Woman Delays Entire Flight Because She Tried Bringing an "Emotional Support Squirrel"

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Airlines are getting sick and tired of people trying to pawn off “emotional support” animals that aren’t used for service purposes just so they could bring them on their plane. I get it Janine, you love the goldfish that you just won at the fair last night, but just leave it at home in the bowl where it belongs.

In fact, some states are going so far as to impose hefty fines on air commuters who attempt to bring an animal on a plane that isn’t an actual service or emotional support animal. So if you ever dreamed of chewing honey-roasted cashews on a plane while your pet iguana is chilling next to you, well, I’m sorry.

Even though the crackdown’s begun on those who try to bring their beloved pets into the plane’s cabin with them, (which I don’t fault them for because they legitimately fear for the safety of their pets’ lives), that hasn’t stopped some people from attempting to game the system anyway.

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Like this woman who couldn’t fly, under any circumstances whatsoever, without the company of her emotional support squirrel. That’s right. Squirrel.

Now, I admit that squirrels are cute, adorable little creatures, and they can be trained to perform a variety of tricks.

But an emotional support squirrel, really? Maybe I’m wrong, maybe the little guy can perform squirrel-CPR with his tiny squirrel paws or dial 9-1-1, I don’t know. But the airline certainly didn’t think that the animal qualified as an emotional support pal.

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The unnamed passenger had marked in her reservation for the flight that she would be bringing an emotional support animal onboard, but didn’t specify what kind. Once the airline learned that she was bringing a squirrel on board, they told her no dice.

The airline’s policy states that no rodents are allowed in the flight cabin, no matter how bushy-tailed and adorable they may be. How do you think the passenger reacted?

A.) They understood completely and worked with the airline to have her flight moved to a later time so she could make arrangements for someone to care for the squirrel in her absence.

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Or

B.) She threw a fit and insisted that she bring her emotional support squirrel on board, subsequently holding up the flight and delaying everyone else’s travel plans, while getting the police called on her squirrel-loving self to be escorted to the airport’s main terminal area.

If you guessed B then you’re 100 percent correct. After causing a ruckus on board and delaying the flight for two hours, the woman was carted off by the authorities in a wheelchair while raising a middle finger to passengers and telling them to “shut up” as scattered applause rang throughout the plane.

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Now I want you to try and guess which lovely state this airplane was disembarking from. Out of all the ones in the grand U-S-of-A, which one do you think has the highest probability of a passenger throwing a fit for not being able to bring a squirrel on board?

Need a hint? It rhymes with Blorida. That’s not to say that Floridians are the only ones who try to bring animals who have no business being in a flight cabin into a flight cabin. There are plenty of other weird “emotional support animal” stories that have been making the internet collectively shrug their shoulders.

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Who could forget the most excellent time when this woman attempted to bring a peacock onboard her plane, claiming that it was her emotional support animal. I admit, seeing their feathers spread out is awe-inspiring and beautiful.

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And seeing that wonderful, feathered display may up your mood and improve your emotional well-being for the rest of the just by the virtue of being in its presence. And plus, airline travel is very, very strenuous.

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But I want to know what planet your mind has currently taken up residence on that you think smuggling a peacock onto a plane is not only a good idea, but that you’ll be totally fine as long as you label the bird as an “emotional support animal”.

The attempt was so egregious that it got United Airlines to re-think it’s entire policy regarding “service” animals on board, forcing them to become stricter with its guidelines and the definitions for what constitutes “emotional support.”

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Someone else tried bringing a turkey on board to help them cope with their emotions. If I had to guess, this picture was snapped around Thanksgiving time and the passenger wanted to ensure they were emotionally prepared to fulfill their promise of cooking the freshest bird their family’s ever had.

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If you think someone bringing a turkey or peacock on board a plane is insane, then you haven’t heard about the horrifying events involving a student and her emotional support hamster that is just buckets of crazy.

A young student was incorrectly informed by the airline that her hamster did qualify as an emotional support animal, however, when she went to board she was told that she couldn’t bring her ball of fluff onto the plane.

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So the airline said they could give her a later flight time so she could make some arrangements for the animal. And she had a lot of different options to choose from. She could’ve set it free outside — it is an animal after all — I’m sure it could find some grassy knoll somewhere to live out the rest of its hamster days.

