The car keeps running

God Bless America

A Thanksgiving moment

A conscientious manager at Bagels 101 in Middle Island, NY recently went to great lengths for a customer who left her keys at the store when she stopped in for a cup of coffee. Diana Chong’s husband kept their minivan running while she went into the shop. The vehicle is equipped with a start button that allows you to take the keys with you while the car keeps running but Diana took the keys with her. It wasn’t until they arrived at their home in Honesdale, PA that she remembered leaving her keys at the store. She quickly called the store and spoke to the manager, Vincent Proscia, telling him that she desperately needed the keys to restart her vehicle. Proscia didn’t hesitate, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. He hopped in his car and made the 7-hour round trip to return Diana’s keys. 

Tis the season

Some people just can’t get enough of watching Christmas movies and now one lucky binge watcher can have his or her movies with a side of cash. The folks at Hallmark is offering to pay $1,000 for someone who is prepared to watch 24 holiday movies over a period of 12 days. The greeting card company turned TV channel has rules for its version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. “Rule #1: You don’t like Christmas—you love it. Rule #2: You must be over 18-years-old and be a US resident. Rule #3: You know how to work the Gram, Twitter, or Facebook.  We want someone who’s willing to document their Hallmark marathon with their followers. We want you to have opinions—lots of them! Think the grumpy Grandpa turned jolly Santa was a little overdone? Felt like the plot was a bit half-baked? Be as honest as possible in your review.”

Pooch-sitter wanted

Attention job-seekers: a British couple is seeking a full-time dog sitter/housekeeper and is willing to pay the lucky applicant some $40,000 a year plus room and board, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The ad they posted on the Silver Swan Search Web site specifies that applicants “MUST have a passion for dog care,” noting that  “experience looking after dogs is essential.”