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?

“One of the guys was dressed up like a male pony. He was just beautiful.”

“Nothing worse than a premature tongue flirtation!”

“That’s what Kelly does, Oreo balls!”

“I am sorry I violated your nut cracker.”

“That was my world famous interpretive worm.”

“Today is old-men-who-look-like-my-ex-boyfriend day.”

“That settles it – I’m going to stop licking doorknobs. Today.”

“It’s INSANE how many mental illnesses there are out there.”

“He always gets spit on my thigh.”

“Who gives a kid a cheeseburger as a snack?”

“I thought I could look past his desire to be a professional fake wrestler.”


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

“Shout out to Kathleen Harris and Peninsula State Park Nature Center for hosting an awesome Timberdoodle program and egg hunt. We had so much fun!” ~The Sherman Family

“The trickling in of summer folks who have spent the off season elsewhere – Arizona, Florida, somewhere warm. It’s so nice to have you back, but why didn’t you bring warmer weather with you?” ~ Carol Thompson


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?

“Partners who need the television on to fall asleep. I need the television not on to fall asleep – infomercials, sports highlights, and Seinfeld reruns just aren’t relaxing to me.” ~ Earplug Ester

“Bicyclists who ride on the left side of the road (facing oncoming traffic) and walkers/joggers who walk/jog on the right side of the road (with the traffic).” ~ Cautious Carrie

“Hiking without a belt. Good thing I have great nature skills and can create a makeshift belt out of a shoelace.” ~ Keep Your Pants On

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.