Texas School “Fixes” A Students Haircut With A Marker

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(PCM) A Texas mother is furious after her son returned home from school with marker on his head. The marker was used on her sons head by the assistant principal of the school after he deemed her sons haircut to be possibly gang-related.

The assistant principal used the marker to color in a shaved line on the boys head. His mother claims that her son has had the same haircut for the last five months and she is in now way raising her son to portray a type of gang lifestyle.  She feels that the school owes an apology to be her and her son for the embarrassing incident.

Upon review of the school’s handbook, the dress code does state that no shapes can be shaved into a students head, including lines, however the boys mother claims that he was not in violation of the dress code and that overall it needs to be updated.

The school district, while not commenting directly about this incident, said that they plan to review their dress code standards and will certainly keep this incident in mind.

 

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Why I Will Never Shop At Cricket Wireless Again

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(PCM) It is not very often that I make the decision to share a personal story online, however I was so hurt and infuriated about the service I received during a recent visit to a Cricket Wireless store that I felt compelled to share and let them know that the type of service I received was completely and totally unacceptable.

Many of us have worked in retail over the years and we all know that customer returns can certainly be one of the bigger headaches that occur on a day to day basis. Most retail employees have surely heard every excuse in the book as to why a person needs to return a particular product.  Often times the employees hands are tied at being able to complete the return due to each stores specific policies, procedures, etc.

Here’s where I get to Cricket Wireless.  I did read online that the company offers a seven day return policy on all of their devices, which I was not aware of until after this incident, however I admit that I was trying to return the device on day eight.  I should have probably prefaced this by saying that we are currently dealing with a personal family emergency, as my mother-in-law is currently on her death bed and we have been extremely busy with around the clock care making sure she is as pain-free and comfortable as possible during her final days.  Hence, the reason that I was not able to get the phone back to the retail location for return any sooner.

One of my mother-in-law’s wishes when she was first hospitalized was to finally own a smart-phone, as she wanted to use it to check emails and make calls easily during her hospital stay.  My fiancee purchased the phone for his mother, as per her wishes,  and it was then that she tragically took a turn for the worst.  Hospice has been called in and she obviously has no use for the phone at this time.  Since it had only been purchased a few days prior to her health decline, we figured that the company would be fairly understanding about our reasons for wanting to make a product return.

I took the phone, still in the box, along with all the paperwork and receipt to the Cricket Wireless location at 3616 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, Delaware.  The dark-haired girl behind the counter, whose name I unfortunately can not recall,  took a look at the paper work and informed me of the store’s seven day return policy.  I explained the entire situation about my mother-in-law’s illness and the reason that the phone needed to be returned if possible. Although I did understand that we were unfortunately one day too late.

I saw the store employee send a text message out to who I am guessing was the store owner or manager and then finally make a phone call about the situation when she received no immediate response.  It was just myself and two other gentlemen in the store at this time.  I heard the employee telling the owner/manager my situation and then she hung up the phone. It was at this time that she shockingly looked at me and said verbatim “He said he doesn’t care”.

With the ordeal that my family has been going through these last few days, that was probably one of the most cold and cruel responses to come out of her mouth.  I was flabbergasted and said to her “He really said it like that?”  She said “yes, he doesn’t care”.  Even the other two gentlemen in the store were as absolutely shocked and horrified as I was about her response.

I mean, even if that was exactly what the owner/manager had said to her on the phone, there is a way to sugar coat things a bit when dealing with a customer who is currently in a fragile emotional state.  It was not so much that they could not take back and refund the phone, but it was the utter lack of common sense and decency when speaking to another individual. It was so cold and heartless. She could have easily said “I’m very sorry Miss, but my manger unfortunately told me I can not return the phone, as I can not break store policy”  or “I’m very sorry for your situation, but at this time there is nothing I can really do about assisting you with the return as the manger will not allow it”.

Anything, and I mean anything at all would have been better to hear that “I/He doesn’t care” at that given moment.  Cricket Wireless should be ashamed of themselves for not providing better customer service training and teaching their employees to show at least some shred of compassion towards their customers. I can say with certainly that Cricket Wireless has lost a customer for life and I will do everything in my power to make sure that other consumers know that this is how the company behaves and treats its’ clientele.

Shame on you Cricket Wireless, shame on you!

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Zendaya Fires Back At Giuliana Rancic Over Racist Hair Comments

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(PCM) Teen actress and musician, Zendaya took the high road and was able to put E! “Fashion Police” host Giuliana Rancic in her place without ever naming names, after Rancic made racist commentary about Zendaya’s dredlocked hair at the Oscars.

During a post-Oscar episode of “Fashion Police” Rancic commented on Zendaya’s hair saying “‘I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … or maybe weed”. Zendaya, who looked absolutely gorgeous in her white off-should Vivienne Westwood gown and Chopard jewels, was deeply insulted by Rancic’s thoughtless statements and took to social media to school the E! personality about her ignorance and stereotyping  when it comes to individuals who sport dredlocked hair.

Zendaya wrote “There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect. To say that an 18-year-old woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive”

You can read Zendaya’s full tweet below:

You can see that no where in the tweet does Zendaya call out Rancic personally, but she obviously knew it was directed at her and took to her own Twitter account to offer up an apology.

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Teen Who Made Headlines After His “Laser Cat” Yearbook Photo Has Died In An Apparent Suicide

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(PCM) Last year, we brought you the story of high school student Draven Rodriguez who made headlines and stirred up controversy with his choice to use his “laser cat” image from his high school yearbook photo.  The photo went viral with many people being incredibly support of Draven’s choice to go against the norm of a regular run of the mill yearbook photo.

Tragically, the news has now been revealed that Draven appears to have ended his own life at the young age of only 17.  The Rodriguez family has confirmed Draven’s death, but there has been no official word about his immediate cause of death.

According to Mashable, “Rodriguez’s quirky and unconventional photo with his cat Mr. Bigglesworth made waves back in September. And while it was not part of the regular senior portrait section, the photo was featured on principal Diane Wilkinson’s page to raise awareness for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady”.

Draven’s school initially would not allow him to submit the infamous “laser cat” photo for the yearbook and it was then that Draven decided to launch an online petition, which received thousands of signatures in support of the photos submission.

Draven’s family and friends describe him as very well-liked and well-loved by his community and they are absolutely shocked to learn about his tragic passing. Our sincere condolences go out to Draven’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

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As we grow up and go through life’s many changes we begin to realize that having a safe and comfortable place to sleep is of great importance.  In our younger years, it was nothing to fall asleep in cars and on floors, but now that we have all gotten a bit older and began to focus on things like marriage and children having a comfortable bed to lay our head is a wonderful gift.

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