- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is investigating a report that someone used one of their helicopters to facilitate a rather elaborate process of asking a girl to a dance:
While on a routine mission over northern Virginia last Wednesday, a CBP helicopter was allegedly used by a Department of Homeland Security employee to fly over his son’s high school and drop a stuffed animal with the invitation, NBCWashington.com reported.
Students, who were just being released from classes for the day, watched excitedly as the helicopter hovered close to the football field and dropped a stuffed bulldog with a red bandanna parachute to the ground. Then students said they saw the junior boy, carrying pink roses, walking toward the senior girl and leading her to the football field to collect the stuffed animal, which delivered the message, “Fall Fest?,” The Washington Post reported.
Guys, if you can, contact your father right now and demand to know why he was never willing to risk the wrath of the federal government to help you get the girl.
Seriously, though, while that may be a government agent fail, that is a parenting win.
- Bank of America may have unlawfully withdrawn funds from the bank accounts of up to 15,000 child entertainers, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of child actors. The funds are supposed to be in blocked trust accounts, and unauthorized withdrawals would violate the Coogan Law, which was passed in 1939 to protect child entertainers’ earnings from unscrupulous parents. Seriously, Bank of America, think of the children.
- That’s all I got. Slow week, I guess.