Overheards and Pet Peeves: Dec. 18, 2015


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?

“Dad, can I go before mom starts telling one of her boring stories?”

“What kind of person describes an infant as ‘tender and mild’?!”

“That’s the place where one would go to watch fake people dance to fake country music.”

“So glad I’m done with school. Now I’m just a slave to the man till I die.”

“Bald gracefully. We can always tell when it’s fake.”


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 wrap a present and the wrapping paper is one centimeter too short to cover the gift.

Trying to give someone a high five and completely missing their hand.

Bad handshakes.

Walking a dog that refuses to walk straight, instead preferring a zigzag pattern that includes cutting you off every four steps.

Seeing people’s bare feet at any point in the wintertime, especially in flip-flops outdoors!

Having to skip putting decorations on the bottom two feet of your Christmas tree because of cats/dogs/children.

Over-the-top Christmas lists.

When the host puts fancy decorative towels in the bathrooms during a holiday party and you don’t know if you’re allowed to use them because they are so nice.

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