Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's a Happy Happy Day

Today is also my Birthday.
I was born on Saturday Night 51 years ago.
What a Mother's Day it was for my Dear Departed Mom.

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Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Man sues Burger King over veggies
A US man is suing Burger King for £65,000 failing to remove the pickles from a burger he bought two years ago
Dairus Dugger is seeking damages after alleging the restaurant, in James City County, Virginia, failed to heed his "specific request for the omission of onions, pickles and tomatoes".
He says he suffered a "severe allergic reaction" after taking a bite from the sandwich before realising it still had pickles tomatoes and onions in it.
The allergic reaction kept him off work and resulted in large medical bills, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports.
Mr Dugger says Burger King's error was "tantamount to negligence", and he is seeking $100,000 in damages, plus legal fees and court costs.
Donations flood in to honest cabbie
Hundreds of Argentinians have been donating money to a taxi driver who found more than £20,000 in cash in his cab and returned it to its owners.
The donations started after a website was set up calling for gestures of gratitude for his "extraordinary act of honesty", reports the BBC.
So far the equivalent of nearly £10,000 has been donated, according to the site.
Santiago Gori, a taxi driver in the coastal city of La Plata, found £21,600 in a bag in the back of his taxi after driving an elderly couple a short distance.
A few days later he managed to locate his passengers again and he returned the bag. For Argentines used to corruption at all levels of society, this was an extraordinary story.
Two young advertising agency employees decided to set up a website to thank Mr Gori further for his exemplary behavior.
Woman sues Wal-mart over a rodent
A Louisiana woman is suing a Wal-Mart store over what she claims was a much-too-close encounter of the furry kind.
Rebecca White says in her lawsuit that employees at a Wal-Mart in Abbeville let a rat-tailed rodent known as a nutria run loose and scare her. She says that not only did employees know it was in their store, but gave it a pet name, Norman, and failed to warn shoppers.
White says she was pushing a full shopping cart down an aisle in October when the nutria ran out from behind a rack. She says she pulled the cart backward in a panicked attempt to protect herself and hurt her back and foot.
Man steals toothbrushes
Investigators say there's been another robbery at a Daytona Beach, Florida CVS drug store, but the crook wasn't after prescription pills. He was after toothbrushes.
You wouldn't think it would be worthwhile stealing toothbrushes, but power brushes can sell for a couple hundred dollars and the suspect filled a whole basket with them.
A man walked in like an average customer and reached down to grab a shopping basket, it was what he put in the basket that baffled Daytona Beach police.
All he was after was tooth brushes and teeth whiteners.
"It's expensive, but it's the first time in my career I've known someone to go and steal $800 worth of electric toothbrushes and supplies," said Lieutenant Ron Wright of the South Daytona Police Department.
Man uses 'cahier's check' at FBI office
If you're going to buy something with a forged cashier's check, don't misspell "cashier's" or use an FBI office as your shipping address. Monroe police said they arrested 44-year-old man after he did both. He was held Friday on two counts of forgery and as a fugitive from justice in Georgia, where he is accused of a similar scheme.
The FBI called police Thursday after a Minnesota cell phone distributor called the bureau.
The company had sent 50 phones to 300 Washington Street in Monroe, only to discover its $2,359.45 payment was a "cahier's check".
FBI agents saw the suspect wave down a delivery truck driver outside the bureau later Thursday, stopped the transaction and waited for police.
Naked old woman knocks on door, asks for cigarettes
A Clearwater woman looking for cigarettes needed more than a smoke, police say.
She needed some clothes.
Monica L. Wood, 52, was arrested early today and faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct.
According to Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies, Wood knocked on a person’s door late during the night while in the nude to ask for cigarettes. Deputies said they later found the suspect walking through a nearby mobile home park wearing only boxer shorts.