Connect with us

Tendencias

Couple Leaves Baby With Car Dealer So They Can Test-Drive Car

Published

on

If you’re in a bind and need to find a babysitter, have you tried shopping for a new car? Technically that’s what one couple did and it worked.

Finding a decent babysitter appears to be an almost herculean task. I am a child-free adult, but almost all of my friends have kids. I recognize the value of watching one’s kids so much that I have often gifted my pals an evening or two of free sitting. It’s the least I can do, and it also gives me the opportunity to show them the greatest movie ever made: Back to the Future.

Article continues below advertisement

Things weren’t that much easier in the 1980s. My mother thoroughly enjoys reminding me of the time she dropped me off with a babysitter when I was about 18 months old. Furious at her for leaving me, I reached into my little diaper and hurled poop at her. I am both pleased and embarrassed to admit that I got her right in the head. Despite not having kids, I totally understand why a couple left their baby with a car salesman when they were shopping for a new car. Hope that kid has bad aim.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

It’s a literal baby driver.

According to Randy Ross’s TikTok bio, he is half artist and half car salesman. He pays his bills by selling cars and fuels up his heart through music. Thankfully Randy was working at the car dealership on the day a couple of customers left some interesting collateral with a salesman.

One thing about the car-buying process I’ve always been fascinated with is the test-drive part. Nowadays it’s easy to locate a car, but once upon a time some dealerships would let folks take out a car with all the unearned trust of, well, a newborn baby.

Article continues below advertisement

In April 2022, a woman was arrested in Florida after she kept a 24-hour test-drive vehicle for two full weeks then attempted to do it again, per the Observer. First and foremost, does one need 24 hours to test-drive a car? Secondly, what’s the endgame with a scam like that. Is someone hoping the dealer will merely forget?

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

It stands to reason that someone has to leave a significant amount of information behind before they can drive off the lot with a new car. Randy snagged video of his co-worker strolling around the car dealership lot with some precious cargo given to him by customers who were on a test drive.

I want to commend Randy for his obvious comedic flair. This guy saw something so perfectly funny, and had the wherewithal to capture it on video. Somebody better give Judd Apatow a call because I sense the making of another movie that centers around childish adult men.

Article continues below advertisement

Cackling uncontrollably, and we’ve all been there, Randy spies his co-worker walking between two rows of cars holding onto a baby. Is it Take Your Child to Work Day? Maybe, if that work is someone else’s.

Article continues below advertisement

Text over the TikTok reads, “The dealership never gets old. A customer left bro with their baby, while they went on a test drive.” Punctuating Randy’s delighted laughter is the look on his co-worker’s face. Frankly I’ve never seen a bigger, more satisfied grin. It goes above and beyond customer service.

Article continues below advertisement

Advertisement

The comments section was just as tickled as Randy, with a lot of people pointing out that you gotta do what you gotta do to seal the deal. A couple of folks pointed out that in all likelihood, this is car seat–related. Relocating a car seat is a huge pain. I bet those parents did a quick risk assessment and decided they would rather risk it with the car salesman than move that car seat.

I understand this completely. Also, children in cars can be a real wild card. Once when I was a baby, my mom was driving with me in the backseat. She had gone to the grocery store, so the floor area contained her groceries. I was being unusually quiet and when my mother got home, she realized I was very busy opening up all of her maxi pads and affixing them to the back fo the front seat. She probably could have used a car salesman babysitter that day!

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Tendencias

Why Do You Have to Crush Snail Eggs?

Published

on

Why do you have to crush snail eggs? Whether you’re a snail owner or happen to find a nest, snail eggs are probably best taken care of on sight.

The Gist:

  • Snail owners often have to crush snail eggs on a regular basis.
  • Though some are reluctant to do so, many advise that the eggs should be taken care of.
  • We break down what folks have to say about destroying snail eggs.

Article continues below advertisement

Not so long ago, everyone was on the spotted lanternfly killing spree. As overt pests that can disrupt ecosystems and harm crops, we as a society were pretty much tasked with keeping these bugs at bay and crushing them on sight. I, personally, have seen plenty of crushed lanternflies on the sidewalk and have gotten a couple myself as recently as Fall 2023. It might seem a bit cruel at first, but it’s more necessary than one might think.

