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?

“Isn’t that made out of cow’s blood?”

“Drug dealers need vacations too.”

“I don’t feel so bad about my life now.”

“Let me drink some vegetable oil in peace!”

“It’s hard to put a sweater on a pig.”

“I felt like I could run a marathon after having a baby.”

“There is a 10-pound wiener in there.”

“I sure am glad my daddy taught me how to spit.”

“You only get gold if you believe in me.”

“I’m 40 going on 8.”

“I hate to be the voice of reason here, but…”

“Sriracha is better than a religious experience.”

“I have this song from Jock Jams stuck in my head.”


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

“A shout out to Amy Isaacson for standing up for what she believes in.” ~ Sharon Thill

“Shout out to all the musicians and volunteers who donated their time and talent for the first-ever “Play It Forward” concert, benefiting the Go Bo Foundation, at the Door Community Auditorium.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to Nistebox for serving delicious burritos out of a stellar food truck!” ~ Burrito Betty


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?

“Pen explosions in my purse.” ~ Blue-hued Billfold

“Runners, walker, bikers who do not wear reflective clothing in the near dark or dark hours.” ~ Anonymous

“Sipping soda from a can on a lovely autumn day, then discovering a drowned bee at the bottom of said soda can at the near-end of consuming the can’s contents. Ewwww!” ~ Bees in my Beverage

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.