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?

“There was a phase where I liked Garth Brooks.”

“Because Jacob is biblical.”

“Do you want to talk about pollution or football?”

“Of all the men I know you are the one that would sympathetically lactate.”

“I was having a dream about an explosion, but it was all inside my body.”

“You do not chew metal! We talked about this!”

“I’m going to wear sweatpants, but they’re my nice sweatpants.”

“I haven’t tickled you in months.”

“I’m a comma queen. I love commas.”

“That’s like horror movie dangerous.”

“My house is the color of flesh.”


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

“Shout out the my fellow coworkers for filling the Peninsula Pulse office with plenty of baked goods: pumpkin cake, M&M bars, chocolate chip cookies, and muffins galore. I’m on a sugar high for most of the day, which may or may not be a good thing.” ~ Matt Ledger

“Shout out to a few young Sister Bay girls who let Lucy, my three-year-old, pet their kitties while we went on a Sunday stroll. You made Lucy’s vacation! It’s all she could talk about during our trip to Door County.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to Trio Restaurant in Egg Harbor, who has been recently awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2012. Way to put Door County on the map.” ~ Trio Fan


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?

“Trying to find a day planner for the complete 2013 calendar year. Every one available is from September 2012 to August 2013. Come on – I ‘ve got some important dates to remember and write down.” ~ Calendar Girl

“Yellow. It does nothing for my skin tone.” ~ Anonymous

“When a random, excitable Green Bay Packers fan tries to give you a high five, misses your wide open palm by a mile, and smacks you square in the face. First down!” ~ Bruised Packers Fan

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.