So, maybe her boyfriend was cheating on her because she’s an idiot?
According to Gawker, a 20-year-old Connecticut woman was recently arrested after she keyed her boyfriend’s car and slashed his tires for cheating on her. She also allegedly did the same thing to her friend’s wheels because she believed she was the other guilty party.
While on the surface it sounds like your average Saturday morning in some parts of the country, what makes this story unique is that the scorned woman responsible for the keying didn’t know how to spell “whore,” so each car was left with “wore” etched into the side of it.
Shannon Csapilla originally denied any wrongdoing when Stamford police brought her in. But after leaving the cop shop, she decided to Snapchat a photo of the police station along with the caption “Stamford police have nothing on me.”
It turns out they eventually did have enough on her when one of her Snapchat friends turned her in. It also didn’t help that she admitted to her boyfriend that she screwed with his car.
But at the end of the day, you have to think that it could have been worse. I mean, she could have keyed “count” into their rides.
I love places like airports for one reason, they are a great people watching place. You look at the hustle and bustle and people too busy to stop and enjoy themselves especially in America. I noticed something a little different in the Philippines. People were sitting around outside the terminal and actually talking to each other. Some were on their phones of course, but many were not. It was an interesting people study.
The people that took me to the airport did the same thing, we were several hours early and we just sat around and talked and laughed and enjoyed the moment, they are incredible people and will be part of my life for a long time now. A good satisfying feeling.
The check in at the ticket counter was smooth and painless, but an interesting thing happened. Going into the terminal I had to go through a screening process with metal detectors, then checked in, then once I was around the backside to enter the tarmac loading area, On my flight only, all passengers were screened again with metal detectors and the same employees but wearing a different color jacket, and an immigration officer looking over their shoulders we had to produce our passports again before being allowed into the seating area for the flight. But again the people were all considerate and respectful, it is a natural thing it seems for the people there to do.
The flight again was a tedious 13 hrs. But was an adventure in its own, especially since I was in a middle seat and could not really relax or sleep but they had TV’s on the backs of all the seat for passengers to watch shows, movies, listen to music, and play games.
Upon arriving in San Francisco I realized how screwed up we really are here. You enter the customs area and the line stretches forever and the have automated machines to take your picture and check your passport. Then it prints a ticket, you then go to another long line and wait for an immigration officer in a booth who refuses to smile or even say hello and chastised me for having my ear buds in because I was on the phone earlier checking on my ride home. He was a dick in every sense of the word, and it started with his body language.
Then there was another immigration officer sitting outside the booth where everyone was exiting and checking the same paperwork again and this officer told a young man, and I quote “get the fuck off the phone No one told you that you could make a call”. Personally I wanted to tell that officer to go fuck himself, but it was not business and I wanted to get out of there and an asshat like him would have held me up indefinitely.
I then go to the carousel where the luggage is coming out and finally got my luggage after an incredibly long wait, and most of the luggage was just wildly thrown on the conveyor and some luggage you could not see because they were piled up so much, my bag I actually missed the first time around because of that.
After getting the luggage I walked out toward the pick-up area and there was barricades everywhere and no signs to direct the foot traffic. There was another immigration officer, this time a female, that I asked where do I go to get out and she just stood there staring at me like I was an idiot, Then I realized that she was collecting the tickets printed by the automated machine and checked it for the 3rd time now then I was allowed to move on to the pick-up area.
In recap after getting off the plane I came into contact with 6 employees in the customs area, none showed even a minimal amount of pleasantry, respect, or a little bit of courtesy. One particular officer even swore at a young man out of the blue.
What the FUCK has happened to the people in this country? Seriously folks I could go back there and live a little more pleasantly that I do here.
It’s late summer, which means new phone season is upon us. If the rumors are true, the newest version of the iPhone is due to be announced in early September, likely on the 9th. Samsung’s new version of its popular Galaxy phones hit the shelves last week. Motorola, HTC and LG have also announced new phones coming soon.
Even if you don’t plan to join the line to buy the newest phone, odds are you’ll sell a smartphone at some point. According to marketing group Nielsen, 55 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers now own one. Of course, you don’t really need a second one, and selling off your current phone can help defray the cost of your new phone. Here are five tips to help you get top dollar for your old phone.
