Today we begin a series of reader responses that we expect to run into the ground before we’re through.
“My first impression of Spokane in 1965 was that it played Sparta to Portland’s Athens,” wrote Edward Sawatzki. “Seattle didn’t exist, still doesn’t.”
Pet peeve: For Kathy Altieri, it’s Spokane’s shortage of weekday movie matinees.
How to brush off an unwanted come-on at the gym: “Sorry, I only date `afters’.” - Fitness magazine
Kid stuff: Bonners Ferry’s Brittany Burkholder learned something at kindergarten. All the other kids also have “front” and “back” names.
When it was unseasonably mild recently, 4-year-old Melissa Mauro suggested putting the top down and driving the “convertigo.”
Amber Garcia, who works at a Spokane hair salon, heard a little boy ask his mom, “Is my school named after Garfield the cat?”
And another kid ran into Coeur d’Alene’s Carrie Douglas, hitting her in the “Elvis” bone.
More top salespeople: Newport’s Susan Turner nominated Gary McAuliffe at West Valley Hyundai. Ritzville’s Kathy Becker praised The Bon Marche’s Mary Beth Setunsky. Wenatchee’s Nan Hager nominated Rob and Dee at NorthTown Pet and Garden. And Rebecca Lind touted David and Kathleen Chesnut, who run Animal House, a pets and supplies shop in Post Falls.
Address this: “I live at 123 X street. The house on the corner of X and Y streets is 123 Y street. But this fellow seems to be an X street wanna be, so he puts his mailbox on his X street corner rather than his Y street corner. He gets not only my mail, but all my friends too, because everybody who comes looking for me sees his mailbox first, and starts banging on his door.” - Dennis DeMattia
Warm-up question: When did “absolutely” replace “yes”?
Today’s Slice question: What was the most ridiculous temper tantrum you’ve seen on a local golf course?