Overheard 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?

“Love yourself – don’t eat McDonald’s.”

“Chocolate milk is like a drug to me. It’s better each time and I always want more.”

“Apparently cookies for breakfast is unhealthy … I’m glad I’m an adult. I get to eat candy and cookies for meals.”

“Your gloves don’t have fingers and your shoes don’t have laces. You’re Door County hobo chic!”

“It’s like saying she wasn’t trying to be a stalker automatically made her less of a stalker.”

There Will Be Blood. Where there will be blood, there won’t be me.”

“Congratulations, you got grandpa’s boobs.”

“You’d better stop sneezing, you’re going to get sick.”


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?

People saying “I’m going to Sturgeon today.” Is it too hard to say Sturgeon Bay? I don’t hear them say Green, Egg, Fish, Baileys, Gills, etc. Really irritating.

Public entities, private business and home owners that fly the United States and/or state flags 24 hours a day and do not provide proper lighting at night and do not lower the flags to half-mast in accordance with directives from the federal and/or state governments.

Going for the last gulp of coffee in your travel mug and getting a mouthful of cruddy, gritty coffee ground remnants.

The phrase, “I’m just sayin.’” Yes, I know you are “just sayin’” because you just said it.

When you’re trying to cross the crosswalk but you can’t because traffic won’t stop for you. It is especially irritating when the drivers stare out the window at you as they drive past.

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