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?

“My car still smells like that even though we ate all the bananas.”

“‘I want to shop.’ ‘No, we’re drinking today.’”

“I’m in Sturgeon Bay, I’m going to pump iron!”

“I don’t mess around with seasonal desserts.”

“He’s so afraid of authority figures.”

“I just need, like, a bucket full of cow heads.”

“‘Tongue jerky is the best jerky!’ ‘Totally.’”

“You two have steamy tacos.”

“I suckled the teat of Mother Nature.”

“That might of happened when I lived in your basement.”

“I always knew this town ran on burritos.”

“I mean he’s under 25 and hasn’t been to jail…not too shabby!”


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

“A very new driver from a land far away hit the ditch and gave herself a flat tire and a case of ‘I don’t know how to change it.’ Tom Vanderlinden noticed the problem and not only changed the tire, but kindly refused payment. What a nice guy!” ~ Terry

“Cheers to bats, birds, dragonflies and any other creature that eats mosquitoes! Cheers also to Deep Woods Off, Calamine Lotion, Cortizone Cream, and fingernails!” ~ Miss Anti-mosquito

“Shout out to Pulse classified readers. I’m having one of the best business starts in 34 years!” ~ Steve Reed, Independent Roofing & Carpeting


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?

“Trying to shave my legs while avoiding a dozen or so mosquito bites. Curses, you evil mosquitoes!” ~ Miss Anti-mosquito

“When parents allow their children to run wild in my gift shop. I’m not a babysitter and feel a large amount of stress watching your children handle breakable items while your back is turned. Please be aware of them.” ~ They Break It, You Buy It

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.