Judge Gets Into Hilarious Courtroom Exchange With Woman Fined For Parking 2 Seconds Early

The laws are set up in a way, it seems, that you can be technically fined or penalized for everything. Unless you’ve got tons of evidence proving otherwise like clear photographs with time stamps and all that fun stuff, a judge probably won’t rule in favor of you getting out of a ticket. You’ll have just wasted a day of work and feel like an idiot for having any hope and contesting the fine in the first place.

So at the end of the day, it’s up to the clemency of a judge on whether or not someone’s innocent or guilty. Their ruling is all that matters so if you have to take something to court, usually you have to just pray that you get a judge who has a concept of justice that isn’t just black and white.

Thankfully, this woman received a judge who wasn’t a stickler for the rules.

Becuase you can only imagine her frustration at being given a ticket for parking in a spot 2 seconds before she was allowed to. No, I’m not making this up.

The best part of the court interaction is that once the judge saw the time she committed the offense, he had some fun with it.

Let’s get this lawmaker a sitcom.

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Ashley Graham Defied The Beauty Industry And Landed 'Vogue' Magazine Cover

When you think of Vogue magazine covers, images of impossibly thin or in-shape models probably come to mind. And you wouldn’t be wrong for thinking it, either. Of course we all know these photos are picture perfect, and that some people are more “genetically gifted” than others or work their butts off to look a certain way, but it’s easy to look at a lot of these covers and start to feel horribly inadequate.

Especially if you’re body shape just won’t allow you to be that thin. Then what are you supposed to do? Not be beautiful?

I mean that kind of talk is ridiculous, because beauty isn’t restricted to one size. I’m not saying every person in the world is physically attractive, but just because you aren’t super thin doesn’t mean you’re not super hot.

Just ask model Ashley Graham who’s both big and beautiful.

Despite gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, Graham was told she’d never ever make the cover of Vogue.

Well look at her now. She posed on the cover with Liu Wen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti.

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Vogue wrote that the cover represents how beauty isn’t defined in any one particular way.

“[Each model] proudly inhabits her own particular gorgeousness in her own particular way. Together they represent a seismic social shift: The new beauty norm is no norm.”

The “particular gorgeousness” of Graham is that she’s rocking curves. She’s what scientists would refer to as being “properly stacked”.

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Ahsley even used her Vogue blurb to shout out that her body type is the majority of what women look like in America.

“Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger. Sixty-seven percent. Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they’re making their voices heard. Women are demanding that brands give them what they want. And what they want is to be visible.”

That’s a pretty strong point, don’t you think? (h/t cosmopolitan)

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New Yorkers Cleaned Up A Subway Carriage After Someone Drew Swastikas All Over It

New Yorker Gregory Locke got on the subway yesterday to find that someone had vandalized every advertisement and window with Swastikas accompanied by hate speech such as “Jews belong in the oven.” 

At first, people didn’t know how to react, and as Locke puts it, “the train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do.” That is until one guy had an idea. If you’ve ever traveled on New York public transport, you’ll know that hand sanitizer is imperative if you want to avoid catching the plague. And since alcohol is perfect for wiping off sharpie, people got to work.

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And it worked pretty well, once everyone on the carriage for involved. “I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel,” Locke wrote in a Facebook post. “Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone.”

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Locke continues: “‘I guess this is Trump’s America,’ said one passenger. No sir, it’s not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.” 

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Locke’s Facebook post has been shared more than 286,000 times since it was posted just a few hours ago. Hundreds of commenters applauded the New Yorkers for cleaning up.

“My city is under attack,” one commenter wrote. “New Yorkers coming together to make sure love wins. I love my city, and we are seeing the best of us when they show us the worst.”

Another commenter added:  “Thank you for sharing this and thank you for not remaining silent.”

Leave it to New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and get on with it. 

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Managers Share The Absolute Dumbest Way Their Employees Got Fired

I have never been fired from a job. Is it because I am a terrific employee? No. It is because I know how to hide all my fireable offenses. Here’s a tip. Hide in the bathroom. It is great for screaming, and crying, and its normal function.  

