November 2, 1995 in Features

The Slice You Just Never Know…

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Not everybody is scum.

OK, you say you want proof? Well, here you go.

Susan Potter recently left her wallet in a shopping cart in the parking lot of a Spokane supermarket. But she didn’t know she had done that until she got home and listened to a phone message. It was from a man who identified himself as Morgan Grant of Colfax. He said he had found the wallet and turned it in at the store’s office, where it would be waiting for Potter. And it was. “I thought that was pretty wonderful,” she said.

If Spokane were a sitcom: A good name would be “The FarGonne,” faxed Lavon Stallinga.

Among the other suggestions we heard were “Pine Jungle,” “Assorted Nuts,” “Wild Geese and How to Chase Them,” “Twilight Zone: The Next Generation,” “American Gothic,” “The Edge of Sanity,” “Mad About Something Else But I Feel Like Taking It Out on You,” “Foes,” “Couch,” “Home Impairment,” “This Could Happen to You,” “Saturday Night Dead,” “Mangan Farce,” “Look Both Ways,” “All You Can Eat” and “Road Construction Ahead.”

Thanks for the faxes.

Slice answer: “Maybe it happens more often than you think,” wrote Pam Pulliam, who lives near Ritzville. “My husband, Lloyd, was walking home from school as a child in Deer Park and stopped to eat a bunch of acorns. When he reached home, he, too, threw up in the silverware drawer. He’s now 49 and still LOVES to tell the story. (Sad isn’t it?)”

The Slice’s ranking of Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies: 1. “Send Me No Flowers.” 2. “Lover Come Back.” 3. “Pillow Talk.”

Tube pick (especially recommended for lawyers who are tired of lawyer jokes): “To Kill a Mockingbird,” tonight on Disney.

Warm-up question from Janet Salee: How do dentists and hygienists manage to understand your answers?

Today’s Slice question: What happened when your significant other met your family at Thanksgiving?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Drawing

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


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