April 18, 1997 in Features

The Slice Oh, No! Not Old Spaghetti

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Upon hearing that his family was going to eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 7-year-old Wilson Webb got an unhappy look on his face. “Yuck,” he said. “I hate old spaghetti.”

You know how kids are. Chances are, he’s never even tried it.

Hunk check at register four: A woman who works at a North Side home and garden store told us that, at her place of business, the employees’ code for “Check out the attractive customer over by me” is “What time are you going to lunch?”

The two things a real Inland Northwest woman can do at the same time, Part 1: Here are a few readers’ answers.

“Plant roses and brew sun tea.”

“Put up a tent while drinking a latte.”

“Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle while mediating a dispute between two children.”

“Downhill ski while singing ‘Good Vibrations.’ ”

Off the bookshelf: Here’s a tip from a compact volume called “The Little Black Book of More Dating Ideas.”

“Unwind and reenergize, take a midday siesta together.”

We’re hoping someone in Spokane will try proposing that and then report back to us on how it went over.

“Hello, Jill. This is Brad. I was wondering if you’d like to take a nap together. You know, unwind and reenergize. Hello? Hello?”

Favorite stores: “Miller’s Hardware,” said John J. Shaffer. “The staff is courteous and they have always been able to answer my questions.”

“Pet Vittles, a pet supply store in the Valley,” said Kay Rivera. “I think it’s special because it is operated by a very nice lady who gives back to the community.”

“Pacific Hide & Fur salvage yard,” said Rick Nelson.

“Some days I walk the yard just looking for ideas. Other days I just walk around and marvel at the machines of the past.”

Other readers mentioned Street Music, The San Francisco Music Box Co., Dodson’s Jewelers, the Albertson’s at 37th and Grand, and the Rosauers at the Y.

Warm-up question: If you were put in charge of your workplace, what would be your first step in changing the way things are done?

Today’s Slice question: Who holds the Spokane area record for the most conversational references to “my boyfriend” or “my girlfriend” in one day?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Drawing

MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. People always tell young people to follow their dreams until they announce that they want to be an actor or a singer.

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. People always tell young people to follow their dreams until they announce that they want to be an actor or a singer.


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