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?

“Once my teeth are totally rotted and have fallen out, then I’ll try meth.”

“Why are you so sweaty?”

“You should write the bylaws for the Door County Swingers Society.”

“I’m OK with surgery as long as I’m perky and pretty and I still have sensitivity.”

“Popcorn, brownies and booze – that’s all you need.”

“Oh! He looks like a semi-normal person!”

“I have to go make sure my records didn’t melt in my car.”

“They start pounding at 7 am on the dot. Everyday.”

“I just came from the bathroom and there was nothing pressing.”

“The smell at the festival in Baileys Harbor on Saturday was over beering.”


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?

Drivers who put cyclists’ and pedestrians’ lives at risk because they don’t have the patience to wait five seconds to either pass the cyclist safely or wait for the pedestrian to cross the street.

When you open a magazine and the annoying subscription cards fall on the floor.

Receiving magazines you never subscribed to (and would never subscribe to).

Having to search for parking during a busy festival because some dimwit stranger parked in your driveway.

Inaccurate weather apps.

Trying to turn left on the weekends.

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.