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 not a window-licker.”

“I saw she was from Wisconsin, so I thought she was trustworthy.”

“I can’t take blonde men seriously.”

“Cheers to the right butt.”

“That was some nice timpani.”

“I’d lick a toad…the right one.”

“I don’t know how to spell his name so I can’t Facebook stalk him.”

“I’d rather eat poop than mayonnaise.”

“I bopped him in the mustache.”

“I’m channeling my inner horse.”

“Why is your cat in the freezer?”

“He can’t even ‘wooo’!”

“I left my camel-toe in the taxi last night.”


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

“Shout out to the Healthy Way in Sturgeon Bay for the delicious squash! It turned into a yummy casserole.” ~ The Squash Squire

“To the many resale and thrift stores in Door County: thank you for providing a bookshelf, table cloth, chairs, curtains and copy of The Grapes of Wrath at wonderful low prices!” ~ Frugal Fran

“Shout out to Healthy Ridge Farm for the delicious fruit and Steep Creek Farm for the awesome vegetables and honey this summer; our pantry and freezer are stocked for a winter filled with local, organic goodness! Also, a shout out to Husky Acres for year-round eggs! We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all our local farmers.” ~ The Sherman Family


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?

“When servers are over-ambitious about carrying as many plates of food as they can, usually resulting in the food touching their sleeves or skin.” ~ Germaphobe

“When NFL commentators spout out wildly random statistics during games. ‘It’s been 18 years since the Detroit Lions have sacked the quarterback three times in the third quarter.’ What? Why is that important? Who comes up those statistics anyhow?” ~ Stupid Stats

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.