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 swear I hear ducks singing.”

“Everything is melting…smells like dead fish.”

“Her texts make her sound pretty.”

“One of the perks of being 70 is saying no to jury duty. Another is liking funky yard art.”

“I got a couple things from my dad’s side – longer torso, shorter legs – but the willful ignorance never took.”

“You will never know the comfort of parachute pants.”

“What the hell is a spiritual weight release coach?”

“Usually, the purpose of a mirror is to see your face.”

“Have fun being slum lords.”

“Beauty on the inside doesn’t get you free drinks.”


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 have too many lights on their monster trucks and blind you at night.” ~ Blinded by the Light

“When the dirty snow melts revealing icky things that have been frozen and buried all winter long – plastic bags, dropped hats and mittens, dog poop.” ~ Watch Your Step

“It really irks me when multiple people take a small amount of water from the barely-a-drip-left Culligan jug and walk away without replacing it with a full jug of water. I understand that some people can’t physically pick up a full jug to replace it and if you’re one of those people please ask someone to do it for you. It is not nice to leave an empty jug for the next person.” ~ Can’t We All Just Get A Drink

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