Overheard & Obsessions


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?

“Wait, is Jim Bob two people or one?”

“I don’t do anything better when I have a cocktail in me.”

“My ding is donged.”

“I’m going to close this … I’m going out to pick flowers and smoke.”

“It’s amazing how many things died to make all this.”

“What if mosquitoes sucked out fat instead of blood?”

“Whenever they say assistant manager, it means a lot of work and not a lot of pay.”

“I need a new do-rag, with dragons on it.”

“I’d like to incorporate the Harley-Davidson symbol in, to kind of sneak it in, maybe with sparkle.”

“He’s a big boy, he can get his own damn cough medicine.”


Is there anything you can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, or drinking? Obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation.

Hobnob cookies.

Clean showers.



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