Overheard & Pet Peeves: Jan. 27, 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?

“It is pretty stupid…but don’t light your cigarette backwards.”

“I’m in a Facebook rap battle.”

“Can’t watch the game without my lucky booties.”

“Do you remember the llama that started eating my hair?”

“300 years ago, I would’ve been a pirate.”

“It looks like a muppet exploded in his closet.”

“How dare you imply I want to be part of this school!”

“I honestly almost puked. And I’m never that close to puking.”



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 your home team loses the NFC Championship Game.

When you forget to remind someone not to forget something.

“I’m not a [insert prejudice vocabulary here], but…” followed by a prejudiced statement.

When your Snuggie keeps getting caught under your office chair wheels.

When your afro is lopsided.

The sore-loser behavior of the New York Giants during and after their loss to the Packers on Jan. 8, especially breaking Jordy Nelson’s ribs and putting a hole in the wall at Lambeau Field.

The overuse of the word “exacerbate.” It’s exacerbating the demise of a varied vocabulary.

People who use Instagram for Facebook posts. Instagram is for original photos and videos, not a re-post of your latest Angel saying!

When people don’t RSVP to an event or when they RSVP and do the opposite of what they said they would.

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