two children. I like to think that I might have helped them get through this stage of their life.”
Does She Even Remember What She Said?
“I was dozing off in my bed with my girlfriend at the time when I heard her confess her love for me. She was hammered but she went into great detail about how she felt respected by me and saw a future with me.
I got yelled at the next morning for not cuddling with her, and that it was a major issue. I don’t think she even knew of her confession.”
We’re In The Clear
“I heard something I shouldn’t have when I was hammered one night.
I was wasted at a party and couldn’t fathom the world so I lay down, closed my eyes in a dark room. I heard two of my friends come in, one came over to me and poked me in the ribs then said, ‘It’s fine, he’s asleep,’ and then proceed to talk about how both of them were cheating on their boyfriends and who at the party they wanted to sleep with.”
“To This Day, It’s My Favorite Memory Of Her”
“When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I remember staying up late without the babysitter realizing.
I remember when they came back home, I was so worried about getting into trouble for still being awake that I pretended to be asleep. My mom came into the room asking whether or not I was awake (I stayed quiet), and then she just sat down on my bed. She was quiet for what felt like forever but was probably only a couple of minutes before she bent over, stroked my hair, and kissed the top of my head while telling me how much she loved me and how much I meant to her. She then she tucked the covers around me tighter and left.
To this day, it’s my favorite memory of her.”
The Bad Roommate
“In my freshman year in college, I woke up at 3 a.m. to my roommate and her friend whispering about me in the kitchen area when they were totally hammered.
I heard stuff like, ‘She gets up too early,’ ‘I hate how she doesn’t go out on Fridays, it’s so annoying.’
If you had a problem with me as a roommate, tell it to me straight. Preferably do this early in the semester, not the week before the term ends, so that I can adjust my habits and be a better roommate.”
A Puppy For Christmas
“I remember way back I couldn’t sleep on Christmas Eve, you know, being a little kid and all. So during this sleepless night where I guess my parents thought I was asleep, I heard my dad say, ‘Where do you think we should hide the new puppy?’ That was pretty much at the top of my list, so naturally, I was excited that I was getting a puppy. They talked for a good 20 minutes about the puppy, saying things like, ‘How should we keep it from barking before he finds him?’ before I dozed off.
Next morning, I discovered that my parents knew I was awake and just decided to mess with me. There was no puppy. I got a Gameboy though, so it wasn’t too bad.”