Carrie Rengers

You don’t say

“I’m just going to say … perhaps I’m a little sensitive.”

– Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Howell, who recently was portrayed in an Eagle cartoon as a dictator, which prompted him to say during a Wednesday commission talk about a new law enforcement training center that “I’m not a dictator, once again.”

“And because I like sweets.”

Cassandra Bryan of Cassandra Bryan Design on why she used a drawing of 90 cupcakes to put 90 years of life into perspective during her talk at the Wichita Chamber’s Small Business Awards

“Right up to the point I realized I have only about 32 and a half cupcakes left.”

– Chamber president and CEO Gary Plummer on how much he enjoyed Bryan’s talk

“It’s not expresso, so get that our of your vocabulary.”

Reverie Coffee Roasters owner Andrew Gough (who also corrected pronunciation his name to “Goff”) at 1 Million Cups

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers