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 just walked into the refrigerator to brush my teeth.”

“If it’s going to be that kind of party I’m putting my finger in the mashed potatoes.”

“Forget wimpy burgers, I gotta dance.”

“I’m an equal opportunity rubber.”

“I’m pretty sure I eat his boogers on a daily basis.”

“Can I write ‘daddy’s girl’ on your tramp stamp?”

“That’s an outfit you wear to the library.”

“You’ll have to hold me back, I might go suck on his beard.”

“My soul is soaked in bitters.”

“That’s not where your verbs go.”

“Oh my god! I just bought magic mushrooms for my son!”

“Do you grow oranges here?” (Overheard at Seaquist Orchards.)

“I’ve got to get out of this spandex.”


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

“Shout out to all the gorgeous vegetables popping out of the ground! Yum.” ~ Harvest Heaven

“Shout out to the anonymous donor who has agreed to contribute $50,000 to the Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative if SBSI is able to raise a matching $50,000 from the community! Talk about generosity!” ~ Skater Boy

“Shout out to all the young homeowners in Door County! Way to invest in your lives and the community!” ~ Inspired Renter


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 bicyclists ride side by side on windy back roads. Please ride single file and help drivers help you be safe.” ~ Concerned Driver

“A sinus infection in August! Not a fan, Stan.” ~ Miss Sniffles

“Returning home to find my roommate’s toenails on the coffeetable. Gross!” ~ Use the Bathroom

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.