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 feel aliver.”

“I’m so bad at Wisconsin.”

“I feel like I’m ripping the oil companies off.”

“As she got older her underwear got a little less consistent.”

“I will beat you with my polkacello.”

“I’m gonna doily your house now.”

“The landlord has a whip. That’s not good.”

“We’re already wearing cowboy hats. We can drink appletinis, it won’t make it any worse.”

“She has the mentality of a 16-year-old girl who hates her dad.”

“My urine-ometer protected me.”

“I’m kind of disturbed because this mug has nipples.”

“You could eat soup out of my belly button.”


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

“A shout out to young Harlie Busch and her mom Pam for the fundraiser that they and friends and family put together back on Aug. 24 to benefit food pantries in our county. Keep up the kind thoughts and the good work, Harlie. We need a whole lot more people like you in this old world.” ~ Sharon Thill

“Shout out to the Kolberg Braves for winning this year’s Door County Baseball League Championship!” ~ Staff of the Peninsula Pulse

“Shout out to the boys of First Choice Charters for helping and encouraging a first-time Lake Michigan fisherwoman pull in an epic trout. The whole trip was an awesome experience!” ~ Freshwater Fisher


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?

“People who don’t use cruise control and ones who drive from Sturgeon Bay to Baileys Harbor with their blinker on.” ~ Kris

“Dead flies between the screen and window sill.” ~ Where’s the Dust Buster?

“When people use Facebook to vent about their life problems, girl/boy problems, car problems, money problems. Let’s keep that a light, fun venue to share.” ~ Anonymous

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.