Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ranting Flight Attendant Removed from Plane

I've flown quite a bit so I don't really get nervous when I have to take a flight somewhere.  However, if I was sitting on a plane and the flight attendant started ranting about the plane crashing, I might have an issue or two.

I do like how the story mentions that the attendant was "subdued".  While I wouldn't have liked the delay so much, it was probably quite an entertaining spectacle to watch for the passengers on board and it sure does make a great story to tell your friends and family.

File that under flight attendant breakdown.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nude Dude Asks for Welding Job

I know times are tough out there, but walking into a welding shop naked probably isn't the best way to find a job.  The California man did try to explain he was good with his hands, but saying so while naked doesn't really instill confidence.

Police say the man was high on meth.  I'm thinking the guy probably shouldn't try telling his new cellmate that he's good with his hands while standing completely naked.

File that under no t-shirt, no shoes, no job.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Plane Grounded For Having One Old Pilot Too Many

Martin : Night Air Mail Plane

In what seems like an April Fool's story, a plane was grounded in London for having both pilots being over 60 years old.  Apparently there is an international law that prohibits both pilots from being over 60, so the inspectors grounded the plane and made passengers wait 5 hours for a reserve pilot to be flown in.

I honestly could not believe that there's an international law restricting age like that.  I guess after seeing how old people drive cars, you can't really blame people for not wanting their plane flown by senior citizens.

File that under grounded geezers.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Man Impersonates His Way to a Denny's Meal

I guess if you're hungry and really want Denny's food one approach is to try and convince the current manager that you are the new manager.  Of course, once they call 911 on you, you should probably ditch any unlicensed stun guns you're carrying just in case.

I must confess that the Denny's buffalo chicken sandwhich is my favorite sandwhich from any restaurant anywhere, so maybe I can sympathize with the guy trying impersonate his way into getting a Denny's meal. 

File that under mmm... buffalo.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nurse Job Opening Ad Requires "TV Series Hot" Applicants

Looking for hot a Swedish nurse?   An ad for a nursing position at a hospital in Stockholm, Sweden shows you aren't alone.  In fact, they specifically are looking for a "TV-series hot" nurse.

They are claiming the ad was meant to stir up curiosity and gain exposure rather than to be taken seriously.  While that sounds somewhat plausible, you'd think they could have put something even stranger/interesting in the ad like "must be related to Elvis" or "earthlings need not apply."  As such, I'm guessing their current story is more about them dealing with the negative publicity.

File that under tv-series hot Elvis alien nurses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fake Dentist Caught Selling Fake Dentures

A man in England decided he wouldn't let expired qualifications stop him from making homeade dentures and selling them to poor, unsuspecting toothless victims.  Many of this fake dentit's patients soon found themselves with their poorly made teeth falling out or becoming chipped.

I sure hope my wife doesn't read this story since she just got some work done on her teeth a couple days ago.  Of course, I probably won't be able to resist steering her toward the article since it's too good an opportunity to pass up.

File that under tooth fairy's revenge?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Man Writes Fake Obit to Get Out of Work

What would you do to get paid time off from work? If publishing an obituary for your living mother was what you were thinking, then you and 45-year-old Scott Bennett have something in common.  That's right, apparently getting paid bereavement time off from work was so important to Bennett that he wrote up a fake obituary for his no-so-dead mother.

Unfortunately for Bennett, relatives saw the obituary in the paper and reported the falsehood.  Bennett has since been charged with disorderly conduct.

File that under teaching momma to play dead.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Header Hunter Fired Over Mean Email Reply

Apparently sending an email reply full of expletives to over 4,000 people is just as bad for six figure recruitment executives as it is for the rest of us.  Gary Chaplin, the executive in question, lost his job after sending an email saying that the person who made the initial email was "too stupid to get a job" along with some expletives for extra flavor.

I'm not too fond of headhunters (or the whole recruitment profession in general to be honest) so a story like this actually warms my heart a bit.  Of course, the person called out for being too stupid to get a job probably isn't having those same warm fuzzy feelings.  And while I may not sympathize with headhunters, I must say I've had plenty of times where I wish I could just tell a potential employee (or even current employees) that they were too stupid to be working.

File that under headhunter seeking headhunters.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dr. Harry Beaver, Gynecologist

Florida's workplace oddities continue as Donnie Riggins, a Florida high school resources officer, has been fired after dressing up on Halloween as a gynecologist named Dr. Harry Beaver.  His actions were part of a skit he put on during the school's morning announcement, an announcement the faculty was none to please about.

The skit wasn't Riggins' only bizzare behavior however, as he also singled out a teacher during a speech about the dangers of drinking and driving. 

File that under too uncool for school.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Florida Officials Swim Canal to Prove It's Clean

Many jobs may require you to put your money where your mouth is, but for two city officials in Flordia, that meant swimming in a canal after a sewage cleanup to prove it's clean.

I'm not sure if the two job positions are elected positions, but the swim was one heck of a good publicity stunt either way.  Of course that's until they begin growing a third eye and their skin starts falling off.  All kidding aside, it'd be great if more people led by example like this and actually walked the walk. 

File that under mutant powered city officials.