Monday, August 3, 2009

I Didn't Do It.. But I've Thought About It*

I love Monopoly. We played it a lot when I was a kid when the electricity went out. Monopoly by candlelight is pretty fun.

I also like to win. I am a very gracious winner. I am not as good a loser, but I know this about myself and try to fake it. So I would never react this way:

A game of Monopoly has landed a Michigan man in jail. WDIV-TV reported a 54-year-old man was playing the board game Saturday night with a female friend when he tried to buy Park Place and Boardwalk from her.

When she refused, Fraser police Lt. Dan Kolke told WWJ-AM he hit her in the head, breaking her glasses. The man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

In other stupidity around the nation:

Jobless Grad sues college for $70,000 - she says the college didn't help her find a job. I say she is a moron for paying $70,000 for a Bachelor's Degree.

A bank teller caught a would-be robber and was fired. It was against the bank's policy; the teller should have just handed over the money.

And a little piece of strangeness from across the pond:

BERLIN - An Audi sedan written off by an elderly German woman as stolen two years ago has resurfaced — in her neighbor's garage beneath a thick layer of dust.
Police said Thursday the 82-year-old from the northern city of Hildesheim took the car in for repairs two years ago and had the mechanics drive it back to her house and park it in her garage.
She got the keys and papers from her mailbox, but when she went to get the car it was nowhere to be found. So she reported it stolen.

Fast forward to Wednesday when her neighbor went to clean up his unused garage so it could be rented. He found the car under "a centimeter-deep coating of dust."
It didn't take police long to piece together that the mechanics had parked it in the wrong garage.

*I know that there are real news horrors and tragedies going on in this country and around the world, I just couldn't process them today. So I thought maybe a little laugh at the stupidity of others would, at least, brighten my day.


Sidhe said...

Ah, Michigan, I think we've managed to top everybody's "stupid news" posts in the past month or so...I love the college student tidbit, obviously she didn't learn much and that could be a factor in her inability to find employment, eh? As a person who is employed for the purpose of providing assistance to job seekers I can affirm that old adage, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." I get blue in the face providing hot job leads, job search advice, job skills training and in some cases even incentives to employers and the burden of actually getting the job still lies with the job seeker. Okay, sorry about that little rant, but what an idiot...she really did waste her $70,000.

two crows said...

she. is. suing. her. school. because. she. can't. get. a. job.

and a CENTIMETER of dust? how can that possibly happen?
thanks for the craziness. it's nice to know that not ALL of it happens here.

LeftLeaningLady said...

sidhe, feel free to rant as much as you like. And I'm sorry that Michigan has been abused lately, but I sure am glad Florida is not at the top of the joke list anymore.

two crows, i think i have a centimeter of dust on top of my tv right now. :-)

two crows said...

hi, LLL--
this is off thread, but I just wanted to tell you -- I've reopened an old blog that did, I swear, have well over a centimeter of dust on it.

it won't be all-politics-all-the-time so, I think I'll be able to post there without frying my frazzled brain even more.
take a look?

LeftLeaningLady said...

TC, I started this blog to be all politics all the time, but I just couldn't take it. I think it lasted 2 postings, maybe 3. It is better to be able to give your brain a break and talk about life and movies and books and alcohol.
And football. That will start shortly. :-) I will definitely check it out. Did you get the dust off? I don't want to sneeze all over you!

True Blue Texan said...

I have a regularly scheduled Weird News post. It helps to know that despite all the craziness going on in the political arena that there are plenty of crazy/stupid people out there in the world just looking out for number one.

And making the rest of us smile.

LeftLeaningLady said...

True Blue Texan, sometimes it is nice to know about the weirdness. And I do appreciate a good smile. Thank you for stopping by, please come back and I will check out your blog soon.