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What Is Your Idea of a Classy Person?

Week of March 5, 2003


Charles B. France
Driver, Radisson Hotel
"Class is stepping out of the shower to take a whiz."

Marilyn Cournoyer
Hairdresser, Salon Salon
"Someone who never makes another person uncomfortable."

Guido Gedamke
Wholesaler, Mercedes-Benz Automobiles
"It's not something that you can see right off the bat. You have to wait until the person does something that lets you know. Helping an old lady across the street -- that's class. Those passengers who took down the shoe bomber, that's class. So maybe class is a synonym for courage -- that, and letting others live how they want to live."

Mascot, SKIF International
"A classy person is someone who trusts me enough to let me walk where I please without having to be fettered. How would you like to be jerked around on the end of a leash?"

Marion Moore
Manager, Marion's St. Louis Rib Company
"Well, I know that it's not about pretty. Someone can have classy looks, but the minute they open their mouth you may hear 'stupid.' Class has all to do with intelligence and the way they communicate. Congresswoman Maxine Waters has class; Jean Carnahan had class. I think I'm classy."

Andrew Scanlan
Keyboardist, Electric Amish
"I think class, real class, is not laughing at something funny on TV while you're in the middle of having sex."

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