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?

“I pay my taxes! I deserve to watch a panda sleep.”

“You’ve got to get to the bottom of this booyah thing!”

“Stay naked my friends!”

“If you marry a guy named Levue I’m getting a sex change.”

“Wait, so NOAA monitors the northern lights during a government shutdown?”

“Come closer, I want to see if our sweatshirts zip together.”

“Dolphins are like, ADD in the ocean.”

“That’s like saying cats are always on acid.”

“Where’s Angela Lansbury when you need her? She would make everything better.

“Sometimes I’m not sure I like that I like Pee-wee Herman.”


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

“Shout out to Marne and Brynn for the awesome guided kayak tour of the north side of Kangaroo Lake. We learned a lot and had so much fun!” ~ Ryan, Angela & Mylo Sherman

“Shout out to the woman at the grocery store who sweetly, patiently helped a novice cooker find the ‘dry mustard’ and ‘sweetened condensed milk.’” ~ Confused Cooker


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?

“Losing my freckles and tan lines.” ~ So Long, Sunshine

“These darn fruit flies! Where did they come from? How did they get into my house? Why do they throw themselves incessantly at light bulbs? Go away, flies!” ~ Flyswatter Frenzy

“That ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ and ‘The Christmas Shoes’ will take over the radio waves in approximately a month.” ~ Christmas Tunes Blues

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.