If only Howard Schultz had cut a few more of these.
Voracious contributor Mike Lewis was hanging in The Streamline Tavern, the watering hole near Key Arena he co-owns, when a regular came in with a surprise discovery. Let's let Mike pick it up from there:
It was a slow night and I was behind the bar. Ron came in glowing about his discovery. When I asked him what he found, he said "these' and he pulled out a full box of the checkbook holders. He said, "There's several more cases back there behind Key Bank."
First, we confirmed that it was indeed a Sonics and not a Storm logo -- it is Sonics circa 95/96 -- then Ron proceeded to pass them out in the bar to the dozen or so customers who greeted with with a laugh or outright hostility. One noted: "i wonder how many of these we could cram up Howard Shultz's ass?" To which another replied "Venti."
After he passed them out, he went back to the dumpster for more. Like I said, it was a slow night.
There's something entirely appropriate about a Sonics' logo on a checkbook cover. Ya know, since no one has use for either one at this point.