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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE GIVES YOU A BAD GIFT
This has probably happened to all of us at some point or another: Someone gives you a gift, but when you open it, you see that it's not what you wanted, and you're not quite sure how to react. Here are some tips on dealing with a bad gift. . .
1) DON'T LIE. You obviously don't want to tell the person it's the worst gift you've ever received. . . but don't complicate the situation by LYING. If you act like you're absolutely in love with it, they might wonder why, in time, you never use it. Keep your comment neutral. An example would be if you receive an awful sweater, say something like, "I love sweaters".
2) THANK THE GIVER FOR THE *THOUGHT*. Don't thank them for the actual gift, but rather, for the thought. Say, "How thoughtful of you" or "Thanks for thinking of me".
3) DON'T OVERPRAISE THE GIFT. You could come off sounding fake and they might catch on. Just keep your thanks simple and brief.
4) FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT. If you don't like the gift, some options are to try to exchange it. . . or even become a REGIFTER. . . and give it to someone else.
WANT TO BE A "DEAL OR NO DEAL" MODEL?
NBC's hit show, "Deal or No Deal" is currently looking for a few new models to join the current cast.
If you're a female over the age of 18 who has the personality and looks (wow...) to join this hit show, they want to meet you!
Go to the open casting call and meet with the Model Casting Director. (How do you get that job, anyway?) Be camera ready this is your opportunity to be put on camera and get your chance to be one of the "Deal or No Deal" models. Dress the part, your picture will be taken.
Casting Location and Dates:
6/27 (TODAY) Los Angeles, CA
11 AM - 3 PM
650 North La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
6/29 Newport, CA
Tentation Ultra Lounge
4 PM- 8 PM
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
2% OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR SURFING THE WEB AT WORK
Keep this in the back of your mind when you take your LONG, unauthorized web surfing break this morning. . . and then another one this afternoon. According to a new survey, 2% of people, that's one out of 50, say they've been FIRED for surfing the web at work.
The average worker spends about 90 minutes out of their work day using the web for personal reasons. Here's how that breaks down:
30 minutes is spent on shopping... 18 minutes on personal e-mails... 16 minutes reading articles on sites like ESPN.com or CNN.com... 14 minutes on instant messaging and MySpace... six minutes on JOB HUNTING... and six minutes on paying bills.
Over the course of a year, at 90 minutes a day, that means the average person spends almost 47 full eight-hour work days surfing the web.
That's an average of about $7,500 in lost productivity per person... or about $673 BILLION in lost productivity across the country every year.
THIS CAN'T MAKE COLDSTONE CREAMERY HAPPY...
Talk about one of those old laws that makes no sense... Unless you have a doctor's note, it's illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 P.M. in Newark, New Jersey. That law was put on the books in the 19th century and was never repealed. By the way, the police there say they don't enforce it, and no one is pressuring them to do so.
MANDY MOORE joins us on the show tomorrow! It's our one-on-one conversation you don't want to miss at 7:20!