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General Etiquette => Life...in general => Topic started by: Clara Bow on August 08, 2010, 03:25:42 AM

Title: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Clara Bow on August 08, 2010, 03:25:42 AM
The state that I live in has banned smoking indoors at all restraunts. I don't want to get into a debate about smoking vs non-smoking, or electronic cigarettes.

Hubby and I went out to dinner at a steakhouse named after lengthy antlers. We had just gotten seated in a booth when a party of four was seated behind us. In this group was Queen Snowflake (QS). The server brought their drinks and QS began to sound off on her: "I have an electronic cigarette and the manager said I can't use it here because people might think that I am smoking! I need an address and phone number for the president of the company! This is ridiculous! Smoking bans are just stupid. I lived in California and I voted against smoking bans and I remember the night that the ashtrays were pulled and it was just stupid!" and on and on. The server got her the information and tried to smoothe things over. QS wasn't having it. She kept loudly telling her tablemates about how her rights were being infringed upon by smoking bans and (I bleep you not) that "All these people's rights are NOT more important than MY RIGHT to smoke wherever and whenever I want! Smoke can't hurt them!" She was so loud Hubby and I couldn't have a conversation in a normal tone of voice. Her husband weighed in with how the federal government was destroying everyone's personal rights and no one can tell people where to smoke and on and on.

QS then loudly tells her tablemates about how she pitched a hissy fit at a steward on a plane for not allowing her to bring a carryon bag that was too big for the plane's interior. "He said that I could have two bags but I told him I only had ONE bag and it's MY RIGHT to carry any size bag I want! They threatened to not let me fly so I called my LAWYER and they had to let me on! Then they delayed the takeoff with some weather excuse to try and piss me off. So I laid down in the airplane aisle because I was tired and their stupid delay was interrupting MY REST. They made me get up and I told that *expletive* that I was going to lay down wherever I pleased because I paid for my ticket and I was on time for the flight so they had no right to be late. When I asked for a drink he told me I couldn't have alcohol and I told him I wasn't drunk and never drank and he could bring me water! What a *expletive*...." and on and on, regaling her party with tales of entitled behavior and rudeness and how no one's rights were more important then hers. Yes, she literally said that more than once.

At this point I couldn't stand much more. I couldn't follow Hubby's words in conversation....after whispering to Hubby that as a nurse I was sorely tempted to begin loudly describing (I'm working on the cancer unit, use your imagination  >:D), I asked him if he thought that we should move. It was early in the evening and there were ample empty tables. We asked to be moved and I told our server when we were out of earshot that QS was so nasty, loud and unpleasant that I didn't want to sit near her and have my meal ruined. The server was very sympathetic and we gave her a few dollars extra on the tip for her consideration and fast action.

Was I rude to ask to be moved? I know that the party behind us saw us ask for a move, and I'm sure QS had something to say. We were quiet about it and discreet and there were no glares or PA comments as we moved. We gathered our things and moved quickly to our table. I didn't want to ask the waitress to quiet QS because I didn't want to throw the girl under the bus, cost her a tip from that harpie or get into it with QS myself (and I would have lost my ehell completely had she said one word to me). Should I have asked for the manager, or was it better to just get moved?

That woman was Nichol and Dresser Queen all in one. We laughed the rest of the night about how OUR RIGHTS were infringed on by the bookstore not giving us free stuff and the theater charging us for tickets and whatever else we could think of...

BTW, see "Inception". It was great!
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on August 08, 2010, 03:33:55 AM
Oh Holy WOW......!!!!!!!


I have nothing else to say.....
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Post by: M-theory on August 08, 2010, 03:41:15 AM
Yeesh, my cat is less entitled than her.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Clara Bow on August 08, 2010, 03:50:01 AM
I rarely post about restraunt rudeness because I truly didn't think that I would ever see something that had never been brought up on the forum at least three or four times...but I was telling a fellow ehellion on the phone tonight that I had to post this one...it was just too bizarre.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: StarDrifter on August 08, 2010, 06:30:04 AM
You were absolutely not rude to ask to be moved- from the sound of QS antics you did better to ask for a relocation than to ask the server to speak to her- that would have been like slicing her arm off and throwing her into a shark tank.

