Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 4, 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?


It looks like he has deer hooves as ears!”


“If only your head was as hard literally as it is figuratively.”


“You should have just built a Menards with living quarters instead of a house.”


“Don’t heckle your Oatses!”


“He looks like a little alien. I thought you’d love him!”


“I spent all night vacuuming the air around my house in hopes of sucking up any ghosts that might appear.”


“He didn’t die, he just looked like he was dead.”


“I accidentally broke the glass. You, on the other hand, didn’t accidentally punch a hole through a fridge door.”



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 cling wrap folds over on itself.


The “Affordable” Care Act.


Forgetting you are wearing face paint and rubbing your eye/nose.


When all of your magazines, political junk mail, and bills arrive in your tiny PO Box on the same day.


People who throw full cups of liquid into garbage cans.


Containers that splash you when you open them (flavored creamer, yogurt, juice, etc.)


When a certain food isn’t as good as you remembered it being.


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