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 just think that that kind of jean will give you a muffin top.”

“Look, it’s Jesus! And he lights up!”

“She’s not really college material.”

“I don’t think I’m going to the meat market today?”

“A hot dog is probably mostly gluten.”

“I think my shoes might smell like meat”

“I just saw a woman with the most amazing mustache”

“Whole lotta strange for a little bit of a change.”

“The amount of maraschino cherries I eat is ungodly.”

“Is this a pizza with a fork place?”

“I don’t lick every chip.”

“Do you guys know any dumb people?”


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

“Shout out to Dave, the Course Director of the Door County Half Iron Man. Thanks from three Kansas City women whom you hydrated and encouraged to the very end. Awesome course volunteers! We will always remember your kindness.” ~ Kansas City Athletes

“Shout out to Lisa Seeber of Something Fishy in Egg Harbor for helping me create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind necklace for my sister!” ~ Sally Slattery

“Shout out to the man at the Piggly Wiggly who insisted I go before him when he saw the contents of my basket: tea, tomato soup, cough drops, and oatmeal.” ~ Cold Season Sufferer


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?

“Baylake Bank closing at 4:30 pm on a Fridays. Bunch of hogwash.” ~ Disgruntled Banker

“When a mysterious number calls my phone and the caller doesn’t leave a message. I always assume it’s a long lost lover, it’s probably a telemarketer.” ~ Suspicious Screener

“Going to Target for one thing and leaving $300 in the hole.” ~ 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.