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?

“It smells like sugar donuts, but in a cold way.”

“What happens in the toilet stays in the toilet.”

“You can imagine me missin’ some teeth.”

“‘I think it’s a painful experience both physically and mentally to be possessed by a demon.’ ‘If you’ve ever been pregnant, that’s close.’”

“The cheese curds are in the candy bowl.”

“I let a girl in because she impressed me by eating a piece of paper.”

“There’s a video of me trying to speak German and I didn’t have any pants on.”

“I keep texting my friends pictures of my butt but no one’s responding.”

“We’re watching depressing documentaries in the living room if anyone wants to join.”

“You talk about farts. I love you.”

“You know you are the potatoes.”

“Vince Lombardi always said ‘a tie was like kissing your sister.’”

“Oh, hi. I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on!”


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

“Shout out to Christmas shopping local! Door County offers an array of unique gifts that cannot be found elsewhere – take advantage this holiday season.” ~ Support Local Businesses

“A shout out to everyone involved with the Maritime Museum’s Pirate Day. It made my son’s day to see pirates and a ‘real’ pirate ship with a cannon…and he got an awesome mustache that he sported until bedtime.” ~ Alissa Ehmke

“Shout out to public transportation for getting me safely home for the holidays!” ~ Turkey Time Traveler

“Shout out to Nelson’s Hardware in Baileys Harbor for supplying car batteries (and to Adam for installing mine on a cold, snowy day)!” ~ Carol Thompson


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?

“Vanity plates that only make sense to the driver.” ~ What Does It Mean?

“When servers ask, “How’s everything tasting?” It’s creepy and drives me nuts!” ~ Let My Palate Be

“When commercials show penguins and polar bears together. That’s just unnatural.” ~ Not a False Advertising Fan

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.