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“Riding with the lifers”

A woman on an elevator in the Review Tower made that remark this afternoon when she realized the others riding with her were just returned from a luncheon honoring employees who have been at the S-R for 25 years or more.

No one said anything. But it seemed like a pretty good opening. So here's my belated response to her “lifers” line.

“Yeah, baby. We've got nothing to lose. So watch out.” 

Overheard Sunday at grocery store

Mother to a little kid who was skipping, singing and what have you.

“We're not here to have fun.”

This date in Slice history (1996)

Overheard at the Elk Cafe in Spokane's Browne's Addition (two twentysomething guys talking about a new hire at some local business): “Does he have any ideas?”

“Not new ones.”

“Well, then they aren't ideas.”

This date in Slice history (1994)

Overheard at the Thai Cafe: A waiter was explaining the system of ranking spicy-hot dishes when a first-time patron asked “So, like three stars, how hot is that in Mexican?” 


Guy No. 1: “Sometimes they go on a zombie run.”

Guy No. 2: “What's a zombie run?”

Guy No. 1: “Dress like a zombie and run.”

Overheard at Spokane Internal Medicine

An elderly woman in the waiting room late this afternoon reacted to her appointment being delayed.

“That's the story of my life,” she told the woman sitting next to her. “Nothing goes right.”

Let heaven and nature sing.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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