You don’t say: Our favorites from 2013

Some were newsy, some were shocking, but most were simply fun or funny. Here are some of our favorite “You don’t say” quotes from 2013.

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“I said, ‘You must know a lot of angry people.’ (They) said, ‘I work at Spirit.’”

Best of Times owner Nancy Robinson on a person who bought 10 Dammit Dolls, the soft dolls angry people can safely slam on any surface to blow off steam on bad days

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“My first place that I am not going to get married at is the Grand Chapel.”

– Sedgwick County Chairman Jim Skelton, whose upcoming marriage to Stacy Luke won’t take place at the facility he sued over his daughter’s wedding

“That’s correct, he’s not.”

– Grand Chapel owner Dennis Wilkie, who says Skelton is “a troublemaker, and I just don’t want to deal with troublemakers.”

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“Women pilots don’t land at the wrong airport. We ask for directions!”

– A tweet from Seattle-based pilot Karlene Petitt (‏@KarlenePetitt) about the Dreamlifter incident at Colonel James Jabara Airport

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“Be aware, Boeing, ‘this route has tolls.’ Bring some change.”

– An NPR story that acknowledged a stranded Dreamlifter likely couldn’t be towed from Colonel James Jabara Airport to McConnell Air Force Base but offered a Google map and driving directions anyway

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“I thought I’d get in line right behind him.”

– Outgoing Chamber chairwoman Debbie Gann, who “about choked” at the group’s annual dinner Tuesday when possible mayoral candidate Jeff Turner suggested she would make a great mayor

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“I’m going to drop off a baked bean can and a string tomorrow … so we can chat later in the day.”

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers co-owner Scott Redler teasing City Council member Pete Meitzner about his antiquated BlackBerry

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“With all the crying and whining in Washington, I’m feeling ready to be a new father come November.”

– Expectant father U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder speaking Friday at the 2013 Congressional Summit at the Hotel at Old Town

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“We know you’re a Democrat.”

– Park City administrator Jack Whitson, teasing the city’s chamber president, registered Republican Dean Frankenbery, about a misprint that said Rep. Mike Pompom, not Pompeo, would be the group’s next speaker

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“I know you are all wondering if that beautiful new red car parked over there is a door prize. It’s not. It’s the speaker’s gift.”

Delta Dental of Kansas vice president of human resources Kara Hunt, speaking at the Chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler about a car that Davis-Moore had at the event

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“I thought that Davis-Moore . . . has been hurting so bad that they needed a sale, so I thought I’d help them out.”

– Car dealer Brandon Steven, joking about why he bought a Viper at his competitor’s dealership

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“I think it’s awesome that he bought himself a nice car.”

– Davis-Moore’s Dawson Grimsley, retorting with a teasing implication that Steven couldn’t find a nice car at his own lot

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“The @WichitaOrpheum could use a little Jesus after @RealTracyMorgan’s performance there. #itwaspurefilth”

— A tweet from comedian Ron Shively, aka @FunnyMrBiggs, after hearing City Life Church is going to rent the Orpheum Theatre every Sunday morning for services

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“Puppies and people all over town are sad today.”

—Accountant David Jabara on the death of Doggy Day Care owner Marilyn Walk

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“It’s not like I’m selling clothes out of grandma’s VW bug.”

Holly Daley on Ginger Lily Boutique, her new traveling fashion truck that debuts at Central and Rock Saturday afternoon and will travel the city regularly

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“Did you put it all on Gonzaga?”

Conan O’Brien teasing President Obama on Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner about a possible gambling problem because he bet against the Shockers

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“I think he’s been in the kitchen all day.”

– Chamber Honors Night emcee Jon Rolph on John Clevenger of Commerce Bank, which sponsored the event’s dessert reception

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“I’ve contracted with Bill Warren to be my campaign manager.”

– Former Mayor Bob Knight’s joking response when asked if the reason he’s moving back to Wichita (from the Crestview Country Club improvement district ) is to run for mayor

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“Quilt angry.”

– A Shockers-inspired sign outside the Hen Feathers Quilt Shop on North Rock Road

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“I want to know where this blogger lives and take a look at their closet.”

– Former Eagle fashion writer Bonnie Bing on the real estate blog Movoto recently naming Wichita the worst-dressed city nationally

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“Did they ever think of a background check?”

– Private investigator Emery Goad on Kayla Tillery, who has past convictions for forgery, theft and identity theft and now has been charged with forgery and theft from her employer, the Newton chamber

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“Good….gives him time to hone his computer skills.”

– Wichitan Lu Ann Allen’s comment on Facebook after reading REAP CEO Joe Yager has been placed on administrative leave following an e-mailed sexual solicitation, which he says was the result of a computer mistake

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“When people tell you you can’t major in that because you can’t make any money, tell them to shut up.”

– Business consultant Jill Miller, who is teaching a course at Wichita State University this fall on entrepreneurship in the arts

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“There’s no one more despised than myself whenever we’re facing snow.”

– March 4 downtown Rotary Club speaker and Wichita Superintendent John Allison, who made some parents scramble for child-care arrangements with four recent snow days (although he failed to note how happy he made most kids)

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“No, but we’re always looking for new products.”

– The response of Todd Winter, owner of the aviation instrument and avionics company Mid-Continent Instruments & Avionics, when asked if his company sells tubas

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“They sure are anxious for me to turn 100 so they can get a buck.”

Freddy Simon, whose namesake Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will sell custard for 88 cents Feb. 21-24 to celebrate his 88th birthday this weekend

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“By the way, I was back at Siena today. The sidewalk view was every bit as good as I remembered.”

– An e-mail from Denice Bruce of Professional Engineering Consultants joking about the Ambassador Hotel’s website, which brags the hotel has views “overlooking the sidewalks of Wichita”

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“‘So let me get this straight. Everything in your house is for sale?’ And I looked over at my husband, and I said, ‘Well, right now he’s not, but that could change.’”

Sharon Nelson on a conversation she had with a customer in her home before she opened Nelson Designs at the Shops at Tallgrass

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“My mom really knew how to handle every situation with grace. After all, she lived with Willard for 57 years.”

Julie Sheppard speaking about her mother, the late Jean Garvey, at the celebration of her life at the Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 5

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“He can adopt me if he wants to.”

Larkspur and YaYa’s owner Ty Issa on wealthy California Congressman Darrell Issa, who some say he looks like but is no relation