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?

“Now that’s a good place to be a curtain salesman.”

“I don’t eat livers…or gizzards…or snouts…or beaks.”

“See, horses are just like humans!”

“You have womanly hips now.”

“I feel like I’ve been tarred and feathered by a group of old ladies.”

“I’m gonna steal me a Lamborghini.”

“I still wish you were here and I’m not even drunk now.”

“You know what my soup tastes like? Pepperoni.”

“If I was five, I’d want to date you.”

“Did you hear that?! They shut off the panda cam!”

“Do you know what I’m doing tonight? Vacuuming my barn.”


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

“Shout out to hiking without earbuds in! I took to the trails without my tunes the other day and felt so much more relaxed and aware of my surroundings – the rustle of the trees, the crash of waves, and my own thoughts.” ~ Hiking Headphone-free

“Shout out to all those who participated in the final Johnny G. Scramble at Peninsula State Park Golf Course! It was a beautiful day and another successful event.” ~ Anonymous


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 your boss micromanages you on very simple tasks, like folding. I may not be good at much, pretty sure I’m okay at folding.” ~ Furious Folder

“When you have a head cold, and you need your head (well, brain) for work.” ~ Riding the Struggle Bus

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.