Overheard, Pet Peeves 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?

“Follow the screaming children and take a left at the dead cow.”

“They called it a vacation – it was just mass chaos for 30 hours.”

“Broccoli is ridiculous as a sponge.”

“Sometimes you want to go to the wolves and say, ‘Hey, do you have to come by the daycare?’”

“If they can eat your kids, I’m your guy.”

“When invasives arrive, all sorts of evil descend therefrom.”

“Sounds like a good place to be naked in your yard.”

“I don’t know anyone who makes beer with their feet.”

“This hat cost more than my car.”

“I am not Catholic, but I’m uncomfortable.”

“It’s not racist, it’s sports.”

“One more thing – I heard all your farts.”

“I think there are dog treats in his beard.”


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

“Shout out to Altrusa Club of Door County for providing 480 new backpacks to local children! Wow, that’s generous!” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to Door Blooms Flower Farm for offering fresh, beautiful, and affordable bouquets on the side of the road!” ~ Flower Fan

“Shout out to Malibu Moos! Your Get Up and Dance custard sundae makes me want to do just that!” ~ Crazy for Custard


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?

“Paying bills. Enough said.” ~ Anonymous

“Walking into a room and forgetting why you needed to enter that room.” ~ Spacey Casey

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.