1. Start early
Timing is everything. As Jeff Trachsel, chief marketing officer for cellphone reseller NextWorth, told CNNMoney: “We always get a rush of people who wait to get a quote until they have the new [iPhone] in their hands. But as the volume increases, the value of your phone declines.”
To get the best deal, beat the rush, whether you’re using a resale dealer or selling it yourself. Pay attention to release dates and lock in a selling price three to four weeks in advance.
If getting the best price means selling your phone before the newest model hits the market, buy a cheap phone to tide you over. Then keep it as a spare for emergencies, like when you drop your phone in water.
To pull this off, you need to know when new phones are coming out. For the iPhone, we’ll likely find out soon. But for future reference, here are some sites that tend to track this kind of thing:
CNET – Running list of iPhone rumors and other release dates
Several resale dealers buy old handsets. A few of my friends swear by this method because it’s the easiest way to unload your phone for cash. All you have to do is request a price quote, ship the phone within the time frame, usually three to four weeks, and wait for payment.
But you’ll have to shop around to get the best deal. Resellers such as Gazelle or NextWorth can have sharply different prices for your old phone.
3. Sell it yourself
You might get a higher price if you sell your phone yourself on an auction or resale site. Amazon, Craigslist or eBay are good places to start.
There’s no guarantee, however, that you’ll get the price you want. No one may bid, or your auction might go for lower than you hoped. And most sites charge fees, which cut into your profits.
If you’re willing to take the risk, here are a few sites worth checking out:
eBay – Attracts millions of potential buyers but charges fees.
Amazon – You can set your own price, but you’ll pay listing and referral fees.
Bonanza – Works like Amazon, but smaller. There are only a handful of phones for sale, but they charge a smaller selling fee.
Craigslist – Connects local sellers with local buyers. Free, but you’ll have to meet the buyer in person to close the sale.
4. Ask around
Online isn’t the only way to find buyers. Recently, my friend tried to sell her old phone on a resale site, but wasn’t satisfied with the $45 offer. So she posted an ad on the bulletin board at a local college offering to sell the handset for $100 or best offer. Within a couple of days, a student offered her $90. She doubled her take – without fees.
Selling to someone you know is usually easier than selling online. Start by asking friends, family and co-workers. If you don’t have any luck there, try posting an ad on bulletin boards at colleges, churches, libraries and community centers.
5. Trade in
Most resale dealers and private buyers are looking for newer-model phones in good condition, but that doesn’t mean your old or broken phones are worthless. You could still get cash or gift certificates through a trade-in program.
One of my favorites is ecoATM. You drop your old device into an ATM-like machine, which tests it and offers you a price. If you accept, you get cash on the spot. You can find nearby locations using their locator.
Retailers also offer trade-in programs, but they don’t always pay in cash. For example, Best Buy and Wal-Mart offer store credit. Target used to offer cash, but they’ve gone the store credit route, too.
Before you sell…
Now that you’ve locked in a price, take some precautions:
Back up personal data: Transfer photos, videos and MP3s to your computer or external hard drive. Sometimes the easiest way is to connect the phone directly to a computer and move the files manually.
Wipe your handset: Perform a factory reset on your phone to remove any personal information. CNET has a good article on resetting Androids, and Apple shows you how to reset its phones.
Don’t ship until you’re paid: If you’re selling your phone yourself, don’t get scammed. Always wait until you receive the full payment (and the check or eCheck clears) before you ship your phone.
And finally the other shoe drops with regard to the Ray McDonald situation. A Santa Clara grand jury has indicted McDonald on one count of rape, and indicted Ahmad Brooks on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. McDonald could face up to eight years in prison, and Brooks could face up to six months in prison.
The indictments are connected to the incident last December that resulted in McDonald’s release from the San Francisco 49ers. A search warrant was issued on the home in December, and a civil lawsuit was filed against both McDonald and Brooks in May. McDonald sued for defamation, but that lawsuit was dismissed under an Anti-SLAPP motion.
Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting the incidents involved were allegedly caught on camera at McDonald’s home. McDonald claimed the woman lied to cover up her sex with him, but her lawsuit alleged she slipped and fell and the men took advantage of her from there. Brooks is alleged to have groped her in a sexual manner, thus leading to this charge.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this. The 49ers are in Denver right now for a week of practice. I have to think there will be some serious discussions about this tonight, assuming the team was not already aware something might come down.
Some people are so willing to throw it all away so quickly