Lessons in the "Alternative" Category

Loch Ness Monster spotted!

August is traditionally the silly season for news stories. One such story about the Loch Ness Monster caught my eye. As many people know, the hunt for ‘Nessie’ has been going on for years. There are many photos claiming to show the existence of the beast. Some people spend their lives looking for the elusive monster of the deep.

One of them is George Edwards who has been on the look out for Nessie for 26 years. One of his photos, he claims, proves the monster’s existence. It shows an image of a dark hump slinking in and out of the lake’s waters from the deck of his boat, Nessie Hunter. After he took the photo the monster then quickly vanished back into the deep.

Mr Edwards says his photo proves Nessie is not a sturgeon. More importantly he adds it proves once and for all that the elusive leviathan really exists! He even had the photo independently verified by a team of US military monster experts, as well as a Nessie sighting specialist.

Category: Scotland / Loch Ness / Monster

The unwritten rules French waiters use to get a bigger tip

Today, let’s talk about the unwritten rules French waiters use to get customers to part with their cash in order to get a good tip. These Gallic waiters have an impressive array of tricks and techniques to effortlessly do this.

The unwritten rule book on how “garçons” from Paris and the rest of France manage to lengthen diners bills without raising their hackles has been set in stone by the rue89 website. In their headline “Seven serving tips to increase the bill” rue89 says that waiters and waitresses are taught skills, such as, showing diners to a table right by the front door or window in an otherwise empty restaurant to attract more custom.

A golden rule is never to place bread on the table before an order, as diners are likely to get full too fast for several dishes. A French waiter called Romain explains: “My boss wants me to give it after bringing the dish, even if it means forgetting it entirely so customers will be hungry for dessert.”

Category: France / Restaurants / Waiters

Pudsey the dancing dog goes to Hollywood!

Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey ‘the dancing dog’ recently hit Hollywood! The Americans it seems, like the British, can’t seem to get enough of him. The UK’s favourite pet pooch is taking Hollywood by storm, having been flown out on Simon Cowell’s private jet. It appears Pudsey is succeeding where a host of British stars have failed before. Having secured his own book deal and following his success on winning Britain’s Got Talent** his owner, Ashleigh Butler, 17, decided to spend a weekend taking in the sites and sounds of Hollywood with him. During their walkabout they posed for cameras. Pudsey even gave a bus of thrilled tourists an impromptu performance as they looked on in awe. Taking Hollywood in his stride he even donned a pair of sunglasses. Pudsey even smooched with a Stateside girlfriend, as he flirted with a fellow pooch in an LA street while out on ‘walkies’. Naturally, Pudsey and Ashleigh travel around Hollywood in a stretch limo!

Category: Hollywood / Dancing dogs / Pudsey