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?

“There is nothing I love more than exact change.”

“When I was a sophomore – my wild year – I went to the Indy 500.”

“She looks really good in clothes.”

“That kid sucks at fishing.”

“I don’t prefer hairy people.”

“This is really, really kind of pretty.”

“So, it’s making the inside of my ear hot?”

“I saw your dad there, his girlfriend was massaging his shoulders.”

“I don’t have any chickens for you to smuggle.”

“You guys are talking about cat farts through my office?!”


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

“I attended the new play at Third Avenue Playhouse earlier this week, The Subject Was Roses. If you have a chance, treat yourself. The play was very thought provoking while tossing in a bit of humor here and there. The three performers were great, but I wish to extend a special shout out to Mark Moede, who plays the father figure. His performance and character portrayal was nothing short of outstanding. Well done, Sir. Well done.” ~Sharon Thill-Hanson

“Shout out to Michael and Jenny MacReady from the MacReady Artisan Bread Company for introducing me to their bagel bread…YUMMY! You guys rock!” ~ Stephanie Pabich


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?

“Bicyclists who don’t ride single file. It’s dangerous for riders, drivers and pedestrians. And any driver that doesn’t use signals for the same reason.” ~ Safety First

“BLTs. Why are they triple decker? They are one of the most difficult sandwiches to eat!” ~ Lover of the Single Layer

“When I sneeze and it comes too quick to cover my mouth, and I sneeze on someone, especially a stranger. Awkward.” ~ Sudden Sneezer

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.