Overheard and Obsessions


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 just thought you put 420 in your username because numbers make things seem more professional.”

“I was hit on the head by a hammer twice in one week. I put them on the top of the ladder and forgot they were there when I moved it.”

“My theory is this – if you can afford to vacation in Door County, you can afford a GPS to know where you’re going.”

“I’ll take some ham with my friedness.”

“You could be the Macklemore of the fashion magazine industry.”

“Victory is smelling your armpits.”


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.

The beach!

William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor book series.

Real Simple magazine.

Back-to-school shopping. Not!

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.