Sunday, August 3, 2008

This and That

What are the duties of a doorman? To open the door for the guests of a hotel, or the residents of an apartment house. To summon cabs. To help with luggage (for which they probably get tipped.) I would have thought that a doorman would make minimum wage, but it turns out that that's not so. At least one doorman makes $40,000 a year.

Doorman who won $5M, said he'd stay at job gets ax

Who knew doormen had a Union? That's probably why they make $40,000 a year for doing very little work. And the guy referenced in the story above wins $5 million, and can't think of anything better to do with his life than to continue to open doors for people?

Then there's the case of a teen hunter who killed a woman hiker because he thought she was a bear. Now, I don't have a problem with hunters, but it seems to me that hunters are not supposed to be hunting anywhere near where people, such as hikers or bikers,are gathered! And this murder - yes, murder - took place on the Sauk County Trail.

So this kid, because he's a teen, probably won't go to jail at all. And his name won't be released. Presumably the woman's family will file a wrongful death suit againt the boy involved, and hopefully he'll learn that you don't go shooting animals until you absolutely know what you're firing at.

And finally, if you're going to have an affair, don't get drunk! Jesus this woman was stupid.
Judge censured for having sex with lawyer
Mark you - the judge was a woman. This judge got drunk at a party, and revealed she'd had sex with a lawyer. How are her peers supposed to have any respect for her after that? Even if the case had been reversed and it would have been a male judge, he still would have been an idiot... although much more likely to have been fondly called a "swordsman" by his fellow judges for his sexual prowess...

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