Thursday, January 14, 2016

That's Not Funny

From the NY Daily News: A celebration broke out at a California nursing home after a worker was told she was one of the Powerball winners — but it turned out to be a prank, relatives said Thursday.
The heartwarming story unraveled hours after a manager at the Park Avenue Health & Wellness Center in Pomona told reporters the staffer was a newly-minted millionaire.
David Levy, the nursing home’s administrator, said the facility was abuzz Wednesday night after the woman received a call from her son saying she was the winner.
The nurse’s son went so far as to send her a picture of what he said was the winning ticket, Levy said.
"It's a joke. It's a my brother," the 56-year-old nurse's daughter Jennifer told the Daily News from her house in Pomona on Thursday evening.
"It's embarrassing. This is too much for us," she said, visibly upset by all the fuss.
I'm sorry, this was not even close to a prank.  And the fact the mom fell for it, and was not told is even more cruel.
My guess is that the son won't be welcomed to any family dinners and/or holidays.
Reminds me of this from Family Guy:

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