Woman Sparks Uproar Complaining About Useless Gifts from Her Family

Woman Sparks Uproar Complaining About Useless Gifts from Her Family:  A woman has caused outrage on the online forum Mumsnet for saying she prefers getting no Christmas gifts, while calling the gifts her family gave her “useless bags of tat.”  Damn, I’m with her!  Last year a family member gave me a $2 snow globe and a 1.7 oz bottle of non-alcoholic whiskey with a May 2012 expiration date.  Now I ask you, just how in the hell am I supposed to regift something like that?


Texas Man Killed Over Argument About Ending of Film:  The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man was killed by two other movie goers after arguing about the ending of an action film they had all just seen.  The judge gave both shooters probation, but only on the condition that they promise to watch nothing but romantic comedies from this point on.

Older Americans Lack Skills to Understand Medical Information:  Researchers say more than half of older Americans lack the skills to gather and understand medical information, citing a need for providers to try and make things more understandable.  Then I guess you can count me as one of them.  I mean, how the hell was I supposed to know that “up the wazoo” was a medical term?


NASA Says Saturn is Quickly Losing Its Rings:  According to a new study published in a prominent science journal, astronomers believe there’s a good possibility Saturn could be largely ringless in as little as 100 million years as gravity pulls them into Saturn.  And, to make matters worse, astronomers are quick to point out that there’s no jewelers up there in space who can replace any of those rings.  Anyway, no need to worry - Trump’s Space Force will get right on it!

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Comment by moki ikom on December 23, 2018 at 3:52pm

I went in a WalMart last year and finally thought i'd at least say Hi to the guy sitting along the side of the store's entry aisle after the seated store greeter and just after the way in to the McDonald's happy area seating.  Not that now a year later i know any more about medicare supplement healthcare coverage, at least now i am enrolled in a medicare supplement program and my social security check remains about eight hundred dollars per month so i still only need three different jobs to timely pay my minimums.  After the cordial "Hi" stuff, my first inquiry of the fella about his 'health insurance help and guidance' was: "Do you work for the government or a particular health insurance company? " to which he replied in the negative.  We got into my answering some questions to see just what 'help' i was qualified for.  Along this route I asked about what private insurance company might be involved to which he answered in effect "no one company more than another".  I concluded that round of inquiry with, "Well, as long as it's not United Health."  Of course United Health is what is i ended up with. I rarely need a doctor and take no meds, but were i to collect all the United Heath insurance company mail received by me over the last year it could probably weigh around ten pounds.  Reading it all to the point of understanding it would probably take ten years because it's always followed by more.  As a scientist i can well understand how it is that older americans among us who major in or study the arts as opposed to the sciences can lack the skills to understand medical information.  I wonder if they understand the artful language of health insurance information any better.

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 23, 2018 at 7:02pm

Good points -I actually spent quite a lot of time researching all that a few years ago.  Not sure I could expend the emotional energy to do it again though. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on December 24, 2018 at 11:41am

NASA Says Saturn is Quickly Losing Its Rings:
What?? Now God's playing ring toss with the universe??

Older Americans Lack Skills to Understand Medical Information: Johnny, this is how a piece of my right ear got attached to my left ear...(Doctor's left mine right) her forehead light like that aerial of the Garth Brooks' Concert at Notre Dame - never attempt a layup with a golden earring.

Texas Man Killed Over Argument About Ending of Film: way-ruins my 2019 vanity plate: THEEND

Woman Sparks Uproar Complaining About Useless Gifts from Her Family: waiter! what're these crusts of bread doin' in my soup? Wow! Dan Adams album in a '57 Chevy! OMG an autographed black and white Jodie Foster (0! sometimes Y) Thank you! Thank you! Farout! (hesitates, crumples brown paper, grins without showing teeth, turns back to Aunt Selma, underhands scarlet ribbons whip-like) Sharks the Sark:... Auntie, did you mean for this ticket to Amsterdam to be, did you know - it's one-way?! Whatcha spect? Hop-a-long boots!!?

Johnny Robish:
Merry Christmas Everybody!

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 24, 2018 at 3:26pm

Thanks JP - hope you have a nice Christmas also.


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