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 guess it’s a better hobby than smoking crack.”

“I just vomited in his voicemail.”

“You know how to skin little woodland animals, don’t you?”

“Drinking beer without you has no meaning.”

“I do love warm mayonnaise.”

“If that was my name I’d be sad too.”

“I want to step on his toe and poke him in the eye.”

“Will you go to the pickle ball with me?”

“I don’t have any obligations for the rest of my life.”

“You know that coffee shop up north? Their coffee tastes too much like coffee.”

“The pickled eggs are ok, but the gizzards I can’t handle.”


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

“Shout out to the singing, guitar-strumming man at Sister Bay Park last weekend for playing your heart out and adding a lovely soundtrack to my sun-soaking.” ~ Girl on the Rainbow Towel

“Shout out to the folks at the Holiday Music Motel, and Sturgeon Bay in general, for hosting one of hell of a live music event! We look forward to seeing all the fantastic musicians at some of our favorite local haunts during Steel Bridge Songfest.” ~ 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?

“Those twenty minutes after you paint your fingernails. You can’t touch, pick up, or put on anything.” ~ Tense Fingertips

“Breaking a friend’s dish, vase, or knick-knack. It’s an awkward situation for all.” ~ Clumsy Cathy

“When the to-go coffee lids come off as you’re sipping! Ouch.” ~ Stained for the Day

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.