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?

“Think twice about Trout Man before you click ‘wink.’”

“It has revolutionized the way I send pictures of my butt.”

“Look at the dancing wiener.”

“He’s a hick with teeth because he’s got a really good smile.”

“I was on a leash when I was little.”

“I’ve been with him so long I know what his farts smell like.”

“How come all the guys with metal plates in their heads are asking me out?”

“You put intelligence on drugs, fun things happen.”

“I was a teenage butter eater.”

“I like my Midwest safari look.”


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

“Shout out to Door County’s sunset audiences – it’s wonderful to see so many people appreciate the majestic beauty of nature. That regular round of applause always pleases me as well.” ~ Sunset Seeker

“Shout out to all of the county’s new businesses! We wish you all the best of luck on your first season.” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse


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 I meet someone, whether out at the bars, in a shop, or through a friend, and ten minutes later they’re requesting a Facebook friendship. Too much, too soon!” ~ Not Friends, Not Yet Anyway

“Sitting in the office when it starts pouring rain, and realizing your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen windows are wide open…fifteen miles away.” ~ Damp Dwellings

“Watching someone smother a perfectly good steak in ketchup and/or ranch dressing.” ~ Come on, Wisconsin!

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.