Somehow, a teenager forgetting to do his chores has become international news.
There’s an 18-year-old kid named Connor Cox who’s a freshman at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. And a few weeks ago, he got a care package from his mom.
But when he opened it up, all he found inside was a bunch of trash.
And not just any trash. It was the trash he was supposed to take out back when he was at home for winter break, but he forgot.
Connor posted a picture of the box of garbage on Twitter and now it’s going viral.
Cheerios just announced they’re doing a Pumpkin Spice flavor at the end of the month. And apparently that made it open season on those announcements . . . because M&M’s just released THEIR Halloween plans.
Their new flavor this year is white chocolate filled with butterscotch. And they’re calling it . . . wait for it . . . BOO-tterscotch. They’ll be on sale at Target within the next few weeks.
They’re also bringing back a few other older Halloween flavors, like Pecan Pie and Candy Corn.
According to the website Skyscanner.com, this week is the best time all YEAR to buy flights for the holidays.
They looked at data from last year to see when people are most likely to book, and that affects the price. So listen up . . .
Tickets for around Christmas are 19% cheaper than normal right now. So a ticket that’s usually $300 might be more like $240.
And tickets for Thanksgiving are about 6% cheaper. Also, tickets for New Year’s Eve are 15% less expensive than normal, if people actually fly somewhere for that.
Don’t panic if you’re not ready to book your trip yet though, because you can still get a decent price for the next few weeks. Tickets will just gradually get more expensive.
Like, if you book by the end of the month, a flight for around Christmas should still be 13% cheaper than normal.
And apparently two weeks before any holiday is a decent time to buy tickets. They should be about 5% cheaper than average at that point.
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Everyone knows Americans don’t take vacations . . . at least not like those lazy Europeans. But do we even WANT more time off?
A new survey asked people which they’d want more: A $20,000 raise, or an extra four weeks of vacation?
And the top answer by a giant margin is . . . we want the RAISE. 66% of people would take the money, versus 32% who’d take the extra time off.
Those percentages were consistent no matter how much people make. Even three out of five people making six figures would still pick the raise over vacation time.
And only 34% of us realize that America is the ONLY first world country that doesn’t guarantee paid vacation time.
The survey also found that 55% of us check our work email even when we’re on a trip.
And only 6% of people say it would be worth being French just to get the entire summer off.
The sandwiches they make at Subway serve a purpose: They’re cheap, they’re fast, and they taste . . . okay. Most of their competitors make sandwiches that CLEARLY taste better.
43-year-old Frederick Warren of Chicago most definitely agrees with everything I just said.
A few weeks ago, he went into a Subway, pulled out a knife, and demanded all the cash from the register.
Then he took it, and walked across the street to a Potbelly Sandwich Shop . . . and used the cash to buy one THEIR better-tasting subs.
If you don’t know Potbelly, it’s a smaller chain than Subway that makes a pretty good sandwich. Try the meatball?
The cops caught him while he was still sitting in the Potbelly, finishing up his food. He had $186 in cash on him and the knife . . . and he was arrested.