Good Day, Bad Day
Job satisfaction, literacy
OOD DAY FOR: Job satisfaction, after Safeway’s oldest full-time employee turned 85, and said she has no plans to quit. Cashier Sally Dickerson has been working at Safeway stores in the Washington, D.C., area since 1955. “One thing led to another and first thing I know, it’s been 52 years,” she said. “It’s just like a second home to me.” (The Washington Post, free registration)
BAD DAY FOR: Literacy, after British retail chain Woolworths pulled a style of bed designed for 6-year-old girls after parents complained about the name—the Lolita Midsleeper. Woolworths said the relevant staff had never heard of the Vladimir Nabokov book, Lolita, about a sexually active 12-year-old. “We had to look it up on Wikipedia,” said a spokesman. “But we certainly know who she is now.” (Reuters)
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