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 for some reason ended up hugging a deer limb in Leadville, Colorado.”

“I think I should show him the naughty finger.”

“This pizza burger tastes so good after winning that light saber battle.”

“Can I get a virgin rum and Coke?”

“I’m blacking out!”

“Hey baby, you want to lick some soup off this ham hock?”

“Only my toes are touching the toilet.”

“I killed seven pumpkins tonight.”

“They could have a rifle in their jeans, or bear mace.”

“I’d love to put chocolate flowers on my armpits.”

“Get back to work, pandas.”

“I consider dressing your kids in Packers clothes child abuse.”

“Bathrobes are an art.”


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

“I’d like to give a shout out to the fantastic owners and staff of Gordon Lodge for an amazing event for our Daisy Troop!” ~ Troop 4331

“Shout out to Lampert Lumber for a fantastic Ladies Tool Night. Lots of fun, especially making birdhouses! Delicious treats too.” ~ Anonymous

“A shout out to Anne St. Henry for having hot chocolate with marshmallows waiting for the three volunteers who parked cars in the cold rain at American Folklore Theatre’s show on Friday night.” ~ A Fan Forever


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?

“Dull silverware at restaurants.” ~ Sawing my Steak, Wrecking the Plate

“When people don’t listen to me. I’m so smart!” ~ 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.