Overheard & 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 have a little mantra when it comes to my painting: just paint.”

“’Failte’ means welcome, not ‘eff you.’”

“I’m worried, I’m getting toilet paper.”

“She’s the hopper not a slave.”

“I can’t play, I have to run this circus.”

“Uh-oh, I hope you weren’t just yelling at those flowers.”

“Sorry you had to see that. I don’t usually exercise on my head.”


“Ha Ha? Raji? Are these characters in a children’s story?”

“Gee, anybody have an extra gas mask?”

“I love the Dells…. Wait, no!!!”


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 phrase “It is what it is.” Don’t waste your breath uttering that one, but please do let me know when “It isn’t what it is.”

White plastic small kitchen appliances.

Grimy doors.

Wet swimsuits on car seats.

Excessive throat clearing.

Ice cream dribbles.

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