The Slice: Home to unique personalities


If you had to guess, which of these personality types are more prevalent in Spokane than the national average?

A) Co-worker who assumes you want to hear about it every time someone in his or her family burps or scratches, but never asks a single question about your life. B) Earnest, humorless downer who insists that he or she cares about serious issues more than you. C) Brutally boring cultural observer who is angry and insecure about the small size of his audience. D) Competitive griever. E) The single-issue obsessive who can’t give it a rest. F) The perpetually unimpressed twentysomething. G) The performance parent. H) The calm, competent grown-up you could turn to in a crisis. I) The inexplicably lovable complainer. J) The drama marmot.

What to send military personnel serving overseas: North Idaho’s Sally Holt reports that greeting cards for all occasions are much appreciated.

“Our son said his unit in Afghanistan received a big box of cards and it has been dug through so many times that they are to the bottom of it now,” she wrote.

Which might explain why Holt’s most recent Mother’s Day card from her son, Kevin, was a creatively repurposed St. Patrick’s Day card

Warm-up question: What’s your secret for staying unproductive?

Today’s Slice question: If you were to go up and take that 20-mile round-trip train ride sponsored by the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club ( www.lionstrainrides.com), which movie has a railroad scene you would like to re-enact?

A) “North By Northwest.” B) “Boxcar Bertha.” C) “A Hard Day’s Night.” D) “Strangers on a Train.” E) “Murder on the Orient Express.” F) “3:10 to Yuma.” G) “Bridge on the River Kwai.” H) “The Defiant Ones.” I) “Double Indemnity.” J) “Risky Business.” K) Other.

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. Geoff Forshag, Dave Whipple and others said the looming prospect of a long, organized bike ride helped them remain faithful to their fitness regimens.

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