Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 23, 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 tell it like I see it, or how the voices tell me to tell it.”

“A poorly curated selection of randos.”

“I’ll try to be competent going forward.”

“Well, to your credit, your house doesn’t look like a hoarder’s house.”

“I can’t help but think I look like a baboon.”

“I love peanuts because they taste just like peanut butter!”

“If there’s a bi-partisan issue, it’s beer.”


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?

Radio news reporters who talk too fast.

That, in Wisconsin, you can’t politely decline alcohol without being verbally accosted and/or being expected to tell people exactly why you aren’t drinking.

The ripping sound of packaging tape.

That Avon and L’Oreal are still funding cosmetics testing in China.

Drivers of black vehicles who don’t turn their headlights on at dusk/dark. Turn your lights on so we can all see you, please. Thank you!

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