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’m peeing out loud right now.”

“Is that a snake or an intestine?”

“Just once I wish you’d harmonize with me.”

“I don’t think she’s freaky churchy, I think she’s normal churchy.”

“Terror is my scent.”

“Let’s play fire Jenga.”

“I’m going to get a new cat once every five years for the rest of my life.”

“Sorry, I keep doing French disco in my throat.”

“Can I hug you? I just washed my hands.”

“Let’s go get fabulous.”


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

“Shout out to Island Bread for their delicious bacon and cheese bread at the height of BLT season.” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to fall creeping upon the peninsula. I’m ready for sweater season!” ~ Fall Fanatic

“Shout out to Sail Any Way of Egg Harbor for making it totally possible for other-abled folks to sail on their own. Mike Stapleton and Egg Harbor Marina…YOU’RE AWESOME!” ~ Sharon Thill-Hanson

“Shout out to 57 Depot in Baileys Harbor for selling pints of Door County Ice Cream Factory ice cream! I can get my homemade ice cream fix without driving 20 minutes out of my way.” ~ 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?

“The canyon filled road that leads to Ellison Bluff County Park.” ~ Sharon Thill-Hanson

“Inconsistent business hours.” ~ Anonymous

“When the end of my nail polish brush doesn’t reach the bottom of the bottle. I know there is enough Ruby Red in there for at least two more applications!” ~ 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.