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Cynical dressing-up gimmick has customers salivating for service

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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McDonald's restaurant staff in Taiwan dressed up as French maids and addressed customers as "master" last month.

I know this is a cynical trick to lure fast-food-haters like me to visit. How despicable! So, when are they doing it again? Just asking. *** A bungling thief used a stolen credit card number to buy loads of cool stuff - but forgot to change the delivery address. All the luxury goods were sent to his victim.

I love this story. Under current credit card policy, the victim, Chris Linford of Anchorage, Alaska, doesn't have to pay the companies back: he gets to keep the lot.

Why has this never happened to me? Can someone kindly steal my credit card and order some basic household essentials for me, such as a yacht and a Ferrari Spider? *** Young women will be "issued overcoats" to stop them driving innocent men mad with lust, Indian regional education minister T Thiagarajan said last week. I'm tempted to joke that he could lower the number of sexual offenses further by exiling all females to the moon, but he'd take it seriously. *** An elevator in a Malaysian hotel has a sign saying it can only transport foods that are "halal" (a term which usually refers to animals ritually slaughtered by having their throats cut), I hear from Amy, a reader in Kuala Lumpur. Non-halal items must go via the staircase. The rule must be annoying if you are carrying heavy items. Mind, you, I cut my neck while shaving today, so my whole body might be halal just now. *** Live in China? Are you a peasant who can't afford Apple products? Now you can just pay a small fee via the popular Taobao website and they will add "sent from my iPhone" to any texts you send, whether you are using your ancient Nokia, or by dictation using a cup and string or whatever. I miss morality. *** Candidate for Dumb Criminal of the Month is Terry Davis, 25, of the US state of Kentucky. Police said he stole a textbook called Resolving Ethical Issues from one book store and tried to sell it to another. I'm guessing he didn't read it. *** My Australian friends are being oven-baked by a heat wave that lifted the temperature to one million degrees. At the same time, a reader in China sent a note saying that extreme cold up there has caused 1,000 ships to be frozen in the ice.

Can someone not construct a pipe that sends countries bits of each others' weather?

I can't believe scientists can give Bruno Mars a 15- centimeter quiff, but they can't do this.

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