Overheard and 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?

“‘I had Nick Carter posters.’ ‘I’m so proud!’”

“I suppose when you live in a city under siege by winter, you’re bound to end up in the ice cold waters every once and a while for fun.”

“I just pooped a little.”

“Failing is acceptable at Domino’s.”

“Mom! I seriously just coughed out a fart!”

“We’re drawing up a plan for world domination. The key element? Coffeemakers that think.”

“I actually heard Shatner in my head while reading this.”

“When it rains, the weirdness pours.”

“They did leave me with their business card, in case I ever want to ‘talk.’ I’m pretty sure that’s code.”

“Just watched a mom buy her teenage son a salmon-colored dress shirt and a tie in the same color.”


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?

“Wine prices in restaurants.” ~ Anonymous

“People who drive without their lights on when it’s raining. It’s hard enough to see without worrying about ‘invisible’ cars. Turning your lights on while driving also applies to: snow, fog, dark/almost dark, and other hazardous road conditions. Remember turning your headlights on helps you drive more safely and makes others aware of your vehicle so they can drive more safely; it’s also a Wisconsin State Law.” ~ Light the Roadway

“When I’m putting on my outfit for the day and notice, right as I’m about to walk out the door, that my white deodorant streaked the sides of my black shirt.” ~ Not Feeling So Fresh Anymore

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