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.
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We’re not saying this would work for everyone, but if you’re looking for a job, here’s someone who didn’t expect something to fall in their lap . . . got creative . . . and proved they knew how to hustle.
28-year-old Carrie Kemeling quit her job in Buffalo, New York earlier this month after she got passed over for a promotion.
She was a sales rep at a jewelry store for three years, and she’d been in the industry for seven. And when she realized they were never going to make her a manager, she decided she could do better.
So instead of eating junk food and watching “Maury” for a week straight, she immediately started looking for a new job . . . by standing on a CORNER and handing out resumes to anyone who would take one.
For the next three days, she got dressed up like she was going on an interview . . . stood next to a sign that said, “Not homeless, but hungry for success” . . . and handed out resumes.
And by the end of her third day, she had THIRTEEN different job offers.
None of them paid what she wanted though. So she kept at it, and ended up getting a full-time job with an I.T. company called Stampede Global. She started work this past Tuesday.
(Today / Buffalo News)
Two cops in New York were chasing a guy on foot last week, and he ended up joining a half-marathon that was going on in Central Park.
We don’t know if he was TRYING to be clever, but it does sound like a good way to hide . . . you get to blend in AND keep running.
Unfortunately it didn’t work out for him . . . because 90 of the people running were ALSO cops
They were off-duty police officers from England, who’d flown in to raise money for a cancer charity. The best part is they were running in UNIFORMS . . . they all had those British police helmets on.
One of them is a 28-year-old named Alex Courts, who was about ten miles into the race when he saw the two cops chasing the guy.
He says he didn’t even have to break his stride. He just kept running . . . waited until the guy was right in front of him . . . and tackled him to the ground.
Then after the dude was in handcuffs, Alex finished the last three miles of the race.
(Police Oracle / Metro / Daily Mail)
26-year-old Ellanora Baidoo of Brooklyn, New York has been trying to get a divorce from her husband for YEARS. His name is Victor Blood-Dzraku. They haven’t lived together since 2011 . . . and she has no idea where he is.
And that’s been a big problem, since her lawyers can’t serve him with divorce papers if they can’t find him. Even their private investigators couldn’t track him down.
But Victor IS active on Facebook. So Ellanora went to court and asked if she could be the first person EVER to serve divorce papers over Facebook.
A judge just granted them permission last week, and they sent him the papers in a Facebook message. So far, he hasn’t responded.
The judge told them to try two more times . . . and if he STILL doesn’t acknowledge it, the divorce will be official anyway.
So we’re like two legal cases away from being able to get divorced just by switching your relationship status on Facebook.
(New York Daily News)