Overheard, Shout Outs 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?

“I have this imaginary screen I pull down between the customers and me.”

“Whenever I drive past a really smelly farm, I think of driving with my mom.”

“Why is Lance Armstrong on steroids? You don’t need to be strong to walk on the moon.”

“We’re gonna have a nerd extravaganza.”

“‘That’s a little high for a tramp stamp.’ ‘That’s because I’m so old that when I got it, pants still came up that high.’”

“First things first, we crashed a bachelor party.”

“That was a girl that worked at Hooters. She kind of messed him up a bit.”

“All I know is, I needed a lot of energy drinks, a lot of beer, and a lot of chew to get through that day.”

“As a geek, The Big Bang Theory offends me.”


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

“Shout out to beer!” ~ A Wisconsinite

“Shout out to Shopko. Welcome to the neighborhood.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to Libby Glabe for taking some time to help us sticker over 5,000 issues of the latest Door County Living. You’re the best!” ~ Staff of Peninsula Publishing and Distribution


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?

“Sneezing in the midst of applying mascara.” ~ Miss Allergies

“A compliment that’s not really a compliment. Example: ‘You look good – did you lose weight?’” ~ Anonymous

“Falling down…in public.” ~ Anonymous

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.