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’d just take all my clothes off and jump in.”

“If I lived in Oregon, I would have 17 boyfriends.”

“I really wish I could be a British dandy.”

“I’m drinking shark milk and it’s delicious.”

“My grandma can shave a whole turkey in like three minutes.”

“I ripped the leg off a chicken.”

“I was training for a pizza eating contest at the time.”

“They support my ankles but damage my ego.”

“And then I spit on it, and it felt pretty good.”


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

“Shout out to all the participants and winners of this year’s Death’s Door BBQ on Washington Island! It was a beautiful day to celebrate meat in its slow-cooked glory.” ~ BBQ Baby

“Shout out to all the students heading back to school – from elementary to undergrad. We wish you a successful semester of learning and hope you had a fabulous summer!” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse


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?

“Visiting Washington Island and not being anonymous. Did all my acquaintances pick the same weekend as me for their island getaway?” ~ Anonymous

“Expecting a sweet and savory bite of licorice to find it disgustingly salty. Ewww. Who invented that flavor?” ~ Sweet Licorice Lady

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.