Andrew J. Hewett

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1349)



NO HUG SQUEEZED OUT SOME CASH
A Detroit, Michigan, jury has awarded Kevin King, 52, $1 for a violation of his First Amendment rights, and $1,250 as punitive damages. That’s because this convicted murderer was forbidden to embrace his wife during her visit to his home for life, the Cotton prison in Jackson. (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/08/11/no-touching-prisoner-awarded-1251-after-guard-said-he-couldnt-embrace-wife/)
JE DOIS FAIRE PIPI- I MUST PEE
A high school in Chateauguay, Que., hadn’t had a French teacher for three months, so they continued class using the popular language-learning software Rosetta Stone. The school board said they had no choice, after three teachers went on leave and a fourth “didn’t work out.” This left no instructor to answer one common question among students: “May I go to the toilet?” (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/quebec-school-has-no-french-teacher-using-rosetta-stone-instead-1.2251925)
NO MUSIC PROVIDED
Englishman Paul Donovan, 26, tried cancelling his service with BT telecommunications service company, again, Aug. 1, 2015. This time he was put on hold at 7:57 pm, and was still on hold at bedtime. So, after placing his phone on charge, Donovan dozed off. Awaking the next morning he was still on hold, 14 hours and 31 minutes later. His claim: "I have been trying to cancel my home broadband and sports package with them after signing up for £42.99-a-month last September.” (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/customer-blasts-bt-after-hes-6238973)

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