Actually, I would have said, “I couldn’t help overhearing…” then acted interested in what he had to say and asked a lot of probing questions and basically made the point that he was scared to answer.
I’d have done it very sweetly and politely, like a chocolate and sugar covered cobra.
there are some patio tables and an indoor water fountain, where I could read my book. A guy and a gal made their way to the table next to me. I could just tell they weren’t a couple – looked more like father and daughter. The minute they sat down, he started talking and I just had the feeling he was trying to talk her into some kind of belief system. I couldn’t always hear the best, but I did hear him ask her if she had ever heard of Amway, Quixtar, Melaleuca and then told her those were MLM’s and went on the explain what that was. He was trying to get her to buy into the “Market America” way of life. I had to go back to work, so I wasn’t able to hear how their meeting ended.