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’ve always wanted to rob a train.”

“Is it underwear season yet?”

“Who put the turtle in the hamper?”

“It will breed deer-pigs!”

“I like poop in my pants, it keeps my butt warm.”

“No one is gaining a role model out of that one.”

“I’m married, I have two kids – I can get fat!”

“I had fun with powered sugar for awhile.”

“We’re gonna talk about you when we get home.”

“Everyone is holding hands in Egg Harbor – I don’t get it.”


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

“Shout out to the Rhythm Chicken for making not one, but two appearances at back-to-back Door County weddings last weekend. Wedding Ruckus was a hit!” ~ Chicken Fan

“Shout out to Breaking Bad…for blowing my mind!” ~ Walter White Wannabe

“Shout out to the fun and friendly staff at Grasse’s Grill in Sister Bay for jump-starting my car late night last week. You saved me!” ~ Batteryless by the Bay


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?

“Television talk shows with multiple hosts who all talk at once, making it impossible to understand what any one of them is saying.” ~ Mary Ann Blahnik

“When my five-year-old daughter hides in the closest with a pair of safety scissors and chops her hair. Worse when she tries to cut her two-year-old brother’s hair as well. I’ve made it clear that’s not okay, so now all her dolls and Barbies are getting crew cuts.” ~ Hiding the Scissors

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.