Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Files from “The Incredibly Stupid”

Let’s have a look at my Incredibly Stupid files of stuff in the news: 

Homeless man James Brady had his New Jersey state benefits cut off in October for "hiding" income. He had found $850 on a sidewalk in April and turned it in; when no one came forward, it was returned to him, though he was unaware that he needed to report it as "income." 

A 16-year-old boy realized at a football game in September that he was inadvertently carrying a pocket knife and conscientiously turned it in to a security guard -- which earned him a 10-day school suspension. The school's "zero tolerance" rule, said the boy's father, "sends a message (that) you should probably lie." 

Betty Green was fired as clerk at the Speedway gas station in Lexington, Ky., when she "just said no" to an armed robber, who smiled and walked out. Company rules require always giving up the money.

A government-subsidized, foundation-supported program for alcoholics in Amsterdam announced a "welfare"/"work" program offering the city's drunks the equivalent of about $14 a day -- and five free cans of beer -- for several hours of street-cleaning. Some beneficiaries said that, of course, they intended to use the cash to buy even more beer.

That’s enough for today –I can only take so much stupidity before I feel an urge to slap somebody… 

Today’s Reflection: 
If at first you don’t succeed –blame someone else and seek counseling… 

Live Long and Prosper…

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