Turns out though not everyone knows all the secrets to avoid getting fired and sometimes proud fools get caught. Whether it was because they were caught drinking and smoking (Instead, smoke and drink in the bathroom), or because they were caught stealing (Instead, steal from the bathroom), or because they screaming at customers (Instead, scream at people in the bathroom.) 

Seriously it would have been very easy to hide these crimes but alas, hubris destroys even the laziest of employees. 

  • I hear you but…

    Every year during the holiday season, I’d warn the new hires, “listen, no matter how tempting it is, don’t steal a customer’s gift card. We can track it, I will track it and if I catch you, you will get fired. Every year people try it, every year people get fired. Don’t do it.” They do it anyway.

    lestermason

  • But it seemed like the perfect crime

    Girl decides to start stealing some of our products from the warehouse and sell them on eBay… as brand-new, with factory warranty. It only took a couple of weeks before we started getting calls for tech support for products with serial numbers we did not have registered as “sold” in the system. Brief investigation leads straight to her.

    She is fired (of course), and legal action pursued, but the sad angle to the story is that her father worked there too, and we were forced to make him stay at home with no pay until it could be determined beyond any doubt that he wasn’t involved.

    beeps-n-boops

  • Why do I need money for things? when I could just steal things?

    Offered a job to a candidate, but had to step out of the office to grab some paperwork. Came back and a bus pass that was on the desk was missing. Newly hired employee stole it. I asked him to return it because a previous candidate dropped it and he said he needed it more than they did and walked out.

    MrHarmCity

  • They’ll never catch me.

    New guy, around 20 yrs old or so, called in sick saying he thinks he had a stroke. Since he lived across the street from the store where we worked, we all then stood and watched through the store’s glass door as he packed up his truck with beach gear and drove off with his girlfriend. Fired the next day.

    MachineGunTeacher

  • A 40% tip.

    Forging a tip on a receipt. Like adding $ 20 wasn’t going to get caught.

    pawvel_catsyuk

  • Don’t ask for permission. Ask for forgiveness.

    During my first real dev job, the company I was working for tried to implement a bunch of things to improve efficiency and employee satisfaction. Two interesting programs they implemented were ‘work from home’ and agile development, along with the requisite bullpens (shared team areas). What this basically meant is that we only had to show up in the office for core hours (4 hours) 3 days a week, and the rest of time we could work in shared areas, restaurants, parks, home – you name it. Sometimes, if you couldn’t be at core hours, you would just dial in. We were young and excited and dedicated, so the core team really got a lot of good work done with this model.

    About two weeks after we started, our scrum master casually mentioned ‘Has anyone seen Phil?’ Phil was a quiet guy, and he was still answering emails and IM, so it took us a while to agree that no-one had actually seen him in a long time. She called him from the speakerphone in the bull-pen, and as God is my witness, here is the call that took place:

    • Boss: Hey Phil! What’s up?

    • Phil: Hey Boss – not much, what’s up with you?

    • Boss: Hey, we were just noticing we hadn’t seen you much lately. You ever coming back in for core hours?

    • Phil: …Probably not…

    • Boss: Oh… why is that?

    • Phil: Because I moved to Idaho.

    • Boss: …But Phil, we’re in DC?

    • Phil: I know.

    • Boss: Why didn’t you tell us you wanted to move to Idaho?

    • Phil: Oh. Because I knew you wouldn’t let me.

    AtlantaPesto

  • He was a High School bully too.

    I had an employee lock another employee in a closet one time. The person that was trapped called the police from inside the closet. It was quite an HR nightmare.

    racord360

  • Only way we can be certain

    Had a server drink out of the customer’s Dr.Pepper and Coke to see which was which….in front of them…

    Zeke219

  • Technically not at work.

