Sometimes, overheard snippets of conversation create miniature stories of their own, revealing character and family dynamics as clearly as a novel, and much more succinctly.
Take, for example, this conversation overheard on an airplane:
Kid– When are we going to get something to drink?
Man– They have to serve those people [first class] right now.
Man– Because they’re special.
Woman– They are not special. They just paid more.