Well that’s exactly the sort of information these people need!
McDonald’s issues holiday etiquette guide for its workers, offering suggestions on how much to tip the pool boy, au pair and personal trainer.
- Beauty-salon staff should get “$10 to $60 each, giving most to those who give most to you, plus possibly a small gift.”
- Day-care providers should get tipped “$25 to $70 each, plus a small gift from your child. If only one or two providers, consider higher range amount.”
- Garage attendants should get “$10 to $30 each, to be distributed by manager.”
Federal prison population up 27% in 10 years. Something’s wrong here. I’d like to see percentages for how many prisoners are incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses and violation of parole stemming from that first crime. I suspect that we’re housing an awful lot of drug addicts at huge expense for very little result.
UPDATE: JRH, the intelligent liberal on the comment pages (that’s a compliment, JRH), sends along a link to an excellent article on the rethinking going on on this issue. Republican conservatives and libertarians are leading the charge, although of course, some liberals have been there all along. Maybe it’s like Nixon going to China: everyone expects the ACLU to have some wooly-headed, soft-on-crime position on prisons, but if conservatives are joining in that pressure for reform, the average person may think there’s more to it than just flooding the streets with evil predators. I hope so.
Thanks for the link, JRH.
Shoot him before he spawns
American men are beginning to talk like Valley Girls?
First men became enamoured with grooming regimes, but now it seems the metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too.
A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences.
The speech pattern is associated with young women from southern California, notably Clueless lead character Cher Horowitz, but is now common amongst younger people.
Scientists came across the finding when they were trying to investigate the difference between uptalkers making a statement and asking a question.
Uptalkers are stereotypically parodied as insecure, shallow and not very clever females.
NYC moving to confiscate guns. It’s been decades since it was possible to buy a gun from a legitimate dealer and not have the sale registered. Until now, that wasn’t a big deal, because heck, why would a lawful citizen worry about the government knowing what he owned, right?
Now that the government is using that information to come into homes and seize guns, the idea of picking up a few weapons from unlicensed firearm dealers has great appeal. Not to me, of course (NSA, take note) but to anyone who might be worried that, say, Dan Malloy is planning a visit to inspect the gun cabinet in your house.
UPDATE: Of course, 3D printers will solve the problem, probably within ten years.
Made in America, in your kitchen
The Wolf of Wall Street opens Christmas day. Leonardo DiCaprio, tits and ass, ludes and penny stocks. Cool.
I spent a fair part of my life in this world, albeit on the other side, chasing people like the one DiCaprio portrays, and it’ll be fun to return to it, at least for a nostalgic visit.
Besides, it’s bound to have some tips I can use in the dirt-peddling business.
Given the readership of FWIW, maybe we should have a meet-up?
7 Juniper Rd
Got a house in Stamford that won’t sell? How about raising its price from $2.795 to $3.2 million? Yeah, that’s the ticket!
These things rarely work out well.
Cos Cob and Riverside
14 Licta Terrace
14 Licata Terrace, asked $1.139 million and must have attracted multiple bids, because it sold for $1.140. Lack of inventory.
111 Lockwood Road
111 Lockwood Road, Riverside, was priced at $1.880 and has sold for $1.8 million. It was when I saw that this house was under contract that I concluded the Riverside boom had truly gone absolutely, freaking nuts.