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 were three girls inside one pair of shorts.”

“I wrote our name on the back of the ball.”

“I wonder if this thing will sound the same when you hit your sister with it.”

“I have a very unfortunate face right now.”

“I have to figure out a way to filter the Bud Light guys out.”

“I just sound like a horse, but that’s okay.”

“I got kissed by a big scary lady last weekend too!”

“I’m 99.9 percent positive Friday work days should automatically end at 9 am.”

“Hey, it’s windy. The wind is scaring the warm away!”

“Can’t support a stone statue on dainty ankles!”

“I know what he likes, and it’s liver sausage.”


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

“Shout out to The Bayside for hosting Groove Session and keeping the spirit of Steel Bridge Songfest alive just a little longer. I danced, I boogied, I grooved and it felt good!” ~ Dancing Diva

“Shout out to all the back roads the tourists don’t know about. Makes my commute a little quicker.” ~ Snarky Resident

“Shout out to the smells of summer – fresh cut grass, bonfires, barbeques, wildflowers, and sunscreen.” ~ Loving Summer


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?

“Cross-country road trips with a man who has horrible taste in music. Painful.” ~ Where’s the Earplugs?

“Hiking with friends and realizing you’re the only one out of breath when you go up an incline.” ~ Out of Shape

“Going on a picnic and forgetting the wine.” ~ No!

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.