    Managed a long term care facility. Got a call one night from a resident telling me that the new night time worker was acting weird. This was about midnight and the shift started at 11. I called my lead (there were 3 people on duty). And asked how the night was going. She told me that “yea ‘Sally’ was sick”. Hmmmm. I put on my shoes and headed in. Now having the administrator show up at almost 1 am is never a good thing so I’m pretty sure all three of them felt scared when I showed up. I took one look at ‘Sally’ leaning against the wall, and asked her to come into my office. I asked her if she had been drinking. “I never drink at work” she slurred at me. I told her I had to have her blow into this tube. We had breathalyzer tubes that registered if they were over a specific level. The crystals changed from clear to dark blue if the alcohol registered over the legal limit. No surprise. Turned dark blue. I asked her again if she had been drinking. She admitted to have been drinking earlier in the evening. She and her friend had been doing shots up until about 10pm. ” but I’m not drunk! I stopped and ate almost 2 hours ago so it’s all out of my system”. Nope. Doesn’t work that way. “Sorry Sally, but I need to let you go. Call someone to come get you”. I told her as I was filling out paperwork for the breathalyzer usage and final check request. ” Oh that’s ok I drove in”. Nope nope nope. She then asked what time she should come in tomorrow.
    “Sally, you no longer work here. Coming to work intoxicated is not tolerated”. Oh. Really? Yes. Really. Please call someone, who has not been drinking, to come get you.
    She called about 16 hours later asking me for her next week schedule. She didn’t remember being at work and getting fired.

    tobusytocare

  • Hiding in plain sight.

    I was assistant manager at a restaurant for a while and one of the newer bussers had called in 3 times in his first two weeks. He called in on Saturday telling me he was deathly sick and couldn’t even get out of bed.

    Around 9pm after the dinner rush one of my servers ask me to go check on table 42. I turn the corner and there is the ‘sick’ busser stoned out of his mind with two buddies eating.

    Half_Past_Five

  • I nearly got away with it too!

    Every day at lunch, she would drink roughly half of her Jimmy Johns (or whatever) soda, then take it with her to the bathroom to fill it back up with whiskey. She did a pretty good job covering up the smell, and since she did it from day 1 it wasn’t immediately obvious that she was getting drunk.

    Found out on day 4 when she knocked her full cup over and we all got punched with the smell of booze in the afternoon.

    Smitty_Oom

  • Don’t.

    Not me, but a friend of mine had to fire a sales clerk because she stole computer duster from the office and left the sales floor during her shift to hide in the supply closet and get high with it.

    Don’t do inhalants, kids.

    aaronsweber

  • At least this has a happy ending.

    Back in my days working at a used car dealership, we had a teen come in and test drive a 1,500 (mile) Corvette, todays equivalent would be the ZR1.

    Anyway, the kid drives it around our set loop once, and is being a little waffley on if he wants to get it or not, he says it doesn’t really drive as well as he thought it would.

    My salesman told him it was user error, and he’d prove it to him, they went out for another loop around, with the employee driving it.

    He managed to get pulled over doing 135 (MPH) in a school zone, got arrested if I recall correctly. Needless to say, he was not welcome back at our store, however the teen did buy the car.

    LillyYoyoINeedGogert

  • This is the worst thing to happen to anyone

    Not me, but my boss.

    Boss had to fire a lady in our office because she lost her “marbles” when someone ate her bagel from the fridge. She literally had a tantrum, like a toddler. Also, the girl who ate it, ate it by mistake. She thought it was a bagel from the office breakfast we had earlier that same morning (it was in the same packaging as the office stuff). Now, I absolutely hate it when people eat my lunch, but the girl who ate the bagel profusely apologized. Even stated she would go and buy her a new one right on the spot. But tantrum lady couldn’t let it go. So, that ended up being her last night.

    kt20871936

  • Crime is pointless.

    He stole a bunch of bananas. Seriously. It was a college dining hall. He was an employee of the dining hall, and got free meals while on-shift. He was not working that day, walked into the serving area, hid a bunch of bananas in his bag, and tried to pass the cashier only paying for what was on his tray. When confronted and asked if he “had forgotten anything, maybe in his bag?” He denied having anything else. Fired on the spot. The worst part, he was on a meal plan (a kind of debit system, except you never get the money back at the end of the semester if you don’t spend it). He had plenty of money for the semester. I have no idea why he felt the need to steal bananas.

