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05 August 2010 @ 07:39 pm
no need for that 9th circle of hell after all  
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php 

Apparently, in Germany, there is a growing population of radioactive wild boars, busting into supermakets, breaking up church meetings and causing traffic accidents. 



Radioactive. Wild. Boars. 

We earned that one, didn't we? 

What is Germany's solution? Pay people to kill them and eat them! The Radioactive! Wild! Boars! Mmmmmm....tasty. 

Oh lord, help us all. 

I'm feeling random, and will now add this public service announcement:

You Cannot Float A Check

That's right, you heard me. You can NOT float a check. Don't know what the hell I'm talking about? Back in olden times, before we all had little plastic cards that we used to pay for everything, there were checks. These bits of paper had our bank info on them but by and large, as long as 15 years ago, or so, the store that you used your check at did not have any way to find out if there was actually money in the account that the check was written on. Because of this flaw, they would often ask for 8 forms of additional ID, including a letter from your elementary school principal before they would take it. But! If you knew you didn't have money in the account, but thought that you would be able to PUT money in the account before the store took that check to the bank, you could get away with it. This was called "floating". 

These days are gone, people!! Now all the checker at the supermarket has to do it scan your check into their nifty little computer and not only do they know you're out of money, they also know HOW out of money you really are, what you ate for breakfast and what color underwear you have on. If you're commando, they can make a good guess at your religion. haha. 

Seriously though...they KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY.
So when you go through the check stand with your FOUR grocery carts full of food, soda and personal items with the intention of "floating" a $400 check, you can not only be embarrassed about trying to buy $400 dollars of groceries with a rubber check, making the poor bagger bag your four carts of groceries...and put them BACK on the shelf, AND holding up the line behind you (the rest of us, btw, only bought two or three items because WE KNEW WE WERE BROKE) for an inordinate amount of time, you should also be ashamed that you forgot to notice that it was no longer 1990
Just sayin'.