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The Slice: Kindness isn’t so hard to find

Thu., Aug. 29, 2013

You meet the nicest people …

“Delivering Meals on Wheels in Spokane.” – Bonnie West

“In the marina with those who own and work with sailboats.” – Bill Reichert

“In a sleeping bag.” – Brian Cornelius

“At Cancer Care Northwest.” – John May

“Once they found out you have won the lottery.” – Mark Johnson

“At Corvette meetings and rallies.” – CynDee Aerts

“Volunteering throughout the community.” – Marlene Peters

“At the Kaniksu Ranch Bare Buns Fun Run.” – Jim Breedlove

“At the Southside Senior and Community Center.” – Lani Batters

“When you stop to fix a flat on your bike.” – Hank Greer

“At rest stops.” – Gerry Giles

“At Day Out for the Blind every Friday.” – Marilee Preedy

Slice answers: “One of the downsides of the yellow delivery tube is that there are people out there who think the lettering on the side of the tube reads as ‘Free Newspaper,’ ” wrote David Stone of Harrison, Idaho.

Jeannie Maki, who lives up near Colville, wrote “When the tubes are grouped together like that (photo in Sunday’s Slice), the paper thief would have a choice of which one to steal and not steal out of the same tube each day.”

Some still don’t care for the name Pig Out in the Park: “Repugnant,” said Ro Lisk.

“Still grates,” said Dianne Cook.

Re: “Are they tame?”: “If I had been walking the dogs and got asked that question I would have replied: ‘No, they’re Labs’ and kept walking,” wrote Mike Carlson.

Reaction upon encountering the expression “Fun for the whole family”: “Not possible,” said Tomas Lynch.

Word substitution inspired by restaurant-speak: Bruce Werner had a couple of ideas. “The Getaway” starring Steve McQueen could become “The Grabaway.”

And he would revise the title of another Sam Peckinpah movie to make it “Grab Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.”

Today’s Slice question: What S-R reader cares least about football?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email Jeff Neuberger proposed calling the annual food event Far Out in the Park. And D. Neil Fitzgerald suggested Make Out in the Park.

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