April 4, 1995 in Features

The Slice That Awful Day At Work Could Be Worth A New TV

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Spilling hot coffee on your boss during a performance evaluation isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

That’s because you could win a big-screen TV or a stereo by describing your most humiliating day at work.

Call 1-800-216-7877 for details.

Well, why not: Odessa’s Jacqueline Eide was on the way to Nelson, B.C., when a border guard concluded his questioning with “Why Nelson?” The loyal opposition: “Enough already,” wrote Kay Krom of LaCrosse, Wash. “Any more vomit stories and I’ll throw up.”

The loyal opposition: “Enough already,” wrote Kay Krom of LaCrosse, Wash. “Any more vomit stories and I’ll throw-up.”

Unwritten rules at the workplace:

“Get out of Linda’s chair.” - Linda Willard

“Keep your lips permanently puckered up in case the boss walks by.” - A. Williams

“Never tell the boss the reason something wasn’t done right was because his son did it.” - a reader who wants to remain anonymous

The big one: “I occasionally fill in at our local library,” wrote an Idaho correspondent who has been around the block. “Recently, a boy about 11 or 12 checked out three books on World War II and I remarked that he must really be interested in that conflict. He said ‘Oh, I am, especially the airplanes.’ Then, looking at my white hair, he said, ‘I’ll bet you can remember World War II.’ I assured him that I certainly can.”

There’s worse: Kelly Brown describes the atmosphere in Spokane area restaurants as “Non-biance.”

Julie Barnett’s Bloomsday query: “I would like to know if I am the only person who cries upon reaching the top of Doomsday Hill.”

Odd but true: More than a few Inland Northwest couples invite disaster by getting engaged without ever discussing their feelings about sauerkraut and brussels sprouts.

Slice answers: We heard about Spokane area residents who were born in Papua New Guinea, England, Japan, New Zealand, Iran, Finland, Colombia, Switzerland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, China, Indonesia, Belgium, Cuba, Guam, and Cleveland, Ohio.

And Norma Wall of Lind, Wash., told of being born in 1935 in a West Virginia coal mining town that no longer exists. “There’s not even a house there,” she wrote.

Today’s Slice question: Have you ever seen someone sipping a latte in a pickup adorned with a gun rack?

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.


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