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?

“You have to handle your husband the way you would a Doberman.”

“I almost always opt for the kid urinal.”

“One time I was walking with my roommate to his car and I couldn’t tell if I’d peed my pants or not.”

“I don’t have my hearing aids in so I can’t see very well.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever be rich enough to like classical music.”

“She’s all about her tongue right now.”

“There’s a baby in the cabbage!”

“You don’t have to know English to understand the language of love.”

“Don’t go die in the woods.”

“Tea is like soup made out of plants.”

“I haven’t drooled in a really long time.”


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

“Shout out to fall flavors – squash, apples, carrots! I’m craving a hearty meal almost every night and I like it!” ~ Overeating in October

“Shout out to everyone who purchased scarves at Spot in Sister Bay to benefit the Sue Baldwin Fund! They raised $300. Way to go!” ~ 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?

“Tomatoes. Yes, I’m sick of them. They are everywhere and I just can’t stomach them any longer.” ~ Too Many Tomatoes

“Park goers who snack on granola bars and chips on the road, near their parked vehicles. (The parking lot surrounding Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Tower is the worst!) There are picnic tables all over the park, safer places to refuel and enjoy nature at its finest. Use them.” ~ Pro Picnic Table

“When I remove my contacts and forget where I placed my glasses. So I’m hunched over, squinting, half-blind, reaching my hand out to feel for them all over the house.” ~ A Wreck Without Specs

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.