You’d like to THINK that when you order a pizza, they make it and deliver it as fast as they can. Well . . . this pretty much proves that ain’t true.
Papa John’s is running a test in a few cities right now where you can pay a $2.99 fee . . . so your pizza gets made FASTER. They’re calling it “Papa Priority.”
Quote, “There might be some situations where you would like your pizza a little faster on busy nights, when there might be a longer wait due to the number of orders at the restaurant.” So for $3, you get to jump the line.
They’re only allowing each location to take FIVE priority orders per day, so it’s not going to turn into an endless cycle of people paying $3 one after another to jump the line.
And there’s no word on if or when they’re going to expand this plan around the country.
When you hear this, you might think it’s one of those classic, frivolous lawsuits by some moron. But just wait . . . by the end you’ll TOTALLY be on this woman’s side.
Stacey Pincus of Chicago, Illinois just filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks . . . because they put too much ICE in their iced coffee.
Sounds dumb, right? Just hear her out. She points out that Starbucks advertises their drinks by how many ounces they have: 12 ounces in a tall, 16 in a grande, 24 in a venti, and 30 in a trenta.
And that’s how much coffee you get . . . if you order it HOT. But if you order it iced, you get a cup full of ice, which cuts into the amount of coffee. So in a venti, you only get 14 ounces of coffee with 10 ounces of ice. Instead of 24 ounces of coffee.
Her lawsuit says, quote, “[You] get just over half of the advertised amount, and just over half of the amount for which you are paying.” She also found that makes iced drinks the most profitable items on the menu.
So she wants $5 million for all the people who’ve been ripped off in the past 10 years. The suit is also demanding that Starbucks serve iced drinks in bigger cups so you get the full amount of coffee you order.
(Courthouse News Service / TMZ)
I’m going to go out on a limb and say you don’t like paying taxes. It’s okay, I won’t tell Bernie Sanders on you. So . . . what’s it worth to you to NEVER pay them again?
A new survey asked people what they’d be willing to do for a tax-free future. Here are the results . . .
- Get an “IRS” tattoo, 27% would do it.
- Move to a different country, 16%.
- Clean the toilets at Chipotle for three years, 11%.
- Stop talking for six months, 10%.
- Name your first-born child “Taxes,” 8%.
- Sell a kidney, 6%.
- Assuming you’d get away with it, murder someone, 4%.
- Spend a year in prison, 4%.
The survey also asked people what they’d rather do than work on their taxes. Here are those answers . . .
- Do the laundry, 77%.
- Cut the grass, 60%.
- Teach your kids how to budget, 48%.
- Cook Thanksgiving dinner for your in-laws, 47%.
- Paint your house, 45%.
- Change a baby’s diaper, 43%.
- Talk to your kids about sex, 35%.
- Fold 100 fitted sheets, 32%.
- Miss a connecting flight, 23%.
- Spend the night in jail, 13%.
- Break your arm, 8%.
And finally, 5.7% of people say they’ve already given up and they’re planning on paying their taxes after Tax Day.
Taylor Swift Scolded Apple Music for Not Paying Artists, and Apple Caved
Earlier this month, Apple announced Apple Music, a streaming service that would cost $9.99 a month after a three-month free trial. But during that introductory period, artists, writers, and producers would NOT be paid.
TAYLOR SWIFT didn’t like that. She announced that her new album “1989” wouldn’t be on the service, and scolded Apple in an “open letter” on her website.
She said, quote, “I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company . . . three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing.
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” She said she isn’t speaking up as a, quote, “spoiled, petulant child,” but for the smaller artists who are struggling to make ends meet.
And last night, someone from Apple said they’d changed their minds . . . Tweeting, quote, “Apple Music WILL pay artists for streaming, even during customers’ free trial period. We hear you Taylor and indie artists. Love, Apple.”
(Taylor’s whole letter is on her Tumblr page, here. It’s pretty well-written, although she seems careful not to attack Apple TOO viciously, since she apparently likes that their goal is for paid streaming.)
Ahem… cough cough… I hope our bosses are listening, because I could use some extra cash.
Chieh Huang is the CEO of Boxed.com . . . they sell stuff like toilet paper and laundry detergent in bulk, and mail it to you. And he recently decided to add a new perk for his employees . . . he’s going to pay for ALL of their kids to go to college.
He says he’ll cover four years of tuition for each kid, and it doesn’t matter what college they choose. There’s no cap on it, so even if they need 60 grand a year to go to Harvard, he’ll pay.
The money is coming out of his own pocket, and a few investors are pitching in. He says he doesn’t actually think of it as a perk, he just wants his employees to know he’s committed to making sure their families are taken care of.
Right now, the company has about 100 employees. And apparently most of them are pretty young, because they only have 12 kids total.
But obviously that’ll change . . . especially now that they know they can pop out as many kids as they want, and not worry about paying for their education.