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 love it when I pour coffee down my shirt.”

“He knows more about the range lights than I know about myself.”

“Such a good word, waft.”

“I’ll bring my horse-on-a-stick.”

“You probably already have paper and saliva that you weren’t going to use for anything anyway.”

“He’s very frowny.”

Barfly one: “This is the greatest town I’ve ever lived in my entire life.”

Barfly two: “This is the town you’ve lived in your entire life!”

“I deliberately centered that photo on the spread so it looks like a butt crack.”

“You know who has the best salmon in Door County?” “Mr. G’s?” “Nope. The hospital. I’ve had it three times. It’s great!”


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?

Lengthy zoning board meetings scheduled for two nights.

Landlords who don’t respect tenant rights.

Gravel in your shoe.

Drivers who use their horns to communicate their displeasure with someone else, rather than reserving it for actual emergencies. The world is loud enough as it is. R-e-l-a-x.

People who let their egos get in the way of making positive progress on an issue.

Be a part of the Pulse! Send over your SHOUT OUTS, OBSESSIONS, OVERHEARDS, or PET PEEVES to [email protected] with one of the above categories in the subject line…and, let us know if you’d prefer the submission be printed anonymously.

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