    Elim_Tain

  • I thought that was more on a volunteer basis

    Guy hired to manage a store in a mall REFUSED to park in employee parking.

    As I’m sure everyone knows, mall employees have designated parking places, far from the choice spots near mall entrances. This guy refused to park there, and every time he parked illegally, the store got fined $ 100. And he parked in customer parking Every. Damn. Day.

    He was called out on it, the policy was explained over and over. He got written up. He was told that on the next infraction he would be fired. And he did it the very next day.

    Was totally blindsided when we actually fired him.

    Allthenamesareregone

  • Dumb. Weird. Sad.

    Hired a girl to work in a bagel store, who on her first day told me she couldn’t touch any of the meats because she was vegan.

    Had another guy show up for work his first day, was doing just fine, seemed to be good with the job. I went to the office to get some paperwork for him to fill out, and he was just gone. Never came back, didn’t steal anything, no explanation at all.

    The bad one was had to fire a girl for not showing up for several days in a row, saw in a newspaper the next week that she had been in jail the whole time because she had locked her kids in a closet while she was buying coke.

    bbatwork

  • Clever.

    We kept finding stock discrepancies, we couldn’t figure out for a while what was happening. The count on certain items was out (system said we had stuff that wasn’t on the shelf). Eventually found that when a customer bought something with cash, later that same day the same cashier would refund the transaction for cash with no customer around.

    They were fired on the spot – but couldn’t be charged criminally because the way the camera sat they’d been able to block the view of the cash drawer with their body and you couldn’t actually see them take the money out of the till. Even though we knew exactly when the false transactions were posted, footage placed them right there doing ‘something’ and intentionally blocking the view at that exact time, there’s only one way everything added up but they still got away with it.

    If they’d just been pulling cash out we would have caught it right away, but the counts were never out because there was a transaction in the system, so they’d been doing this occasionally for a couple months, we figured they’d gotten away with a couple grand.

    Return procedures changed after that.

    jsrsd

  • Can’t fire them for honesty.

    Used to be a supervisor at a big store in college. Other supervisor overhears an employee telling someone he has a joint in his pocket for later. My boss calls the employee into the back office to discuss with HR. HR rep asks him if he does indeed have pot. Response????? “Nope, I smoked it already.” Almost died laughing.

    PigeonBeans

  • Awesome indeed.

    I used to work at a popular coffee chain and we had this supervisor who was an actor in all these local community theater things and wanted to get into stand up comedy. Well, if somebody was funny he obviously got ticked off that he wasn’t the one in the limelight. A new guy was hired who was really funny and supervisor was always being a dick to him, giving him the shittiest jobs and picking on him. One night, supervisor is being a complete asshole and a bunch of us pipe up to tell him to chill out and he’s being a dick. Something snapped. Supervisor absolutely lost it, went in the backroom and grabbed a bunch of frozen donuts and just came out and was throwing them at funny guy angrily and just swearing at him and berating him. Then he just walked out the back door and walked off down the street.

    We all thought he quit on the spot but he just went to smoke a cigarette and came back 10 minutes later. By that point, someone called the manager and she came in and canned him on the spot and he broke down crying in what had to be the most pathetic, snot ridden scene I’ve ever witnessed. Awesome.

    toconn

  • You had one job.

    I fired an employee for being seen on camera throwing silverware and plates into the dumpster instead of washing them in the automatic dishwasher. She was… wait for it… hired to wash dishes.

    NoNeedForAlias

  • Just give me a 20th chance.

    I used to manage a car window tint shop. We hire some young high school kid to help us clean up, grab supplies, refill inventory – basically whatever we didn’t wanna do. Kid was a self proclaimed DJ, knowing he had school and his “shows”, I told to give me a heads up when he couldn’t make it. We didn’t really need him, so he could take off as much as he wanted and we didn’t care, just an extra hand. A day or two every week, he wouldn’t show up, won’t answer any texts or calls and then show up like nothing happened. He would posts these shows all over social media, so I would text him and ask if he’s coming in. I would get tags about coming to this party and events tonight, so I would reply asking if he was calling out. Still no answer but will come after missing work saying how much he need this job and has a baby on the way (still in high school). Last straw was leaving mid shift, without a word and while attending the front, because he had a show to prepare for. Waited till he showed up again to let him know we didn’t need him anymore and he nearly cried, begging us for a second chance.

    biganjoe

  • This is why don’t befriend your co-workers.

