Overheard and Pet Peeves: June 23, 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?

A hipster ice bucket is probably a really small Yeti cooler.”

“I felt so bad for that dog. It was so ugly.”

These aren’t curmudgeony days. This is how I am.

“I saw a person walking with two dogs today. Two! They get to walk with two dogs and go home with them.”

Bodies are way easier to clean than upholstery.”

He loves going outside too, but hasn’t realized he needs to put his back to others or cars passing by.

“Thanks for making me a daddy.”

I think there needs to be a weight minimum for the [beer] tour.”

“Compilation? I’ve never heard such a word…maybe you should just put ‘mix.’ I’d be surprised if Google knew that word you just said.”

“Yeah, mark the trees. Better out in the woods than in a bathtub or on a sibling’s door!”


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?

Opening your apartment windows to enjoy the fresh air of summer, and instead having your home infiltrated by secondhand smoke courtesy of your cigarette-smoking neighbor.

The complicated task of drying out your hydration pack.

People who commit to something and then back out last-minute.

The lingering smell of campfire smoke in your hair three showers after returning from your camping trip.

The smell of the shoe section at secondhand shops.

Flimsy handshakes.

Tire divots on your grass from the Tahoe-driving tourist who couldn’t find parking so decided your front lawn would do!

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