A Little Friday File Fun

In Norway, the state of Texas has a big reputation. The phrase “helt Texas” is being used widely on social media and in the media to describe such things as sporting events, biologists’ findings and store deals. Rawstory.com says Norwegians explain that “Texas” means mayhem and chaos, as in cowboys finding and shooting guns into the air. “Helt Texas” means “completely crazy.”

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a toddler asked for a CVS-themed party for her fourth birthday. Her mom says the little girl sees the local CVS store as a wonderland of “snacks, drinks, toys, Chap-stick, and Band-aids,” so much so that she puts the drug store on par with Disney World in terms of dream locations, according to UPI. When CVS headquarters heard about this, they sent snacks, party supplies and party favors, such as CVS-brand water bottles. The local CVS flashed a “Happy Birthday” on its sign out front.

In Conyers, Georgia, police were called to the scene of an accident at a Kroger grocery store. There they found a disheveled man in a motorized wheelchair backing into the building and over plants. The wheelchair had been hit by an SUV. The man in the wheelchair told police he had taken Val.ium, an anti-pressant and a pint of alco.hol. He was cited for DU.I. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia law says it’s illegal to operate “any moving vehicle” while under the influence of alc.ohol or drugs.

In Buffalo, New York, a woman who turned 100-years-old in August continues to work 11 hours a day, six days a week at a laundromat. She tells WGRZ-TV that she got her first job at 15 during the Great Depression and has been working ever since. She told the FOX news station she likes being out and working because it “gives her something to do.” She says too many people retire too soon. Her advice to her peers: “Get out and do some work.”

In Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, a Neighborhood Watch co-ordinator left her house to attend a Neighborhood Watch meeting at a local fire station. She returned home to find police there. Ironically, while she had been at the Neighborhood Watch meeting, a burglar entered her house through the unlocked front door and stole money from her purse. The intruder was interrupted by the co-ordinator’s spouse, and fled the scene, according to the Shepton Mallet Journal.