Overheard and Pet Peeves: July 14, 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?

“Go, or you won’t make it up the hill!”

“I’m a simple man. I see a witty comment, I press ‘like.’”

For your information, I have gutted 16 camels whilst stranded in the desert. I needed 16 to make a fort.”

Nothing will ever beat Oreo O’s though.”

“I retract my admittance to trolling.”

“Thanks for the extra stupid added to my day. I was running low.”


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?

Being in a group conversation with people who constantly interrupt each other.

Ziplock bags that don’t, and easy open lids that aren’t.

Multiple speed bumps in the same parking lot.

Window shades that suddenly snap and roll up on their own.

TV cooks who dip their wet hands into salt to sprinkle on what they are making.

 When you get a group email and you don’t know the other recipients, but they choose to “reply all” so you get lots of emails you don’t need or want.

Insect bites, especially ones on your knuckles.

S-s-s-snakes-s-s-s-s (even pictures of them, like the ones in the June 16, 2017 issue of the Peninsula Pulse)

When your shoelace breaks.

Calling someone’s phone and getting no answer, then receiving a text message from them 30 seconds later that reads, “What’s up?” Answer your phone and you’ll find out!

Not being able to submit a pet peeve to the Pulse because it too easily identifies the submitter (and, in many cases, the culprit).

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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