Overheard and Obsessions


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?

“Purity wrap … I’m pretty sure they handed those out before my senior prom at high school. I didn’t know it came in roll form too!”

“I might be a workaholic. It’s Friday night and I just mowed my lawn for fun. If that isn’t bad enough, I intentionally left some so I could have more fun this weekend.”

“I thought I saw a Peggy Bundy-Sasquatch.”

“In Racine, I watched drug deals out my classroom window.” … “Well, I watched cows.”

“Unsolicited advice is always self-serving.”

“These people on Homeland think life is so tough. My remote control battery died – I mean, come on.”

“My favorite memory from Disney World was the clown my parents surprised us with in our motel. Just finding out my mom found that clown in the parking lot, and he might have been drunk.”

“I binged on buns.”

“I’m like the lone wolf who leads the pack, but I’m not really alone, you know what I mean?”

“Most people check in on their exes using Facebook. I use the Circuit Court Access website. On a related note, is it too late to send him a Happy Father’s Day card?”


Is there anything you can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, or drinking? Obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation.

Pumpkin-flavored everything.

Hard cider.

Rob Lowe’s DIRECTV commercials.

Countdown to the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.

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