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 hope you know I shaved my legs for you people.”

“I fry you macaroni all the time.”

“There’s no way there’s any old poop left in me.”

“Sometimes if you wear skinny jeans it hurts if you have long leg hair.”

“Once again, you’re caught between a rock and a crazy place.”

“I want normal customers.”

“I keep referring to him as an airhead but in reality I think he’s not that bright.”

“If its puréed I will eat just about anything.”

“You can be alone in the pool when you’re three?!”

“I think women chattering should be a white noise…it should be an app.”

“Best horse hooves I’ve ever had.”


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

“A shout out to the trees of Door County! Merci for the spectacular show this fall. I am a most grateful recipient!” ~ Julie Stratton

“Good night beaches,

good night pier…

no more jumping until next year!

Good night Peninsula State Park…

where we watched a play after it got dark.

No more classes at Savory Spoon,

no more campfires looking up at the moon.

Good night 106.9…

don’t worry, I will listen online!

No more reading the Peninsula Pulse

no more shopping at Maxwell’s House.

So long to watching many boats,

so long to Door County Ice Cream and floats.

Good night cottage, it’s time to rest,

Good night Door County, you are simply the best!”

~ A poetic shout out to Door County submitted by Stephanie Pabich


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?

“Falling down…in public.” ~ Miss Klutzy

“An insult disguised as a compliment. For example, ‘You could be a model, if you lost some weight.’ Why, thank you!” ~ Anonymous

“Spilling au jus sauce on your work shirt, apron, and pants in the midst of a Saturday night dinner rush. Though, perhaps smelling like a juicy steak is an effective selling technique…” ~ Soaked Server

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.