Thursday, March 8, 2012

Signs and More Signs

As I was searching for the lesser reported news stories this week, it occurred to me that maybe some of the assorted victims and perpetrators, might of done well to look for guidance along the way. 
I have always wavered between the ideologies of how our lives play out.  There are those that might believe in destiny i.e.  that everything is predetermined and we just need to follow the signs.  There are those that believe that we chart our own course, use free will and land where we deserve to land.  Some might believe that it is a total crap shoot due to being in the right place at the right time,  with a little luck and "who you know" thrown in. 

I am not convinced that our purpose in life is all mapped out for us but I do think that there might be some hints along the way to steer us
in the right direction.  It can't hurt to keep your head up and your eyes open.

Here's A Tip For You

If you are planning of skipping out
without paying, this might not have been
a good sign.
 Here is a TIP for anyone that plans on dining and dashing at the local Applebee's Bar and Grill.  Make sure you don't pick the evening that the local police department is doing a fund raiser. 
According to the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office, that is exactly what happened on March 1, at the Applebee's restaurant in Las Cruces.
Alan Golden, 22, ate dinner at the restaurant with two women and left without paying his bill... leaving a $30 balance, police said.

Golden didn't get far as that was the night the police department was hosting a "Tip a Cop" fundraiser where all  the regular staff was replaced by police officers.  The officers waited tables in an effort to raise money for the New Mexico Special Olympics.
Authorities arrested Golden and charged him with obtaining services less than $100. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a $250 surety bond.

(Shaking my head)...really, someone would skip out on the bill at a restaurant full of cops???  Dine and Dash DumbA**.

Is That Mummy Mommy?
Gladys Bergmeier was known by her neighbors to be a pack rat who filled her house with plants and plastic bags stuffed with a mix of important papers and trash. Outdated newspapers and magazines were piled throughout her house in suburban St. Louis.

On February 7th, a relative found Gladys dead within the piles of "stuff" that filled her small home.  That wasn't the worst of it, though.  Three weeks later, when a relative was going through the piles of trash, they found a mummified body that authorities believe may be the remains of Glady's long unseen mother, Gladys Stansbury.
Neighbors described Bergmeier as a sweet person and somewhat of a loner. They recall that her mother moved in around 1993 when the area was ravaged by a flood.  No one recalls seeing Stansbury since that time.

The St. Louis County medical examiner's office is trying to determine the identity and the time of death of the mummy. 

If you house is so full of stuff that there are dead bodies buried, perhaps you just have too much....seriously...TOO MUCH STUFF.
First Rule of Dating
If you are trying to make a good first impression to win the favor of a girl, you might want to not rob her and her mother.

Which way should mugger man go to get
to his new home????
 According to KDKA TV in Pittsburg, John Jardini faces charges after approaching a woman and her mother on the street and robbing them of $60.00.

Shortly after the robbery, Jardini called the woman twice to ask her if she had a boyfriend and if she would like to go out with him. The woman, who seemingly wasn't equally besotted with Jardini,  called the police to report the robbery and the unwanted phone calls.

Police used the cell phone to track  Jardini's location.  He was in the process of assaulting the young woman for the second time that day.  Seems the lovestruck loser was smitten. 

A neighbor of the victim was interviewed by KDKA TV and asked question "How could you be that damn stupid?

Jardini is being held without bail for robbery and assault.

The answer to the neighbor's would seem there is no upper limit to this guy's "amount of stupid".

Now that is just Fowl!

A Michigan woman says she is a prisoner on her own property.  She is being stalked and assaulted by a 25 pound turkey that she  calls by the name of Godzilla. 

Edna Geisler told the Detroit Free Press that the turkey wanders her property in Commerce Township and attacks her as she comes and goes.  Recently she couldn't enter her front door after returning home with groceries.

She said she now tries to go to the post office at 6:00 AM in order to avoid him.  (Are we to assume that Godzilla isn't an early riser?) She has tried to alter her schedule  to avoid him but he is ever vigilant.