Apparently she exhausted all the choices she could think of, because she ultimately decided that the best course of action would be to just flush her little pet down the toilet.

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The best part is that she tried to blame it all on Spirit Airlines, and said they told her to flush her pet down the drain. As insane as this young woman — and her entire story — is, I just can’t help but wonder what was going on through that little hamster’s head as it spun to its watery grave. I’d like to think it held its breath and ended up in a sewer and joined a family of rats. Hold on, anyone got the number for Pixar? I just got an idea. (h/t CBS)

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/10/11/2bMP12/emotional-support-squirrel

This Entire Graduating High School Class Has a Banker to Thank for Their Education

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Paying for college is becoming increasingly difficult in America. Heck, even if you manage to get a job and work for ten years straight after graduating, paying back your student loans entirely off still seems next to impossible.

Congratulations! You busted your behind and now you’ve got a bunch of debt. So you work a job that isn’t your dream job, because you have a ton of debt, just so, you know, you can get out of your debt. It’s all a big, nasty scam.

Which is why Dennis Frandsen might as well go waltzing around with a pair of angel wings, because he’s already committed to paying for the entire 2019 graduating class of Luck, Wisconsin’s first two years of college. Crazy, right? Well the story gets a whole lot crazier.

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Because, as it turns out, this isn’t the first time’s Dennis has made the unbelievably kind gesture. The 59 students who graduated at Rush City High School were on the receiving end of his magnanimity last year.

The reason behind Dennis’ decision to pay for college for students who didn’t receive top scholarships is a personal one, and it has a lot to do with his own inspirational success story.

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The wealthy self-made banker—who now operates 35 branches of Frandsen Bank and Trust throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin—was never really a student to wow teachers or colleges with his grades.

Dennis attends high school graduations often and got to thinking about the other “average” students that were left out of scholarship offers and funds from colleges, which is what prompted him to basically buy out two-year college tuition fees for an entire graduating class. 

“What about the average students? Are we just going to forget about them?” Dennis asked rhetorically in an interview with local news station KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert.

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Dennis went on to speak about his charitable act in the same interview, making it almost seem like the deed was an obligation on his part.

“I thought it was the right thing to do. I was able to do it and why shouldn’t I.”

So why the students of Luck, Wisconsin? For Dennis, a lot of it has to do with loyalty to his roots and where he grew up, even if he only spent a year going to high school there.

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Dennis ended up transferring to the nearby town of Frederic’s school because they had better bus lines, but it hasn’t stopped him from repping Luck in a variety of ways.

The banker ended up buying the farm land that his father once owned, and opened up one of his bank branches in the town, which created jobs for members of the community.

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Luck’s Superintendent of Public Schools, Cory Hinkel, says that Dennis is way more modest than he needs to be about the entire situation, stating that his gift makes a huge difference for members of the small community.

Luck is like many towns in America where students aren’t afforded as many opportunities as those in affluent areas, so, according to Cory, Dennis’ gift is huge:

“This just opens up doors for those whose doors may have been closed a little harder,” Cory said.

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In addition to his double entire-graduating-class-payoffs, Dennis has established the “Frandsen Family Foundation.” It’s an organization dedicated to paying college tuition fees for kids from small towns.

He also plans to cover the tuition expenses again for the High School seniors at Rush City again, probably because he’s just that nice of a guy. I mean, it’s amazing he’s already done it twice.

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If you still don’t have any idea of how bad the student debt crisis is in America is, let me just tell you that it’s come to the point where people are lining up for a chance to get on a game show—not to win money for a down payment or to enjoy a vacation in sunny Orlando… They’re trying to get their loans paid off.

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That’s right, they’re basically vying for a chance to get at zero, that’s the state of student debt and college loans right now. Some states are already recognizing just how big of a problem it’s become and they’ve begun offering free tuition for qualifying residents.

New York’s Excelsior scholarship, Rhode Island’s Promise scholarship, Oregon’s Promise grant, and Tennessee’s Reconnect program are all serving up full coverage of tuition fees for Residents.

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There are some stipulations that apply to these scholarships, however. For example, the Excelsior scholarship asks that students work and live in the state of New York for three years after receiving the funds to cover their tuition fees at a state university. If you leave NY before that time, you’ll have to repay the money the state gave you on a prorated payment plan (it’s adjusted for the amount of time you worked/lived in NY after graduating).

