#4. “Are you ever going to tell him?” Shane McMahon
When you saw the positive pregnancy test, you knew your life has changed forever. It was even worse when you realized who the father to your unborn child was. When you saw the results, you didn’t know what to do so you just ran to your best friend, Charlotte. “Are you ever going to tell him?”Charlotte asked you. You were crying for the millionth time. “Shane is my boss, Charlotte! News spread like wild fire when we just started dating and a lot of people judge. Just imagine them hearing I am pregnant.” You explained. Charlotte frowned. “Who cares what other people think, Y|N? Shane would want to know about his child.” Charlotte said. You sighed, running your hands through your hair. Before you could even process anything in your mind, Shane walked up to you and Charlotte. “Hey, Y|N. Hey Charlotte.” Shane greeted, wrapping his arms around your waist. You flashed him a small smile. “I see you guys around. I am going to get in my ring gear.” Charlotte said before walking away. You then turned around and faced Shane. “So, I was thinking about after the show that we-” You stopped Shane. “I’m pregnant.” You blurted out. Shane’s eyes widen. “Wow, that’s a lot to take in.” He finally said. Your heart was racing a thousand beats per minute. “If you want to leave, I understand. It would be inappropriate if you were raising a baby with your employee.” You said. “No, I would never leave. A baby is a lot to take in but I would never leave you. We are in this together, Y|N. This is our baby.”
I’m a host at a restaurant and it’s located in a really rich white person neighborhood(I’m talking I literally heard someone unironically ask if an apple was $20 kind of rich) and most of the servers commute from less affluent areas. The locals are all absolute entitled assholes, but one that came in on Easter took the cake.
So this lady comes in, wearing bigass juicy sunglasses, hoop earrings and “the Rachel” haircut. Keep in mind at this time the wait for a table of 2 was 45 minutes to an hour. She struts up in these super tall heels, and asks how long it would be for a table of six. I told her it would be 2 hours.
She immediately asked to speak to a manager, and told the manager that I was discriminating against her because she was white, and that “that bitch gave the Mexican couple in front of me a 45 minute wait!”(they were actually Japanese(they didn’t look latinx at all either??) and there were 2 of them but ok). The manager kind of just, rolled his eyes and told her it was because there are only two of them, and that we’ll get to her as soon as possible.
We ended up being able to sit her in like, 1.5 hours, and she complained that out quote time wasn’t accurate, and that she was going to leave us an absolutely scathing Yelp review and I just kinda cringed and sat her in one of the nicer server’s section.
She proceeded to complain to the server for five minutes before ordering a salad with the dressing on the side, then yelling at the server for the dressing not being on the salad(????), and called out the manager again, who comped half of her meal and have her a free dessert. She then forgot her credit card in the check presenter, despite me reminding her when walking by her.
She called the restaurant and accused the server of stealing the card, complained she’d have to drive back from x city(it was like a 15 minute drive in traffic) and when she got there, my manager gave her another free dessert.
I was working two days later and she called to speak to our general manager to report the incident, turned out all three had been ignoring her calls because they had bent over backwards to make up for what wasn’t even a mistake in the first place.
The lady didn’t realize she was speaking to the host who had been working when she came in and told me that, “the host up front was being really rude, I know she was talking about me to this Mexican couple sitting near her”(once again this was a Japanese couple, and they were tourists, so i was helping to interpret the menu for them…in Japanese???idk how that sounded like Spanish but ok lady)
I told the manager, and he took the call and told her, “ma'am I don’t know what else I can do to make it up to you, unless you’re expecting me to fire them.”
Three seconds later he said “oh you expect me to fire them.” And he just…hung up, and told me she tried to tell us that the server was most likely an illegal alien.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series (in turn inspired by Carl Barks’ Disney comic books), the contemporary Disney Television Animation cartoon stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley.
On top of the comedy cred in the cast roster, the show’s creative team is headed by Annie Award nominee Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse) as executive producer, with Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder) as story editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls) as art director.
