Overheard and Pet Peeves: March 16, 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?

“We built a birthing canal out of snow.”

“The universe is made of atoms…my Uncle Adam…Uncle’s Atoms.”

“It’s the sound of her flesh separating and then reuniting with her shoe.”

“I should be good. If I wake up dead then I know I’ve gone too far.”

“I’d have to stalk you at closer range to find that out.”

“I thought he’d be bigger and move around, like on TV.”

“It’s Spanish. Sound it out.”

“I was feeling weird so I took a half day and now I’m drinking in my bathtub.”


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?

Damp coldness.

That loud, lengthy and detailed discussions on medical procedures have become acceptable dinner talk at restaurants.

Dropping your sopping wet clothes on the dirty, hair-covered laundromat floor while transferring them to the dryer.

Cloudy beer.

People who talk on their cellphones while checking out at the grocery store.

Long-winded speakers.

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