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?

“It’s got that good greasy crunch.”

“I’m drinking water out of a wine glass cause I want to feel fancy.”

“It’s fun to shock cops.”

“I savored my gummy vitamins.”

“Winter should always be followed by another word…winter dinner, winter party, winter snow, winter sucks…whoops, won’t go there yet!”

“Don’t do seashell coffee.”

“Did anyone look up plastic butt?”

“So…Matt says you have worms.”

“I’m not going to get wasted tonight, guys. I mean it.”

“You’re wearing a sweater with kittens on it, why are you talking to me?”

“And then they asked me about my ninja sword.”

“We had to leave early because my mom thought she could hear bears.”


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

“Shout out to the Fall 50 runners, especially those folks who will run the entire course – from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay – on their own.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to everyone who braved the constant rain and enjoyed Fall Fest in Sister Bay. The food was delicious, the music was fantastic – good times were certainly had!” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the seasonal workers for making it through another Door County season! Good luck on your next venture.” ~ Anonymous


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 a stray bit of eggshell ends up on your chocolate cake.” ~ Aspiring baker

“When you jump in a huge, muddy puddle with your new water boots and the sole fills up with water. Come on!” ~ Wet foot

“That the hours of daylight are waning quickly. Soon all the hours of sunshine will be spent in the office.” ~ 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.