The pre-premiere season 2 order was announced today by Marc Buhaj, Disney XD’s SVP of Programming and General Manager. “Fans around the world are eager and we’re looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new DuckTales. This early season two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team, led by Matt and Frank, and the cast are delivering.”
Someone asked me to go through each Award given at the NHL awards and explain how they’re given and what they’re for so instead of answering an ask I decided to make a separate post.
All these awards are based on the regular season only and votes are cast before the playoffs even begin.
Hart Memorial Trophy
This is the leading lady of the NHL Awards. The Hart Memorial Trophy is in essence the MVP award. It was first awarded in 1924 and is voted on by the Hockey Writers Association. Each member of this association votes for a first, second, and third place winner and they are all added up with first place votes weighing more then third and so on. This association votes on most of the awards. It officialy goes to the player most valuable to their team and does not necessarily go to the best player in the league, although most of the time it does.
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
This trophy basically goes to the most gentlemanly player in the league. Imagine playing a sport know for being so rude you award players who are nice. It was donated to the lead by Lady Byng of Vimy in the 1920′s. Anze Kopitar is the current holder of the award, and like a lot of awards the winner is chosen by the Hockey Writers Association. A lot of the time it goes to a player with the highest playing ability matched with the lowest penalty box score. Usually theyre a top 6 forward on a team and some only go to the penalty box once or twice all season.
This is another big ticket, the Vezina trophy is the MVP but for goalies. Goalies can still win the Hart, Carey Price for instance one both in a single year. The trophy is named after a goaltender for the montreal canadiens who played for the club from 1910-1925. It was first awarded in 1927 and the current holder is Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. It’s generally used as a good measure to how good a goaltender is, which may sound weird to clarify but a lot of these awards don’t measure what they say they do according to critics. However, the Vezina is pretty straight forward.
Calder Memorial Trophy
the Calder is another headliner at the NHL Awards because it’s the MVP for rookies. It is named after Frank Calder who was the first ever president for the NHL. The Oldest ever player to win the calder was 31 years old, as he played in the KHL for most of the career before playing his rookie season in the NHL. After that they changed the rules so only rookie players under 26 as of September 15th of that year, could win the calder. This is also voted on by the Hockey Writers Association.
Art Ross Trophy
This one is different because this is not a trophy that is voted on it’s earned. The Art Ross Trophy goes to the player with the most points at the end of the season. It was donated to the league by Art Ross who was a GM and coach for the Boston Bruins until the mid 50′s.
James Norris Memorial Trophy
this is one that I personally don’t really like. The Norris trophy is supposed to be a sort of MVP for defensemen but it doesn’t really measure good defensemen it measures defensemen who score a lot. A lot of people would tell you that a defenders job is not to be a forward. It was named after James Norris who was the owner of the red wings from the 30′s to 1952. Bobby Orr won the award 8 straight seasons. The winner is chosen by the Hockey Writers Association.
Bill Masterton Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the player who shows the most perseverance and dedication to hockey. This trophy tends to start a lot of controversy because people like to think it’s the award that goes to the player who was closer to dying. They obviously do not see how terrible it is to award a player for almost dying. But that’s another conversation. It was named after Bill Masterton, a North Stars player who died after he sustained an injury in a hockey game. The trophy has been around since the 60′s. The winner is chosen by the Hockey Writers Association.
Ted Lindsay Award
This is a unique one, and it’s usually paired with the Hart trophy but not always. Basically it’s another MVP award except the big difference is that this award is voted on by the NHLPA, basically the players vote on the MVP. It was called the Lester B Pearson award but in 2010 they renamed it after Red Wings great Ted Lindsay.
