Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday News

Such variety this week in the news category.  As I was looking through the varied sources to find my "weird" news for the week,  I came across another couple of surveys.   I am astonished by the number of polls and surveys taken in January.  Perhaps, this is National Survey Month...I need to check on that.

  • This past week the Public Policy Polling people did a survey to determine the popularity of the U.S. Congress.  According to them Congress has a whopping 9% approval rating.  Fifty-seven percent of the respondents said they think more favorably of root canals than Congress.  Fifty-eight percent said they would favor colonoscopies over Congress.
  • A survey conducted by CareerCast released a list of what they believe to be the 10 most stressful jobs.  (does anyone, other than me find it odd that police officers came in 10th?)

10.Police officer
9. Taxi driver
8. Newspaper reporter
6. Senior corporate executive
5. PR executive
4. Commercial airline pilot
3. Firefighter
2. Military general
1. Enlisted military personnel

Hide and Seek

A routine search of a Kentucky arrestee turned up some interesting contraband.  Jessica Webster was initially arrested for burglarizing a Louisville home.  She is now facing additional charges after correction officers found two hypodermic needles and syringes in her vagina.

When she was asked about her hidden items, she said she needed them because she is  a heroine addict.  The syringes appeared to be empty but tests are being conducted to check for heroine residue.

Doesn't this item just beg for other questions????  If they were empty why did she put them back in her hoo-ha?  Do all people that go to jail get a gynecological exam?  Just curious...I haven't had this particular experience.   

She Was Floored to Find She Was a Landlord

A Washington state woman was concerned that her new furnace wasn't working properly because her house seemed not to be warming. 

Velma Kellen  called a repairman to come and check it out.  The repairman went under the house into the crawlspace.  When he came out he said, " I have good news and I have bad news."  (you know that is never good)

He said the good news was that the furnace was fine and the problem was a hole in the venting.  He had repaired the hole.  The bad news is that there is a man living down there which was evidenced by beer cans and liquor bottles. The new resident had cut a hole in the heat vent to keep the crawlspace heated. 

Mrs. Kellen said, she had wondered why her house often smelled of marijuana smoke.

Don't you love what I have done to the place?

There is just so much wrong with this...I don't even know where to start.   Wouldn't a person become suspicious if marijuana smoke was wafting through their house...well, if they weren't smoking weed.  

Need a Ride Ma

They grow up so fast but not always so well.  At least that is the case of Zachariah Dalton Howard.
Zach walked into the Thumbs Up convenience store according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and
decided while he was there, he might as well rob the place.

Zach told the clerk that he had a gun but the clerk insisted there was no money in the register. After showing Zach the empty drawer, the poor disappointed burglar left empty handed.

After the dismal result of zero dollars, Zach walked next door  to the Winn-Dixie and called his mom.  He asked her if she could come  pick him up and give him a ride home.

According to the police the 22 year old hadn't gone into the store with the intention of robbing it.  It was a last minute decision. 

Maybe one of his resolutions for the new year was to be more spontaneous and try new things.  Perhaps, he needs to work out his transportation issues before the next robbery.


Linda R. said...

With regard to the gal and her needles, I would like to think that only a minute portion of the population would have had that experience.

I'm thinking perhaps the new landlord's thinking may have been impaired somewhat by her new tenant's proclivities.

Chubby Chatterbox said...

If I smelled pot being smoked under my house I wouldn't just live with it and do nothing---I'd join whoever it was for a puff.

Cheryl P. said...

Yes, I would think most women are prone to storing their empty syringes in their va-jay-jays but perhaps I am naive.

I thought the same thing. Maybe living in the induced mellowness of second-hand weed made her in no big hurry to check on its source.

Cheryl P. said...

Maybe having your house filled with a steady supply of wafting weed is better that having to lie under the house with some random guy.....especially the kind of guy that moves into a crawl space.

Riot Kitty said...

Having been both a journalist and pr person, that is patently ridiculous (although I would prefer that kind of work to a root canal. Or a colonoscopy, come to think of it.)

Jo-Anne said...

Ok it would have been even funnier if he had manged to rob the place then went next door to ring his mum for a lift......................ok I have had a colonoscopy and it isn't that bad................the prep sucks majorly but the procedure not so much........just saying....
I smell pot smoke often here but my nextdoor neighbour is a pot head............

Jayne said...

