Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Lungs, with the news that fewer Americans now smoke cigarettes than at any point since record keeping on that issue began. Only 14 percent of adults reported smoking in 2017, down from 15.5 percent the year before and 42.4 percent in 1965.
Onboard services, after a Philippine Airlines flight attendant breastfed the screaming child of a passenger who had run out of bottled formula. With a 9-month-old of her own at home, flight attendant Patrisha Organo said she realized there was only one thing she could offer the distraught baby, “and that’s my own milk.”
Millennials, who now have their own special edition of Monopoly, the iconic board game. Monopoly for Millennials has players invest not in houses and hotels but in “super relatable” experiences, such as a trip to a vegan restaurant or a three-day music festival.
Bad week for:
Tourists, with news of a Herpes B epidemic among the macaque monkeys of Silver Spring State Park in Florida. The potentially fatal disease can be spread through feces, which monkeys have been known to fling at visitors.
Darren from Accounts, with a new survey showing that 35 percent of companies won’t hold office holiday parties this year, largely to avoid “potential liability following the #MeToo movement.”
Taking personal responsibility, after Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey blamed God for the fact that he missed two field goals and two extra points during this week’s game. “My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ makes no mistakes,” Parkey said. “For whatever reason, that was the day I was supposed to have.”