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?

“Yes, please keep licking the bottom of the yogurt container. That’s great.”

“We own six saxophones, maybe just a few too many for a household.”

“Another day ruined. Only the fifth one this week.”

“I love filling out March Madness brackets – it’s sports-related competition that doesn’t have me doing any physical activity.”

“I never check out my junk.”

“Are you ready? This apartment is about to smell like heaven.”

“Nothing depresses me more than Monday mornings.”

“Two beers and I wake up the next morning wondering where I am.”

“I’m most grateful for the science involved in cotton candy.”

“I’m way too good at losing my phone.”


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?

“The whole “Shop Local” thing – does not apply when there is a Costco in Green Bay.” ~ Anonymous

“When I get out of the shower, dry off and realize I forgot to shave an entire section of one leg when applying lotion.” ~ Absent Minded in the Morning

“Watching someone else’s kid do something you think it dangerous, like running around the edge of a water fountain as fast as they can. You feeling you should say something, but the parents seem a-okay with their child sprinting on slippery marble.” ~ Biting My Tongue

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