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?

“Minnesota plus Ireland equals Canada.”

“She’s nice with a side of crazy.”

“Do you want to share a glass of wine? I don’t have to drive for two hours.”

“The worst is when you leave the house and you don’t have cleavage and you come home later with cleavage.”

“Santa Clause was staring at you from every direction. She even had Christmas burner covers for her stove.”

“You are the laziest gardener I’ve ever watched garden.”

“I got bored before I got full.”

“I’m a big shoulder dancer.”

“He doesn’t take good front photos.”

“Loogies come out a lot.”


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

“To my local butcher…for bringing me bales of straw! Thank you for keeping community alive!” ~ Jess Farley

“Shout out to everyone who participated in the Door County Triathlon. I’m wildly impressed by your athleticism, dedication, and ambition. Well done!” ~ Sally Slattery

“Shout out to Town Hall Bakery in Jacksonport. Fantastic atmosphere, and bakery!” ~ 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?

“Improper pronunciation of vowels. Examples: ‘today’ is almost universally pronounced ‘taday’ or ‘tuhday’(especially listen to Diane Sawyer on ABC News). ‘Event’ is ‘avent’ or ‘uhvent.’ ‘Preliminary hearing’ is ‘paliminary’ or ‘puhliminary hearing.’ And on and on.” ~ Mr. Picky

“When men think that they are subtly scratching their crotch in public. No sir, that was NOT subtle at all.” ~ Anonymous

“My pet peeve is tourists who think they own Door County. While I hope they have a nice visit here, they are visitors and should not insult or say they dislike the local people.” ~ Year-round Door County Resident

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.