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 could be Oprah.”

“He looks like a bottle of Killian’s Red.”

“I can show my clients what destined-for-the-loony-bin looks like.”

“Waking up to the smell of bacon and the sound of the smoke alarm is priceless.”

“I’m more normal than I thought.”

“‘Why is it so difficult to find a doctor?’ ‘Because no one on earth specializes in your problems.’”

“There’s that part of me that’s trying to convince me it’s okay to go shopping without putting pants on.”

“I think you need a giant painting of you in a bear fight.”

“Oldies are anything played on a flute featured in movie sets during medieval times.”

“Like any good son on Mother’s Day, I dropped mine off at the airport hotel and took off as fast as I legally could.”


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 snakes slither across park trails when I’m trying to go for a run. They scare the running right out of me. I don’t want to step on a snake’s midsection! The run then comes a very slow, cautious walk.” ~ Treading Softly

“When my Pandora stations become incredibly skewed. Why is my folksy station suddenly playing head-banging tunes from infamous ‘80s hairbands?” ~ Thumbs Down


“Thank you to the Friends of the Ephraim / Gibraltar Airport and Alexander’s Restaurant for providing airplane rides and a great lunch for all the Door County Young Eagles.” ~ Door County Young Eagles

“Thanks Nino Jauregui and the Arroyo Bay Grill for hosting the 2014 Fish Creek Civic Association Spring Dinner. Great Job!” ~ 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.