Overheard & Pet Peeves


Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

“See? Optimists aren’t that bad.”

“So it’s come to this…1 percent milk. I might as well pick up smoking, become obsessed with Rat Fink or some other 1970’s weirdo [crap], and move to an address that ends in ‘1/2.’”

“Get a cow, then you can give the crap to your neighbors. They like organic stuff.”

“What’s White-Nose Syndrome? Is that Ebola?”

“These young men are looking for a gal to climb tall mountains with.”

“If you open in half an hour, does that mean you’re closed now?”


Is there something that really irks you, gets your goat, rubs you the wrong way, drives you up the wall, gets you bent out of shape, puts a stick in your craw, or makes you want to throw in the towel?

Forgetting to take tissues out of your pockets before doing laundry.

Uneven sidewalks.

People who litter, especially when there is a garbage or recycling can within 50 feet.

Tailgating monster pick-up truck bullies. The worst ones are those driving a company truck (I’m talking about you, Ahnapee Construction, on County B the afternoon of May 12).

Having to use an oddly shaped chunk of Chapstick because you accidentally left it in a hot car.

Walking on the wrong side of a country road.

Using anything but a napkin as a napkin.

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