Old People are Beautiful (sometimes)

October 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This letter was sent to the Principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you

Dear Kean Elementary,

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Springer Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it’s nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady.

My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping. The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears.

Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God’s way of answering my prayers. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to kiss my ass.

Thank you for that opportunity.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Couple obsessed with Barbie and Ken splash £200,000 on cosmetic surgery: “A couple have splashed more than £200,000 on plastic surgery just so they can look just like their idols, Ken and Barbie. Anastasia Reskoss, 20, and Quentin Dehar, 23, admit to both being obsessed with the dolls from a young age – and after becoming a couple in 2013, the pair have had more than 15 procedures between them, paid for mainly by their parents. Quentin, from Marseille, France, and Anastasia, who lives in Paris, plan to continue having surgery and are legally changing their names to ‘Ken’ and ‘Doll.’ In total, the couple have spent £206,000 on surgery and possessions to emulate Barbie and Ken’s lives… and they admit they want to have more”

Asshole airline loses in court: “A couple has won £1,000 in compensation after they missed their easyJet flight because the airline only had three people working on their bag drop counter. Niall and Aileen Caldwell, from Edinburgh, arrived at the airport in Sicily two hours before their flight to London Gatwick for their return journey. But large queues at the check-in and bag drop desk and further delays at security and passport control led to them missing their flight, despite pleas to be prioritised as the minutes passed by. After missing their flight, easyJet told the pair that there wasn’t another flight for two days and they would have to pay for it themselves. Mr Caldwell launched legal action against easyJet on his return to Scotland and a sheriff has now found in his favour and ordered the company to pay him £1,042.90 in compensation. Mr Caldwell represented himself at a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month. He told how he and his wife were forced to pay almost £900 to return home on a British Airways flight, more than double the cost of the flight they missed.”

Shop SUSPENDS ‘legend’ supermarket worker who made citizen’s arrest of a thief: “The Co-op have suspended an employee who was hailed as a ‘ledge’ after he sat on an alleged shoplifter as he made a citizen’s arrest. Customers described Adrian Weekes as a ‘bit of a ledge’ when he pinned the teenager to the ground in the store in Stroud, Gloucestershire. But the 52-year-old, who has worked at the shop for 16 years, was suspended following the incident at the weekend. A shop assistant at the Co-op branch confirmed a colleague had apprehended a teenager who was suspected of repeatedly coming into the store to steal items. Eyewitness Manfred Ruaz, 40, said: ‘I walked in and saw what had happened. It was really weird. I walked through the doors and there was this big bloke sat on this kid. After a few minutes, the alleged shoplifter was taken to the back of the store and held in the office. A police spokesman said a 15-year-old had now paid for the goods he stole and been banned from the store”

Do you suffer from pareidolia: “We have all looked up at the sky and seen a little face in the clouds smiling back, but when you glance at these pictures what do you see? Is this a leaf with caterpillar marks, a pear full of blemishes, the back of an alarm clock, a plug and other household objects – or have you spotted a host of little faces smiling, grimacing and laughing back to you? If it’s the latter, these images are causing you to experience facial pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon of seeing faces in inanimate objects. But the good news for those who are prone to seeing little people in inanimate objects a sign of madness, it is in fact a sign of a well-wired brain. Human brains are uniquely wired to recognise faces, so that even when there’s only a slight suggestion of facial features the brain automatically interprets it as a face. The tendency to detect faces in ambiguous visual information is perhaps highly adaptive given the supreme importance of faces in our social life”

$2,000 jetpack lets you ‘fly’ UNDERWATER at 6mph – faster than an Olympic swimmer: “The gadget comprises a backpack containing a battery and two high power thrusters worn on the arms, to propel the wearer along at up to six mph (10km/h). The x2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack is designed by Portsmouth-based firm, SCP Marine Innovation, which is raising money on Indiegogo to put the gadget into production. It’s powered by a lithium battery in a backpack that a wearer can strap onto their back. Two Hydra thrusters containing digital motors are attached to their forearms using neoprene cuffs. These generate thrust to propel them through the water, saving them the effort of swimming so they can go deeper or further without expending lots of energy.” The firm says: ‘Guiding yourself through the water is a breeze; all you have to do is point your arms where you want to go. ‘This action vectors the thrust and the x2 propels you in the new direction.’”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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