Jack Adams Award
The Jack Adams is another award I don’t like much. It’s awarded to the best coach at the end of the regular season. But it usually ends up being the coach that over-preformed or a coach of a team that over-preformed. For me it’s usually the “wow we didn’t think your team would be this good” award. Usually the team that wins it baffles us so much that it could only be the coach. This though means coaches like Quenneville only won it once,a nd he was with the Blues at the time. Other coaches like Alain Vigneault have never won it after leading his team to the President’s trophy and now rehauling the New York Rangers. instead it goes to guys like John Tortorella, who was being paid not to coach the canucks for a bit. And Dan Bylsma who was fired from the team he won it with because of how poorly the team was preforming. My favorite was Patrick Roy, who won it in 2014 and 2 years later quit because he was doing nothing. Basically, in my opinion, it’s like another Vezina trophy except the goalie gets no credit. The only time it really semed to actually go to the best coach recently was this past winner was Barry Trotz.
Frank J Selke Trophy
I like to call this trophy the Bergy because he’s won it 3 times and has been nominated almost every other year he’s been eligible for it. This award, like most of them, is voted on by the Hockey Writers Association. It goes to the best two-way forward. Basically a high scoring player who is also defensively inclined. Players usually up for this award are like Bergeron, Toews, Kopitar, last year there was also Ryan Kesler ect. Basically the guys who aren’t high scorers but big names anyway on their team. It’s been awarded since about 1977
William M Jennings Trophy
This is another award that is based on stats and is therefore earned differently than the other ones. This trophy goes to the best goalie tandem, or the goalies of the team with the best goal for. As in if your team lets in the least amount of goals during a season both goalies will receive this award. It’s a little goofy in my opinion because goal differential is a team stat but i like the idea of multiple goalie awards.
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
This award is awarded to the player who exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and has made a humanitarian contribution to their community. This usually goes to players who have some sort of leadership place on their team whether with an A or a C but who also is known for charity and programs for their community. It’s one of the two Charity awards. It is voted on by the Hockey Writers Association.
NHL Foundation Player Award
This award is the other charity award. Basically this award goes to the player who applies the “values of hockey to enrich their community.” The winner of this award gets a 25,000 check donated to a charity of their choice from the NHL.
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy
Soon their going to change this one to the Alex Ovechkin trophy, just kidding kind of not really. Anyway this one is another one based on stats. the Rocket Richard Trophy is awarded to the highest goal scorer that year. This is just based on goals and not on points total like the Art Ross is. Rocket Richard was the first ever NHL player to hit 50 goals in a single season and he’s an iconic Montreal Canadiens player. The Habs donated this award to the league in 1998 and it was first awarded in 1999 to Teemu Selanne. And I joked a little at the beginning but Ovechkin has a record 6 Rockey Richard trophies
Mark Messier Leadership Award
This is a unique award because the winner for this award is chosen by Mark Messier himself, who also awards it personally to the winner on stage. The winner of the Messier Leadership Award is usually a captain who best shows leadership skills on and off the ice for his team.
The NHL General Manager Award
This one is pretty self explanatory. IT is awarded to the best general manager of the year. It has been awarded since 2010 and has not been given to someone more than once. the winner is chosen by a panel of all the general manages, a few executives and a few media members.
Disney XD has placed an early order for a second season of the highly anticipated Big Hero 6 The Series ahead of its official premiere this fall. Based on Disney Animation’s Academy Award-winning feature adaptation of the Marvel comics, the Big Hero 6 show is executive produced by Emmy winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi (the Kim Possible team). The announcement was made by SVP of Programming and General Manager for Disney XD, Marc Buhaj.
“Mark, Bob and Nick have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax,” said Buhaj. “We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of Big Hero 6 The Series with this early second season order.”
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately after the events of the movie, and continuing the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax (Scott Adsit). Along with their friends Wasabi (Khary Payton), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Go Go (Jamie Chung) and Fred (Brooks Wheelan), they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains … all while Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Think about the avocados you mash for your Super Bowl guacamole, or the fresh tomatoes you enjoy in the winter. There’s a good chance they came from Mexico.
