Overheard and Pet Peeves: Jan. 6, 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?


“I like flaccid bacon, not erect.”


“I’m a dance risk because I’ve got killer moves.”


“A raspberry bush is a great place to hide.”


“Most people experience an average of 68 percent hearing loss when naked.”


“If you call it a mini-marathon, it sounds like you’re doing laps around a fruit loop.”


“I’ll play ninjas with you later.”


“Come and look. Don’t worry, it’s not alive.”



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?


Trying to take beautiful winter photos and having your smartphone shut off from cold exposure after one picture.


People who downgrade their rating for a business on Yelp for ridiculous reasons. Among them: someone who rated a restaurant’s food as “consistently excellent” but took away a star because they were “scolded” for putting their feet up on the newly reupholstered booth seats and then finished the post with “Sorry, mom.” Where are your manners?


The stale cereal at the bottom of the box that fell out of the bag.


When you think about your password while typing it in, and then suddenly can’t remember it.


In a business setting: When you return someone’s call, leave a short but detailed message answering the questions they left on your voicemail, and then they call back two minutes later: “Hi. Someone from this number tried calling me? I didn’t listen to the voicemail so I don’t know who it was.”


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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