You've got some good ones this week. Love the woman who said, "I thought my house smelled of marijuana smoke," adding "That must account for the overwhelming desire I've had for Sara Lee frozen cakes." ;)

Cheryl P. said...

I haven't a clue how they came up with that list. I was a 911 dispatcher once, and I worked in PR as well. I think the dispatcher job was more stressful than PR work.

As for thinking more favorably of colonoscopies than how I feel about Congress...I think I will pick Congress. At least when I am ranting about them my butt isn't exposed.

Cheryl P. said...

Really?? You can smell your neighbors pot??? You must have some douchey neighbors.

Cheryl P. said...

You and I think so much alike sometimes. I was thinking of Doritos. Can't you just imagine her sitting in her recliner eating Doritos (or frozen cakes) saying "Wonder where the weed is?"

Jo-Anne said...

Yeah we do and our homes are very close together

claybaboons said...

So you do this every week, gather up weird news stories? What a great idea! The story of the unintended houseguest gave me the heebie-jeebies. I already make my dog check the closets with me when I'm alone. Now I guess I'll have to make him check under the porch too. Ha!

Cheryl P. said...

Stephanie...I am so glad you came by. Yes, I try to remember the odd or weird news items I hear during the week and do a summery. Frankly, most of them make the rest of us look like Super Stars of sanity.

I spend a lot of time alone because my husband travels a lot...I probably need a dog to check things out. I am living on the edge hoping any reputable burglar would know that most of my stuff isn't worth stealing.

The dude under the house is creepy on so many levels. Creepy for the home owner...sure.... but what type of idiot lives in a crawlspace????

Just Keepin' It Real Folks said...

I've had worse experiences at Taco Hell than a colonoscopy so I can understand why that is favorable to congress. But hey, a needle tucked in my vajayjay is goin' too far!!!

Cheryl P. said...

Tell me you never took a job at Taco Hell...I can't imagine how awful that is. I have worked at a Dairy Queen once for two days...long story ...and that was awful.

Yes, clearly this chick is confused at the purpose of vajayjays. After she put the first one up there, did she really say "Hell there is still room for another.

Lia said...

LOL Yup she thought her hoo-ha was a purse... oh my lord. The weed-man squatter is just creepy. I would cry and have a panic attack if I found out I've been playing the obliviously generous land lady. And that kid from the last story HAD to have been high.

Cheryl, I miss your posts! Being away from blogger has been very hard, but I think I'm back. Oh and... I nominated you for a Liebster Award!

Cheryl P. said...

Lia, I was so happy to see you back, I had to stop and go over to your blog first to see what was going on in your life.

Has school started again or are you still on winter break? Did you survive Christmas season at Target? (assuming you did as your are writing your blog)

Thank you so much for the nomination. I will try to put a post together soon.

As far as most of my weird news stories...I think it is safe to say...there are nearly always drugs or alcohol involved.

abeerfortheshower said...

When I hear about people who had someone secretly living in their house, I wonder just how "stealthy" these intruders are. Like, I think I'm alert enough to recognize pot smoke wafting through my house and realize that something is probably wrong. How inattentive do you have to be to just kinda shrug that one off?

Cheryl P. said...

I am with ya on this!!! How could you not notice someone living under your house? Especially when she told the cops she was wondering about the smell of pot. All I can figure is the 2nd hand pot smoke was appreciated.

Bodaciousboomer said...

Being a self employed artist ranks right up there, believe me.

Cheryl P. said...

I, too am self employed (realtor) but the more I hear about corporate jobs, the more I think there is no winning...both can suck. At least you have artistic lucky duck.

meleahrebeccah said...

* Hmmmm…. I think being a MOM needs to be on that list of stressful jobs.

* I would NEVER intentionally put a needle inside my vjj. Not even for a million dollars.

* If I smelled weed wafting through my house, I would launch a full blown search! Hello!

* And I just peed in my pants over that last minute failed robbery and calling his MOM to pick him up. BAHAHhAHhAHhAh

Cheryl P. said...

I think MOM might need to be at the top of the list. And why would an corporate executive be on the list but not his secretary that is doing all his work, plus putting up with all his bullsh** as well.

Agreed, no needles. I am very selective about what goes up there.

If I start smelling weed in my house, someone better explain themselves.

Ya know the other part of the problem, with that non-driving dumbass, is that he is rubbing that mom's face into the fact she failed.

meleahrebeccah said...

Shockingly, I agree with EVERYTHING you just said!

We are TOTALLLY related. It's not even funny! Well... It is.