This is like the plot of a movie you’d go see on Valentine’s Day . . .
There’s a 20-year-old woman in England named Jessica Sharman who had a bunch of seizures last March that somehow gave her AMNESIA. So she couldn’t remember anything, including her parents.
She’d been dating a guy named Rich Bishop for about seven months, but didn’t even want to see him. She says he was like a total stranger, who kept looking at her like they were in love. So it was too weird, and she decided to break up with him.
He convinced her to give him a chance though. They went on a bunch of dates, and he took her to all their favorite restaurants again to see if it would jog her memory.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. But what did happen was she fell in LOVE again.
She says Rich was so patient and nice to her that it was hard NOT to fall for him. Her doctors still don’t know if she’ll ever get her memory back. And there’s a chance she’ll have another seizure and get amnesia all over again.
But even if that happens, she thinks they’ll end up together now. Quote, “[He] was able to make me fall in love with him twice. So I know he could do it again.”
The website QuickSurveys.com does a poll each year to find out how “naughty” and “nice” we’ve been. It covers everything from dating habits to politics.
Most of the “nice” things they asked about are kind of boring though: 28% of us donated our time . . . 31% donated money . . . 60% did at least one random act of kindness . . . and 50% CLAIM they never lashed out at anyone over the election.
Here are six “naughty” things we did that are a little more interesting . . .
1. 17% of people unfriended someone on Facebook over the election . . . and 16% lied about voting when they actually didn’t vote at all.
2. A third of people in relationships looked through the other person’s phone or Internet history . . . and 15% of single people flaked on a first date.
3. 26% of people found something that didn’t belong to them, and kept it. And 17% found a wallet, purse, or bag and DID return it, but stole something out of it first.
4. 59% of us pretended to be sick to get out of something we didn’t want to do.
5. 20% of people admitted to gossiping about a close friend.
6. And 12% lied on their résumé, or in a job interview.
Well this can’t be right. A new study out of London found that women are more attracted to NICE GUYS than RICH GUYS. Meanwhile, a new study based on everything I’ve ever seen or experienced in my life says the opposite.
The researchers say it actually makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. When women are looking to get married, they want things to be FAIR . . . and they believe they’ll get that from nice guys more than rich guys.
So even though there may be less money coming through the relationship, they believe it will be shared more equally with a nice guy.
We found a list online of everyday things you’ve probably never thought about. But they all have a purpose. Here are five we liked . . .
1. The hole in the top of a pen cap. It’s not some weird engineering thing that keeps it from drying out. It just makes the cap less of a hazard for little kids by keeping their airway open if they choke on it.
2. Sometimes when you buy nice clothes, there’s an extra piece of fabric in one of the pockets. It’s not there in case you need to make a patch. It’s there so you can test laundry detergent on it.
3. The little “fifth pocket” in your jeans was originally there to hold a pocket watch. And the metal rivets prevent the seams from ripping.
4. On a measuring tape, there’s usually a tiny hole in the hook at the end. It’s there so you can hook it onto a nail or a screw. And the bottom of the hook usually has little teeth, so you can use it to mark drywall while you’re measuring.
5. There’s a soft plastic disc under the lid of a two-liter soda bottle. Even if you take it out, the bottle might not leak. But it has to be there to make it airtight. Otherwise it would go flat a lot faster.
I know YOU’VE never faked a sick day, but believe it or not, some people have. And when they put on their “I’m on my death bed” voice to call in sick, now we know what THEY should be saying. Again, them, not you. You’re honest.
A new survey asked 1,000 bosses which sick day excuses they’re most likely to believe. So here are the best ones to fake . . .
- The flu.
- Throwing out your back, or having back pain.
- An accidental injury. Too bad they weren’t more specific. A broken toe? A paper cut? There’s so much to choose from when you’re faking it, a little guidance would have been nice. (???)
- A cold.
- A migraine.
One more thing to keep in mind. Even though the flu is the most believable excuse, only about 25% of bosses say they buy it. Which means that no matter WHAT excuse you use, there’s at least a 75% chance your boss won’t buy it.