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?

“Let me get my husbands straight …”

“If I was Mormon and had more than one wife, you’d be my favorite.”

“I’m all over that like soy sauce on teriyaki chicken.”

“I’ve always enjoyed the ‘F’ word.”

“I feel like one of those high school students who has to carry around an egg baby for a week hoping to God it doesn’t break.”

“My standards aren’t high — you could really just sum them up as ‘I deserve better than a dillweed.’”

“It’s not a Sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8 pm.”

“Number one rule in life: Don’t be mean to your parents.”

“Dear all old people, stop telling me to never get married. I will be a beautiful bride some day and no one is going to stop me!”

“Your toes are horribly disgusting. I thought any change to them would be an improvement … I was wrong.”


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?

People who don’t clear the microwave numbers to display the clock.

Folding fitted sheets.

People who don’t smile because they don’t want to get wrinkles.

When people text you a question that will take a whole conversation to answer.

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