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 good weather to curl up in a ball and cry.”

“I hit a rabbit yesterday, you guys.”

“Dad, are we going to eat that dinosaur?”

“The last time she said no, she didn’t understand the question.”

“That’s trust – I’ll let you cut the hair that hangs over my face.”

“I must have a slow variety of box elder bugs.”

“Alls you can do is stare at the Jesus.”

“I tried to keep my elf ears for a really long time but they got moldy.”

“I hope a tree falls on him…in a nice way.”

“I feel like I want to buy seven packs of cigarettes and I don’t even smoke!”

“I want to rent a child so I can bring them to a parade and get the candy.”


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

“Shout out to my little brother for registering and voting for the first time on Nov. 6— you were probably more informed about the candidates than me.” ~ A Proud Sister

“Shout out to Daylight Savings Time, for giving me an hour of my life back.” ~ Matt Ledger

“Shout out to all the Christmas trees up in Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor. They certainly put me in the holiday spirit. Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to finding those six whole dollars in my winter coat. Score!” ~ Sally Slattery


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 you have big plans to do your laundry (in a public place), which you’ve held off doing for days, and all the washers and dryers are full. Ugh.” ~ Laundry Procrastinator

“Moldy Halloween pumpkins. Time to clear those guys out.” ~ Carol Thompson

“Paying bills. Enough said.” ~ Anonymous

“When parents use the tell-the-nice-waitress-what-you-want tactic in attempt to force their painfully shy children out of their shell. And the restaurant is full. And food is up. And drinks are up. And the child will not say a word. Please, for all our sakes, just order that kid’s chicken tenders basket for them.” ~ Waitress in a Rush

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.