The people who control the heat in your workplace know what you’re thinking.
They know that you are toying with the idea of wearing a sweater to work - the kind you can’t take off without making your hair look like a rat’s nest. And they’re waiting with their fingers on the trigger, er, thermostat.
Trust us. The moment you show up at work wearing a sweater, the heat inside your building will get cranked up to about 80 degrees.
It’s fall outdoors, but not inside.
Get ready: With Halloween just a month away, it’s not too soon to start thinking about scary costume/performance themes.
And, yes, you guessed it. We’ve got 10 ideas to help get you started.
1. The Thing that wore too much fragrance.
2. Masked channel-surfer.
3. An obscenely defaced campaign sign.
4. Spokane’s worst retail clerk.
5. The guy who won’t stop talking about pine needles.
6. A nonsmoker trying to breathe outside the STA Plaza.
7. Skateboarder with a groin injury.
8. “Creature From the Mariah Carey Video.”
9. A Spokane TV newscaster whose implants won’t stop expanding.
10. The guy who wants his daughter to grow up to be a pro-football cheerleader.
Slice answer: In the matter of questionable expense accounts, we heard about a sales rep who tried to get reimbursed for a trip to Deja Vu.
Career tip: Try to identify the person in your workplace who consistently disdains new ideas that subsequently prove to be major successes. Regard that sorehead’s opinions as a valuable reverse-barometer. Proceed accordingly.
Another movie title for the Spokane Film Festival: A reader named Sherry suggested “Seven Years in My ‘Vette.”
City by a bull’s-eye: Several readers said the presence of Fairchild Air Force Base - presumably a high-priority target for the Soviets - added extra anxiety to worries prompted by the Cuban missile crisis
Warm-up questions: If you had to go through a guarded checkpoint to get into your neighborhood, what would be the password? What local neighborhood has the highest percentage of street signs totally obscured by tree branches?
Today’s Slice question: What five Inland Northwest residents gathered around a table would make for the most interesting poker game?
, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Drawing
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