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 want to be alone for long enough I go a little insane.”

“Drunk people love giving away money.”

“I’m a firm believer in you shouldn’t trim your mustache.”

“I couldn’t have done it without myself.”

“I can’t be expected to understand the creativity of a real musician.”

“That’s a little fashion forward for you.”

“I drink more at work than anywhere else.”

“I’m so lucky I’ve established myself as antisocial.”

“I miss his newborn poop. It smelled kind of sweeter.”

“Mom said we can’t get a dog until we all stop peeing in our pants.”

“They do things a little differently in Delaware.”

“She is what I call a controlled train wreck.”


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

“Shout out to Arroyo Bay Grill, for having the best pizza in Door County. Way to go, Shane. And The Shoreline, for “desserting” me with their awesome salt caramel vanilla crunch cake. And Shoreline Charters out of Gills Rock for the truly fun lighthouse tour guided by Captain Tom and his sidekick, Judy.” ~ Sharon Thill

“Shout out to the woman who offered to pay the bill of this mother of three toddlers who forgot her wallet and cellphone on the kitchen counter, 75 miles away. Your kindness overwhelmed me! I promise to pay it forward.” ~ Grateful Gal


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 people use ‘over’ when they mean ‘more than,’ as in ‘She lived more than 100 years.’ Over refers to a spatial relationship and more than refers to numbers. It’s that simple.” ~ Grammar Police

“Premature fall foliage. Don’t you turn orange, red, or yellow on me! I’m not ready!” ~ Summer Lover

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.