There are usually one or two news stories that have me laughing in the office over my morning cup of coffee. Today was an exceptionally good day for outlandish news, and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.
1. Pet shop owner Joan Huggins, 66, was taken to court for selling a goldfish to a fourteen-year-old boy. The great-grandmother was fined and forced to wear an electronic tag for two months for allegedly breaking the new animal welfare laws in the UK. She will be unable to babysit her great-grandson, and it looks like bingo sessions with her sister are off-limits as well. Can can anyone say ‘wow?’ It’s been a very difficult time for her. Joan, we understand. Read more.
2. (This one’s my favorite) A man literally climbed through a New York McDonald’s drive thru window to retrieve his fish sandwich … (wait for it) … after he slapped the McDonald’s employee in the face. (What?!) Apparently his fish filet was taking way too long, and he had too many pressing appointments at … 4:30 a.m. If you’re shaking your head, you’re not alone. Read more.
3. The average Joe will be able to legally obtain marijuana in more places throughout the D.C. area. The clincher? Dispensaries just have to stay 300 feet away from schools and youth centers. Read more.
4. On a more serious note, ten people were shot and three confirmed dead after a drive by shooting last night by South Capitol Street. All were in their 20s and 30s with the exception of one teenager. It looks like we’ll be staying away from that area from now on. Read more.