Overheard and Shout Outs: Sept. 8, 2017


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?

“Meijer…you mean hipster Pick ’n Save?”

“Is this an episode of ‘You Suck At Photoshop?’”

“If God damned everything I told him to, all the appliances in my apartment would be in hell.”

“I love flowers and music and white girls named Debbie, too.”

“He was totally fine, but he was dancing. That should have been a clue.”

“Dear Monday, go step on a Lego.”

“I need some effin’ life management skills. Where can I buy those at?”

“Forgot the hot sauce again! Screw this, I’m not even hungry now.”

“Taco Bell sucks without their dumb little vinegary packets of nonsense!”


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

A shout-out to the designers and organizers of the Sister Bay Disc Golf Course. A great course for players of all levels – plus, no bushwhacking to find errant discs!

A round of applause to the playwright, lyricist and actors of Northern Sky Theater’s fall premiere Naked Radio! A special shout-out to Molly Rhode for her acting prowess in expertly crafting more than a dozen different characters. Well done!

A slap on the wrist to people who use audible sighing as a way of showing their annoyance for not getting things as quickly as they want them, especially in the checkout lines at grocery stores. Use your words or take a (deeper) breath.

Sending all the love in the world to folks in the service industry – you survived! Best wishes on your way through the fall season. We’re all rooting for you!

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