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?

“Fate, that’s an 18th century word.”

“Your son just asked if heaven is at Husby’s.”

“Why don’t you ever tell me I have incredible legs?”

“Were you scared of the Muppets or David Bowie’s pants?”

“Is she the one that works at the waitress museum?”

“I kissed a 22–year–old last year.”

“I know it feels weird, but it looks cool.”

“I guess I wouldn’t rule out a puke waffle.”

“I feel like the guy in the striped shirt is trying to be Clay Matthews.”

“She’s business minded, in a grumpy way.”

“Look at those loaves of bread out there…I mean hay rolls.”

“MY EARS…it’s like they have the Sirachi in them.”

“If you drink it in a wine glass, it’s okay.”


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

“Shout out to the ten Door County women who performed The Vagina Monologues at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. I was thoroughly entertained, moved to tears, and wildly impressed! Well done!” ~ Liberated Woman

“Shout out to the Algoma and Kewaunee Girls Basketball Teams for winning State Championship in their division. Way to represent northeast Wisconsin, ladies!” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to 40-degree weather! We’re ready to rock the shorts, capris, and short sleeves.” ~ Wisconsinites Everywhere


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 your server comes to check on your table right when you take a huge bite of food. ‘How’s everything?’ ‘Mmmmm.’” ~ Bad Timing

“The trouble I have trying to cook two different pastas together. Sometimes I want variety. Is that too much to ask?” ~ Pasta Problems

“Overly peppy exercise instructors. I like a little encouragement, but when they are singing your praises and shouting instruction every other beat – ‘Yeah, good job! You’re a champion! Squeeze, squeeze those muscles! Good! Now to the left, to the right. You look great!’ – I lose focus and usually succumb to giggling fits.” ~ Chill Pill

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.