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"this baby came out of you but im not 100% sure its yours"

Funny thing - a woman who applied for welfare after her husband left her hadto supply DNA evidence he was actually the father. The results: he was definitely the father, but she wasn’t the mother. Her children were removed from her custody and she was sued for fraud, even though she insisted they were her children. 

Turns out, she wasn’t a surrogate or a kidnapper (the two most obvious explanations) - she was a chimera. As an embryo, she fused at a very early stage with her twin, forming one individual. Her ovaries apparently developed from cells that had originally belonged to her vanished twin. Later on more tests showed that while the woman’s skin and hair DNA did not match her childrens, DNA taken from her cervix did. 


This went from stupid to really interesting in point 5 seconds.


[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.



The store I work for has a policy of only doing even exchanges (as in the customer handing the robin the item they don’t want and walking out the store with the item they do want and not having to process it through the register) with identical items (same SKU number) in the event they’re damaged or defective or something similar. Because really, if you think about it, that’s the only condition for a truly “even” exchange: exact same item, exact same price, inventory numbers end up exactly the same afterwards.

If the customer wants to exchange the item for a different one with a different SKU number, even if it’s a different style of the same item by the same brand and looks practically the same except for the color or design or whatever, they have to go to the register to return the item they don’t want and purchase the item they do want. Because a) the items might be different prices (Why virtually identical items sometimes end up being different prices I don’t know, but we have to deal with it.) and whether it’s the store or the customer, somebody’s getting screwed out of some money and b) our inventory’s going to be off unless the transaction is processed through the register.

I guess a lot of customers just think they can hand the cashier whatever item it is they don’t and waltz out the door with whatever other item they choose, regardless of whether it’s the same price or even remotely the same kind of item since I get a bizarrely large number of unhappy people that practically throw a tantrum when you inform them that no, you cannot just hand me this pack of elephant stickers and leave with a pack of giraffe stickers made by a different brand without waiting for a minute at the register to return the elephant stickers and purchase the giraffe stickers (Which we can do in the same transaction! Quicker! More convenient!). You might even have to break out your wallet if it turns out those giraffe stickers cost a little more than the elephant stickers *LE GASP*. And for some reason, nobody seems really that excited about getting some money back in the event that the giraffe stickers they’re purchasing would be less expensive than the elephant stickers they’re returning. (What the hell, dude? YOU’RE GETTING MONEY BACK. WHY WOULD YOU  WANT TO GET SCREWED OUT OF MONEY YOU’RE ENTITLED TO?)

I had one particularly pleasant customer inform me in a snotty voice that, “This is just so inconvenient.” and “I guess I won’t ever shop here again.” and told me, “You know, you’re costing your store a lot of sales with this.” as though I had any control over store policy. She stomped off in a huff when I informed her that our return procedures are corporate policy and I had to follow them.

Do other stores have different policies regarding even exchanges? Is this why I’m seeing so many people get so upset over having to process an exchange of different items through the register?

△This. To every piece of shit that thinks they know my store’s procedures better than me.





At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.

Also the shooter is a former KKK Grand Dragon

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