July 9, 2009 |
Police say a Stratford, Conn., man has been arrested because he showed up at a dental office naked. Authorities say Christopher Hoff, 41, entered Optimus Dental's office Monday in the altogether. A startled female receptionist screamed, and he ran away. Officers found Hoff at his home and took him to the dental office, where the receptionist identified him. He was charged with disorderly conduct, public indecency and failure to comply with fingerprinting. Police said Hoff was also five days late for his appointment.
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March 10, 2001 |
While dining at a local restaurant the other night, I ask the waiter for a clean fork. The waiter replied, "No problem," and turned to fetch the utensil. "No problem," I repeated to my wife. I should hope not; after all, we were paying for the meal and the waiter was an employee being paid to serve it. We certainly weren't expecting a problem. Later that evening, my wife asked the waiter for some sugar and, sure enough, the reply was, "No problem." Was this some kind of new "Valley talk"?
December 7, 1995
Fearing she may have been a victim of foul play, the family of a 31-year-old woman who disappeared last week asked for the public's help Wednesday in finding the mother of two. Barbara Burchartz, a receptionist who quit her job about a month ago, was last seen Nov. 29 walking out of her home about midday. She had dropped off her children, 8 and 11, at school that morning. "Her children are her whole life," said Betty Barry, Burchartz's mother. "She would never go off like this intentionally."
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March 14, 1993
Medical treatment, insurance-style. On Feb. 2, I accidentally shot myself where I sit. You're right if you think I've been the butt of many a joke over the incident. When I walked into the Humana West Hills emergency room, the pleasant-looking receptionist asked what I wanted. With blood running down my leg and in a state of shock, I said, "I've just been shot." Her response was, "Oh." Another nurse picked up the phone, and I knew she was calling the West Valley police station to report it (which is mandatory, naturally)
October 30, 2009 |
Sotheby's is auctioning a self-portrait by Andy Warhol that was recently found after being forgotten in a closet in New York City for more than 40 years. The painting belongs to Cathy Naso. She was 17 when she got a part-time job as a receptionist at Warhol's Factory. Two years later, in 1967, Warhol gave her a self-portrait inscribed to her. The Brooklyn resident displayed the painting briefly and then stored it in a closet. It remained there until this year. The auction house estimates it will sell for $1 million or more in a Nov. 11 sale.
November 5, 2005
Guy calls up the Dodgers' front office and asks to speak to Paul DePodesta. Receptionist says, "I'm sorry, sir, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore." Guy says thanks and hangs up. An hour later, the guy calls again, gets the same receptionist and asks again to speak to DePodesta. Again, the receptionist says, "I'm sorry, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore" and the guy hangs up. Another hour later, the same guy calls and again asks for DePodesta. The receptionist says "I've told you twice, Mr. DePodesta doesn't work here anymore.