Overheard and Shout Outs


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?

“Oh, that’s neat. I’m officially carrying around cat toys in my pockets like a crazy person.”

“I now realize that arriving at the airport two hours prior to departure doesn’t apply in North Dakota.”

“I still have Disney sippy cups.”

“Never underestimate a good quote to spice up the mockery of others.”

“It’s my birthday and I want to have a blood feast.”

“Don’t snort the grass, people!”

“If anyone is really angry and would like to rip something apart, we have a rotten deck that would be happy to oblige.”

“Try doing sit-ups with a 17-pound cat holding you down.”

“Today I learned I’m the sort of person who’d spend more time updating his running playlist than actually running.”

“I don’t want to be the one who helps her lose her job.”


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

“Thank you to the Baileys Harbor couple in a blue Dodge truck who gave me a ride when I ran out of gas in Sturgeon Bay.” ~ Anonymous

“A great big shout-out to the great city of Chicago for becoming one of more than 40 U.S. and Canadian cities that passed an ordinance that their pet stores can only sell cats and dogs that come from rescues or shelters.” ~ Sharon Thill

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.