THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I've been babysitting a child for just over a year. The baby is almost two. I get paid $20 an hour. There have been many times when the dad has made comments about how he hates that I'm there while the baby is napping. I ignored it, but now he's taken another step. He told me that it gets expensive if you’re here while the baby is napping, and he doesn't think he should have to pay for me to sit in his house doing nothing. I was supposed to stay another hour but when he said that, I quit on the spot. Now I kind of feel bad because I love the child. She's like a little sister to me. But I wasn't wrong to walk out on this jerk, was I?
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According to a survey, 65% of us have ended a relationship because of an ‘ick’ — a trait that turns them off. And what are some of the most common – and most offbeat — ‘icks’ that would cause someone to call it quits with their s/o? According to the survey of 2,000 American adults . . .
• The top ‘ick’ is when someone simply smells bad, selected by 24% of those surveyed.
• That was followed by pretending to be more knowledgeable about something than they really are and being rude to a waiter, both 21%.
The rest of the top-10 things that can give adults the ‘ick’, in order are:
• Living in a mess
• Being overbearing and rude
• Having dirty fingernails
• Being too clingy
• Having bad teeth
• Double texting (sending a secondary text if you haven’t yet responded to the first one)
• Talking too loudly
• 15% have dumped someone because they were obsessed with star signs (astrology).
• 14% have ended it with someone who clapped when a plane landed.
• 16% of women say wearing a tacky watch is enough of an ‘ick’ to end it with someone.
• 14% of men say they would drop someone who wanted to share food on the first date.
• 15% say those who refer to their favorite sports team as “we” are ‘icky’ enough to end it.
• 58% believe they have given someone the ‘ick’ themselves.
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“Fear The Walking Dead” is coming to an end. AMC announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the hit series will conclude with a 12-episode eighth and final season. Fear The Walking Dead Season 8 will air in 2 parts, with the first 6-episode block debuting May 14. The final block of episodes will arrive later in the year. It was also announced that “The Walking Dead” spinoff series “Dead City”, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, will now debut in June.
While Alec Baldwin has settled things on the civil side of the “Rust” tragedy, he’s not out of the woods criminally, and reportedly, a decision on that will come down by month’s end. Santa Fe’s First Judicial District Attorney’s Office indicates that the D.A. is set to make an announcement about whether she’ll pursue criminal charges against anyone that was directly or indirectly involved in the death of Halyna Hutchins. TMA says that everyone involved — including Baldwin — is under the D.A.’s microscope.
Do good lawyers exist? ABC is about to help viewers find out with “The Good Lawyer”, the first spinoff to “The Good Doctor”. ‘Nancy Drew” star Kennedy McMann will be introduced as the titular good lawyer in the March 6 episode of The Good Doctor. Felicity Huffman will also guest star in the episode and later appear in the series, which is expected to debut during the 2023-2024 TV season.
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A Starbucks barista known on TikTok as @kekenotpalmer has gone viral posting a video where she shares the biggest “icks” she gets from customers. Well, in hopes that you aren’t “icking” your friendly-neighborhood Starbucks workers, here are the “icks” to avoid…
1. People who stand in line and then don’t know what they want to order when they get to the register. Then, they take another 5 minutes to figure out what they want.
2. People who ask for soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk, and then say they want sweet cream foam. Like bro, you can’t have milk, and you just diluted it with heavy milk.
3. (This one is her “biggest ick”) Customers who don’t know what they’re ordering. It’s frustrating to have to remake drinks multiple times because the drink wasn’t what a customer was expecting.
4. Those who show her TikTok videos of baristas making custom drinks. Because the customer doesn’t know the recipe, she has to watch another barista make the drink first. Even worse: If the customer ends up not even liking the TikTok drink after she makes it. (Imagine going to a restaurant and asking the chef to watch a video on how you’d like your meal prepared!)
5. People who order a latte and forget to say they wanted it iced until they’re handed a hot one. Similarly, she says people who forget to clarify that they don’t want whipped cream on their frappes give her the ick.
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Two people in Florida were arrested after one of them made a 911 call to get help moving things from a home they were burglarizing. Police responded after a 911 call was made but nobody spoke, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. At the home, deputies concluded that nobody lived there, but they found a male suspect and his girlfriend inside. The female told them she had called 911 for the purpose of having law enforcement help them move their “belongings” from the house they were burglarizing. They also wanted a ride to the airport so they could spend the weekend in New York.
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Every year, some passengers take a mental vacation, and try to board airplanes with dangerous, illegal and downright ridiculous objects. In honor of these mile-high morons, the TSA has unveiled a video listing the most ridiculous things they confiscated last year. Here are “The TSA’s Top 10 Catches of 2022: (PART 2)
6. Drug Scrunchies: In a hair-raising incident, officers at Idaho’s Boise Airport found drugs hidden inside hair scrunchies.
7. A gun inside a PlayStation: The owner was questioned, and admitted he’d put his piece inside an old PlayStation to transport it. Atlanta police subsequently confiscated the weapon.
8. Cattle prod guitar case: Guitar cases have been used to smuggle all kinds of illegal things, but one flier tried to transport 3 cattle prods in his instrument holder at Dulles Airport in Washington. After making the “shocking” discovery, TSA allowed him to repack them into his checked luggage.
9. Inert grenade: A Milwaukee agent identified a bomb-shaped image on an X-ray. The passenger explained that it was a replica grenade he’d bought for his son at an air show.
10. Soiled money crutches: Agents learned that money can be a crutch after confiscating a pair of them crammed with soiled money at the airport in El Paso Texas. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4fm5ypy8
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A man who basically spent his life helping disabled people find a place to live has won a £2.5million (US $3.1 million) country house. Grant Carson scooped up the 5-bedroom farmhouse on 8 acres of land after entering the Omaze Million Pound House Draw. He worked at a Glasgow charity for 27 years, helping disabled people with all aspects of life. The 58-year-old widower said he’s happy that he can now get something he’s always wanted – but was out of the question due to chronic arthritis he has had since he was 7. The new home is surrounded by “idyllic countryside” and he can now “definitely afford a dog walker,” because along with the house, he also won £100,000 ($122,000) in cash.