Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 2, 2018


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 look like a crippled dominatrix.”

“Can you get me a Patriots jersey? Size M. They’re not allowed in my house.”

“Her face is ruining the photo.”

“I’m so glad I don’t really know football. I can tell this is a good game, though.”

“You just breathed on me and it was the first time it actually smelled good.”

“I’ve never seen a naked person run so fast.”

“I kind of expected it to be purple. It tastes purpley though.”


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?

Snow on Mondays.

Having wet socks all day at work.

When the lotion bottle opening is clogged up just enough to cause lotion to shoot out at an unexpected speed and trajectory.

People who fear change and blame millennials whenever something threatens to pop their little “everything needs to stay the same forever” bubbles.

When the whole tube of superglue dries up.

Dishonest last-minute excuses.

When a politician is sharing great, logical ideas pertaining to current governmental and societal affairs, and then utters the sentence, “Most importantly, we need to regain/maintain a majority in the House/Senate.”

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