Jolly Monday #91

Good Monday morn, my wonderful friends! I was looking back through my archives and realized that I started this Jolly Monday feature in March, 2016, nearly two years ago, and that this is my 91st Jolly Monday post! I hope you are all well and happy, relaxed after your too-short weekend, and ready to tackle another week, do some great things, make the world a little bit better place.  What’s that?  Oh … a bit too much for so early on a Monday, eh?  Yeah, I think I agree with you.  Let’s then start the weekend with some fresh coffee and … I made fresh bagels for you this morning … blueberry and cinnamon crunch.  Speaking of cinnamon … I was out with the girls this evening and we stopped to pick up kittie food and litter, and I noticed a new flavour of Oreo cookies on the shelves

oreo.jpgI like hot ‘n spicy cinnamon, like Mexican chocolate, but when I showed them to Miss Goose, you would have thought I was showing her fresh road kill by the look on her face.  Anyway, grab a cup of coffee and a bagel … sorry, Hugh, but I’m all out of wine, for it’s been a rough week, y’know?  And let’s try to have a bit of fun before we start another week, shall we?

Oopsie … Wrong Number …

If you want some marijuana, perhaps you shouldn’t be texting the request to police.

drug-text.pngThe person sending the initial text, once realizing his misstep, typed:

“oh my god.  I’m so sorry”

Wouldn’t you have just loved to have seen the look on his or her face when she received the text showing the badge?

Grumpy Cat Is Rich

Grumpy Cat arrives to ride in the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California.We all know and love Grumpy Cat, right?  Well, Grumpy Cat just won $710,000 in a lawsuit over copyright infringement.  Long story short, Grumpy Cat had a contract with coffee company Grenade Beverage LLC., giving them the rights to use her picture on its Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino iced drink.  The company ultimately used Grumpy’s picture on other products as well, and the matter has been bouncing about in the courts for a few years now.  Did the money make Grumpy Cat finally smile?  You be the judge …

Colorado Rockies v Arizona DiamondbacksThat is one cat that won’t be stuck eating kibble any more.  Meanwhile, though, in reading the article about the lawsuit, I found some interesting trivia about Grumpy Cat:

  • Grumpy’s real name is Tardar Sauce
  • Grumpy is actually a ‘she’ … I would have sworn it was a guy, with that level of grumpiness!!!
  • Grumpy and her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, live in Morristown, Arizona.
  • Grumpy Cat has her own company and an extensive list of merchandise and has had cameos in films and on TV.
  • She also has 1.42 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and almost nine million likes on Facebook

Grumpy Cat arrives with his owner Tabatha Bundesen at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

French Riots Over … Nutella?

I like Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread that can be found alongside the peanut-butter in your supermarket.  I don’t often buy it, but I do use it in a couple of recipes, and I like it on an English muffin every now and then.  But never in my life have I seen people go as crazy over the stuff as people in France did last week!

Riots … riots, they say, ensued after retailer Intermarché slashed the price for a jar of Nutella from 4.50 euros to 1.41 euros — from $5.60 to about $1.75.  I have to ask why it was $5.60 to begin with, for it is only about $2 here.

nutellaIn at least three cases, police were called after customers came to blows in the frenzy for Nutella.  “At 8:15, there was already a waiting line of 200 people in front of the store” said one Intermarché employee. “After a few minutes, the director had to intervene. He distributed one pot per person, next to a security guard. The pallet was empty after 10 minutes.”

Describing customers running and fighting, a manager of a store in Metz said: “People were aggressive. They were trying to tear the pots out and menacing us.”  All over a jar of Nutella … who knew?

Lastly, an article in a UK publication tells of some of the stranger things people have called 999 (the UK equivalent of our 911) for, and I found them funny …

  • A concerned woman dialled 999 for help because her pet cat looked unwell.
  • One caller phoned 999 because they had a dry mouth, and one woman complained of irritated eyes from false eyelashes she had done five days previously.
  • Another man demanded an ambulance because he had been coughing for two weeks.
  • The East Midlands Ambulance Service even received a call from a woman asking if a broken egg could be left overnight in the fridge.

ambulanceMethinks that some people need to learn the definition of ‘emergency’.  Back in the day, when some of my staff would call off work for an emergency, I gave them my definition, which I still hold to today:  If somebody is dead or likely to be in the next 24 hours, it’s an emergency.  Everything else can wait until the end of your shift.

Okay, folks, I hope you are relaxed now and in a good frame of mind to face the week ahead.  I wish you all a wonderful week.  Keep safe and warm, and please, my friends … share a few smiles this week.  Not everybody got to come here for coffee, bagels, and my strange sense of humour!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!



21 thoughts on “Jolly Monday #91

  1. Well us on the other side of the Channel are not the least the French acted this way. It so very French. They are like this you know. Very excitable when food is concerned. Always have been. Wonderful people. Best National Anthem in the World. Just don’t talk about food. (or politics).
    Yep, the unknown facet of the British, people who phone 999 when suffering from Severe Stupidity. Ideally they should be asked to give their names and addresses, then taken away to a room where they are hit about the head with a soft feather pillow for an hour or so. (This is the gentle side of My Hard Left philosophy)

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    • So, might I guess there is a bit of friendly rivalry between the Brits and the French? Just a wild guess, you understand. 🥐

      Here, one can actually be arrested and fined for abusing 911, though it still happens and I don’t think the people are often actually fined. I like your idea better.

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      • Oh yes we were scrapping and squabbling from about 1000 AD until 1914, and even then managed to find reasons to fight each other in WWII.
        Then in the 1950s the French started to beat the UK nations and Ireland at Rugby which was going too far dear Lady! 😣

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          • Oh yes Rugby is a game where 15 or 13 (depending on which version) on each side take an oval ball as an excuse to tug, pull, jump on and thump each other for two halves.
            At first glance it looks like American Football but with no armour and is more frenetic.
            Just this week-end the Six Nations Cup (England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales) starts and there will be much fun had, especially by the fans. 😁 (who naturally will claim they could pick better squads, etc)

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  2. Dear Jill,

    Some people have all the luck. If I had a grumpy cat, he/ she would be just a grumpy cat and I wouldn’t be making a $710,000 settlement.

    I liked the police response to the mistaken email request for marijuana.

    Can you believe a people fighting over Nutella? What a great advertisement.

    It’s a good thing the 999 line is not one for crazy folks as some of the callers would qualify.

    I’m with Maxine. I much prefer to deliver a barrage of blessed words in person or over the phone. The capital letters in a tweet just doesn’t cut it.

    Thanks for another great Monday Jolly post.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Glad you liked it. Sorry about the wine … I got carried away and next thing I knew, it was gone!

      Yes, my friend, I still receive your posts and I am not intentionally ignoring you, but have been going through some serious vision issues, and I can only see words on the screen by holding a magnifying glass in one hand, and the mouse in the other. You can imagine how long it takes me to even write a post. I’ve been almost perpetually behind on responding to comments, writing posts, and reading those of my friends. It looks like it will be over a month yet before the vision is improved, and no guarantees, even then. I apologize, and do plan to try to catch up on at least yours and Keith’s this week.

      Have a great week!

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