Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 27, 2016
April 27, 2016
Not 'Secretary's Day' anymore:
In case you forgot, today used to be National Secretary's Day, or as they now call it, Administrative Professionals Day --they're called APs or AAs for short. It's the day set aside for all those people who take grief from their bosses for 364 days a year.
The same polls on this subject are done every year and routinely offer the same message: If you're a boss, don't send flowers or give 'em a box of candy. Most administrative professionals --usually near three-quarters-- would rather have the cash or some kind of gift certificate. Some say they've gotten socks, a sandbox or a whistle as presents from the boss. Last year, one told an American Express survey she received a canister of mace.
Flowers seem to be the most popular gift for that special person in the boss' life --florists rank it as their third busiest day, behind Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Something just as easy: Lunch at a nice restaurant. Oh, and an extended lunch hour. You can pick up your own dry cleaning for a change.
Taco Bell has managed to outdo themselves once again with the Naked Crispy Chicken Chalupa. GrubGrade reports the fast food giant has come up with an all-new delicacy that features a fried chicken shell and is test marketing it in select spots like Lawrenceville, Kansas. Taco Bell added a Waffle Taco to the menu for a short stint back in 2014 and also created goodies like the Biscuit Taco and Doritos Loco. (Lee)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
FETTY WAP has a mobile app. It's actually a mobile racing app called Nitro Nation Stories. You can race someone head-to-head in the street with gear changes, lane shifts and nitro boosts. Look for it in the Apple and Google App Stores on May 3rd. Oh, and the download is free. (Marino)
Talk about a glutton for punishment, literally! WAYNE ALGENIO, who's 31, of Jamaica, Queens, just broke the Guiness Book's world record for eating the most Carolina Reaper chili peppers in under 60 seconds. This is second time in this contest but his first win. The peppers come in at over 1.5 million on the Scoville heat unit scale, making them the hottest peppers in the world.
"I went in with the mentality that I was going to go all out, but I did not know I was going to win. It felt amazing, [but] it was in my head, 'I'm never doing this again.'" See his big win HERE. (Myers)
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