Overheard and Pet Peeves: Jan. 8, 2016


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?


“There are no bad musicians from the 80s.”


“I was probably living at Camp David then. We weren’t paying attention to the Spice Girls.”


“Making my family tree for Spanish class was really awkward!”


“This poinsettia is starting to pi** me off.”


“That’s drunk speak for ‘giraffe.’”


“Everyone smells like sour cream and onion.”


“Back in my day, we had to make our own ankle socks!”



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?


When your crush tells you they need to talk to you and you get all excited about it because they might reveal they have feelings for you, only for them to ask about your single friend/sibling.


Dropping your mittens in the snow.


The current overuse of periods in printed material. And advertising. Like this.


Drivers who don’t pull into the intersection while waiting to make their left turn.


Public washrooms where: the stalls are so small, you almost have to straddle the toilet to close the door behind you; the TP dispenser is mounted in an almost unreachable spot; the one-ply TP is so thin that it tears off square by square; and if the end of the TP is not hanging below its dark, acrylic, multi-roll dispenser, you can reach inside and spin the roll but you may never find the end of that TP roll.


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