Overheard/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 should start running.” “What 64-year-old lady runs?” “Bruce Jenner.”


“Is he shoveling nothing again?”


“Teeth, schmeeth.”


“Just the thought of tools makes me sweaty.”


“Three breadsticks for two people? You’re gonna have a real life Hunger Games situation real quick.”


“Ohh, there’s a dip ahead. Do you think it’s buffalo chicken or beer cheese?”



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?


Finding the Valentine-themed kitchen towels you forgot you had … two weeks after Valentine’s Day … for the second year in a row.


Vending machines that won’t take your dollar, no matter how hard you’ve tried to get the corner to be flat.


People who are sick but still go out into public to watch their family member’s game/concert/play/etc. and then brag about how dedicated they are.


Going thrift shopping with someone who insists on putting a used hat on your head when you’re looking the other way.


ATM fees.


Radio stations that play the same two-dozen songs over and over.


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.