In theory, when you ask your girlfriend's dad for permission to marry her, it's supposed to be a respectful formality. The only way you'll hear "no" is if one of you is a bad person. Which seems to be what happened here . . .
40-year-old James Kane of Ocala, Florida was ready to propose to his girlfriend, so on Monday, he asked her 72-year-old father for permission to marry her.
(The police report doesn't specifically say the man was her father, but we think it's safe to jump to that conclusion.)
But the dad said NO.
And based on the way James responded, we can see why the dad didn't want James marrying his daughter . . . because James started throwing PUNCHES. The dad wound up with cuts and bruises on his face.
James was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery on a person over 65.
There's no word on whether James and his girlfriend are still together, or if he went through with his proposal even without permission.
Reclining your seat on a plane might be a little selfish . . . but taking away someone ELSE'S ability to recline their seat isn't cool either.
There's a little device called the Knee Defender that's been on the market for at least a decade that lets you do just that. It costs $22, clips onto the legs of the tray table on the seat in front of you . . . and somehow blocks the seat from reclining.
Well . . . a 48-year-old guy on a United flight from Newark to Denver had the Knee Defender, and he was using it to block the 48-year-old woman in front of him from reclining her seat.
She figured out what was going on, and asked a flight attendant to have him take the Knee Defender off. The guy refused . . . so the woman stood up, turned around, and threw a cup of WATER on him.
The pilot diverted the flight to Chicago . . . where both of them were escorted off the plane. The plane landed in Denver without the two of them about an hour and a half late.
No charges were filed, and even though the Knee Defender is RUDE, it IS technically legal under FAA rules . . . although all of the major airlines, including United, say they've banned it on their flights.
We've been in the "everybody gets a trophy so no one's feelings get hurt" era for a while now. But thankfully, it FINALLY looks like people are sick of it.
A new survey asked Americans if they think only kids who WIN things should get trophies, or if EVERY kid should get a trophy . . . and 57% of us say only winners deserve trophies.
There are some CLEAR trends in the people who support only giving trophies to winners . . .
The more money you make, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies.
The more education you have, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies.
And the older you are, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies