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 not really a ‘murder’ kind of guy.”

“It’s okay cause my pants are high-waisted.”

“We went to Wal-Mart to, you know, check out chicks and be in the air conditioning.”

“So I’m in David’s Bridal…”

“I love crushing animal bones with a metal hand tool.”

“That sounds like something white-trash dogs get.”

“You might have glitter poop, actually.”

“…a religious amount of babies.”

“It feels like a bluegrass band is playing in my stomach right now.”

“I once got a raccoon drunk.”

“‘What did my mother need us to look for in Sturgeon Bay?’ ‘Coral-colored clip-on earrings.’”


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

“A yummy shout out goes to Steep Creek Farms for providing us a bountiful, weekly harvest of fresh veggies. Their newsletter and recipes help me create new dishes that are ever pleasin’ to the family and friends. Each week is a surprise in every box! A shout out also goes to the Sister Bay family that allows us to pick up our goodies at their home.” ~ D Jones

“Shout out to the organizers of the Baileys Harbor parade and the Door County Trolley drivers. Well done!” ~ First Time Participant

“Shout out to all the inflatable people at the Shovels & Rope concert and the Door Community Auditorium for bringing such awesome musicians to the county!” ~ Lover of Music & Dancing


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?

“The crabbiness that sets in when you are hungry. Please don’t take anything I say personally when my tummy is rumbling.” ~ Starvin’ Marvin

“Realizing you forgot to put on deodorant.” ~ Sweaty Betty

“People who cannot co-exist with insects this time of year. There is no need to kill that spider, grasshopper, or Luna Moth in your home. Catch and release.” ~ Love Your Multi-legged Visitors

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.