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’m wearing wet pants right now and it’s a little uncomfortable.”

“I’m a puddle duck!”

“Last night at work I pulled a tick off my face.”

“Congratulations, you blend in with the hippies now.”

“Did I ever tell you about the guy who gave me a Mormon Bible?”

“It looks like Pinterest threw up all over her wall.”

“Some candy is better than no candy.”

“I’m not in the county, I’m in the Village of Ephraim!”

“It’s 100 degrees of miserable.”

“You’re a Scandinavian ice princess.”

“Dear sweet, sweet baby Jesus, please let the lawnmower start!”

“He ordered a shot of rail gin…microwaved.”

“I wonder if this thing will sound the same when you hit your sister with it.”


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

“Shout out to the Andersons for bringing Baileys Harbor “Icon” Maxwelton Braes back to life!” ~ Bill & Kay

“Shout out to all those submitting poetry, prose, and photography to our annual Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Jubilee! Some fantastic submissions are streaming in…don’t forget to send in yours!” ~ Sally Slattery, Contest Administrator

“Shout out to all those who skipped from one awesome Door County festival to the other last weekend – Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, Beer Fest in Baileys Harbor, and Fyr Bal Fest in Ephraim. Wow – what a whirlwind!” ~ 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 someone sends an email to a business or organization and begins with ‘Dear Sirs.’ Chances are pretty good that a madam will be receiving and responding to that email. Go with ‘To Whom it May Concern.’ It’s 2013.” ~ Anonymous

“Lathering up with SPF 30 for a day at the beach and 24 hours later discovering burns in areas you completely forgot about, such as ears, toes, and hairline. Ouch.” ~ Burnt Betty

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.