Geisler says she has been bumped and clawed and her friend, Rick Reid, said the turkey attacked him and bit him on his elbow. (Frankly, Rick, I think you need to consider yourself lucky.  An elbow isn't the worst part he could have picked.)

Geisler is anxiously awaiting hunting season which starts in April.  She was quoted as saying, "Every time I eat turkey, I smile."

Hey, Godzilla, I think you have cooked your goose and are soon  to be "a dead duck".  Have fun while you can you jerky turkey.  Your days are numbered.


Thechubbychatterbox said...

Fun stories. People do some amazing things.

Bodaciousboomer said...

I had no idea turkeys had teeth...

Cheryl P. said...

I would guess that they don't and they guy got pecked but maybe Godzilla is a mutant turkey. I guess they can check out the fowls "teeth" when he is being prepared for roasting.

Nicky said...

Ok, I had once written that the difference between collectors and hoarders was the number of dead cats you find but I never even considered the number of dead humans!! Wow. Now I'm actually hoping my kids put me into a home.

Jeez, what is that woman thinking? Just think of the story they would tell their grandchildren... "First I whacked your Great Grandma over the head, then I grabbed hers and Grandma's purses. When I saw the fight your Grandma put up, I just knew she was the one for me!". Awwww. So romantic!

I think I need to introduce Godzilla to my cat, Lola. They sound like soulmates.

Awesome week in review, as always, Cheryl!

Cheryl P. said...

I can always count on you for great comments. Love those!!!!

I am fine with being put in the home as well, but probably mummy mommy caused a certain amount of payback at least for awhile in the form of a noxious odor. Or maybe there were a number of dead cats and the odor was masked.

A missed opportunity for a romantic "happily ever after". That didn't occur to me. Very short sighted on my part.

OMG, your Lola sounds delightful. Do you have access to the show on the Discovery Animal channel...My Cat from Hell. Totally entertaining. I caught one episode where the cat looked like my cats identical twin. The evil twin.

Jayne said...

That hoarder makes me feel so damn good about downsizing. At least now the only body will be mine and someone will be able to find it.

I love the guy who robbed the girl and then called to ask her out. I'd be careful though. It's probably the same guy who skipped out on the Applebee's bill.

Cheryl P. said...

I think that hoarder even made most hoarders feel good. Let's go off on a limb here and think that most hoarders haven't lost their dead mothers in their mess.

hah, funny one about the robber being the same guy. You might just be right. A nut is a nut.

meleahrebeccah said...

"I am not convinced that our purpose in life is all mapped out for us but I do think that there might be some hints along the way to steer us in the right direction.  It can't hurt to keep your head up and your eyes open."

I agree with that 100%.

* Um… I can't get over the fact that his bill was only 30.00 for THREE people. Let alone that he tired to skip out on paying it.

* Ah yes, Glady's sounds like the typical hoarder. GROSS. But the mummified BODY? Wow that beats finding dead cats everywhere like they normally do.

* The story about the dude who tried to get a date from the woman he robbed is making me laugh. A lot.

* Can't Geisler shoot the friggen turkey?

Cheryl P. said...

One of the articles I read about diner dasher guy said that was the unpaid remainder. I think the 2 girls he was with left money for their part and he got up and walked off. I wonder how many beers were included in his $30.00 tab.

Gross is for sure. Gladys had issues.

I found the turkey story interesting as all the articles said that Geisler was registering for a hunting permit and the season was starting in April. WTF...I would shoot the damn turkey and deal with the consequences. How bad can it be??? Or call animal control, maybe. That has to be recourse of some sort.

OR perhaps the turkey woudl ACCIDENTLY get run over by my car. Yeah, thats accident.

meleahrebeccah said...

Yes, I am in favor of accidentally running over the turkey with my car! Ahahhahahahhaha