Overheards, Obsessions 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?

“Here, scrape your beef off.”

“Don’t lick the walls.”

“This is the best thing I’ve tasted! It makes my mouth feel special.”

“She looks like a vampire bird.”

“I think jiggling is the answer.”

“I made my mustache backwards.”

“Local man dies of chaffing.”

“It’s like lemon bars outside.”

“I could be a vegetarian except for roast pork.”

“I feel like a raccoon trying to get something out of a tuna can.”


Is there anything you can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, or drinking? Obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation.

“I’m obsessed with all the beautiful lilac bushes around the county. Nothing says the start of summer like their lovely smell and beautiful shades of purple.” ~ Anonymous

“Fresh picked asparagus. As a kid, we ate that slimy, army green, awful variety from a can. But as an adult, there are few vegetables that I crave more than fresh picked asparagus. Yummmy!” ~ Anonymous


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?

“Gravel covered County Road F! It’s awful. Hurry up and slap some blacktop down on that.” ~ Anonymous

“Tissues that disintegrate in your hand. Really, if I had wanted to blow my nose directly on my fingers, I would have skipped the tissue altogether!” ~ Anonymous

“June Bugs!!! They are huge and they are gross and they are here and it’s not even June yet.” ~ Anonymous

“Unforseen crunchy items in my mouth. I hate it when I’m chewing some food item or another and I hit an unknown hard object. It grosses me out to no end. What is that?!?” ~ Anonymous

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.