We’ve got the results of a survey here that asked people what professions they trust the LEAST . . . and man, there are SO many options, I don’t know how they stopped at just the top 10. Here are the results . . .
- Car salesmen.
- People in advertising.
- Real estate agents.
- Insurance brokers.
- Union leaders.
- Wall Street workers.
- Local and state politicians.
- National politicians.
- TV journalists.
- Newspaper journalists.
So who DO we trust? People in medicine, apparently. The three professions we have the most faith in are nurses . . . doctors . . . and pharmacists.
A bunch of coffee chains are giving out free coffee for National Coffee Day today, but Starbucks is NOT one of them. Instead, they’re launching a yearlong program where they’ll plant a tree for every bag of coffee they sell at their stores.
Which is nice . . . but doesn’t help you get free coffee. So here are a couple chains that ARE giving away coffee . . .
You can get a free small coffee and a glazed donut at Krispy Kreme if you mention the promotion . . . participating Dunkin’ Donuts will give you a free medium or iced coffee if you ask for it . . .
Whole Foods stores are selling 12-ounce cups of coffee for 25 cents . . . Staples is running a promotion where you can win a Keurig and a bunch of other stuff if you tweet a photo of your favorite coffee mug with the hashtag OfficeMugShot . . .
And McDonald’s is mostly ignoring National Coffee Day this year. A few locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts are giving out small cups, but it’s not clear if they’re doing it anywhere else.
(Consumerist / WTSP / Parade / Staples)
The 10,000 pigeons selected to participate in the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 were inspected for suspicious objects by security officials this week. Thoroughly inspected.
According to a tweet by People’s Daily, China’s government-sponsored newspaper, each of the birds was anally examined, ensuring they weren’t carrying, you know, suspicious things or whatever.
The sheer number of birds examined is hard to believe — not to mention the fact that there are some more important things going on in China right now, like mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The National Day is a public holiday marking the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The Nanjing Daily reports that after the birds from Xicheng, Dongcheng, Chaoyang and Fengtai are loaded into a truck and transported to Tiananmen Square, they will be released there around sunrise for the ceremony as a sign of peace.
Peace for humans, horrific confusion for pigeons.