Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 17, 2017


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 are a swag god. Start rapping, you won’t regret it.”

“I didn’t think you did things gently at the Pulse.

“I gotta wait until Thursday for my teeth to be delivered.”

“Do you ever get attached to cars when you drive near each other for long periods of time? Because I do. They’re like traveling companions.”

“This is what happens when you only talk to cats.”

“Everybody plows past Gen X. We are tiny, broke and always sarcastically unhappy. There is seriously no point in engaging us for commercial gain.”

“I live in a ‘stand your ground’ state. People know to not get on your lawn through natural selection.”



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?

Pushy people.

When you are a passenger in a car and your favorite song comes on the radio, but the driver is talking to you and you struggle to pay attention to what they are saying because you really want to hear the song.

Mallory Ortberg as Slate’s Dear Prudence

Static electricity, my wintertime arch nemesis.

When you don’t get your money’s worth at a buffet because your stomach is too small.

Drivers who have an easy opportunity to quickly and safely pass you but still tailgate you for a couple miles.

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