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 have very porous teeth.”

“Reggae makes me feel like I should be drinking and not be doing anything.”

“I prefer trees to older folks.”

“There was one time when I was alone on a Greyhound because everyone else got off to go to Burger King.”

“The county clerk table is filled with virgins.”

“I was watching a Folgers commercial and started crying.”

“So I figured out I’m totally attracted to large eyebrows.”

“I mean, she’s not pretty, but showering would make it better.”

“Did you get your underwear out of my purse?”

“He’s like Oprah, he doesn’t need a last name.”

“My kid has a pimple on his thigh.”

“I didn’t make out with anyone in elementary school, I’m not a weirdo.”


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

“Merci to the Door County Auditorium for bringing us Moonrise Kingdom— one of the most refreshingly-presented synergistic movies I’ve ever seen; so wonderful to immerse oneself in the big screen version. As Ralphie said at the end of A Christmas Story, ‘All was right with the world.’” ~ Julie Stratton

“Shout out to Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay for presenting a diverse selection of events – screening, concerts, lectures, and more – to keep winter residents and visitors busy and entertained! Extra kudos for raising money for The Healing Project and Hurricane Sandy relief. Well done!” ~ Grateful Door County Gal


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 movies don’t come to the Sturgeon Bay Cinema until weeks after they were already released. The Internet totally spoiled the ending of Lincoln for me.” ~ Movie Buff

“When the warm weather tips over and melts my beautiful snowman. Darn – I worked hard on that.” ~ Snowman Maker

“Cars that beep at you when you don’t have your seatbelt on. I know I don’t have my seatbelt on! It was a conscious choice! Stop nagging me!” ~ Give Me a Minute to Situate Myself

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.