By that same measure, people do the same thing with snail eggs. If they happen to find some or if a pet snail lays them, it’s apparently better to get rid of the lot rather than let them hatch. Here’s what folks have to say about what to do with snail eggs.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Here’s why you should be crushing snail eggs.

Folks began discussing snail eggs after a TikTok video from @mildhippie went viral. As the self-proclaimed “snail egg crushing queen,” she has made several videos on both snail keeping and, of course, crushing snail eggs.

You might be surprised to know that she does have several snails as pets and she cares for many of them as best as possible. It’s because of this that she is an active proponent of crushing snail eggs.

Article continues below advertisement

In one of her most popular videos, she offers a deep dive into the importance of crushing snail eggs as a snail keeper. She explains that snails reproduce asexually and can lay more than 800 eggs a year. Allowing them to hatch means that you could, you know, end up having to care for more than 800 snails! Taking care of 800 of anything is an impossible task for anyone, even snails and snail keepers.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Releasing these snails in the wild is also not an option, as you may be introducing an invasive species into an ecosystem. Not only that, but many of these snails would hatch as “runts,” which are weaker snails that supposedly suffer every day because of their weakened bodies.

Given all of these troubling statistics around snail care, it’s no wonder that expert snail owners advise that snail eggs be crushed on a regular basis.

While @mildhippie loves her pet snails deeply, she also recognizes the responsibility placed on her to ensure that no one’s lives are completely overrun by snail eggs. To that end, she even offers tutorials and advice on how to crush snail eggs safely. In some cases, she even feeds the crushed eggs to her living snails, which is apparently something that snails are a fan of?

If you’ve ever thought about taking care of a snail as a pet, this is your first important lesson.

Advertisement

Continue Reading

Tendencias

Where Is the Cast Now? Let’s Catch Up

Published

on

Lifetime’s ‘Escaping Polygamy’ has featured several women who’ve left the notorious Kingston Clan polygamous cult — here’s what they’re up to now.

The Cast of ‘Escaping Polygamy” — Where Are They Now?
Source: Lifetime

The Gist:

  • Lifetime’s Escaping Polygamy details the struggles several women have had in leaving forced/coerced marriages during their time in the Kingston Clan religious cult.
  • Many of the women were pressured into incestuous marriages.
  • Several of them are now advocates for helping other women leave similar situations.

Article continues below advertisement

The Lifetime series Escaping Polygamy follows the lives of three sisters — Andrea, Shanell, and Jessica — as they navigate life outside of the Kingston Clan (also referred to as the Latter Day Church of Christ or The Order). The show details how the women were able to extricate themselves from their former lifestyles and features them reflecting on their pasts as they work to free others from the group. So where are they now?

‘Escaping Polygamy’ — where are Andrea, Shanell, Jessica, and the rest of the cast now?

Article continues below advertisement

The Cast of ‘Escaping Polygamy” — Where Are They Now?
Source: Instagram | @amandaraegrant

Amanda Rae Grant, who was featured on ‘Escaping Polygamy’ uploads a selfie she used in promoting a video post about the cult she left as a teen.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Andrea Brewer

Upon leaving the Kingston Clan, Andrea studied law at the University of Washington and is an attorney who is dedicated to helping other women leave the lifestyle that she herself was able to free herself from. She continues to dedicate her efforts to running Hope After Polygamy and is an active advocate for women who are in the same situation she was once mired in.

Article continues below advertisement

Advertisement

Jessica Christensen

Article continues below advertisement

Shanell Snow

While Shanell’s Instagram is currently set to private, she says that she is “happily married” and is a “proud mom” after leaving a marriage to one of her “verbally and physically abusive” first cousins she was coerced into having at just 18 years of age. She’s featured several interviews with her brother online, and like Jessica and Andrea, also advocates for Hope After Polygamy. She continues to spread awareness on child marriages in America on X.

Article continues below advertisement

Advertisement

Kollene Snow

Featured in six episodes of Escaping Polygamy toward the end of the show’s run, Kollene got married to her second cousin at just 16 years of age and when her husband said he wanted more wives, she tried to get him to leave the religion with her. He declined, but she went on her way to become a successful makeup artist while advocating for other women to leave The Order and religious groups like it.

In a recent post she listed that she’s teaching Yoga at a local gym, and she shows off various modeling looks on her social media as well.

