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 going to call Al Gore. He’ll be able to fix it.”

“Cool it, man, there’s families here.”
“What’s a family?”

“I’m in a wrinkly mood tonight.”

“Don’t you ever wish you could live in Dirty Dancing?”

“Why can’t cold and hot air come into equilibrium in peace?”

“Have you seen the brats here? They’re huge!”


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

“Shout out to the friendly fellow at mile 42 of the bike course of the Door County Half Iron Triathlon who helped me fix my flat tire. I (and my Chicas de DoCo relay teammates, Bay Toft-Dupuy and Karin Skare) thank you once again!” ~ Allison Vroman

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 (both residents and tourists) who believe that our roadsides, parks and preserves are their own personal gardens, and that the wildflowers are theirs for the picking. Please, folks, all wild plants are protected by law – leave them where they grow, so that others may enjoy them, too!” ~ Karen Newbern

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.