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?

“Chicago is like the meatiest city in the country.”

“Do they have real vegan pizza or just non-cheese?”

“Hipsters in Portland are rebelling against hipsters.”

“I almost said the word ‘marijuana’ out loud.”

“I have dreams I can fly, but I have to freestyle stroke to do it.”

“Middle-aged men should not wear turtlenecks, I really believe that.”

“We’re gonna do a shot! Wait, have you had your insulin?”

“I’m a classy broad. I’ve only ever passed out once.”

“And finish with the cornbread cool down.”

“I’d sit on Kenny Rogers’ lap.”

“I think Kevin Bacon gets sexier the older he gets.”

“My tombstone is going to say, ‘Mans’ Best Friend.’”

“The Cheetos are in fancy pottery so it’s ok.”


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

“Shout out to the very nice lady who helped me pry open my frozen car door in the Target parking lot. I’m not sure I would have stopped to help someone in single-digit temperatures, so thank you!” ~ Iced Out

“Shout out to Samantha Cole, this year’s Miss Door County! Congratulations!” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the folks with trucks and snowplows for helping the rest of us in the snowy season.” ~ Snowed In

“Shout out to the Blue Horse Café for opening their new doors! Thank you for bringing your blueberry tea, curry chicken salad sandwich, and delicious pasta salad back in my life…it’s been too long.” ~ 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 people write ‘everyday’ when they mean ‘every day.’”

~ A Grammar-lovin’ Grandma

“How nasty and judgmental folks can get about musicians and performers. Facebook and Twitter exploded with negative commentary during the Super Bowl and Grammys, and that sucks. Come on, guys – it can’t be easy to get in front of millions of people and do your thing. Show some love.” ~ No More Hating

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.