Thursday, April 30, 2009

“Green” is not always clean

Washington state residents are smuggling in dishwasher detergent to evade a new ban on phosphate-containing cleaners. They say the new “green” phosphate –free detergents leave their dishes greasy and crusted with food. They’re driving to Idaho to load up on Electrosol and Cascade.

A woman will travel as far as necessary to get clean dishes!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dog Day Afternoon

Last week was a horrific week for a Florida man who walked his dog without a leash. A court has ordered him to pay $40,000 in fines, back interest and legal fees in his legal battle with the River Watch homeowners Association in Tarpon Springs.

And all the poor dog did was walk!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rice Wars

As if our slowing economy isn’t enough to worry about, two restaurants in a Rhode Island mall food court are in the fifth year of a legal battle over the right to sell rice. Owner of the Cathay Cathay restaurant, says he pays extra rent to be the mall’s sole provider of white rice, which he says is the backbone of Chinese food…but the Gourmet Indian restaurant in that same food court says its lease allows them to sell basmati rice, a long-grained strain of white rice, which is called the “must ingredient” of Indian cuisine.

So far, legal fees have totaled $200,000.