Whilst I was driving home recently I passed a vehicle with a contraption on the side that looked rather like a submarine periscope. It was facing forwards towards the road and I wondered if it was for taking photos.
This reminded me of a very different gadget that I saw advertised recently which looks just like a Bluetooth headset. The only difference being that it is designed to pick up sounds and voices up to 15 metres away. Now whilst it was extolling the virtues of use in theatres and meetings etc, there was also the inference that you could eavesdrop other people’s conversations, hence no-one knowing your secret.
So you could be sitting in a restaurant or coffee shop without even realising that your conversation could be heard, which if you didn’t want it to be (the recent incident of a French and American President comes to mind) could be very embarrassing. However, a positive spin on this would be to take the opportunity to think about the words that do come out of your mouth. Are you someone who is always commenting negatively about others or being judgemental about how they look, walk, talk etc. If so, now might be the time to apply the old adage of “if you can’t say something good about someone, say nothing”. Not only is it a good discipline to practice but it won’t really matter then whether some nosy parker is using a remote listening device or not!