    Retail. Merch order was coming in. Asked him to perform a specific task related to the order. I went to follow up on a few other things. I come back. He is eating cheetos walking around the store. I ask him how he is doing with his task. Tells me hasnt started it. I explain why it was important to do it at that moment. Curses me out in front of coworkers and customers. GM fired him next day due to complaints about incident. He was my best friend. He married and had a baby and all that jazz… haven’t heard from him since that day.

    fibonacci_11235

  • Odds are these tickets were losers?

    Im the assistant manager, but I just have to let this story go. Hired a cashier to help with shifts (and give me days off). After about a week the big Boss and I noticed that our lottery tickets were off, and one was even fucked up(crinkly,scraped,torn). So obviously she has to go through our security tapes with management to find out the problem. So a a bit of back story before the next bit, the guy’s boyfriend at the time used to have my job, and back then the cameras were positioned differently. When he left, my boss had them moved to eliminate blind spots. So when big Boss and bigger boss opened up the tapes, they found this smart guy casually ‘dropping’ large stacks of lottery tickets, and then kicking them over to spots of the cashier area that USED to be blind spots. Not only did he get caught doing this, but because of the exact positioning of where he thought the blind spot was, his boyfriend was charged too. Needless to say, he was fired immediately. Oh, and every ticket stolen is counted as a Felony. Each. Ticket.

    Wheatly_breadington

  • Why get a new job when you can get the oldest job?

    This actually happened at my current place.

    We had a secretary, we were all curious as what she really did during the day since it seemed like nothing got done. I ended up giving her lists to complete but she would throw them in the trash.

    I got fed up and looked at her computer at the end of the day. Which was probably shitty on my part?

    Found out she was prostituting herself with her company email.

    Tlou145

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19 Absurd Headlines That Should Not Have Happened This Week

The truth isn’t always stranger than fiction, but in these cases, it totally is.

1. Donald Trump too hard to satirise, say South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone


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They should parody him by making him an actually good President in the show.

2. Virginia used to have an official groundhog; it killed itself on Groundhog Day


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He won’t take part in your insulting ceremonies.

3. Police station fumigated after men caught in store sex act, report says


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“It smells like sex in here. Oh well, only one way to fix that.”

4. ‘Tinder for orangutans’: zoo lets female primate choose mate using tablet


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This Dunston Checks In sequel should’ve never been produced by Cinemax.

5. Woman won’t stop spending at Kmart, boyfriend complains


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The craziest part about this headline is that there are still K-Marts around.

6. Man charged with stealing Roll Up The Rim Tim Hortons cups


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You gotta win those prizes any way that you can.

7. Workington police blow up ‘suspicious’ car parked by fellow officers


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This is why communication is very, very important ladies and gentlemen.

8. Good Samaritan offers man a ride, winds up ‘getaway driver’ in Columbia bank heist


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No good deed goes unpunished.

9. Man shot cat that ‘looked at him like it owned the place’


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Listen, I’m not condoning violence against animals, but I totally get where this guy is coming from.

10. Johnny Depp spent $ 3 million blasting Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon, ex-managers claim in lawsuit


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Hey it’s his money, he can do what he want with it. That’s a good friend right there.

11. Oldest Prostate Stones Ever Found Suggest a Man Was in Agony 12,000 Years Ago

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Doesn’t help him now, does it?

12. Five years of ‘no dinners out, no entertainment, no sports’ for two company execs who evaded taxes

You mean, jail?

13. Neither Donald Trump nor Sean Spicer Seem to Know That Frederick Douglass Is Dead


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“He plays for the Bucks, right?”

14. Denis Leary acknowledges he looks exactly like Kellyanne Conway, eyes Oscar-winning role


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Would be the funniest thing he’s ever done since the a**hole song.

