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?

“Did I tell you I had a boiled burger?”

“Her name is Destiny?! She’s probably a hooker.”

“Just wait…one day I’ll make it big and you’ll all be laughing at me.”

“I hate TV crushes, but they’re the only kind I’ve been having lately.”

“I wish my self-worth wasn’t wrapped up in comments from Internet trolls, but it totally is.”

“He doesn’t have ulcers – he’s just a carrier.”

“I have weird grandmas.”

“We’re in downtown Canada.”

“Hey, isn’t the world supposed to end today?”

“My manila folder smelt like coffee for a week.”

“Those are like Biology Major pants.”


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

“Shout out to Ellen Barlas at Child’s Play for always taking it to the next level when I’m shopping for children’s’ toys and gifts.” ~ Jess Farley

“Shout out to the Cornerstone Pub for acting as our personal Peninsula Pulse cafeteria! We enjoy the staff as much as we enjoy the food.” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to Zion Lutheran Child Care for taking care of my baby.” ~ An Appreciative Mother


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?

“Finding white elephant gifts you’ve bestowed on others hidden in your car, on your staircase, or under your bed. Please, I don’t want that Snuggie back!” ~ Victim of Re-gifting

“When people don’t catch my Arrested Development references. Come on!” ~ Carol Thompson

“Stuffed muskrats. Not a fan.” ~ Sally Slattery

“This weather! Is fall back or spring early? It’s January in Wisconsin – I want to take out my cross-country skis, sled, and snowmobile!” ~ Homebound

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.