Overheard and Pet Peeves: Dec. 16, 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?


“You’re like a hamburger…I’m like a carrot.”


Are your feet furry?”


“We love you, that’s why we yell at you!”


“I was going to say anything to get a job.”


“Sometimes I feel like I spend more time on my tiptoes trying to reach things than just standing normally.”


“The Chihuahua tapestry really completes the scene.”


“I don’t talk to people or go outside…unless you count the cats. They say ‘meow.’ But sometimes I think the meow means ‘wake up.’”



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?


Draining the sink after washing a mound of dishes, and then turning around and discovering the ones you forgot about on the stove.


Having a December birthday: “Happy birthday! Here’s your joint Christmas-birthday gift.”


Driving to work behind the roadkill pickup crew.


When your spoon falls into your soup.


Butter that’s too cold to spread.


Having a kitten that hates Christmas.


People and actors who talk with food in their mouth. For actors, talking with food in your mouth does not show off your acting chops. For non-actors, it shows you have no consideration for those who do not want to see your gaping maw filled with half-chewed food and hear you mumble through that mess.


Thinking of the perfect gift for someone but forgetting it later on.


Wet socks from stepping in the snow that fell off your boots when you walked in the house.


Making something yummy but having too much and then realizing you have no Tupperware.


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