Overheard, Shout Outs and Pet Peeves


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?

“You can milk anything with hair.”

“Dude, we just bought like $400 worth of juice boxes. What are we gonna do?”

“I like motorcycle guys that play Bach on their guitar.”

“Did you just put Kenny Rogers in your bra?”

“I feel like I took the biggest poop ever and it pulled my hopes out with it.”

“Don’t talk to random guys about their chickens.”

“My favorite athlete on drugs is Andre Agassi.”

“I feel like an old man and I like that.”

“He’s hot in like a dirty garage kind of way.”

“I don’t remember what happened in the dream, but I woke up with an icky fish feeling.”

“I think I changed my mind about polygamy. I need a sister who can cook delicious things like this.”


Is there someone or something that deserves a pat on the back or a slap on the wrist?

“Shout out to St. John Bosco for the Middle School ‘Semi’ Dance. Thank you for inviting all the schools and putting on a very fun event!” ~ Parent of Happy Attendee

“To all the outstanding technology nerds out there! Thank you for setting up our computers and understanding how they work!” ~ A Technological Travesty

“Shout out to all our friends and family! Thank you for being so supportive during such a hard time for our family.” ~ The Sherman Family

“Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers at MDCMC’s Cancer Center, especially to the ‘hand angels,’ whose hand massages were such a relief to my mother.” ~ A Thankful Daughter


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?

“When people hike or snowshoe on the cross country ski trails. We can all enjoy the path, please walk beside the two parallel lines in the snow.” ~ Cross Country Curmudgeon

“Root canals. Although there was no pain in getting it taken care of, the pain of having an issue for three days was more than annoying – and the bill wasn’t very nice either.” ~ Getting a Tooth of Gold

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.