It’s awesome that there are people like Dennis out there who are more than willing to give back to their communities. However, it’s not a good look for our country’s educational system that students need to rely on the private charity of strangers just because they wanted an education. (h/t KARE 11)

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/09/07/Z18yhl3/banker-class-tuition-bill

The Entire ‘Sister Wives’ Fam Upped and Moved *Again* — This Time, They're Arizona-Bound

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They’re making moves! Sister Wives star Kody Brown and his loyal family of four wives and most — if not all — of his 18 (yes, 18!!!!!!) kids are on the move again as they recently announced they’re leaving their beloved Las Vegas compound to relocate to Flagstaff, AZ. 

The reality TV star and his four wives — Meri, Christine, Janelle, and Robyn — first moved to Las Vegas in 2011. Now, the family said in a statement, Kody and his large brood are ready for a new adventure in the Grand Canyon State. 

“As much as we’ve loved making our home and memories here in Las Vegas, we are excited to embark on a new adventure in Flagstaff, Arizona,” the statement said, per People. “We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views, and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff.”

The move will be documented on the next season of the reality show — which will make its way to the small screen in early 2019, the network has since announced. After calling Las Vegas home for more than seven years, the move is sure to be a bittersweet time for the Browns.

“Vegas has been good for us, I’m not saying that it hasn’t, it’s been really good. And it’s been great for our kids. They’ve all really grown here and done so many wonderful things and it’s been great for us,” Christine said. “I’m just ready for the next adventure.”

Though they came to love Sin City, the decision to make Las Vegas their home wasn’t an easy one for the extended Brown family. 

The first time we saw the Browns move, they made the jump to Las Vegas from their native Utah, where they were being persecuted for their polygamist lifestyle. Though Kody can only be legally married one wife at a time (he was legally married to his first wife, Meri, from 1990 until 2014, when he legally divorced her so that he could legally marry his most recent wife, Robyn), he’s spiritually married to all four of his wives, making it technically legal despite laws in Utah saying it’s a felony to marry or cohabitate with more than one person. 

Fortunately, it would appear the Browns will be safe from any persecution once they settle in Arizona; while one local article from 2008 said that the state’s rules on polygamy are “fuzzy” at best, there are only laws banning bigamy, which is legally defined as marrying a second person. Unlike Utah, there are no laws against cohabitation in Arizona, meaning Kody and his wives should be legally sound for their new life among the mountains. 

We can’t wait to see what new adventures await them in Arizona! 

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/08/09/Z11i2Sd/sister-wives-moving-to-arizona

50 Seemingly Simple Pieces Of Advice That Will Change Your Entire World

Pay close attention to these life-changing pieces of advice from Ask Reddit.
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1. “You’re going to think you love them and each time you’re going to think this one is different, this is the one, but when you meet the one, you’ll realize I was right and that all those other guys were a waste of time.” — baseybitch

2. “If you’re having an argument in a relationship, it’s not you vs your partner. It’s both of you together vs the problem.” — HiddenMitten

3. “You can’t control other people’s behaviors, but you can control how you respond to their behavior. Learning not to be immediately reactive.” — badnboo_gee

4. “To know who your true friends are, look for the ones who say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.” — G1ZG4R1

5. “Never date a guy with the mindset ‘I can change him’. You either accept his traits, or get out.” — little-k-little

6. “You don’t get paid based on how hard you work. You get paid based on how hard you are to replace.” — WarrenBoyce

7. “Be the person you needed in life.” — TraceyMichael

8. “If you’re worried about something and there’s something you can do to help the situation, stop worrying and do that thing. If you’re worried about something and there’s nothing you can do to help the situation, stop worrying – there’s nothing you can do. So… either way, worrying is a waste of time.” – thetendy

9. “Climb the mountain so that you may see the world not so that the world may see you.” — Ropavo99

10. “Make a list of everything you want in a partner. You know you’ve found the right person not when they tick every box on that list – but when you throw that list away.” — drunkenmeeples

11. “If you expect marriage to change your relationship, you aren’t ready for marriage.” — mazimaxi

