Overheards, 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 reading a 700-page book on the history of hip hop.”

“Hipsters are an invasive species.”

“Go back to your double wide and fry something.”

“Yup, she’s afraid of bikes.”

“That girl’s a lake trout. She’s a good catch.”

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

“Shout out to the man seeing a turtle in the middle of the road, stopping his car, picking it up and carrying it safely to the other side.” ~ Mary Aiken

“Shout to my fellow (volunteer) board members on Door County Soccer Association, Northern Door Soccer Association, and Washington Island Soccer Club for all their hard work and making our 2011 season (with almost 600 players) another success. And to all of our volunteer coaches…you make a difference, thanks!”
~ Scott Bader, President Door County Soccer Association,

“I would like to give a Shout Out to all the IRON men and women who work outside – carpenters, masons, garbage pick-up, landscapers, delivery personal…who have been keeping Door County going over this last three weeks of high heat and humidity, you are the true endurance athletes! Thanks for keeping the show on the road no matter how hot it gets out there!” ~ Kristen Peil

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 using your circular driveway to turn around – especially at 3 am.” ~ Mary Aiken

“Having quiet beach time interrupted when a group of boaters anchor 10 feet from shore and blast their music as if everyone wants to listen to it!” ~ Anonymous

“Retailers who think ALL customers love dogs. 60 percent of the population do not own dogs and assumably do not like dogs. So please, leave your dogs at home. They smell up your shops (really!), and I’ve personally almost tripped over several while shopping. I mean really, do you want a lawsuit on your hands?” ~ R. Faye Olsen

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.