North Carolina Jeweler Stirs Up Controversy With Billboard Slogan

(PCM) A North Carolina jeweler has come under fire because the slogan used on their roadside billboard is considered offensive. The billboard in question is advertising for Spicer Greene Jewelers in Asheville and features the words “Sometimes it’s OK to throw rocks at girls”. The words are surrounded by images of precious stones.

The billboard has struck a nerve with locals who claim that the words further promote a culture of violence against women. They feel that children who see the billboard will not see the humor and/or play on words in the sign and only think that it means it’s okay to throw rocks at girls.

The jeweler has since issued an apology for the billboard and claim that it was never their intention to offend anyone with the message. They posted the following note on their Facebook page regarding the situation:

“To whom we have offended with our recent billboard, please accept our apologies. We do not condone violence of any kind toward any being. We are humble enough to realize when we make a mistake and humble enough to realize the context in which we are speaking. We did not intend to cause controversy and our billboard communicated something we did not intend. We intended the billboard as a play on words to encourage the loving act of gift giving and are deeply saddened that it offended anyone.”

While we do see how some people could read into another more sinister message on the sign, however these days everyone is so hyper sensitive to absolutely anything and everything. We certainly don’t believe the jewelers had any intention offend and most likely felt they were just being cute and clever with the billboard in question.

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Woman Holds Up The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Lane For The Most Ridiculous Reason

(PCM) An Ohio woman caused quite a ruckus at the Taco Bell location in Euclid, Ohio for the most utterly ridiculous reason. The woman refused to move her vehicle out of the restaurants drive-thru lane and it got so intense that store employees had to contact the authorities to take over the situation.

So, if you’re wondering just why this woman was so darn “saucy” get ready for this!  The Taco Bell location just so happened to be out of “Mild” taco sauce! That’s it! No other reason. She was also irritated that they would not discount her food order by 50% off due to the inconvenience of not having the “Mild” sauce as they only had “Fire” sauce.

Since “Mild” sauce was the woman’s only condiment of choice she decided to make a big stink about the situation and refused to leave the drive-thru lane. Eventually, the authorities were able to get the woman to leave the Taco Bell location, but not before she created a major headache for both store employees and other restaurant patrons.

We are guess that she is probably banned from that particular Taco Bell for life! Thanks for ruining taco-time for everyone lady and making everyone else pretty “saucy” in the process!

 

 

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Say It Isn’t So! Dunkin Donuts Discontinues Their Famous Coffee Coolatta!

(PCM) Everyone is freaking out over the announcement that Dunkin Donuts will be discontinuing their famous Coffee Coolatta frozen beverages. What in the world will summer be like for us caffeine addicts now?

The Coffee Coolatta was first introduced back in 1994 and has been a Dunkin Donuts staple ever since. Chris Fuqua, Dunkin’s senior vice president of brand marketing said in a recent press conference announcing the Coffee Coolatta’s departure, “Our Coffee Coolatta isn’t good enough!”. Fuqua went on to reveal that the Coffee Coolatta will be getting a replacement in the form of the new Dunkin Donuts Frozen Coffee, which will be a blended beverage that gets it’s inspiration from Dunkin Donut’s iced coffee drinks and is made with coffee extract, sugar, and dairy.

Don’t get us wrong! We are certainly going to miss the beloved Coffee Coolatta, but we are kind of leaning towards the new Dunkin Donuts Frozen Coffee to be a better choice. Don’t some of you recall getting a weird aftertaste in your mouth after drinking a Coffee Coolatta? We do and it was kind of gross. The Coolatta was more like a coffee-flavored slushie and we hope the new Dunkin Frozen Coffee will remind us more of a smoothie or  frozen Frappuccino from Starbucks without the insane price tag.

Dunkin Donuts hopes that the introduction of the new Frozen Coffee drinks will help “contemporize” their frozen drink platform and help pave the way for even more new innovations for the company. Rest assured that your favorite fruit-flavored Coolatta beverages will still be available and additional flavors will be rolled out again this summer. Brand marketing manager Anthony Bonitatibus says,  “We have to continue to innovate against coffee, because of its importance to us as a business. We’re always thinking about what is the next big thing in coffee, because we can’t just rest on our laurels.”

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Someone Attempted To Sell A Bag Of Air That Contained Adele’s Breath On Ebay!