12. “Don’t let the child inside you die.” — CephalopodicOne

13. “Some people are never going to like you. It’s probably nothing personal. It’s certainly not rational, but it’s simply true. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to get them to like you because it’s a lost cause and you can spend it much better by finding other people who will like you.” — Taylor7500

14. “It doesn’t matter how you feel. You walk in there with your head held high and a smile on your face. Act like you own that place. You fake it if you have to. Don’t let anyone even think it’s something on your mind at all. And after a while you won’t have to fake it anymore.” — biscuitsncheese

15. “It is not an argument if only one person is talking.” — Bigdealbeal84

16. “Every person you meet has lived am entire life before that moment. Remember that.” — RebeccaEDenault

17. “If you just started going to the gym, don’t be insecure about your weights or about how you look when you do your exercises. Everyone there is focused on themselves and don’t really care.” — jetroy9121

18. “If you want to win, get comfortable being uncomfortable.” — Divyansh22

19. “You can love the company you work for all you like, just remember the company does not love you back.” — patel1992

20. “Don’t take anything personally, even if it’s meant to be. You’ll save yourself a whole lot of heartache and anxiety.” — Stumplestiltzkin

21. “Never be afraid to admit you don’t know something or need something explained again.” — Penguin_in_a_tophat

22. “Never kiss anyone’s ass. Your dignity is the only thing you’re going to the grave with.” — SmartassRemarks

23. “Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” — AnnieAddison

24. “Never marry a man until you’ve seen him angry.” — he-mancheetah

25. “Motivation is temporary, discipline lasts forever.” — Slayonus

26. “No one gives a fuck about you, your accomplishments, your hopes or dreams, or your future aspirations: They give a fuck about what you can do for them.” — funkidredd

27. “Try to always change something every day. The key to success and happiness it to always evolve. Never stop.” — dob3rman

28. “There will always be someone who has it better than you and someone who has it worse than you. Learn from the former and be thankful you aren’t the latter.” — UberToonces

29. “You have to do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” — miss-karly

30. “Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. You’ll miss it when it’s gone. And then you’ll look back in years to come and realise how beautiful you really were.” — coreygodofall

31. “Assume good intent. It saves a lot of unnecessary drama from misinterpreting someone’s actions. It also can make someone with negative intent feel like an a-hole, which is fun.” — DrMeg13

32. “Not every action deserves a reaction. You don’t have to respond to every negative person or little thing out there.” — Sinnsearachd

33. “No one is paying nearly as much attention to you as you are to yourself.” — Sethrial

34. “Don’t allow your employer to treat you in a way that you wouldn’t accept from a romantic partner: you’re in a relationship with both.” — hm8g10

35. “If you stay out all night with the boys, you won’t be able to get up early with the men.” — X-CessiveDominator

36. “If you see someone by themselves, always say hi. You never know how much it will mean to them.” — dramaaaaa

37. “If you get no response that is the response.” — adderallpolice

38. “Stop trying to just survive, and start trying to live.” — TimX24968B

39. “There are only two people in this world you have to make happy besides yourself. The person who signs your pay check and the person you share your bed with, that’s all.” — SqweetiePie

40. “Never let someone else be the star of your movie.” — cantonic

41. “If it takes less than 8 minutes, go do it.” — dont_PM_cute_faces

42. “Go to bed angry. Don’t force you and your SO into an emotionally charged 3AM rage fest. Sleep on it, take some time to relax and talk in the morning, you’ll be more capable of clear thinking.” — CCCPancakes

43. “Never close a locked door behind you unless you can actually feel your keys in your hand.” — diamond

44. “If you won’t be upset about it a year from now, don’t be upset about it now.” — Number127

45. “What’s the most important step a man can take? The next one.” — Your_Buddy_Keith

46. “Don’t be sorry, be better.” — Kinnayan

47. “Pick your battles because even the smallest battle can turn into a war.” — remainbehindthemask

48. “Don’t look for the perfect man. He doesn’t exist. Instead, look for the man whose flaws you can live with.” — jmc726

49. “Intimacy does not always mean sex. Learn to be intimate without it sometimes.” — pm_me__your__pain

50. “Take care of yourself because you are the most important person in your life.” — SphmrSlmp TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2018/06/50-seemingly-simple-pieces-of-advice-that-will-change-your-entire-world/