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 was going to give these cucumbers to the chickens but then I thought of you.”


“Ranting in general is stupid, so I rant about stupid things.”


“Mom signing up for Ashley Madison? I’m not too worried; she needs my help signing into Netflix so the chance of her successfully setting up an account are slim to none.”


“Do you have any water? Cause for the first time, I tried hand sanitizer and I can still feel it on my tongue.”


“I’m having a hard time reading Game of Thrones: ‘The crow ate corn.’ Great sentence. ‘Corn, corn! Said the crow.’ What?!”


“Sometimes, in those diet foods, you can taste that aspirin.”



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 starting sentences with the word “so.”


Poor sportsmanship, especially at the high school level.


People starting sentences/email subject lines with “You should have…”


People who continually miss deadlines.


Duck faces and selfies. You’re not cute.


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