15. New DC comic reinvents Snagglepuss as ‘Gay Southern Gothic Playwright’


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If anyone wants to get me a gift, please get me this.

16. Man’s daily vodka intake calcified his pancreas


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I’ve been wondering when/how they were going to reboot this character.

17. Police commissioner all smiles after domestic violence arrest


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Poor soul, he thinks that just because the President could get away with treating women like sh*t that he can too.

18. Clean energy subsidies could be used to build new coal power plants, Scott Morrison says


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Yeah I mean, coal’s super clean, even canaries can breathe it in. That’s why miners would bring them down in the tunnels so much.

19. In corruption-riddled Romania, officials now allow room for modest abuses


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They should call it “the partial scumbag” initiative.

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Employee Who Steals Sandwich From Office Fridge Shamelessly Trolls Passive Aggressive Notes

In life, it’s usually the little things that make you the happiest. The other night I was chilling on the couch getting some extra writing done before I went into bed and my wife, out of the blue, whipped up a batch of brownies. She came into the living room with a big bowl of warm brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and her thoughtfulness absolutely floored me.

Something as seemingly insignificant as food matters so much to us. And if you’re in the middle of doing work it’s easy to lose track of time, so when you perk you head up and peak at the clock when your tummy starts to rumble, you realize that you went a few hours without so much as a drink of water.

So if you have lunch waiting for you, and it’s gone, it’s a huge bummer. Which is exactly what happened to this office worker who kept getting their lunch stolen.

They decided they couldn’t take it any longer, so they posted a passive aggressive note about the transgression.

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What they didn’t count on, however, was that their sandwich thief completely lacked shame and posted a note of their own.

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Which started a veritable, all out, office-note-war.

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Human Resources even got involved.

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Which didn’t seem to deter the sandwich thief at all.

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Which emboldened them even more.

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But it looks like Tina from HR got the last laugh.

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And the sandwich thief didn’t seem so tough once his identity was discovered.

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HR: 1. Sandwich Guy: 0

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Kellyanne Conway Makes Up 'Bowling Green Massacre' And Twitter Can't Stop Roasting Her

Kellyanne Conway has become somewhat of a running joke/horrifying reality check after she went live on air and tried to convince America that “alternative facts” actually exist.

Yes, that’s right, the woman went on TV and as a representative of our current Presidential organization argued that the very fabric of reality as we know it is absolutely subjective. Now I just want to state on the record that if “alternative facts” actually do catch on, I want to explain to my bank that I wasn’t overdrawn, because in my alternative fact reality I’m a millionaire.

Let’s just cut to the chase: alternative facts are lies. If someone tells you that the brownies in front of you are actually grilled chicken breast, that’s not an alternative fact, that’s a lie. If you run over someone in the middle of the road and you say you didn’t, but you totally did, that’s a lie.

Conway dished out her latest lie on MSNBC, where she flat-out fabricated a story about an attack on US soil to support Trump’s refugee ban.

Trump supporters then immediately started saying that Trump’s refugee ban was being unfairly criticized, as Obama did the same thing in 2011 as per Conway’s lie. However, Obama’s refugee slowdown is vastly different than Trump’s ban, and the two men who Conway wrongly said killed people on US soil are now serving life sentences in a federal prison after they were caught trying to send money and weapons to Al-Qaeda.

Twitter obviously began roasting Conway for blatantly lying to Chris Matthews’ face about the whole Bowling Green ‘Massacre’.

Not sure how they’ll spin this one.

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Uber's CEO Is Leaving Trump's Advisory Council After Facing Backlash From Customers

The #DeleteUber campaign that surfaced over the weekend after the company was accused of trying to capitalize on New York City’s taxi union strike At JFK Airport while nationwide protests against Trump’s executive order that banned all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries has shaken the company to its core.

People saw the tweet as Uber trying to turn a profit while concerned citizens and workers stood out in the cold in solidarity with those who were told they weren’t welcome into the country they were cleared to travel to once they landed.

