Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 22, 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?

“She smells like poop, but she’s cute!”

“As long as he doesn’t interfere with our sex life or sleep quality, I am fine with it.”

“Dog poop and nag champa – that’s my life.”

“If we don’t laugh at our own jokes, then nobody’s going to.”

“Ranch – Midwestern ketchup.”


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?

When you can’t figure out what is making the rattling noise inside your car

Floppy bacon

Failing to get the timing right when cooking a multi-course meal

Off-kilter toilet seats

When someone fills up their glass of water but doesn’t refill the water pitcher before putting it back in the fridge

Bent rings on three-ring binders

Putting your coffee in the microwave to heat it up, punching in the time and pressing start, then walking away and forgetting about it for three hours

Finding mouse droppings in your pantry

People who ditch shopping carts in the parking lot

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