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The Slice Small Kids Pick Up On More Than We Realize Sometimes

Thu., March 16, 1995

Hey, we’ve all been there.

“I must have appeared somewhat exasperated to my 4-year-old son when he and his friend were dawdling while cleaning up his playroom,” wrote Spokane’s Leslie Gutman. “Because he looked at me and said ‘Mommy, are you having a dammit day?’ “

Managers, draft your policies: The third annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day is April 27. So it might be a good idea to figure out if you are going to include boys this year, et cetera.

Our pick: GU 61, Maryland 60.

Slice answers: If told to choose between living in an Inland Northwest without lakes or an Inland Northwest without trees, Dick Ripley said he would move to British Columbia. More than a few others, Nancy Armstrong among them, voted for trees over lakes.

And readers gave a big thumbsdown to the fragrance-bomb perfume ads included in department store bills. Though Susan Beamer did suggest using them to “Scent socks and lingerie.”

Having it both ways: We’ll send a Slice T-shirt to the reader who comes up with the best word or phrase to describe that familiar personality type, the individual who regularly trashes Spokane but wouldn’t think of living anywhere else. Made-up words are perfectly acceptable. The deadline is 5 p.m., March 22.

Enough said: Last Sunday, the clergy and congregation at St. John’s Cathedral included in their prayers the person or persons who sprayedpainted graffiti on the church.

Warm-up questions: What percentage of Inland Northwest men, when doing the family shopping, balk at buying feminine hygiene products? What is your family’s best story of someone unexpectedly throwing up? What local restaurant is most like a soap opera behind the scenes?

Today’s Slice question: How many current Spokane area residents were vaccinated against polio during the ‘50s at the Coliseum?


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