No kidding-upside-down Christmas trees

God Bless America

He had the munchies

He was hungry.  It was late.  The guy behind the counter was asleep.  So, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], the customer made his own bacon cheesesteak melt sandwich.   It happened recently at a Waffle House restaurant in West Columbia, SC in the wee hours of the morning.  The guy, who was a bit tipsy but who was not a thief, came back later the same day to pay for his meal.

The annoyance of commuting

The frustrations of commuting to work in heavy traffic apparently forced a driver in China recently to take matters into his own hands, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  Security cameras caught him repainting the arrows on the road in a way that would allow him to avoid the traffic on his way to work.  He told a reporter from a local newspaper: “I saw that the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the lane that turns left has a lot of space.  I thought changing the signs would make my commute smoother.”

New for Christmas

Not everyone wants to be trendy, particularly at Christmas time, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  As one frustrated shopper tweeted recently: “The upside-down Christmas tree is exactly why I don’t bother to keep up with trends – it looks ridiculous.”  No kidding-upside-down Christmas trees are all the rage for some people this Christmas and stores are catering to the demand.  In fact, Target department stores are selling them for as much as $1,000.  It turns out, however, that the topsy-turvy trees for the holidays are not a whim of some self-proclaimed fashionista; they are a centuries old tradition in some Eastern European countries.