My brother's friend worked a long time during his High School years at DQ to get enough money for a tricked out Lancer Evo. After buying it online, driving it home from Alabama, and only really owning it for about 7 hours, a pipe connection on the turbo to intercooler came lose. My brother quickly fixed it for him out of kindness, and then my brother's friend asked him if he wanted to drive it. My brother said yes and then encouraged him to 90 MPH on a winding road.
One of the wheels slipped off the road, and he over steered to try to gain back control of the car. The car went through a fence, hit a guide wire on a power poll and it recoiled into a transformer creating lots of sparks, and destroyed the top of a fire hydrant. Some of the neighborhood was without electricity for a day and a half. My brother totaled the car.
You may not know this, but fire hydrants are not full of water. You have to turn the top to turn the water on. So, if you hit one, water will not spew out. And it might not look cool, but it's good because then the person who hit the hydrant would have to pay for the water that came out.
At the scene of the wreck, my brother claimed all responsibility for the accident for some reason, even though the insurance company says the three things to do after an accident are: Check to see if anyone is hurt, call the cops, and do not admit guilt.
His friend seemed completely uneducated about how car insurance works. He thought that his car was covered by anyone who drives the car. So, then my brother had to go to court. He got pretrial diversion and is due back later on where he'll have to pay a fine and the repair bills.
Then, the insurance company paid for a new car plus pain and suffering so he got an even nicer Lancer Evo. It's even newer and has even fancier gadgets. My brother was invited to check it out and his friend asked, "Hey, would you like to drive my car? You just have to feel the clutch". His friend learned absolutely nothing from the experience and still doesn't understand how car insurance works, but my brother did learn something so he said no this time. :)
You would think a college graduate like myself (college and university are used interchangeably in the USA) would have a good job, but no. After graduating, I was sick of my major so I got a job doing absolutely nothing to do with Computer Networking. Instead I put advertising pamphlets into small plastic bags and get paid per bag, not per hour unfortunately. I stuffed about 150 bags today, and I think that's very good compared to the other employees who are slackers! The record of most stuffed bags in a day is 173. I'm so going to break it tomorrow now that I know where they keep all the supplies. I think that's how I'm going to keep myself entertained for the two weeks I have this bag stuffing job. I'm going to repeatedly break the record and make everyone else look bad. Haha!!!
Something ever so slightly interesting happened today. One of the employees is deaf and knows sign language and another girl is completely oblivious about how there are several hundred sign languages so she was doing some basic signs in ASL and the deaf chick wasn't understanding any of it and kept getting frustrated about her mistake. :P
About fifteen years ago, I went on a family vacation. I opened a drawer to see what was inside, found a coin, checked the other drawers, and ended up finding about $1.65 in Canadian money. And I don't know anyone who puts their clothes in the Hotel's drawers. I always leave my clothes in my suitcase so they probably didn't fall out of the pants owner's pocket. I think they strategically placed a few in different places for a young American visitor like me to find. So, all these years later, I still have those coins and have never had an opportunity to spend them.