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 got to venture into another good church today.”

“I love Bill Clinton – he’s so cool. I totally understand what Monica Lewinski was thinking.”

“I’m more of a squaw than a chief.”

“I’m not even responsible for myself tonight.”

“Did I just cough up my unborn twin?”

“It’s like a teenager comedy for old people.”

“My biggest fear is getting a double chin.”

“I had a hermit crab named James Van Der Beek.”

“There’s nothing worse for your mental health than wearing pants that are too tight.”

“Who has their feet under my desk?”


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

“Shout out to my awesome employers and co-workers at MacReady Artisan Bread Co.! It’s been a wonderful summer. I’ve learned a lot and had so much fun working with you. Thank you! I hope you have an excellent winter season, and I can´t wait to see you next summer!” ~ L.S.

“Shout out to the Wilde men! Thank you for inviting me to witness the Green Bay Packers destroy the Chicago Bears with 70,000 other fans – seven sacks, a fly over, lots of Miller Lite. Epic. Another shout out to Mark Murphy’s daughter for letting me try on her father’s Super Bowl ring in the parking lot!” ~ Sally Slattery

“Shout out to the boot brush station at trail heads. Thank you for stopping spread invasive species.” ~ Concerned Woods Walker


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?

“When someone goes on and on about their intensive workout regime, how easy and necessary it is for them to run (not walk) ten miles a day. I’m impressed. I get it – you’re super fit. Shut up. I will continue to run/walk two miles a few times a week and feel good about it.” ~ Moderate Exerciser

“The mispronunciation of the school in Institute. There is only one ‘o’ in the last syllable of the word. Even some of the administrators pronounce it as if it’s a place to go swimming! Shouldn’t the name of the place you work deserve the respect shown in pronouncing the name correctly? Sevastopol is a wonderful school with an excellent staff and the best students in the county. Please show them and their school respect.” ~ Anonymous

“People who root for the Bears. What are you thinking?” ~ Packer Backer

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.