Gov. Christine Gregoire faced a sea of blank stares at Arthur B. Ness Elementary Monday, while touting the many benefits of Washington’s trade with China.
The governor’s question: What does China buy from us?
“Starbucks coffee” was one of the answers she was fishing for.
No dice. The students — who’d already come up with apples, airplanes and software — were at a loss.
Gregoire gave the puzzled students a hint.
“What really gets your parents going…What really gets them revved up?” she prompted. “Maybe first thing in the morning?”
Aha! A girl in the front row was sure she had the answer. She blurted it out.
“Beer!” she said.
(Thanks to S-R reporter Tom Lutey.)