Overheard and Pet Peeves: June 24, 2016


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?


“Look at that sundae! Your whip job is impeccable.”


“I should probably make it look like I actually drink coffee, right?”


“Yeah, I did the whole marriage thing while I was abroad.”


“Is that a mouse thong that broke?”


“You know what’s a quality song? ‘Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.’”


“Look at those dogs. They’re looking at things!”


“I’d say it’s about 70 percent brilliance and 30 percent fart jokes.”


“I like that song, ‘Let’s get it on.’ That is a cool song. It used to mean one thing when I was young but now I think it’s the struggle to get my pants zipped everyday.”


“C-H-A-R-L-E-Y. It’s short for Charles.”



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?


Period pieces that use modern music. It just does not work, unless the modern artist is Bob Dylan, whose “I Shall Be Released” was used to magnificent effect in the season 4 finale of the AMC period piece Hell On Wheels.


Having a nightmare that could serve as a plot to a Stephen King novel.


Deer that don’t look both ways before crossing the road.


Customers who wait in a long line to order food and then don’t know what they want when it’s their turn.


Drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.


When your computer starts talking and you have to flip through all of your internet tabs to figure out where the sound is coming from.


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