Overheard and Pet Peeves


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?

“I won’t even take my belly in that tent.”

“I want to look like someone who can cut you but still bakes cookies in her spare time.”

“Poor people have the most interesting hobbies.”

“I figured Father’s Day was the best day to call mine up and tell him why his politics are wrong for two hours.”

“You don’t need to take drugs to have a good time, but why take chances?”

“Is someone smoking within a six-mile radius of where I’m standing?”

“I wonder what the Mighty Ducks characters would be doing with their lives right now.”

“Germs are friends!”

“Please don’t poop on my hat, tiny bird.”

“I managed to lose my phone as I walked from a house to a car.”


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?

“A pet peeve of mine is when people leave the sink running when they brush their teeth or wash their face.” ~ Don’t Waste the Water

“Please do not honk your horn when driving by someone’s house, especially if they have young children. Once a child is abruptly woken up from a nap, it is nearly impossible to get them back to sleep and then parents have to deal with crabby children the rest of the day. It also doesn’t help when a dog lives at the house and barks for five minutes after you honk. While we understand you are trying to say ‘hi,’ we often don’t even know who is honking because by the time we can look you are already past our house.” ~ Let Sleeping Children Sleep, Dogs Lie, and Keep Your Horn Silent

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