Show Notes for Thursday, April 25, 2024


Dear John,

I took yesterday off of work and talked my husband into calling in sick so we could have some private time after the kids went to school. Sometimes I like to get a little animated and, well, loud. And we can't do that when the kids are home, so this was really awesome. There was just one problem. We have a regular dog walking service that comes by on each weekday and takes our dog out. After about an hour in bed, I got a text with a photo of Rosie on a walk. I texted back: When did you take Rosie for a walk? I didn't know you were here. The dog walker wrote back...around 9:15. But, I didn't bother you because you sounded busy. I was appalled and wrote back that I was so sorry. Then he wrote me, Don't worry about it. I'm jealous because I wanted to join in the fun. Now it's really awkward. I can't decide if I should ignore it, cancel the service, send the message to his boss and get him fired, or just apologize again. I think I need a new dog walker, right?


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Wedding season is almost here. And as you know, taking the plunge is a BIG step. In fact, more people seem to get cold feet before their big day than you might think. According to a poll of 2,000 Americans who got married since 2021, 20% got cold feet and nearly called the whole thing off. The OnePoll survey also found that over half of the respondents (52%) spent less than $10,000 on their wedding, with only one in 5 people spending more than $30,000. And while 86% said they don’t regret how much their wedding cost, when asked what specific regrets they had, 10% noted that the price of their big day was a big concern. Over half (54%) of respondents paid for the wedding themselves.

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Reclining seats could someday soon be scrapped from economy class, amid concerns over space, fuel costs and even inflight fighting over space. William McGee, senior fellow for aviation and travel at the American Economic Liberties Project, said the trend toward non-reclining, “sardine-can” airplane seating could soon become the norm. Quote: “With the cost of jet fuel, they are always looking to reduce weight onboard.” Non-reclining seats require fewer parts, thereby reducing their weight.



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• “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” (R, Drama/War): The British military recruits a group of highly skilled soldiers to strike against German forces behind enemy lines during World War II. (Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Cary Elwes) Tomatometer: 82%

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• UNSUNG HERO will be in theaters nationwide on April 26. Starring Joel Smallbone is an Australian actor and one-half of the 4-time GRAMMY award-winning pop duo for KING + COUNTRY with his brother Luke.
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Unusual airlines that actually existed . . .

Pet Airways: Founded in Florida in 2009, it was exclusively dedicated to pets such as cats and dogs — or “pawsengers”. They flew, without their owners, in aircraft in which the seats had been replaced with carriers. Although it went broke in 2012, its website claims flights will return later this year.

The Lord’s Airline: No alcohol on board, Bibles instead of in-flight magazines, only religious movies, and 25% of all fares going to finance missionary work. These were all features of The Lord’s Airline, founded in 1985. The plan was to have 3 weekly flights to the Holy Land from Miami, but by 1987 the airline lost its FAA license, and it fizzled in a sea of financial controversy.

Smokers Express: After smoking was banned on domestic US flights in 1990, 2 Florida men decided to circumvent the rule by establishing an airline based on a private club. It required a $25 membership fee, with the plan to offer steaks and burgers on board, with a side of free cigarettes. The airline never received a license to operate, and though it sold over 5,000 memberships, it disappeared in a puff of smoke.

MGM Grand Air: In 1987, it billed itself as a first-class only, superluxury airline that carried no more than 33 passengers. It promised special lounges at airports with concierge service, no lineups or check-ins, and porters to fetch your luggage. On board was a stand-up bar and private compartments for meetings. Full meal service with fine wine and champagne was always available, and the restroom had golden faucets. But in the 90s, as private jets became popular, the airline was sold.

Hooters Air: Yup, modelled on the restaurant chain famous for its tank-top and short orange shorts-wearing servers. The airline also had “Hooters girls” on board to mingle with passengers and host games, but food service was handled by actual flight attendants. And, yes, the planes did feature the same famous googly-eyed owl logo made famous by the restaurant.

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Uber has released its 8th annual Uber Lost & Found Index. That’s its listing of the most common and most “unique” things that riders left behind. The most-often things forgotten in Uber vehicles is pretty much what you’d expect: clothing, luggage, headphones, wallets, jewelry and phones – but the most-unique items left behind are…well…unique. Among them were: a frontal hair toupee, hot sauce and a breathalyzer (together), a “fart sensor,” a leaf of an unidentified plant that the customer said was “much needed”, 2 containers of live spiders, and a tray of meat pie. Other items near the top of the “most unique lost items” list include: a small rat skeleton prop, a candle that says ‘See you in court’, a tub of surgical implants, police-grade handcuffs, a live pet turtle, and “My girlfriend’s pregnant pills”. Customers who lose an item in an Uber can use the app to reconnect with their driver. However, Uber says that some passengers weren’t worried about getting their stuff back, asking their driver to accept “a nice cheese,” some tomatoes and leftover pasta as an additional tip.

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A kid in a car without a child seat: It wasn’t that long ago that this was legal. In France, for instance, child seats have only been mandatory since 1992. For Canada and the US, it was the 1980s.

Checking your cash before going out: Before bank cards, you wouldn’t dream of leaving home without cash. Credit cards didn’t become popular until the 1970s. In the 1980s, ATMs popped up everywhere.

Buying a newspaper every morning: In movies, we often see the commuter faithfully picking up the morning paper on the way to the office. Of course, the internet changed that.

Throwing away plastic bottles: Recycling hasn’t always existed as we know it today. While plastic bottles are everywhere, we’re increasingly aware of the need to recycle them.

Having a tooth pulled by your barber: That’s precisely who pulled out damaged teeth after dental care instruments were invented in the 16th century.

Watching movies at specific times: Remember waiting for the exact time a movie would be shown on TV? And tough luck if you missed it! Thanks to streaming, the way we watch shows and movies has been transformed.

Corporal punishment at school: Not only do laws now prohibit it, society sees it as barbaric. Current teaching methods favor non-violent means of discipline.

Smoking in restaurants: You knew this was coming. Smoking sections first appeared in in the 1990s (US). Eventually, smoking was banned in all public places, including restaurants.

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