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Posts from March 2014

Life Hacks
Yi! Reddit went crazy this weekend with the best life hacks people have. These were some of the top of the top:

"Last time I was looking for a job, I posted a fake add for a very similar position on Craigslist so I could check out the resumes of my competition."

How to call in sick to work…the RIGHT way!
If you want to sound sick when calling in to your work, lie on your back while hanging your head over the edge of the bed. You will sound congested.
"Hampton Inn Hotels have a 100% money back guarantee policy. If you aren’t happy for any reason at all they are required to comp your room. You can do this nearly as often as you like. I work for one and we regularly have the same people complain about things, like the room was too cold, or the fan was loud, and we have to comp them. One woman has like 180 free rooms complaints on her profile, but we still have to comp her. The only way around this is for the hotel owner to set up a review of the incident on a per case basis with Hilton. It’s easier just to comp the room and move on. Hilton pays the hotel back anyway."

Secret for getting a cab
Drinking in the city and can’t get a cab?, walk into a fancy hotel lobby, and call a cab. They’ll assume it’s a posh person going to the airport, and they’ll be there in a flash.
When at Target, argue over the price
As part of the employee training at Target, they teach you that if a customer argues over a price, and the full price is under $20, to just give it to them for whatever price they claim. It’s cheaper for the company to move on to the next customer than to call in a price check.
Free refills!
"I used to keep a cup from McDonald’s in my car at all times and whenever I was driving and wanted some soda I would just walk in any McDonald’s and refill my cup. I did this for weeks."
Skip Disney Lines
Rich moms hire handicapped people to go to Disney with them so they and their children can skip all the lines.
When you want to get someone’s attention
"If you’re in a crowd and need to get through, yell I’m gonna puke. To dominate someone in conversation stare at their forehead questionably."

You gotta ace that final
"Send out a mass email to the class the day before an exam saying I have just finished my study guide, and offer to swap it with other people. Never actually made a study guide. People would send me theirs and I would them send them each other’s back. Win win for everyone."
"For a free windshield repair…"
Got a broken windshield? Next time you’re driving and see a cement truck or any kind of truck carrying rocks or dirt follow it. Call the 1-800 number on the back and say a rock flew out and hit your windshield. Once they verify there was indeed a truck at that location there’s a good chance they’ll offer to replace your windshield for you.
Would you like some grass-fed bone-in steak for 88 cents?
"When I was going to college I would walk over to Whole Foods and get some of their most expensive grass fed bone in rib eye steaks from the meat counter. The butcher would wrap them up and slap a price tag on them. If I was getting meat for a BBQ this was sometimes upwards of 200 bucks. Then I would walk over to the bulk grains, put the meat on the scale, and hit print for something like oats. I’d cover the existing label on the meat with my much cheaper oats label, and proceed to self-check out. It would ask you to scan the Barcode, and then place the item in the basket. It would register the appropriate weight as both labels were from the weight of the meat. Then I’d pay 88 cents for six steaks and leave. I probably did this 25 times without arousing any suspicion."
Getting free food at Chick-Fil-A
"I use to work at Chick Fil A and we have a policy where if someone forgets their wallet or card we have to give them what they ordered anyway because the food would go to waste. So next time you’re hungry and low on cash go to the drive thru at your local Chick Fil A and act like you forgot your debit card and they will ALWAYS give you free food. Just do it sparingly so you don’t get caught."
Or free weed
"Want some free weed/alcohol? Just say that it’s your first time and someone will always be glad to loan you some."
The best way to get fresh fries every time at McDonald’s
"If it’s 2am and you’re at McDonald’s wanting fries, but you don’t want the old, stale ones that have been sitting there for three hours, order your fries with no salt. They salt them right after they make them, so they have to make you a fresh batch. Then go get salt from the condiment thingy. Or be that guy and ask them for salt and watch them start to hate you."

What are your best life hacks?

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A Virginia couple have had quite the lucky streak after winning the lottery three times this month. Their first win came on March 12th when they won $1 million in the Powerball drawing. Their next win came on March 26th when they won $50,000 on 10 winning lottery tickets in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game. The next day they had another $1 million win from a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket- the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza.

If that isn't lucky enough for ya...A doctor in Oklahoma lost his wedding ring during an emergency surgery on a dog.
When he usually does surgeries, the vet normally takes his wedding ring off and puts it on a corner of the surgery table. But after his last procedure, he realized too late that the ring had landed in the trash can. He returned to work the next day and the trash can had been emptied. The doctor realized his lost wedding ring was somewhere in an Oklahoma City landfill, where over 2,000 tons of garbage is dumped daily. The chances of finding the ring were slim to none. But that didn’t stop him. Landfill employees identified the truck that carried the ring. The couple showed up  to help in the search. After digging and digging, the doctor tore a sack open and dropped it on a cardboard box and the ring fell out.

