10 Best "Surprise" Headlines From Surprise, Arizona
7. Salespeople and retail stores face stiff competition in the Valley. Local vendors need a niche and on the west side, apparently, it's the element of Surprise. The August 2013 story in the Arizona Republic is about a policy that prefers local vendors to meet city needs over out-of-city folks. But if you hadn't heard of the city, you might think this article is about a funky, new marketing technique that imparts unexpected delights on its customers.
6. A shooting may not always be an accident, of course. But in Surprise -- judging by the headlines -- no victim ever gets a warning.
5. Surprise election results are always impossible to predict. Ba-dum-chh. One reading of this headline, though, is that the mayoral contest itself was unforeseen. In theory, any politician could win with just one vote in a Surprise election.
4.Few things in life are as startling as a groping.