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"Where is Catwoman?" "She got sidetracked!"
A husband and wife were traveling by car from Key West to Boston.
After almost 24 hours on the road, they’re felt too tired to continue, and they decide to stop for a rest.
They stopped at a nice hotel and took a room, but they only planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road.
When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for $350.
The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He tells the clerk although it’s a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren’t worth $350.
When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man insists on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for the husband and wife to use.
“But we didn’t use them,” the man complains. “Well, they are here, and you could have,” explains the Manager.
He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here,” the Manager says.
“But we didn’t go to any of those shows,” complains the man again. “Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replies.
No matter what facility the Manager mentions, the man replies, “But we didn’t use it!”
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay. He writes a check and gives it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But sir,” he says, “this check is only made out for $100.”
“That’s right,” says the man. “I charged you $250 for sleeping with my wife.”
“But I didn’t!” exclaims the Manager.
“Well,” the man replies, “she was here, and you could have.”
It's National Beach Party Day! Today is all about the fun and sun on the beach. If you can't get to the beach today, watch a beach party movie. Remember Annette Funicello? (If you don't, just google her.)
--Aged Care Employee Day: observed in Australia, today honors the professionals of all levels who take care of the senior citizens; the US could take a page out of Australia's book.
--Braham Pie Day: celebrated on the first Friday of August, Braham, Minnesota, has been declared the Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota in 1990 because, since the '30's and 40's, people would travel for miles just for the pie; if you live nearby, check it out.
--International Beer Day: observed on the 1st Friday of August; today celebrates all beers of all nations and cultures; it celebrates all brewers and bartenders that make and serve beer; beer making appears to have started 6000 years ago in Samaria, unfiltered and drunk through a straw; there is a lot more to beer history and it is rather interesting.
--National Lighthouse Day: today is a salute to an important part of seafaring history and they evoke such a variety of emotions; today commemorates when, in 1789, Congress approved the act to establish and support lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers to protect those at sea; the Coast Guard maintains the remaining working lighthouses.
--National Sea Serpent Day: today commemorates the 1848 sighting from the HMS Daedalus on its trip to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic; sea serpents and sea dragons were common in ancient mythologies; it is thought they were inspired by the oar fish that can grow to 50 feet in length but is elusive as it stays deep in the depths.
--National Water Balloon Day: celebrated on the first Friday of August; did you used to like water balloon fights when you were a kid?; or were you always on the receiving end which rather dampened its charm?; today salutes a summer activity that is great on these hot days.
--Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: we've all suffered through this--packaging that needs a sledgehammer just to open and ends up in a landfill; today is for all of us who have struggled with packaging that inspired frustrations and more; in the mid-2000's, the Consumer Reports gave out Oyster Awards to the most difficult packaging for the year.
--Professional Speakers Day: today is a salute to the professionals who stand on the stage and speak about any topic, to impart lessons with the spoken word.
--Purple Heart Day: this Badge of Military Merit was created by George Washington in 1782 to recognize distinguished action in battle, a heart on a field of purple; the badge was discontinued until 1932 when it was brought back in honor of George Washington, with the addition of Washington's profile in the center of the heart on the field of purple; originally for the Army, the eligible recipients would expand as the military branches expanded.
--Raspberries 'n Cream Day: no info as to why today but with raspberries, who needs a reason?; celebrate today with a bowl of fresh raspberries, topped with cream.
--Tomboy Tools Day: held on the first Friday of August, today is a salute to the girls and women who love to use tools; there will be lots of sales for Tomboy Tools and a lot of them will be pink (rolling of eyes); in spite of the archaic imagery, today is a good day to make sure the girls and women in your life know how to use tools and how to be comfortable using them.
--Twins Days Festival Weekend: held at Twinsburg, Ohio, this annual event is the largest annual gathering of biological twins and multiples.