Delta Airlines had to cancel around 3,000 flights last week because of storms. And while that had to be an absolute NIGHTMARE for tens of thousands of people . . . it was a JACKPOT for one family.
A woman named Laura Begley Bloom and her family were supposed to travel from New York to Florida on Delta for a vacation on Friday.
Their flight actually WASN’T canceled, so Delta was offering up a ton of money for people to give up their seats. Laura and her family negotiated $1,350 each to get bumped to Saturday . . . and since there were three of them, that was a total of $4,050.
When they went back to the airport on Saturday, THAT flight was also okay, and they each took another $1,315 to get bumped to Sunday.
And at the airport on Sunday, they decided just to forget about the trip to Florida, and they each took $1,000 to give up their seats . . . AND they got the original cost of the tickets refunded.
So, all in, the family made $11,000 over the weekend just to stay in New York.
It’s good to see everyone’s got their priorities in order.
A new survey asked people what important events they’d skip if their favorite NFL team was in the Super Bowl and they had a chance to be there live. Here are the results . . .
- 23% would skip a vacation.
- 21% would bail on important work.
- 20% would skip a close friend or family member’s wedding.
- 19% would skip a close friend or family member’s FUNERAL.
- And 15% would miss the birth of their child.
By the time you’re like six years old, you figure out that fast food in real life looks NOTHING like it does in the commercials. In ads it looks beautiful and delicious . . . in real life it looks like glistening squashed roadkill.
A 64-year-old woman named Anna Wurtzburger from Hopewell Junction, New York has apparently managed to live for seven decades without figuring that out.
She recently got a $20 bucket of chicken from KFC, but when she got home, she found it wasn’t BURSTING with gorgeous pieces of fried chicken like in the photos.
Quote, “They say it feeds the whole family, they’re showing a bucket that’s overflowing with chicken. You get half a bucket! That’s false advertising, and it doesn’t feed the whole family. They’re small pieces.”
She called KFC’s corporate offices to complain, but when they kind of blew her off, she decided to SUE. She just filed a $20 million lawsuit against KFC for false advertising.
Something tells me this is NOT like the time Subway got in trouble for making footlongs that weren’t a foot long. KFC called the lawsuit, quote, “meritless.”
(New York Post)
(Here’s a picture of one of those ads with the overflowing bucket.)
Hey, good news: You can finally stop hanging out with all of your “friends” who you don’t really like that much. ‘Cause they’re really not doing ANYTHING for you.
A new study out of the University of Toronto found that the key to living a long life is being close with your FAMILY.
Quote, “Older people who were closer with their family were less likely to die. No such associations were observed for number of or closeness to friends.”
The study also found that being married helps you live longer . . . even if you’re in a BAD marriage. The researchers say that just having the marriage bond gives you a healthy sense of security.
Two cops recently came up with a list of ways to get out of a ticket if you’re pulled over. And some we’d seen some before, like don’t argue, and know where your registration is. But here are a few you might not think about . . .
- Put your turn signal on as soon as possible, even if there’s nowhere to pull over. That way they know you’re at least trying to. But if they turn their lights AND their siren on, it means they think it’s a good place to stop, so pull over right away.
- Kiss up to them BEFORE they go to their car to run your info. That’s usually when they decide whether or not to give you a ticket. And once they write one, they can’t take it back. Writing a ticket and then ripping it up only happens in movies.
- Don’t be short with them, but don’t talk too much either. They might get suspicious if you give a one-word answer to every question. But they might just get annoying if you start rambling too much.
- Try to make them laugh. Which sounds a little risky, but apparently it works. We’re assuming a bad joke has the opposite effect though. So don’t force it.
- Mentioning that you know a cop DOES work sometimes. So if you can work it into the conversation, go for it. Or if you were in the military or someone in your family is, that might work too.