Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Around the Water Cooler 7/22/2011

Another so soon.  This week's big news stories include  the talks regarding  raising the debt ceiling, the extremely hot weather that is covering a lot of the country and the investigation concerning  Rupert Murdock's involvement with the phone hacking done by the now defunct  News of the World tabloid.

These are some of the lesser reported stories that you might have missed.

Quitting Your Job in a Creative Way

After working for 22 days straight without a day off, a Taco Bell manager at the Depew Taco Bell near Niagara Falls, made a decidedly creative change to the neon sign.

Adam, whose last name was not identified, had a beef (no not the taco beef) with his boss who refused to give him a break. That whole "take a break today" doesn't fly at Taco Bell.

Last Thursday, Adam decided to put his resignation in writing. 

Is it safe to say, that maybe Adam shouldn't expect a  favorable reference from his now ex-boss?

Doctor...Who Needs a Doctor?

A Florida man is being charged with  felony aggravated child abuse after a feeble attempt to remove his son's cast with a 10 inch circular saw.  Unfortunately for the father and the son this proved not to be a very well executed plan.

Lawrence Roberts did manage to remove part of the cast but in the process he managed to remove part of his son's thumb and index finger. Roberts went to the home where his 15 year old son lives with his mother and brought the saw that he uses in his job working construction.

The boy was taken to Coral Springs Medical Center then transferred to a Fort Lauderdale medical facility for emergency surgery for severe injuries to his hand.

His father was released on  a $7500.00 bond.

Is it safe to say that Lawrence Roberts isn't being considered for Coral Spring's "Father of the Year" award?

Running Bear

For the last four years, John Hearn has been riding his bike three times a week to work at Tyndall Air Force Base. Last Thursday he started at 6:10 AM to ride the 12 miles along US 98.  His weekly routine, however, took a decidedly unroutine turn at 6:40 when he saw something big and black out of the corner of his eye.

look both ways before
crossing the
 Hearn was broadsided by a black bear that was estimated to be about 250 pounds. Both the biker and the bear were knocked to the ground.

Witnesses said both "crash victims" seemed shaken. The bear scurried off into the woods.  Hearn was left with a great deal of road rash and a damaged bike.  One of the witnesses drove him to the base.

Hearn said he has had a couple of previous accidents involving cars and keeps a very close eye out for turning vehicles.  This is a first...colliding with a bear.

John is not planning on seeking damages.  As the bear didn't carry insurance there is nothing to done.

Am I Dead or Disabled?

Fox News reported that 60,000 of California's more than 2 million disabled parking placards issued by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles might have been sent to dead people.

Every two years the DMV does an audit and the Los Angeles Times reports that this year the cross check showed about 56,000 placard holders are deceased.

The DMV acknowledges that there is a great deal of abuse within the system and more than a third of the placards displayed are done so illegally.  The agency is studying ways to make the process more efficient.

Maybe a Breathalyzer... just to make sure there is a breath.

Tit for Tat for TSA

A Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Does she look remorseful?
 According to court records, 61 year old, Ukari Miyamae grabbed the left breast of a TSA agent and twisted it.    Prior to the groping incident, Miyamae was refusing to go through a security scanner.

Officers said that Miyamae admitted to the crime.   She is being charged with felony sexual abuse.

There is an old adage about "don't get your tit in a wringer".  Someone, one evidently doesn't pay attention to old adages.

The Good for the Day....  No one died in any of our odd stories this week. (that's an improvement over some of the other weeks)

The Bad for the Day... The newspaper article about the father that removed the cast, actually had the street address of the boy and his mother's home.  I am sure she is thrilled with her idiot ex.

The Weird for the Day...Authorities say that Michigan bride, Tammy Lee Hinton was arrested after exchanging vows at a Jackson area church.  Ms Hinton was arrested for a 3 year outstanding warrant on a felony charge. She was release after 30 minutes and scheduled to return to court on Monday, July 18th.  She failed to show for the court date.

There is a wedding photo that is sure to be memorable.

A little song to go with the RUNNING BEAR


Junebug said...

Always entertaining!

If I worked at Taco Hell, I would find it unbearable and need to cut myself off from it. :-)

Madge said...

Nice, good looking out to find the best stories of the week. Thanks :)

quirkyloon said...

Uh, interesting resignation "letter." hee hee

I heard about the groper and at first I was like, "YEAH!" But on second thought, nah. Me no likey. However, I'm tired that they are getting free "porn" from us. Who owns TSA? Hugh Hefner? hee hee

Aleta said...

I'm so grateful for your gossip around the water cooler, because I haven't heard of any of these stories. That's really something else, all of them. Thanks for the entertainment!

Cheryl P. said...

Junebug, you are always so clever. If I had to work for Taco Bell "unbearable" is certainly one of the desriptives. The others aren't nice words.

Cheryl P. said...

The odd and unusual stories are WAY more fun than the real news. Most of that is just droning on the same old crap. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl P. said...

God help us if Hefner ever gets involved. We will all be walking thru scanners naked and the pretty girls will have to pose.

Cheryl P. said...

Thank you, Aleta!!! I appreciate that. Have a great weekend.

Kimberly Wyatt said...

That cast-removal story is ridiculous. But the Taco Bell guy is awesome! I wish I could've been that brave when I quit my old job!

Cheryl P. said...

I have witnessed some interesting ways people have quit but that one is really "making a statement".

You just have to wonder about how people could be that stupid. I feel sorry that the kid has such a moronic dad.

meleahrebeccah said...

Um...Adam is my HERO!

bodaciousboomer said...

Just wanted to say hi B4 leaving for the show. I LOVED the Taco Bell guy. Who cares about a reference when you have that much moxie?

Cheeseboy said...

Way funny post. That is an awesome way to quit your job. And that bear has the heart of a lion.

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Meleah, I am so far behind on blogging, so I am sorry for the slow response.

Adam did take matters in his own hands, didn't he. What a way to exit. HAAHHAAA

Cheryl P. said...

He probably had a job by the next day. Surely about anything would be as good as Taco Bell, wouldn't it?

Cheryl P. said...

Thanks, Cheeseboy! Very creative way to exit for sure. I don't think I ever had a job I hated quite that much.

meleahrebeccah said...

No worries. I am WAY behind too.
Playing blog catch-up tomorrow!