*Oh me! Pick me! I know the answer! This should be the atmosphere in a sixth grade classroom. Children raising their hands in anticipation of having the right answer. But apparently, I’m living in a dream world. Sometimes it seems people hired to educate our children get it twisted. We send our kids to school to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic basically; and we’d appreciate if they through some history in there — as long as its not re-created.
Yet one school in Texas seems to be getting their shorts in a knot based on a sixth-grade boy’s haircut. They actually threatened to give the kid an in-school suspension if the cut goes unaltered.
What the heck? What kind of cut is this that’s causing such a stir you ask?
*Joseph Thomas had actually turned down an offer at Apple to come to work for Uber six months ago. Formerly at LinkedIn, his reason wasn’t so much the $170K salary he’d receive, but he thought he would be able to grow at a faster pace, and benefit from the company’s stock options once they went public.
I doubt seriously suicide from the stress of Uber’s workplace culture was even on his radar. Yet that is exactly what happened when one afternoon, his wife Zecole, came home to find her husband sitting in his car in the garage, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. She decided to get in on the passenger side to talk, and that’s when she saw the blood. Continue reading →
*United Airlines has yet another PR nightmare on its hands. Only last month was the airline criticized and caught on camera for violently dragging Dr. David Dow down the aisle; knocking out some of his teeth, and causing him a concussion, all because of an overbooked flight. Now it appears a huge rabbit named Simon, who at 3 feet (his father Darius was 4 ft.), could have easily been on its way to becoming the largest bunny in the world, has died mysteriously while en route to its new owner. The pet’s fatal flight had originated at London’s Heathrow Airport, en route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
Not a good look at all, United Airlines.
The rabbit’s breeder, 65-year-old Annette Edwards, from Worcestershire is shocked at the animal’s demise, and told the media that the rabbit, who was found dead in the cargo-hold upon arrival in the states, was fine when he was boarded on the plane. Continue reading →
*Nailed it! This was your response when your friends asked how you did on the interview for the job you’d been so excited about. You had talked about it all week, and finally, the day came. You looked good, too! Hair done — nails conservatively short and painted neutral — not your usual outlandish purple with black dots. You even managed to wear a knee-length skirt, a real shocker to your friends who never even saw your legs before!
But then you get a call from the agency that referred you to the job, and you hear those dreaded words: “They decided to go with someone else.”
No, not again, you scream!
After you calm yourself down, you may do the same thing this woman does. Continue reading →
*Just as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system works to install more security cameras on its trains, a group of juveniles decided to make it an opportunity to unite and rob unsuspecting riders. The incident occurred last Saturday.
According to Yahoo News, spokeswoman Alicia Trost told Business Insider at least seven robberies took place when suspects, who police believe were several dozen juveniles, dashed on and off the train at the Oakland Coliseum station. Some suspects allegedly held the doors while some train cars were being robbed, police said. Continue reading →
*Oh the things some people do. SMH. Please don’t tell my mama I’m sharing something this crass with you, and please don’t judge the messenger! In fact, my mouth is still agape (Oops! Please don’t read more into that little admission than was meant!) But my goodness, what on earth could have made this woman even THINK to do this?
Stay with me as I explore the possibilities…
Hmm…this darn makeup brush is no longer working. Whatever shall I use?
Honey, can you c’mere for a sec? I wanna try something?
*This story is still unfolding, but its very troubling even with the little we know. So far police suspect that the bodies of a male and female found inside of a meeting room at a Dallas office building was that of a subordinate and his boss. Police are alleging that the man was the employee, and that he shot and killed the woman, his supervisor, before turning the gun on himself.
Police had been alerted to an active shooter situation at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday morning in a building near I-635 and U.S. 75, according to what Dallas police assistant chief, Randy Blankenbaker, told attendees at a news conference Monday afternoon. Continue reading →
*By now we are so used to hearing about adults overdosing on Oxycontin or heroin. But I don’t think I will ever be able to wrap my brain around this happening to a child. Yet is has, and apparently seven times…
…to a child under the age of five. WTF?
According to Inside Edition 4-year old Tyranne Beckless was found unresponsive in his Milwaukee home last Saturday; and although two people, the kid’s parents, have yet to be identified, they have been arrested but not charged with anything. Continue reading →