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?

“‘What do you want for breakfast?’ ‘Bubbles!’”

“I put my bare butt cheeks on Colonel Sanders.”

“‘Are you scratching your brain there kiddo?’ ‘Nope, just getting the boogers out.’”

“You know I don’t mind dust, when it comes to fecal matter…”

“I spend hours in front of the mirror making my hair elegantly disheveled.”

“I think I understand why you have to make the fish live in the bag before it can live in the tank.”

“Give me a whole mess of them banana peppers.”

“How many times can you watch Pitch Perfect in one week without it being considered excessive?”

“Behold the children of the night as they play such beautiful music!”


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

“Shout out to Townline Timber for an awesome job well done! Thanks for taking down the dead trees threatening our house, the big trunk of the tree that did fall on our house and grinding our stumps all while keeping our flowers safe and looking beautiful!” ~ Ryan, Angela, Mylo & Gizmo Sherman

“Shout out to all of Door County’s high school graduates! Congratulations – we wish you all the best.” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the Community Clinic for opening a Sister Bay location! Thank you for looking out for the uninsured of Door County.” ~ Anonymous


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?

“Men who buy you and your friend(s) a drink or a shot (without asking), and think that because they spent a buck or two on you and your friend(s) (without asking) they are entitled to interrupt your conversation, ask personal questions, and touch you. Please don’t do that – it’s not cute, flattering or wanted, it’s disgusting.” ~ Females Across the County

“People who don’t change the toilet paper roll. If it’s the end of the roll don’t leave a scrap for the next person. What’s worse is when there is another roll on the back of the toilet and you use that but still don’t put the new roll on holder. And for the record, the loose end of the roll should fall down from the front, not the back; but I wouldn’t complain if you would just put a new roll on!” ~Am I the only one who uses the bathroom?

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.