Welcome! And good Monday morn’ to you, our friends! I hope your weekend was awesome lovely decent not too bad. Ours was same ol’ same ol’. We did find out the hard way that our favourite fish ‘n chips restaurant is now open for take-out, but they aren’t serving … fish ‘n chips! ‘Splain that one! Oh well. Joyful and I did a bit of baking this morning … nothing much, just a few things. Jolly wanted to help, so we sent him out to count the clover in the back yard … I don’t think he’s back in yet … guess I better go find him. Meanwhile, help yourself to a treat and a cuppa and as soon as I find Jolly, we’ll find something to start our week out with a smile.
Not quite what they expected …
Two stories crossed my radar this week about people receiving packages that were … not quite what they expected.
A woman in Glendale, California, returned home one afternoon to find an Amazon box waiting on her front porch. Since she was expecting a shipment of printer ink, she thought little about it until she took the box inside and cut it open to find …The box was filled with bottles of oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and other narcotics and it was accompanied by an invoice from the Drug Enforcement Administration! The woman contacted law enforcement and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) was brought in to investigate. Their explanation sounds a bit fishy to me …
Bill Bodner, DEA special agent in charge in Los Angeles, said a preliminary investigation found the package had originated at a New York pharmacy that enlisted the services of a Texas pharmaceutical company to dispose of the drugs, and that the reason for the invoice is that the disposal process has to be approved by the federal government. He claims there was likely an error in the shipping process …
“Likely, they used a third-party shipper to ship this package and somehow the shipping labels were switched at this third-party shipper. Let me be clear, this package was not sent by DEA and these drugs were never in DEA custody.”
Mmmm hmmm … but then ‘splain why the drugs were in an Amazon box??? Amazon has opened its own investigation to try to figure that one out!
And then in Houston, Texas …
Another family received an unexpected package containing 32 bags of marijuana! The Harris County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and are attempting to solve the mystery. They put out an Instagram post saying …
“If it is yours please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to claim it.”
Um … yeah, sure they will. It’s funny, I had trouble getting my insulin delivered last week, but other people can get all sorts of drugs in the mail! What am I doing wrong???
Teddy Bears just wanna have fun!
In light of many businesses and recreation areas being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have been coming up with unique ways to entertain themselves. I ignore most of them, but this one caught my eyes … I love teddy bears, and anything involving them will always get my attention!
The Dutch theme park Walibi Holland put 22 oversized teddy bears onto a roller coaster and filmed the ride ― and it almost looks like they’re coming to life out of sheer happiness.
The coaster is named “Untamed” and true to its name, Untamed has five inversions and a 116-foot drop with maximum speeds of 57 mph. Where I would have had my eyes closed tightly and been hanging on for dear life, the bears really seemed to be enjoying it … eyes wide open!
And speaking of bears …
With fewer people out and about due to coronavirus restrictions, in many places animals have felt free to explore areas they would otherwise avoid. Last month in Fort Myers, Florida, a black bear decided to do some exploring, much to the dismay of the locals.Police were called and debated the best way to lure the bear away from populated areas. Tranquilizing wasn’t an option, for it takes some time to work and they weren’t sure what the bear would do in the interim. Well … these are police, remember … they came up with a solution: Donuts!!!
They bought donuts from Krispy Kreme (probably already had a dozen or so in their cruiser) and set a trap with donuts as the bait, and for extra measure sprayed some blueberry pie-scented air freshener. It worked, the bear was quickly and painlessly captured and returned to a state-managed wildlife area.
I dunno, though … now that he’s had a taste of Krispy Kreme, he might be back for seconds!
Before we get to the cartoons, I found this picture over at Phil’s Phun and thought it was so fascinating I just had to share it. I don’t know what or where this is, for though I did a reverse photo search, I was not able to get any reliable information on it.
And now for some fun cartoons!
And this one’s for you, Hugh!
Well, I guess it’s time … what’s that, Jolly? OH!!! Thanks for reminding me! Time, that is, for a cute animal video to wrap things up.
Now, go forth and try to have a wonderful week. Remember, folks … everybody needs a smile these days … now more than ever! So share those lovely smiles, let people know that there is hope for tomorrow, that you care. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!