If you’re a mere mortal, you’ve probably woken up one morning knowing that going to work simply isn’t an option. Perhaps you had an extra drink (or seven) the night before and the throbbing headache and severe dehydration aren’t going anywhere. The hangover is here to stay for the next five hours.
So what do you do? Tough it out and somehow make it to work? Not ideal. Make up some pathetic excuse that your boss will see right through? Also not appealing.
So… Why not settle for honesty? Who knows, maybe someone will sympathize.
Business owner Blake Pendlebury chose this noble route when he needed to call in sick to work.
After an eventful afternoon at a horse race — with a successful bet, no less — Pendlebury consumed quite a few drinks, rendering him way too drunk to go to work. So he wrote a sick note… On Facebook.
Sorry Queensland, but you’ll have to settle for some other variety of pizza for one night.
Well, we appreciate the honesty…. And we empathize.
The racing event responsible for all this fun (and alcohol consumption) even got involved and congratulated him on his win.
Maybe we’ll take this approach from now on… No way it could go wrong. (h/t mashable)
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If you look at any teenagers online profiles, it would be pretty easy to write off this generation of high school students as Instagram obsessed brats with no real passion for anything outside social media. However, for every kid glued to their iPhone, there’s a kid appreciating the incredible world around them. The latter are our hope for the future.
One of those hopes for the future is 17-year-old Jalen Brooks, a high school senior from Riverside, Illinois. A herpetologist came to his high school zoology class to show the students rare animals that had been confiscated from the illegal pet trade… And let’s just say, Brooks was pretty damn mesmerized.
Classmate Jill Lojas tweeted a video of Brooks’ epic reactions to the presentation.
Clearly, Brooks could NOT handle the majesty of the animal kingdom.
“It began when he pulled out the biggest duck species there is! I was super intrigued,” he told BuzzFeed News. “After that, then he pulled out the largest python I’ve ever seen and I lost it.”
Twitter is now “losing it” over Brooks’ enthusiasm. TBH, it’s just so pure and refreshing.
The video has been retweeted nearly 140,000 times — and it’s getting the meme treatment.
As if the story isn’t adorable enough already, Brooks’ account of the whole thing is priceless. “He pulled out a series of crazy reptiles that were honestly dinosaurs in my opinion,” he said. “Then he pulled out the largest python I’ve ever seen and I lost it.”
Some people were equally impressed by the animals, and they wondered why their zoology classes weren’t this cool.
It didn’t take long for the memes to start flowing in.
The newfound Twitter fame has even landed Brooks some A-list followers, including NBA star Stephen Curry.
Jalen, never lose your sense of wonder.
2016 sucked, but the world is still magical.
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Whenever you hear distressing news, it’s like the laws of the universe don’t apply to you. When my wife was pregnant, I suddenly became a hyper aware driver; I don’t think I’ve ever made it that fast to the hospital before in my life.
So when Mark Ross found out early Sunday night that his teenage sister tragically died in a car crash, he hopped in a friend’s car and told him to gun it.
Ross didn’t own a car and needed to quickly get from Indiana to Detroit to be there for his family.
Naturally, they were driving fast. And naturally, while driving through Ohio, they got pulled over. Because everyone gets pulled over for speeding in Ohio.
What’s worse is that Ross’ friend was driving with a suspended license, so he was arrested and his car was towed, basically getting screwed over for trying to help his friend out.
Ross worried that he would be arrested too because of a petty warrant, but Michigan officials refused to pick him up because of the distance. Ross then broke down crying.
“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP. I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began praying over me and my family.”
So Sgt. David Robinson of Ohio State Highway state patrol did something amazing. He drove Ross over 100 miles to Detroit to be with his family. Ross was stunned.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy. He gave me hope.”
Officers: more of this and less shooting unarmed people, please.
I just hope there was leniency for Ross’ friend who put his neck on the line trying to do a solid for his buddy.
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