Pay for Booze with an IOU

An Alberta woman who police say is under a court order not to consume alcohol allegedly ordered alcohol and other items from a delivery service and gave the deliveryman an IOU instead of money. Police in Camrose say a 47-year-old woman placed her order Tuesday night. When the deliveryman arrived, the woman took her items […]

Zurich Bank Asks Employees to Trim their Nose Hair

Wow, I hope they pay well at this bank.   UBS has tried to downplay a new dress code widely reported  in the international press, it offered detailed instructions to staff extending as far as the colour of their underwear and the care of nasal hair. In an internal memo seen by Reuters, The Swiss bank […]

Can you Hold it In for a Week

No wonder George Castanza didn’t go to the bathroom in India and it costs the country 54 Billion dollars a year!  A lack of toilets and poor hygiene practices in India cost Asia’s third largest economy almost $54 billion every year, the World Bank said on Monday. Premature deaths, treatment for the sick, wasted time […]

German City Places Sex Tax on Prostitutes

Faced with a 100 million euro ($133 million) deficit, one western German city has introduced a day tax on prostitutes to help bring down its budget gap. The new “pleasure tax” requires prostitutes in Dortmund to purchase a 6 euro “day ticket” for each day they work, or face a potential fine. The city estimates […]