July 18, 2007 |
When two ribs of my favorite umbrella bent, I remembered there had been a little tag on it that read "lifetime warranty. " Even better, for once in my life I knew where to find the guarantee. I hadn't actually read the small print, but I hadn't read my car warranty either and every time I had a problem, the dealer fixed it. So I took the umbrella back to the store, thinking they'd replace it. I should have remembered that, unlike people, not all guarantees are created equal. While an umbrella isn't a major investment like a car, I buy a lot more umbrellas than I do cars.
March 27, 2012 |
A WOMAN with her 2-year-old child spat on a SEPTA bus driver and beat him with her umbrella Sunday after he asked her to quiet the screaming toddler, according to police. It marked at least the second assault on a bus driver in the past two weeks. The 50-year-old driver asked Tiffany Alexander, 25, to calm her child down soon after she boarded the Route 7 bus about 3 p.m., a police spokeswoman said. Alexander argued with the driver and swung the umbrella as if to hit him, but she sat back down, police said.