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 think I saw Santa coming out of the Town Hall.”

“I thought I was born in a washer dryer.”

“Would you check my ligaments?”

“These peaches taste exotic. I think they’re from a can.”

“You’re like an elephant – not in a fat way, just in the way you drink water kinda way.”

“Nobody smells good at a music festival.”

“I like to read and I like pizza.”

“I’ll have you know I’m in a gluten intolerance support group.”


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

“Shout out to all of the volunteer coaches and board members of Washington Island Soccer Club, Northern Door Soccer Association, and Door County Soccer Association for another great year of Door County soccer!” ~ Scott R. Bader

“Shout out to this year’s Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee entrants! Kudos for putting your creative work out there. Good luck!” ~ Sally Slattery, Contest Administrator

“Shout out to The Garage at Husby’s Food and Spirits in Sister Bay – you’ve become one of my favorite summertime hangouts!” ~ 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?

“Ants. Where do they come from? How did they get in my tightly sealed brown sugar container? Ewww.” ~ Invaded by Ants

“Sand in my sheets. With all this summer activity and my constant flip flop wearing, sand is collecting at the end of my bed. Not a pleasant feeling when you’re sliding in between the sheets for a good night rest.” ~ Sandy Sheets Sufferer

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.