(PCM) No, we are not kidding! Someone on Ebay was attempting to sell a bag of air that was allegedly breathed by Adele during her recent “25” concert tour for the amount of $2,000! Let alone wanting to meet the person who was trying to pull this off, we would love to feast our eyes on the person who would be willing to drop that much money on a bag of literal air.

We suppose the seller,@shaun_mcdonough, gets some kind of points for creativity as the Ebay listing, which has since been removed claimed that the air was “legit” and was captured by McDonough at Adele’s recent concert. The auction began at $14.95 and skyrocketed up to $2,000 before Ebay caught on, however we can’t help but wonder just how high the price would have gone had Ebay kept the listing live.

The Ebay posting also included a photo snapped by McDonough of a Adele at the show to prove that they were really in attendance and within the proper distance to capture the air in a bag. After the first listing was removed McDonough tried once again to list the bag of Adele air, but not surprisingly the second auction was also removed. When posting the second listing, McDonough included a note he received from Ebay in regards to the first posting which read, “We’ve determined that some of your listings haven’t followed our No Item policy… To protect both buyers and sellers, buyers should be able to verify an item after receiving it. Listings that don’t offer an item for sale, or where the existence of the item for sale can’t be verified, aren’t allowed.”

It would be pretty hard to verify a bag of air and what about shipping! How would you be sure that the air would not leak out of the bag should it become ripped or damaged. Looks like no one will be owning any Adele air anytime soon!

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Keep Your Weekend Style On Point With Adorable Styles From ‘Friday + Saturday’

(PCM) We are finding ourselves falling in love with the adorable new styles from Friday + Saturday and they have arrived just in time for a multitude of upcoming events such as Spring Break, Mother’s Day,Wedding Season and of course everyone’s favorite, Summer!

This is a brand that will keep your weekend style on point. And what’s even cooler is Friday + Saturday is designed and created in house by an all girl team, all under the age of 30. So, you know they are on the cutting edge of fashion industry trends. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good logo tee?

After years of running two successful retail companies founder Kirsten Blowers partnered with Kelsey Sugg to craft Friday + Saturday, a clever creation centered around a passion for pop culture.

Check out these adorable items you can rock this season:

Babes Support Babes T-Shirt $34

Show the ladies some love in a tee you’ll easily be obsessed with. Celebrate the women who lift you up in this trendy shirt.

 

Day Off Hat $28

Whether you have the Day Off or not, grab this hat and you’ll be asked where you got it all day long! This design has gone viral and it is one of Friday + Saturday’s most popular items! Perfect for lounging around, running errands, or flaunting on vacation. This is the hat your closet has been asking for!

Girl Boss Hat $28

Show ’em who’s boss with this on trend baseball hat.

Let’s hear it for the babes! Whether you’re on a Netflix binge or brunching with your bestie, these witty tees and hats show off your individuality, while keeping your style casual. Gather your girls and celebrate the power of positivity over negativity! #CelebrateTheBabes with Friday + Saturday!

Longing for these looks? Friday + Saturday is sold in over 150 stores across the country and all of their products are available on https://shopriffraff.com.

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Nail Salon Angers Customers (And The Internet) With Extra Charge For Overweight People

(PCM) A Tennessee nail salon, Rose Nails in Frayser, has found themselves in hot water after a customer posted an image online of a sign hanging in their shop saying that they charge more money for pedicures to overweight customers. The offensive sign in question read, “”Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you!”. Customers were understandably outraged and once the image of the sign was posted online the rest of the internet became just as angered.

We just want to know what process the salon plans to use to determine if a customer fits the standard of being overweight or not. How would they even begin to go about figuring that out without literally offending everyone? That’s the biggest mystery. It’s not like you can just go walking up to a potential customer and say ‘Oh, excuse me. You look overweight. Would you mind weighing in before getting in the pedicure chair?”. Umm no way! If a nail salon employee were to ever say such a thing to us, we would be completely and totally offending and take our business elsewhere immediately.

When Memphis area news station WREG stopped by the salon in question the sign had already been removed and the salon owner claims that the sign was never posted up in his establishment. The customer who posted the picture online begs to differ, however we can’t say were blame the salon owner for denying it given all the backlash. The shop owner claims the picture could be from any shop in the area. He also went on to say that he had considered putting up a similar sign, but decided against it, instead he just refuses service to severely overweight customers.

The salon owner told the news station, It’s difficult for technicians to give them pedicures and he’s had broken chairs in the past which it hurts his bottom line. He said he’s had chairs broken twice which has cost him $2,000 to $2,500. Still sounds like a slippery slope to us.

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