South Carolina Man Slapped With A $525 Citation Over A Drink Refill Will Instead Get A Warning

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(PCM) Recently, a South Carolina man, Christopher Lewis, was federally charged a $525 fine over a $0.89 drink refill at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Thank goodness, it now appears that Lewis will be able to get off with only a warning over the incident.

Mostly likely based upon the national attention that the case is beginning to receive, the Medical Center has reviewed the case and determined that a warning instead of a fine would be sufficient in this particular situation.

Lewis, who works as an on-site construction worker at the hospital, was on his lunch break and was completely unaware that refills on his drink were not free. He was shocked when he was given a ticket by the Federal Police Force at the hospital to the tune of $525 after he went up and refilled his drink, failing to pay the $0.89 refill fee.

I truly can’t stop laughing at this, but a hospital spokesperson called the incident “theft of government property”. You would seriously think these individuals would have more to worry about than free refills in the cafeteria. The hospital went on to say that there are signs posted all around the cafeteria that say drink refills are not free, however Lewis claims that he has never noticed them and has refilled his drink in the past without issue.

To make matters worse, Lewis is now out of a job. Lewis claims that when he was approached by the officer who issued the initial citation, he attempted to pay for the refill right then and there, but was not allowed, therefore not having the option to make right what he had done wrong accidentally.

He was taken to a room, given the $525 citation for shoplifting and was told not to return to the property. Lewis asked about returning to the construction site to finish his job if he agreed to bring his own lunch and stay out of the cafeteria, however the officer wanted him off the premises completely.

The hospital claims that Lewis was aggressive during the confrontation. I don’t blame him! I know rules are rule and there to follow, but to cost someone their job even when they tried to make amends is just not right.

Lewis plans to contest the fine in federal court if it even makes it that far. Something tells me they are going to want to avoid the mess and just leave things with the warning.

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How About A KFC Fried Chicken Corsage For Prom?

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(PCM) KFC is now offering edible fried chicken corsages for prom this year! Something tells us that this may not be a prom fashion trend the picks up, however KFC is giving it their all and have even created an advertisement to promote the corsages.

The ad features a nervous teenage boy presenting his date for prom with a baby’s breath and Original Recipe drumstick corsage. His date at first seems a bit freaked out by his gesture, however as the evening progresses she becomes more enticed and by the end of the night he goes in for the kiss, however she veers off and takes a nibble of the drumstick corsage instead!

While some many have thought that the whole fried chicken corsage thing was joke, it most definitely is not!  There are currently about 100 KFC corsages available for purchase Nanz and Kraft Florists in Louisville, KY. They are selling for $20 plus shipping and handling. They do not come with the chicken actually included, what is offered instead is a $5 gift card to KFC so the customer can customize their corsage with whatever type of KFC chicken they would prefer.

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Man’s Three Word Obituary And Other Famous Last Words

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(PCM) If you have seen the headlines recently that you have most likely heard about Stig Kernell of Sweden and his three word obituary that has since gone viral. Kernell had an incredible sense of humor right up until his death at age 92, so his obituary simply read ” I am dead”.  Those three simple words are certainly garnering Kernell with a lot more attention postmortem that he would have ever expected.

Reading Kernell’s last words got us thinking about other famous last words, so we dug around a little bit and complied the list below of famous last words that without a doubt live on in infamy well after the individual is deceased.

Tomorrow I shall no longer be here – Nostradamus

Marie_antoinettePardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose – Queen Marie Antoinette (as she accidentally stepped on the foot of the executioner as she was stepping up to the guillotine)

I live – Roman Emperor (as he was being murdered by his own soldiers)

I am perplexed. Get Satan out! – Aleister Crowley (famous occultist)

Dammit….Don’t you dare ask God to help me – Joan Crawford (to her maid who had begun to pray)

Now why did I do that? – General William Erskine (after he jumped from a window in Lisbon)

No comment – Edward Abbey (writer who was asked if he had any last words, the phrase is also engraved on his tombstone)

Van Halen! – Darrell Abbott a.k.a. Dimebag Darrell (uttered moments before he was shot and killed on stage)

The rest of you can kiss my ass  - James Allen Red Dog ( said after apologizing to his family before lethal injection in Delaware)

Dali1I do not believe in my death – Salvador Dali

My God! What’s happened? – Diana, Princess of Wales

Goodbye Kid. Hurry back! – Humphrey Bogart (spoken to wife Lauren Bacall as she left his bedside to go pick up their children)

Relax…this won’t hurt! – Hunter S. Thompson (last phrase of his suicide note)

Don’t let it end like this! Tell them I said something – Francisco “Pancho” Villa

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies – Voltaire (when asked by a priest to renounce Satan)

I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast – “Black Jack” Ketchum (famous train robber)

Die, my dear? Why, that’s the last thing I’ll do! – Groucho Marx

It’s very beautiful over there – Thomas Edison

I’m bored with it all – Winston Churchill

Oscar_WildeMy wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go – Oscar Wilde

I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return – Frida Kahlo

Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries! – James French (convicted murderers last words to the press as he was strapped into the electric chair)

Free your body and soul
Unfold your powerful wings
Climb up the highest mountain
Kick your feet up in the air
You may now live forever
Or return to this earth
Unless you feel good where you are 
-John Laird McCaffrey’s tombstone (look at the first letter of each phrase)

Friends applaud! The comedy is finished – Ludwig Van Beethoven

These are just a handful of the many, many famous last words that have been uttered over the years. We hope you enjoyed our list!

 

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