Overheards, Pet Peeves, and More

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?

“Old people are kind of like kids, but I think that I like them better.”

“It smells like tuna and dust.”

“Your dog is more attractive than my boyfriend.”

“I wish I could be one of those trapeze people. That’d be a pretty cool job.”

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

“Shout out to Amanda Peissig-Weisgerber of Eklipse Hair & Nail Studio in Sister Bay! Thanks for the fabulous new do – I am loving it!” ~ Sally Slattery

“Shout out to all those Harley Riders who are coming out of the woodwork. Glad to see (and hear) you out on the road!” ~ Anonymous

Is there anything you can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, or drinking? Obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation.

“Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter – now on tap at The Cookery! Delightfully delicious.” ~ Allison Vroman

“Sunshine. I’m obsessed with those little bits of sunshine we’ve had this spring. I’m praying to the sky gods to keep ‘em coming.” ~ Anonymous

“Quaker Oat Squares Cereal. Yummmmmmmy!!” ~ 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?

“People who complain ALL the time. Seriously, chill out and enjoy life!” ~ Anonymous

“Those little pesky bugs that come out this time of year near the water. At least they don’t bite, but walking through clouds of them is not exactly pleasant.” ~ Anonymous

“Trying to find housing in Door County for the summer! Grrrr…so annoying!” ~ 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.