Overheard and Pet Peeves: Sept. 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?

“Joe is pulling me to the Rusty Nail.”

“He smelled like Anderson Pond.”

“But it didn’t. These people are still alive – no patience for stupid.”

“Shipping manager rules the arts and crafts department.”

“Um, are you sure you want to wear those six-inch stilettos? It might be hard to walk around here in those.”

“Girl, I always be slayin’.” – overheard at a barn wedding

“I mean, if I’m not emo, who am I?”

“Spontaneous communication.”

“Ugh. I hate grass.”


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 discard their loose strands of hair on the floor.

When you’ve been waiting to get the bartender’s attention for five minutes and someone walks up next to you, and gets served before you.

Starting your workweek by spilling hot coffee in your lap in the car.

The expression “artsy fartsy.”

Walking into a screen door in front of a group of people.

When the library patron who put a hold on the only copy of a movie before you never returns it, and you’re left selfishly wondering if the library will replace it and honor the hold you placed a month ago… 

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