Overheard and Pet Peeves: Oct. 14, 2016


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?


“Why do you even have knees? It’s not like your legs are that long anyway.”


“It’s awesome when your smoke breaks pay off!”


“4:05 pm and she’s finally sober.”


“I think there ought to be some kind of device that takes energy used in pacing and converts it to electricity. It will greatly reduce the utility bills.”


“Well now that I coughed, I think I’ll go smoke.”


“A Satanist is like, ooo Lucifer, you my boo.


“Keep it surreal.”



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?


People who use gas pumps as parking spots but don’t actually pump any gas.


Unrealistic car commercials. Is it really possible for a vehicle to fly, ski, jump over a train, or catch a jet?


Women’s magazines with writing that reflects how teenage girls talk: nosh, totes, adorbz, etc.


Food smears on the pages of library books.


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