April 11, 1995 in Features

The Slice Gee, What Will They Say About All Those Parking Tickets

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Try not to think about future genealogists scrutinizing records of your existence long after you’re gone.

“Says here she lived in Spokane and spent most of her time at a place called Nordstrom….”

The rich are different: More than 80 percent of male CEOs shave on both Saturday and Sunday, while only about 40 percent of other men do, according to a survey noted in The Wall Street Journal.

Our favorite line from 1992’s “Hero”: “I don’t give no interviews.” - tonight at 8 on Fox.

Maybe these are our last two vomiting stories: “I was seasick 18 times in one day on my first Navy submarine trip in 1960,” wrote Chewelah’s Joe Hermanson. “People ran for cover when I even looked toward the bathroom, and soon about one-third of them were also vomiting. Submarines are smooth riding when submerged but not on the surface in rough seas!”

And Mae Williams wrote: “When our son was a young boy, our boxer dog slept on the floor next to his bed. One night, when Steve got sick, he let fly over the side of the bed onto the dog’s back. The dog promptly ran into the living room and ‘shook’ to get rid of it. Needless to say, the stuff was everywhere.”

Norma Smith wonders: How many readers remember the old Sportsmen’s Show held each year beneath a railroad bridge in downtown Spokane?

Jim Meyer’s definition of being old: “You remember when it took all day to get to Seattle and you were too tired to do anything once you got there.”

There’s no escape: A Swell Paper colleague visiting Disneyland over spring break saw two Bloomsday T-shirts, a Priest Lake Fun Run T-shirt, and one that said “Stupid is as Wazzu does.” And scariest of all, he saw another Swell Paper colleague. Aaaiiieeee!

Slice answer: “Yes, I have flipped someone off in traffic and then found that I know them,” wrote Brad Scott. “More than once.”

Warm-up question: How long does it usually take before people at your workplace quit dressing nearly as well as they did during job interviews?

Today’s Slice question: How would your family have fared crossing the West in a covered wagon?

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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