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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“Dawson who?”

Rene Steven’s response to car dealer Dawson Grimsley’s goading challenge to raise money on Saturday for the Salvation Army’s Mission of Hope

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“Obviously, I’m a lot better salesman than she is.”

– Car dealer Dawson Grimsley once again goading Spangles spokeswoman Rene Steven, who is one of ten celebrities trying to raise $40,000 in three hours on Saturday for the Salvation Army’s Mission of Hope

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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

“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

Mayor Carl Brewer gets a new car along with some unwanted law enforcement attention

WICHITA — Car shopping can be a frustrating experience, but it’s generally not so bad that the police are called.

That’s what happened recently to Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, though.

It’s a reluctant Brewer who discusses the incident, which happened at Parks Motors in Augusta recently.

“It’s already embarrassing enough for this company,” Brewer says. “They have just apologized and apologized and apologized.”

The mayor has been looking for a new car since his Dodge Magnum was totaled in a recent storm. On the night of June 20, Brewer says he was shopping at some Wichita dealerships when he decided to drive to Parks Motors where he was scheduled to do a ribbon cutting a couple of days later.

Brewer, who was dressed in casual clothes and not his traditional work suit, snapped pictures of cars on the lot so he could then go home and check them out online. It was about 11 p.m.

As he was leaving, Brewer saw someone in a pickup truck at the other end of the lot. That person, who was associated with the dealership, had already seen him and made a call.

“Next thing I know … I see the lights and the sheriff’s officer’s there,” Brewer says. A second deputy then arrived in another vehicle, he says.

A deputy asked for his identification.

“She told me that I looked familiar … and she asked me about where did I work,” Brewer says. “I told her for the city of Wichita.”

The deputy continued to press him about his employment. Brewer says he was reluctant to say.

“I wasn’t there as the mayor,” he says. Brewer says, though, he “finally just went ahead and told her.”

He says the deputy then remembered she’d heard him speak at a diversity panel for one of her Wichita State University classes.

“It was funny to me,” Brewer says. “I wasn’t too concerned about it.”

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“Every day no different — snow, rain, sleet, ice, 105 degrees outside — great day to sell a car, great day to buy a car.”

Davis-Moore Automotive owner Dawson Grimsley on what he learned from Grant Davis, the late owner

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“It only takes money.”

Davis-Moore owner Dawson Grimsley about what it takes to trick out the average Chevy Tahoe to look like the “Storm ChasersDominator vehicle, which will be on display at his dealerships this weekend

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“Sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to do that if you don’t know what you’re doing.”

– Car salesman Dawson Grimsley, who claims not to be a good golfer but scored a hole-in-one at the West Wichita Sunrise Rotary Charity Golf Tournament Monday (and donated his prize of a $12,500 Harley-Davidson back to the charity)

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“I didn’t get a DUI. The judge didn’t make me do it.”

Dawson Grimsley of Davis-Moore Auto Group, speaking to the Wichita American Marketing Association Thursday about his public service announcements on automobile safety

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“Come hear all the dirt on Brett Harris, as if there hasn’t already been enough.”

— Car dealer Dawson Grimsley, who is one of several people prepared to poke some fun at the B98 morning show host at a July 20 roast to benefit Senior Services of Wichita