Here’s our prediction.
Somewhere in the Spokane area, a man and woman are going to meet at a Super Bowl party, start dating and subsequently get married.
Slice answers: Among readers’ nominations for the area’s most dangerous intersection were Mission and Hamilton, Northwest Boulevard and Ash, Third and Washington, Francis and Lidgerwood, Division and Hawthorne, Lincoln and Main, Rowan and Crestline, Cannon and Pacific, any around Sacred Heart, Francis and Standard, Second and Freya, Euclid and Freya, Highway 395 and Crawford in Deer Park, Maple and 10th, Monroe/Indiana/ Northwest Boulevard, and Mount Spokane Park Drive (Highway 206) and Bruce Road.
Least favorite business buzz word: “Team concept,” submitted by, what else, a team at Kaiser-Mead.
Good stuff happens: Kathy McMaster was at a North Side eyeglass clinic with her daughter. And she gulped when she saw how much the girl’s special bifocals were going to cost.
Asked how she intended to make a down payment, McMaster tried to think of an answer. Then a woman who had been in the waiting room nearby placed $50 in front of her and walked out of the clinic.
Pepsi Generation: Blaine Bernal, 9, was rollerblading on the South Hill last Monday. He stopped at Ferris High School and bought a can of Pepsi from a vending machine.
But there was a problem. He used a $20 bill. He got 50 cents back.
Blaine’s dad, Leo, called the Pepsi distributor. The machine was inspected. And Blaine’s $20 bill was discovered and mailed back to the Bernals. “I told the woman they only owed us $19 dollars, but she said not to worry about it,” said Leo.
That just leaves one question. What’s a 9-year-old kid doing with a $20 bill?
Warm-up questions: In romance, is it more important to laugh about the same stuff or to complain about the same things? What do you do if someone in your reading group is an idiot who won’t shut up?
Today’s Slice question: What did someone at a local business do for you that instantly made you vow to become a customer for life?
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