Academy Award nominees this year will find a can of pepper spray in their Oscar goody bag. The gift bags are given to Oscar nominees each year by companies looking to promote their products, and usually contain luxury items like jewelry, cosmetics and plane tickets.
This year's Oscar gift bag also includes a key ring-sized pepper spray, a gel pepper spray, two personal body alarms and a kit that tells you if your drink has been drugged.
The company that makes the safety products told "Yahoo" that it's lending a helping hand in the MeToo movement by offering products aimed at the "harassment culture" that's pervasive in the entertainment industry. The Oscars – and the pepper spray – will be handed out on Sunday. As for what else is in the swag bag, which is valued at about $100-thousand, it includes:
- A 23 and Me kit
- A commissioned original painting
- Blush and Whimsy Magical Color Changing Lipstick
- A lifetime supply of Oxygenating Foundation and Oxygenating Hydro Matrix
- Rogue Maple Syrup
- A year’s worth of fruit deliveries from Epifruit
- A trip to the Avaton Luxury Villas Resort in Greece (A typical stay will set you back about $450 per night).
- A six-night stay at Hawaii’s Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (rooms go for $330 per night)
- Another trip: 12 nights in Tanzania at the Serengeti Migration Camp (One of the top 10 hotels in the world, single rooms start at $695 and go up to $1,178)
Non-Smokers speak up about vacation time!
It’s no secret that most non-smokers look down on folks who are still addicted to that cancer stick. But not only do some of them feel disdain, when it comes to the workplace, many non-smokers are feeling cheated by smokers.
How so? Well, it’s because of all the breaks they get so they can feed their gross habit. In fact, a new survey finds that 42% of non-smoking workers think they should get between three and five extra vacations days a year to make up for the difference, and 28% of smokers actually think that sounds accurate.
While that may seem a bit extreme to you, it does make sense when you consider that the amount of time an average cigarette smoker uses for breaks translates to about six working days a year. And it could be even more depending on what industry they're in, with folks in tech, retail, finance and insurance taking 20 days per year in cigarette breaks. As for whether taking smoke breaks is fair, 81% smokers say it is, while only 25% of non-smokers agree.
- And if bosses wanted to get their employees to quit they should maybe consider incentives like extra vacation. The survey finds women would be willing to quit the habit for 11 more days, while men would need 12.
Police looking for volunteer drinkers!
The Vancouver Police Department is looking for volunteers to get drunk and eat pizza on their dime. The department sent out notices to select members of its Block Watch neighborhood watch program. It asked for 10 “volunteer drinkers” to go down to the police station and kick back a few drinks. The purpose is to train rookie cops how to conduct sobriety tests.
A few things need to be in place before you volunteer. You can’t be on any medication that can’t be mixed with alcohol and you have to sign a waiver promising not to drive the rest of the day.
Volunteers get to choose which hard liquor and mixer they prefer, but don’t expect any wine or beer. Lastly, police ask that volunteers act “in a respectful manner” while at the police station. All volunteers will be driven home at 4 PM, oh and don't forget the free pizza!
Source: CTV News