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 could either buy six drinks or a pair of shoes.”

“I’m hungry for a Keystone.”

“I can ride a bike to work and complain about my chai latte.”

“People with words on their butt are not okay with me.”

“I’m a raging, man-hating feminist and I don’t even think you’re a pig.”

“I don’t need to get naked randomly.”

“You like Enya? I’ve got more Enya. I’ll put it on shuffle.”

“I like tractor noise.”

“You mean my stunning ballerina wife in another life?”

“I just want to take a bath in cilantro.”

“You’re full mooning.”

“What am I supposed to do, not dance with dogs?”


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

“Many thanks to Bernie and the gang at Reinhard Plumbing! The other morning when our well pump gave up the ghost, they had us up and running again by the time we got back from breakfast at The Viking and a stop at the Sister Bay dog park. Great job, guys!” ~ Kim and Kathleen Manner (and Libby the Dog)

“Shout out to all the incredible athletes who participated in last weekend’s Door County Triathlon – especially our former intern Jackson Parr who won the Sprint (and got up the next day to participate in the Half Iron).” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the Red Putter – my first experience was super fun!” ~ Carol Thompson


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?

“How quickly the summer flies by. It’s already the end of July!?” ~ Say No to Cold

“Too many live music options on any given night of the week in Door County. (Though, that’s not a bad problem to have.)” ~ Sweet Summer Soundtrack

“When critters steal veggies from my garden! Plant your own.” ~ Veggie Vigilante

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.