In an attempt to clarify their stance, Uber later released this statement:

“We’re sorry for any confusion about our earlier tweet—it was not meant to break up any strike. We wanted people to know they could use Uber to get to and from JFK at normal prices, especially last night.”

It was too little, too late for the people of New York City. Both drivers and passengers began canceling their accounts with Uber and deleting the app, sparking the hashtag #DeleteUber that continued to trend the days following the protest as the company scrambled to do damage control.

The fact that CEO Travis Kalanick was on Trump’s economic advisory committee didn’t help their image. 

Uber publicly stated that they were against Trump’s immigration ban, but because the statement came after the backlash had already begun, people doubted the company’s sincerity on the matter.

On Thursday, Kalanick spoke with Trump and told him that he was leaving his advisory board. The following is a letter he sent to employees regarding the matter:

Dear Team,

Earlier today I spoke briefly with the President about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community. I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.

I spent a lot of time thinking about this and mapping it to our values. There are a couple that are particularly relevant:

Inside Out – The implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration’s agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are.

Just Change – We must believe that the actions we take ultimately move the ball forward. There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that. The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America. Families are being separated, people are stranded overseas and there’s a growing fear the U.S. is no longer a place that welcomes immigrants.

Immigration and openness to refugees is an important part of our country’s success and quite honestly to Uber’s. I am incredibly proud to work directly with people like Thuan and Emil, both of whom were refugees who came here to build a better life for themselves. I know it has been a tough week for many of you and your families, as well as many thousands of drivers whose stories are heartfelt and heart-wrenching.

Please know, your questions and stories on Tuesday, along with what I heard from drivers, have kept me resilient and reminded me of one of our most essential cultural values, Be Yourself. We will fight for the rights of immigrants in our communities so that each of us can be who we are with optimism and hope for the future.

Kalanick’s relationship with Trump has strained the company’s relationship with employees, contractors, and customers.

Do you think the people one and the #DeleteUber campaign was successful or that it was a mistake to pressure the head of one of the largest tech companies in the world to leave a panel that would ultimately be responsible for guiding Trump to make certain decisions that would impact the economy while he’s president? Let us know in the comments.

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Girl's Phone Charger Goes Into Her Foot And Everyone Is Grossed Out

Growing up, I was always a messy kid. Many of us were, and it always seems to get worse as we approach our college years. For one Nebraskan native, her reluctance to clean her room came at a price.

This is what her room looked like.

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And this is what happened.

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Yea, it’s in there pretty deep.

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She took pictures and posted a PSA on Twitter. Her post took off both for the picture of her room and for her new foot piercing.

Reactions were all over the place, but first and foremost, how did this even happen?

Ouch. Twitter didn’t let her off easy. Folks expressed their disgust at her injury…

And the current condition of her room.

Still, some felt sympathy for her. A prong on the bottom of your foot isn’t something that slides in all that smoothly after all.

But just as many people had no sympathy for her at all.

People made their jokes, of course.

And some folks used their excellent observational skills to help drive home just how dirty her room was.

But ultimately, she made out OK.

A photo of a clean room has yet to surface, but there were plenty of comments suggesting that she just clear a walkway through the room and pile things on the side instead.

We’re living in the future.

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The Obamas Have Been Spotted On Vacation And They're Looking Chill AF

After eight years of running the free world, the Obama family was definitely in need of a vacation. And after spending a long weekend in Palm Springs, the former first couple have now been spotted on the British Virgin Islands. 

Barack and Michelle were spotted by one Twitter user as they escorted to the holiday home of billionaire Richard Branson by police and secret service agents.

And always one for style, Barack cheerfully said hello to those who had come to see him and replied “thank you so much” after someone wished him a happy holiday. 

Talking of style, he also has his hat backward and Twitter can’t handle it.

The Obamas are believed to be on one of Branson’s private islands, he owns two — Necker and Moskito. He was likely on the island when he issued a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans travel from seven Muslim countries and blocks refugee applications for three months.

“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities across the country,” the statement read. “In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy — not just during an election but every day.”

“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize, and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”

“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

Relax, president. You earned it. 

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