(Local News) Santa Barbara resident, “Mike F” caused a world of confusion at a local Starbucks on Monday when he mistook a sign meant to denote a gender neutral bathroom instead for an ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ meeting hall. Staff members of the coffee chain were first alerted about the misunderstanding when several concerned patrons complained that there was a man refusing to leave the restroom.
“Are you a friend of Bill?” was all the man would say to anyone trying to use the facility, explained Jenna Corra, 29, of Summerland. “People were kinda freaking out.”
Mike, who did not give his last name because, “It’s called Alcoholics Anonymous for a reason, bro” said he just celebrated sixty days of abstinence and was confused by the address in the AA directory.
Alcoholics Anonymous uses the same symbol, a triangle inside of a circle, that now hangs on the door of the lavatory.
After spoken to by staff, Mike left without further incident, saying, “It’s all good. It is what it is.”
(News) A pit bull named “Golden Retriever” viciously attacked a two-year-old boy in a California park on Sunday, animal welfare officials said. The dog, described an an un-neutered male pit bull, attacked the boy as he was playing just several feet away from his parents, who were hosting a family picnic in La Verne, California. The attack happened just before 1 p.m. Sunday, officials told KPSR. The child was taken to a local hospital.
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If an owner comes forward, the victims could file a dangerous dog complaint, which would put the case before a judge. The judge would decide whether to euthanize the animal, or require the owner to neuter the dog in addition to other conditions, Gary said.
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(Local) Despite the growing number of mass shootings in the United States, Colorado resident Rodney Sork flatly declared on Saturday that he still feels completely safe in crowded public places, attributing his worry-free attitude to the fact that he smokes “an insane amount of pot every day.”
Sork, 41, of Steamboat Springs, told reporters outside of the Sun Coast Shopping Mall, “Nah, man. I don’t worry about that crap, shootings and all. When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go. You can’t think about that kind of stuff. I’m trying to come up with rent, ya know?”
Sork said that the main reason for his lack of anxiety is plain and simple: “I’m fuckin’ high, brother.”
“Ever since it’s become legal here it’s been… exquisite. I’m chilly willy will.”
His son, Adie, 14, shared his father’s sentiment, momentarily glancing up from his phone and shaking his head ‘no’ when asked if he himself was worried about the growing increase in gun violence.
Neither of Sork’s ex-wives, both of whom live in the area, could be reached for comment.
(Study) Shocking results of a new poll released Thursday show that a whopping 0% of the population like it when a driver tailgates them. “It’s surprising because tailgating is so popular right now,” says Cal-Trans commissioner Cory Reynolds. The poll, which was conducted in May of 2017 by The Southern California Standard of Living Research Corporation (CSLR), asked one thousand motorists if they liked it when they were being tailgated by another driver. 58% of those polled were women, 32% were men, and 10% of those who participated gave answers regarding their gender identity that have yet to be recognized by Merriam-Webster. “Everyone hates it,” continued Reynolds, “but a lot of people do it consistently.” Julie Moss, the assistant president of CSLR thinks she understands why tailgating is still so prevalent: “Many people just don’t give a shit about the experience other people are having. They are in their own worlds and they only care about themselves.”
Years ago, the “Three Second Rule” was taught in high school driving courses, wherein drivers gauge a safe distance between themselves and the car in front of them by timing objects on the side of the road a full three seconds. Moss said that rule is “ancient history” and was “of a time when people were not so increasingly out of their minds.”
(Business) Uber stocks are expected to rise on Monday as a full 24-hours passed this weekend without any of their drivers being accused of raping anyone. “These are good times,” said an unnamed intern for the company, “and everyone here is in a really good mood.” While over 100 drivers have been accused of sexual assault “nothing that bad happened on most of Saturday”, the intern continued.
When asked why so many Uber drivers have been accused of assault, the 32 year old, who has been interning for Uber for two weeks, offered this:
“I think basically anyone can work here.”
(News) Missouri resident Kip Strode, 11, told friends on Wednesday that he thinks someone should make packets of string cheese easier to open. This he declared after successfully unwrapping three string cheese packets from his sack lunch. “I mean, I can open ’em. But sometimes they are just a little tricky. I had to bite (open) that one.”
Kip’s mom, Karen Strode, fully agrees.
“They can be a pain in the rear to open sometimes, can’t they? I’ve had a hard time unwrapping them myself sometimes, and I’m 36 years old. It’s probably a lot more challenging for someone my son’s age. Someone really needs to do something about this. I don’t know about you, but I care a lot about the welfare of children. And not just mine.”
No one from Horizon, the cheese’s manufacturer, could be reached for comment.