How have you gotten lucky?

Intern Nikki

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OPP: Online Cheater
Today’s OPP went live on the air with us today but this is her OPP:

Yi! I have an OPP for you. I met this guy through online dating and he seemed like an awesome guy. We talked for a week or so and he wanted to meet up. I figured I would check him out on Facebook first and saw that he is married. I texted him telling me to never talk to me again. I can see who his wife is. Should I message her? I feel obligated to tell her.

Slacker thinks Bethanie should tell the guy's wife. He thinks most women would want to know that their husband was not the man they thought he was.

Steve is adamant that there is no reason for Bethanie to tell. He says that she doesn't know their life and there is no reason to get involved. It's not like Bethanie and the guy had relations--it was nothing more than some online flirting.

What do you think should Bethanie do?

Intern Nikki

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A Hull, Georgia teen recently went on a shopping spree after a First Citizens Bank accidentally deposited $31,000 in his account. The boy shares the same name as another customer, who made the deposit. The teller didn't catch their error. The boy withdrew $20,000 and spent another $5,000 with his debit card. When the boy went to the bank for more money he told them the cash was from an inheritance. The teen told cops he is resolving the issue although he has yet to do so.

Also, Perez Hilton recently wrote a piece on celebrity splurges, and it's crazy to think anyone could spend what some people do on fashion accessories. From J-Lo's Hermes Birkin bag in red crocodile for $70,000, to Miranda Kerr's $85,000 diamond Cartier bracelet, these celebs know how to spend!

What have you splurged on?

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Hair Brush
We know a woman who has been dating this guy for awhile now. But she told us that when they were done having relations, he went into the bathroom and brought out a hair brush. He asked if he could brush her hair.

Slacker is arguing with Steve about.  Slacker thinks that is very weird and border line stalker-ish.

Steve said this is awesome and thinks women like this a lot. An ex of his asked him to brush her hair post relations and he did it and didn’t mind it. He admits the timing is little off for the girl they know. But when he did this he did it right, so he says. He said women love their scalp massaged.

What do you think about this? Do you think this is weird? Or do you dream of your guy doing this or you?

I think this is weird and it wouldn’t be if the guy just massaged my head. But the fact that he went and got a tool to do it makes it awkward.

Intern Nikki

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Worst First Impression

A new car survey by Europcar reveals that 32% of people say a Mercedes makes the best impression on a first date. Other findings:
- 23% of young adults say the car someone drives is important when meeting a potential partner
- 49% of people say the first thing they usually notice about someone on a first date is their smile

What was the worst first impression you've made or someone's made on you?

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OPP: Old Flame Moving Back
Yi! Candy came on the air with us today, but here is her OPP:

Yi! I have been dating my boyfriend for 8 months and am in love. Prior to that, I dated a guy in 2010, who I was also in love with, but who moved away for work. He's now returning to the area and recently contacted me. I completely fell under his spell again. Now, I find myself in love with two men. Is this even possible? What do I do? I would love to hear from other listeners, who have experienced this. Which person did they choose?

Should she go back to her old boyfriend or stay with her current one?

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A 23-year-old woman got trapped in a train after falling asleep inside of it. She fell asleep on the train after dinner with friends—her stop is the end of the route in San Jose, CA. She woke up in the back of the train and there was nobody on it. It was in the train yard, it was 12:30 at night, and her cell phone was dead. She tried yelling for help and even broke the glass of the emergency stop box and the fire extinguisher, hoping an alarm would go off. It didn’t. She eventually made it up to the conductor’s car, which should have been locked, and used the radio to call for help. When workers got there they didn’t apologize…they asked her if she was drunk. The company eventually apologized to her, but she wants to make sure workers are checking the rail cars at the end of the night. Employees were reprimanded for not checking the cars thoroughly and for keeping the conductor’s car unlocked.

Also, a man in Lawton, Oklahoma was walking outside when he inadvertently dropped a $20 bill. It fell down a storm drain. Because the man, who has not been identified, needed the money, he went crawling after it. That turned out to be a big mistake. The man, who was disoriented and dehydrated when he was finally back above ground, could not tell the police how he was able to get down into underground pipes. However they speculate it must have been via nearby storm drains. When he got down in there he quickly discovered getting back up wouldn’t be easy. He was as much as 12 feet below in a cramped, dark, and wet pipe, in a system only one with a map would be able to navigate. It was only when a group of passing high schoolers were walking by that our wayward friend was helped. They heard screams coming from down below and called 911 right away. Once officers arrived on the scene, they removed a manhole cover and saw the man below. So what about that $20? Did the man find it? Sadly, as KSWO reports, he didn’t.

Where have you gotten stuck?

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