Posts tagged: random questions
Why might Jerry Kramer's name come up in a conversation about Eastern's football game Saturday?
Do you usually wind up thinking that, no, you really did not need to see it?
What would the person who taught you to drive think of texting-while-behind-the-wheel?
What would life be like if you tried to incorporate in your daily routines every single health and wellness tip offered on “Dr. Oz” or one of the other pop medicine shows?
1. Are you concerned that hardly anyone says “I'd wrap 'em in cellophant” these days?
2. You know how, on cooking shows and in dramas featuring high-end restaurants, kitchen workers say “Yes, chef” and “Right away, chef”? Sure. Well, would an equivalent verbal construction make sense as a form of address in your field?
Personally, I cannot really see saying “Yes, editor.” But maybe that's just me.
Is there such a thing as overdoing it when it comes to insisting on shaking hands with repairmen who have come to your home even if they mildly discourage it because their hands are dirty?
1. Does having darkly tinted automobile windows mean the driver doesn't worry much about other motorists being able to see his friendly thank-you wave in response to someone in traffic doing him a good turn?
2. What would it be like if people in your profession spit as much as baseball players?
Can you name the guy who sang that?
And what was he going to do when he got to Montana?
Have you ever been told so many knock-knock jokes that you feared you might black out?
1. When the neighbors across the street are having a yard sale, is it possible to totally avoid going into Gladys Kravitz mode?
2. When people in other parts of the country hear about the loud fans at Seattle Seahawks games, do they have trouble reconciling that with their previous assumption that everyone in Washington's largest city spent all leisure time hikinig or reading literary novels?
3. If you were a Spokane TV news weather person, do you think you could manage to remember that some of your viewers might have a definition of “beautiful day” that is not exactly the same as yours?
Do you remember when United and Northwest airlines had offices complete with ticketing counters in downtown Spokane — both on Sprague, just about a block apart?
Remember when you had to pay a toll — I think it was a dime or maybe a quarter — on the Maple Street Bridge? Well, did you have to pay in both directions or was it just when southbound?
What percentage of adult Spokane area residents will spend at least part of today looking for things to steal?
1. It seems like any kid has a right to be inspired by anyone.
2. Those who achieve excellence, whatever the field, deserve credit — certainly not blame.
3. It's true that the pursuit of athletic accomplishments can teach a person valuable lessons.
But, on balance, is the prevalence of African-American athletes in certain college and pro sports a net negative for black youths who might benefit from emulating more statistically realistic role models?
Does that sound like USA Today from 30 years ago or what?
Anyway, I think I know the answer. How? It's simple. I have been listening to people answer grocery cashiers when they ask, “Got any big plans?”
Some of us are.
Some of us aren't.
And some of us are but really have no reason to be.
Ever found yourself holding an opinion on some matter of public policy that meant you were in agreement with a group of people you do not like?
Ever assemble something destined for Room A in Room B because it has plenty of open floor space and then, when you are done, realize it won't fit through the door of Room B?
On a related note, a Spokane furniture salesman once told me that it is not unheard of for people to order, say, a couch, and then upon delivery realize it will not fit in the intended space.
As you might know, birthday geezer Paul McCartney's actual first name is James.
But boys of a certain age named Jim never really got to revel in sharing a Beatle name. Same goes for those named Richard. So maybe they have wondered.
How would things have been different if the Fab Four had been John, James, George and Dick?
No need to mention any names.
But can you think of a local business whose product or service simply does not impress you but about which you have mixed feelings because you like at least some of the people working there?