Help Me Help You

“I used to cycle through disbelief, shame, anger. Now I just show compassion and move on,” she added.

I’ve heard this happening myself while in the waiting room for my doctor. The person first didn’t want a nurse practitioner, but a doctor. She was presented with options. Then she wanted a doctor that went through a medical school in the US. More options were given. Then she wanted a doctor that wasn’t a woman. Finally she wanted a doctor that was white.

Battling Wardrobing

Wardrobing is the purchasing clothing, using it, and then returning it to the store for a refund. I was aware of the practice but did not know it had a name. (This practice also applies to tools, electronics, etc.) Looks like Bloomingdale’s is trying to do something about this problem.

Racist Rants About Miss America Winner

But within minutes of winning the title, Davuluri, whose talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance, was the target of racist social media comments.

If you’re #Miss America you should have to be American,” said one on Twitter.

“WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? Ever??!!” asked another.

Davuluri, however, brushed aside the negative comments.

“I have to rise above that,” she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”

Social media often shows the ugly side of people. I suppose the only thing to do is take the good with the bad.

Ben Affleck is Batman

I don’t agree with the choice. It’s going to set back the Batman franchise, even though this is occurring in a Superman-Batman film. Affleck doesn’t have the acting chops or the necessary menace to be Batman. I remember when Michael Keaton was chosen to play Batman. The reaction was, “Huh?” But Keaton has a hint of crazy to him, that he could go off at any time. Affleck doesn’t have any such trait, let alone the charisma, for this role.

Fired via Text Message

According to the cook, at least 12 other employees received the same message. The surprise Fourth of July firing gave no notice, the employee said. The restaurant is now shut down, and Jackson says the workers are waiting for their final paychecks.

What a way to be fired.

Sidewalk Biking

Per San Francisco Transportation Code 7.2.12 it is illegal and unsafe to ride on the sidewalk if you are over the age of 13. Not to mention there have been a number of recent news articles that also seem to suggest there’s a high level of meth use among people who bike on the sidewalk. That’s why we’re creating a city-wide sidewalk biking offender list. We won’t be listing names or showing faces (we’re not evil, come on), we will be taking your eyewitness accounts of people riding their bikes on the sidewalk and adding them to our offenders map below.

I didn’t know biking on the sidewalk was a sign of meth use.