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One cool cabin attendant

After listening to the familiar speech of stowing all carry-on items and how the seat cushion can be used as a floatation device, Delta flight attendant Robin Schmidt then asks a favor of everyone on board.

She passes around a journal, asking people to write a personal message to a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. When the journal is filled with jokes, prayers and notes of encouragement, she packs it up and sends it along with a care package to a soldier.

“This is not about war or politics,” said Schmidt… “It’s about the personal sacrifice these soldiers are making and if I can do something to brighten their day, then I will.”

Schmidt has brightened a lot of days. Since 2002, she has sent care packages to soldiers she meets on her flights or to soldiers who are recommended to her. She began passing the journals around the plane in 2005 and has done so on every one of her flights since then. Hundreds of soldiers have received a journal written just for them.

via The Cincinnati Enquirer.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | cool people, cool stuff | Comments Off on One cool cabin attendant

Keep one finger on the wheel at all times

A man caught driving while using two mobile phones has told [Australian] police it was ok because he had one finger on the wheel at all times.

The one-fingered hoon was seen holding a mobile phone in each hand and driving his car with his knees while travelling through the Eastlink tunnel about 3.15pm Saturday…

The driver explained he needed to transfer information from one phone to another and that he had been driving with one finger.

via  Herald Sun.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Keep one finger on the wheel at all times

Crime tip: Measure twice, push once

It was an epic failure by anyone’s standards.

Bumbling thieves who allegedly attempted to steal a motorised go-kart by squeezing [it] into the back seat of a Holden Commodore in Toowoomba were in even deeper when police showed up to arrest them.

via Epic fail

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Cars, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Measure twice, push once