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’m glad you have a naked walk in your back pocket, everyone should.”

“Left my coffee in my car for a half hour and I had delicious iced coffee!”

“It feels like someone is hugging my legs all the time.”

“Washington D.C. is weird, it’s either super posh or ghetto.”

“Did you go to the plaza and smoke cigarettes with young people?”

“I betcha if you lick my beard it will taste sugary.”

“Can I Mod Podge your water bottle?”

“They’re Irish and really good at dancing with light bulbs.”

“Crafts make me feel like I’m ruining things.”

“I would make the worst homeless person and you know it.”

“‘Of all our friends, I’m the most hickest.’ ‘Yeah.’”

“Bacon is good. Hunt pigs.”


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?

“Cold toilet seats.” ~ Freezing Fanny

“Using gendered terms when they don’t need to be. For example: Fireman, fire fighter; policeman, police officer; mailman, mail carrier; and the grand daddy (or “grand parent”) of them all: chairman, ‘chair’ will suffice.” ~ Carol Thompson

“Running out of wiper fluid on a long trek across the state, with gravel and salt sprayed perpetually your way.” ~ Blind Betty

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