April 10, 2010 in Features

They all have their own shades of stupidity

By The Spokesman-Review
 

•Maybe it’s a bad idea to rank these things.

But there are couples’ arguments more ridiculous than the one about the person in the car’s passenger seat creating a blind spot for the driver by problematic positioning of a sun visor.

Let’s move on.

Slice answers: Readers told of owning tools that have special significance.

“My favorite hammer is the one Dad used to help frame the house in which I grew up,” wrote Marty Weiser.

Paula Conn has her late father’s slide rule.

Among other things, Kerman Love owns a pitchfork that belonged to his late father.

Lawrence Garvin has a carpenter’s plane used by his great-grandfather.

Ron Mensch treasures an adjustable spoke wrench which came from an early boss and admired mentor.

Fran Gorton has her grandmother’s wooden crochet hook.

The list goes on. Thanks to all who shared stories.

Sometimes stuff isn’t just stuff.

Seeing is believing: Katie Delderfield sat in a nice warm car outside a Spokane Valley bank. She was waiting for her mom.

The weather was raw and rainy.

She watched a woman nearby who appeared to be waiting for a bus. That woman held a baby, which she tried to shield from the wind and rain.

“A truck drove into the parking lot, and a gentleman got out,” wrote Delderfield. “He walked over to the woman and handed her an umbrella, smiled, and got back into his truck and drove away.”

Delderfield was quietly amazed.

“It was kind of like seeing a unicorn,” she said. “You hear about this stuff, but there’s that part of you that doesn’t really believe.”

Today’s Slice question: Does it embarrass doctors if scheduling an appointment with them is fairly easy?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. Some of us who were little kids before mandatory soccer can’t help but wonder if we would have enjoyed playing the game.


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