Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Odds and Ends
Just a few strange things I've run across in the last few days ...
What sort of gift do you get for the person who has everything? How about a slightly-used tomb? According to this article, if you are the highest bidder at an auction that begins on June 23rd you can own the granite and marble crypt once occupied by Elvis Presley and his mother before their relocation to a better resting place at Graceland.
If yours is the winning bid you will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for the interment service; however, transportation and funeral home charges are not included. The auction website is here, in case you're interested.
A woman in New Jersey has filed a gender and religious discrimination complaint against her former employer, claiming that she was fired from her job at a New York lingerie warehouse because she was "too busty and dressed too provocatively for the workplace."
According to her complaint, her employers - who are Orthodox Jews - told her that her outfits were "too hot" for the workplace. For my part, I'm wondering about two things: (1) what constitutes an outfit that's "too hot" for a lingerie warehouse?; and (2) what are Orthodox Jews - who tend to believe women should dress with great modesty - doing selling lingerie?
Speaking of religious beliefs, the pastor of a West Virginia serpent-handling sect that cherry-picked its odd beliefs from the Bible (Mark 16:17-18) has died ... after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
Glad that belief worked out for you.
Donald Trump. 'Nuff said.
Yes, it's a strange, strange world. And we still have the presidential election to look forward to.
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.