Overheard, Pet Peeves, 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?

“Get your cat ass out of my face.”

“His head looked like a crab cake.”

“He needs to be filled with more food and less emotions.”

“She radiates sunshine and goodness. I bet that’s why her skin is so nice!”

“Dude, you can’t go to London unless you understand the blitz.” (From the mouth of a 7th grader).

“You could shoe a horse with those earrings.”

“The cat has that ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Puker’ look right now… better close the bedroom doors.”


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 who complain about dogs behaving poorly but only mention the breed if it’s a pitbull.

Hoards of lake flies.

Tangled headphones.

Terrible minivan drivers. Your vehicle is the poster child of family and child safety. Drive like it!


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

Shout-out to Door County Ice Cream Factory for giving out free ice cream on Mother’s Day! ~ submitted by Gail

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.