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“Picture retake day”

Couldn't help but scoff upon seeing a reference to “Picture retake day” on a reader board outside an elementary school.

In my day, there were no retakes. When it came to school pictures, you got one chance and that was it.

If you made a goofy face during the photo session, there was no turning back.

Do you remember sitting for school pictures back in the day? How did yours turn out?

Yes, I realize “Picture retake day” could have come about because of technical problems with the first go-round. Or it might be one of those deals where they take a group picture of all the students and teachers. And maybe too many people were home sick on the original date.

Maybe it is for student I.D. cards. Or something. 

But I don't like to miss a chance to trot out my grumpy old man act. For further evidence of that, check out Saturday's Slice column.

Faith-based football fandom

A reader board on the Wall Street side of the North Hill Chirstian Church's parking lot caught Jim Price's eye.

It read: 

God has no

favorites but

our sign guy

does Go Niners  

Visions of post-apocalypse Spokane

There's a sign outside a gas station mini-mart in downtown Spokane advertising a special on milk.

It's for something like two gallons or several half-gallons. In any case the price listed is $600.

Maybe they didn't have any decimals for the reader board. Or maybe they reasonably assumed that would be understood as meaning six dollars.

But since I started seeing it a couple of days ago, I always think “That is how much milk will cost after the zombie uprising or whatever.”

“OK, if I put that on my charge card?” 

Swap meat

A fraction-creating slash mark was missing from the sign at the fast-food place at Third and Howard this morning.

The result was a reference to a “1 4 pounder with cheese.”

Something tells me you would need a nap after polishing off one of those.

Or maybe surgery.

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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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