Article continues below advertisement

Ava/Michelle

Distractify has previously covered Ava’s difficult road to emancipation — the young woman made her decision to leave her family at just 17 years of age. A bright student who was years ahead of her peers, Ava was being pressured from just 8 years old to marry her cousin. Hope After Polygamy helped in extricating her from her situation, and shortly after being emancipated she earned her associate’s degree at just 18 years old.

Article continues below advertisement

Advertisement

Amanda Rae Grant

Amanda recently went in depth about her experiences with The Order and how she was able to free herself from the group when she was just a teenager. Now she’s currently involved in a massive lawsuit along with other women accusing members of the church for forcing them and others into marriages. The suit “also alleges the children are forced to work unpaid for Order-owned businesses, which it claims violates child labor laws,” as Wonderwall reports.

She posts regularly about her struggles in leaving the cult and has dedicated her life to advocating for other women to escape.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Tendencias

Aluminum Foil Apparently Costs 14 Dollars Now

Published

on

When someone shares how they saw $14 aluminum foil in the supermarket, people are appalled at the level of inflation, easily beyond 4 to 8%.

Sometimes, we watch TikTok videos to learn about different people’s opinions or see incredible talent. Other times, we hate watch videos that make us angry at capitalism, such as TikToker Deflina’s video in which she finds a roll of Reynold’s Wrap aluminum foil for $14. While we don’t know exactly where Delfina is, we know enough to know that that’s way too much to pay for foil.

Article continues below advertisement

As she shares her shock with the world, people quickly empathize and share how they avoided the inflation. But even still, we can’t help but feel the pain of inflation in our bank accounts. Maybe Delfina will be okay, but many people won’t be. Aluminum foil isn’t the only thing that’s breaking the bank these days.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

TikToker Delfina shared a video in which she finds a $14 roll of aluminum foil in a supermarket.

In her 13-second video, Delfina simply says, “Wait, I’m sorry,” as she pans to the $14 price of aluminum foil. And that’s when it’s marked down from $15! “I guess I haven’t bought foil in a while? Aluminum foil is $14? Is this a joke or are you serious?” She’s more bewildered than she is angry and it seems like she’s not actually going to purchase the overpriced aluminum foil.

More of the issue is just that the foil is there at that price in the first place! It’s truly absurd. Whether she’s at a big brand supermarket or a local store, no foil should cost that much. I even zoomed in on the foil to see if it’s in bulk or if it’s just a regular roll, and it’s just 200 square feet, which is a normal to large size of foil.

Article continues below advertisement

For reference, a 150-square-foot roll is $9.32 from Walmart, which is supposed to be a budget option. Their 225-square-foot roll is $14.16, which means that the roll Delfina found isn’t even that overpriced. But the commenters aren’t wrong to remember a time when aluminum foil was $3, probably because those $3 rolls were much smaller in size.

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Commenters agree that inflation has gone too far and point to Costco as a saving grace.

Everyone in the comments agrees that the foil Delfina found is way too expensive, even if that is the standard price nowadays for name-brand foil. Most hoped that she didn’t actually purchase it (which she didn’t confirm or deny) while others were outraged at supermarkets for hiking up prices.

Our best guess based on Delfina’s profile is that she was in a suburb or a rural area, which means that aluminum foil is probably much more expensive at supermarkets in cities like New York City or San Francisco. The fact that a normal size of aluminum foil can cost $20 nowadays feels like it’s out of some sort of dystopian novel.

Article continues below advertisement

One commenter even brought up the horrors of inflation, pointing back to the days of our war-lorn great-grandparents who washed and saved their tin foil. Others pointed out that this is capitalism at its finest: bankrupt the middle and lower classes so that the wealthiest have full control over society. We’re basically already there with this seemingly 75% inflation rate!

Advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Many people also started listing other household items that grew in price by two or three times in the last couple of years. Olive oil, butter, deodorant, cereal, limes, toothpaste, zip-lock bags, and other basic items have all hiked up in price.

Article continues below advertisement

While not all of these items are necessities, they do make our lives easier and save us time. And we’ve all heard the age-old adage that time is money, so hiking the prices of these items is once again capitalism at work.

Some commenters, however, joked that they bought bulk aluminum foil from Costco over 10 years ago, and that has lasted longer than their marriages! So I guess the moral of the story is if you’re going to walk down the aisle, you should probably say, ‘till our Costco aluminum foil runs out do us part.

Advertisement

Continue Reading

Tendencias

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.