Overheard and Pet Peeves: March 10, 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?

“Last year he was a grass licker.”

“It’s like getting hit in the face with a bowling ball made of fish.”

“I live upstairs so I have a pot garden…oh, not a garden of pot! But a pot garden.”

“I’m already in my pajamas and I’m already editing.”

“It’s like Pokemon for soccer moms!”

“How many portholes does a guy need?!”

“Maybe a poke in the eye is better than a punch in the face.”

“I think I’ve done pretty well because I know how to sell out.”

“Fish in the front, furry in the back.”


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?

Landlords who do not respect tenant rights.

Realizing too late that the movie you picked out to watch with your parents includes full frontal nudity and/or sex scenes.

Sitting through a long, detailed explanation on how to do something that you already know how to do.

Being caught in the middle of conversation warfare that erupts between two drunk, self-righteous men at the bar on a Friday night.

Outside voices being used inside.

The red water that precedes ketchup in the bottle.

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