Our southern neighbor is the United States’ leading supplier of fresh produce, providing 70 percent of the fresh vegetables we import and more than 40 percent of our fresh fruit imports. That trade has boomed since NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement — was signed in 1994.
President Trump’s repeated campaign threats to pull out of NAFTA and impose a tax on Mexican imports have caused jitters for Wholesum and other businesses on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
“You know that you want us to eat garbage.” James muttered as Junior pulled up next to the taco bell drive through. It was close to three am, they were both tired and hungry, and when he’d told Junior to just pick a place for them to get food, he’d been hoping that his friend wouldn’t pick something that was 90% non-food and only really enjoyed when either drunk or otherwise lacking sobriety.
“It’ll be fine.” Junior responded, shooting James a quick look. “I’m paying. If you don’t like it so bad, just order fries or something.” He sighed and looked over at the menu board. “I know it’s not the best, but its the only thing open.”
James rolled his eyes and sighed heavily. “If you love me you’re making breakfast.” Junior smiled at him and just nodded.
So my boss told me recently that we’re not allowed to explicitly say yes or no about allergens in food. If you ask me if there are nuts of any kind in our chocolate chunk cookies, I cannot tell you yes or no. I cannot even say “please refer to the labeling” even though the label says “processed in a facility with equipment that processed peanuts.”
I have to tell you, “I am not certain, but that information is available to you on the Jimmy John’s website.” And that’s all I can tell you regarding allergens in our food.
Because if I tell you, “No there are no peanuts in our cookies,” and you buy one for your kid with a peanut allergy and they have a reaction, you can sue us. And the people miles and miles above me in the company hierarchy do not like getting sued.
So I, the humble shift runner, have to look like a goddamned fool because telling you to look at the ingredients and nutritional information online means the responsibility is on you, and we’re not liable? Somehow?
So if you or your child or someone you’re getting food for has a severe food allergy, and this is the kind of nonsense response you get from the person at the register or on the phone, it’s the same nonsense response you’ll get from the person running that shift and the same nonsense response you’ll get from the general manager. We can’t say anything else because the people above us do not want to be sued.
Which I think is stupid. We had nutritional sheets with all the calorie/nutritional content and allergy warnings on it to give to customers but they got taken away for unknown reasons. Revision? Not putting enough liability on the customer? Who knows. Not me, the shift runner who does not get paid enough to deal with this bullshit.
I don’t want to accidentally send someone to the hospital because of a life-threatening allergic reaction from food I sold and prepared for them, and I have not excessively studied the labels and ingredients of all our stuff and I’m not a doctor or nutritional scientist nor do I have a ton of experience with people who have food allergies and intolerances, so I don’t feel confident saying yes or no just because human morals.
But the reason we can’t say yes or no definitively and have to refer you to the stupid website is because my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss doesn’t want to go court. I also assume the employee who told a customer yes or no about a certain allergen would be in a lot of trouble and probably get fired if it led to the company getting sued. So we look stupid for a reason, even though it’s not a very good reason and it’s not very helpful to people dealing with food allergies.
Veronica’s dad might be getting out of jail sooner than we thought on Riverdale.
Mark Consuelos has signed on to play the heretofore-unseen Hiram Lodge on The CW’s Archie reboot. He’ll make his debut in Season 2, and is set to join the cast as a series regular.
Hiram Lodge, per the show’s official description, is “a ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is the apple of his eye.” We haven’t seen Hiram on the show yet, since he’s been in jail awaiting trial for his involvement in a Bernie Madoff-esque embezzlement scheme. But it sounds like he beats the rap and comes home to make Veronica’s life even more complicated.
There is a catch, though: Consuelos currently co-stars on Fox’s baseball drama Pitch as general manager Oscar Arguella, and his Riverdale casting is in second position to Pitch, so he’d have to drop the Riverdale role if Pitch is renewed for a second season.