Quick, Buy These Boots While They're More Expensive Than They Used To Be!

Quick, Buy These Boots While They're More Expensive Than They Used To Be!

Consumerist reader Lou came across one of those funny little fuzzy math things where a retailer tells you an item is on sale — score city! — but in reality, the “sale” price is higher than what the product usually sells for. Which makes it the exact opposite of an awesome deal and causes our faces to go all frowny in disappointment. [More]

Jehovah's Witness's Suit Over Being Fired For Refusing To Wear Santa Hat Reaches $55,000 Settlement

Jehovah's Witness's Suit Over Being Fired For Refusing To Wear Santa Hat Reaches $55,000 Settlement

A woman who says the Belk department store fired her after she refused to wear a Santa hat during Christmas has won a in a $55,000 suit against the company, reports the News & Observer. The worker was a Jehovah’s Witness, and said her religious beliefs prevented her from wearing such a cap. However, she had no problem with fulfilling her job, which was to wrap presents. For Belk to have won, they would have had to have proved that letting her not wear the cap would cause them “undue hardship.” Apparently, they were not able to meet this requirement. [More]

Math Problems: How Much Percent Off Is This?

Math Problems: How Much Percent Off Is This?

Reader Nathan spotted these confusing sale signs at a Belk and can’t figure out how much off he’s supposed to get. Can you? [More]