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?

“They got a new gal working there, and I think she might be dumb.”

“No one has ever given me dirt for my birthday before. Thank you!”

“They probably inject them with those farm fresh flavors.”

“It doesn’t go well with her skin.”

“She’s really terrible at Instagram.”

“Teeth just don’t fall out.”

“They can’t taste the same as we taste.”

“I was the little bell that didn’t ring.”

“Is there a cream cheese gnome in here?”


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

“Shout out to Paul of Summit Plumbing for removing the pen that was clogging the Peninsula Pulse office toilet. We appreciate the quick fix and promise to keep track of our writing utensils.” ~ Staff of Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the new owners of Dovetail Trading (the old Sister Bay General Store) for going the extra mile, even when someone makes a stupid mistake – like putting diesel gasoline in their car! Oops.” ~ Too embarrassed to admit it was me

“Shout Out to all the Fyr Bal volunteers. We appreciate your help making the 48th Fyr Bal Festival a great success!” ~ Ephraim Business Council

“Shout out to the Blacksmith Inn, for sharing your cherry cheese croissants. Yum, they were delicious!” ~ Staff of Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to all of the volunteers at the Ride for Nature. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you!” ~ Peninsula Pacers


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?

“People you travel behind who are going 45 mph, then when you finally get the chance to pass them they realize they’ve been going below the speed limit – and then they speed up!” ~ Anonymous

“Birds that squawk outside my window at 4:30 am. Must you chirp that early?” ~ A Sleepy Writer

“Car shopping.” ~ Frustrated Car Shopper

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.