Overheard and Pet Peeves: June 2, 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 hate when I shoot someone and get ketchup all over my octopus.”

“I was born with only three wisdom teeth.”

“We left you 10 bucks. That’s enough for two dirtbags (quesadillas). So you can have two yourself or you can invite one of your dirtbag friends…two dirtbags for two dirtbags.”

Im full of shame, not French toast.”

How does he do experiments with his little paws?”

I could tell him that the sky is blue, and he’d say it’s a socialist plot!”

“A lot of people do that with caulk.”


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?

Heavy boxes.

The stink of ink.

Forgetting to turn your alarm clock off on the weekend.

Piercing the yolk of your over-easy egg during transfer from frying pan to plate.

Waking up early on your day off.

Thinking that you’ll remember an Overheard for the Pulse and then forgetting it within two hours.

Oven mitts that aren’t quite long enough.

People playing TV shows on their phone loudly in public.

Milk that expires before its expiration date.

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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