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Heard over the back fence: Blacksmiths strike while the iron is hot

By From page B1 | April 01, 2013

READ THE SIGN, LADY!
 Thanks to Carlyn White, we offer the following “Just Grins and Snickers” statement: “I was in the six-item express lane at the store, quietly fuming. Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line, pushing a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into the cart, and asked sweetly, ‘So which six items would you like to buy?’ Wouldn’t it be great if that happened more often?”

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Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
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