The farmers market was a treat for people watching
Writers often operate in a similar way. But we focus more on what people say. Eavesdropping is a tool in the writer's jukebox. We need a new word for visual eavesdropping! Eyesdropping?
Please use the word sex not gender! And you are right it doesn’t matter! Love your work!
There is also “eaves - drawing” I think I heard it from
Sarah Shaw in a course in comic journalism. Writing down snippets of conversation to draw later. As you were planning to do.
I went to “eaves-draw” at a coffee shop in vancouver. I settled in only to discover that on this day - no one was speaking English - which I loved - I think I heard Hebrew, Spanish and Cantonese and an Eastern European language. So - I just sketched what I saw instead.