Attention Mailmen: Is there a young lady on your route who seems stressed and unhappy? Could she use an extra package to cheer her up? Mailman Dave was confronted with just such a problem as he traveled his appointed rounds. Not one to be daunted, by rain, sleet, snow, cold or arrest, Dave came up with an innovative approach:
Goodman was arrested a short time later at the North Shore Post Office and taken to the police station. There, the police report states, he admitted making the naked mail delivery and said he was only trying to cheer up the woman and make her laugh.
“He stated that he took off his clothes, laid them next to the doorway and knocked on the door,” the report says.
“After (the woman) let him in, he could immediately see that he had upset her and immediately felt bad and stupid. He apologized, left the office and got dressed,” the report states.
Goodman told officers the woman had seemed stressed out and had a lot going on with school and work. He said he told her he intended to pick up the firm’s mail from the post office box and deliver it naked.
He also said he took her response to his statement as a dare.
The woman, however, said she never heard such a statement and did not dare him.
Mailman Dave, we just don’t know what to say, except to thank our own mailman for wearing clothes.
Until last month, an Oregon man went through life being called Douglas Allen Smith Jr. Others were nonplussed by his prosaic name, and he was able to transact his daily business without attracting undue attention.
But then, inspired by a character on Chuck, the 71st most popular television show last season, he decided to change his name to Captain Awesome(pronounced Captain <snicker> (are you kidding me?) Awesome<snicker>). Being an unemployed cabinet installer, he had plenty of time to pursue a lengthy process in which he had to convince a judge that this was not being done for fraudulent purposes. He was also able to get his signature legally changed to a smiley face.
Mr. Awesome told the Register-Guard that he’d worried Judge Douglas Mitchell would deny his request
“The first thing he said to me was that he thought Douglas was a perfectly honorable first name,” said Awesome (nee Douglas Smith). “I thought, ‘Oh my goodness — I’m screwed.’ ”
But Judge Mitchell acceded to this bizarre request, and Mr. Awesome was free to go home, and return to his life of not installing cabinets.
While it’s always foolish to drink and drive, it should go without saying that it’s ever so much more foolish when you are a tow truck driver arriving at an accident scene. Tow truck driver Warren Dymond did so, arriving at the scene of a Liberty, NY accident with a blood alcohol level of .18, well above the legal limit. His condition did not escape the notice of police at the scene. A sobering reminder to all tow truck drivers, indeed.
I’m sure tenants commonly leave stuff behind, but WPTV in Fort Pierce, FL reports on a tenant who left an apartment filled with human excrement. So much excrement was left, that it dripped through the floors and infused the building so completely that it destroyed neighbor’s possessions and may necessitate the demolition of the building.
I can’t even conceive of being the landlord, or one of the other tenants and having to deal with the situation. I certainly hope that all recover from their ordeals quickly and fully. There are bad landlords out there, and bad tenants, but I have to say, this is on guy you don’t want to rent to. Why his name was not in the article, I can’t fathom.
With impressive understatement, WPTV’s headline merely says “Smelly House Forces Tenants To Leave“. Surely they can do better than that. Any suggestions for a better headline?