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?

“Is ‘fist pump’ one word or two?”

“‘What are you doing?’ ‘Trying to avoid seeing anyone I know.’”

“Have you met any emotionally available guys in Door County? Cause I haven’t.”

“Do I have a nice belly button?”

“Whoa! That’s a whole lot of circus peanuts.”

“I’m not going to pay $50 to be a M&M!”

“She’s singing in French, how do you know it’s a run-on sentence?”

“It’s tennis, if tennis were ping pong.”

“He’s all about animals that poop not in your house.”

“The only exercise I’ve done all day is standing.”

“He needs to be de-hickified.”


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

“Shout out to all the Harbor Hounds. Thanks for the bestest summer ever. Smell ya in the spring!” ~ Max

“Shout out to Marcy Farber and her “Art Crawl” meatballs. Yum!” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out the Door County League of Women Voters for hosting the candidate forum with Garey Bies and Patrick Veeser. It was great to see democracy in action!” ~ Vigorous Voter

“Shout out to the wonderful volunteers of the Ellison Bay Service Club for their beautiful floral planters displayed around town this year.” ~ 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?

“Halloween costumes that are nowhere near weather appropriate.” ~ Moms Across the Midwest

“Theme parties that don’t have a cat option.” ~ Cat Lady

“Negative campaign ads. It’s getting old.” ~ 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.