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?

“Tony Soprano would eat here.”

“It’s a good thing Disney made Bambi for all the hunters.”

“If I dated a guy who had a serious problem with me liking the Spice Girls, that’d be a deal breaker.”

“I have guys with really specific eating habits.”

“Like how cool would it be to be a cat?”

“I should be a smoothie tester and a mattress tester.”

“I’m Polish, I would never send something back without getting my money’s worth.”

“Ducks have feelings too.”

“Which beach is closest to the water?”

“I love football so much I could marry it.”

“I have a soft spot for demons.”


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

“Shout out to ALL of the amazing athletes who competed in the Olympics. Your talent is unfathomable but your dedication tops that! I can’t believe that I have to wait four years to watch the spectacular display of humanity again.” ~ Sports Enthusiast

“Shout out to the delicious nachos served at The Garage at Husby’s. Yummy!” ~ Nacho Fanatic

“Shout out to Dave Ellmann and Camp David for continuing to rock after all these years!” ~ Jess Farley

“Shout out to all the birthday wishes! Thank you for helping me start out the last year of my 20s right!” ~ Angela Sherman


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 strangers touch my pregnant belly. You want me to touch your un-pregnant belly? I didn’t think so.” ~ 7 Months Along

“When people feed seagulls. Is there anything more annoying than swarms of squawking, obnoxious birds while you are trying to catch some rays?” ~ Anonymous

“Clouds during the Perseids meteor shower that won’t come around again until 2125. (I don’t think I’ll be around then – please clouds, go away.)” ~ Star Gazer

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.