I think I would have sent myself to eHell on the spot if I'd heard a tirade like that!~
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Giggity on August 08, 2010, 07:24:48 AM
Wow, that is some massive Constitutional Law fail!
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Post by: scansons on August 08, 2010, 07:48:05 AM
Wow!  Also your title made me laugh. 

And again, wow. 
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Post by: Lisbeth on August 08, 2010, 08:25:59 AM
I love your title!

This snowflake is so special, yeah, she's hard to top.  Sitting next to her would have spoiled my appetite too.  I don't think asking to be moved was rude.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Nora on August 08, 2010, 08:39:06 AM
Bless her heart...
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Post by: JoyinVirginia on August 08, 2010, 10:46:46 AM
Bless her heart...
Oh, Nora, Bless YOUR Heart for saying this about Queen Snowflake!
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Post by: schnauzermom on August 08, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
I love to eat, but even I couldn't chow down after hearing that noise. I am glad you were able to change seats :)

Karen
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Chinchillazilla on August 08, 2010, 11:35:17 AM
"All these people's rights are NOT more important than MY RIGHT to smoke wherever and whenever I want! Smoke can't hurt them!"

I got a headache after I read this. I think... I think something in my brain broke. Kudos to you for NOT describing the cancer ward. I fully understand the temptation.

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BTW, see "Inception". It was great!

Agreed!
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: demarco on August 08, 2010, 12:19:39 PM
You were not rude to ask to be moved.  I don't think it's ever rude to ask to be moved, as long as you do it discretely. 
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Kimblee on August 08, 2010, 12:30:36 PM
Yeesh, my cat is less entitled than her.

So is mine.

And my cat thinks my face exists only to be laid on in cold weather.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Kaymyth on August 08, 2010, 12:33:09 PM
"All these people's rights are NOT more important than MY RIGHT to smoke wherever and whenever I want! Smoke can't hurt them!"

I got a headache after I read this. I think... I think something in my brain broke. Kudos to you for NOT describing the cancer ward. I fully understand the temptation.


There are actually a number of people who truly believe that the whole "smoking is bad for you" thing is actually some Great Conspiracy designed to take away their rights.  Not sure what they'd do when confronted with my asthmatic reaction.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: klm75 on August 08, 2010, 01:03:20 PM
There are actually a number of people who truly believe that the whole "smoking is bad for you" thing is actually some Great Conspiracy designed to take away their rights.  Not sure what they'd do when confronted with my asthmatic reaction.

I have encountered a few, strangely enough it appears that several governments seem to be in on this conspiracy.

I think that moving quietly was the only thing you could have done.  Really, who wants to listen to that, everyone has the right to enjoy their meal. ;)
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: MeeLee on August 08, 2010, 01:13:08 PM
There are some people out there who just love to make a big fuss about everything. I would have asked to be moved too.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Master_Edward on August 08, 2010, 01:28:55 PM
No you were perfectly fine to ask to be moved, I probably would've done the same thing. That woman doesn't need to be hit with a clue by four, she needs to be beaten unconcious with one! >:D I'm so sorry she put a damper on your evening.

Ed.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: magician5 on August 08, 2010, 02:09:50 PM
There are actually a number of people who truly believe that the whole "smoking is bad for you" thing is actually some Great Conspiracy designed to take away their rights.  Not sure what they'd do when confronted with my asthmatic reaction.

I remember the screaming back in the early 1970s when motorcycle helmets became mandatory. "They're taking away my freeeedooom!" I didn't understand that, either.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: flowersintheattic on August 08, 2010, 02:20:41 PM
I think you were perfectly fine to ask to move, and I'm sure I would have done the same thing. (If she had said anything about it, I would have told her that it's MY RIGHT to sit where ever I want!  ;))
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Raintree on August 08, 2010, 02:36:57 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing. I hope QS saw you move.

Love the airplane part. If I were the airline staff, I'd have been tempted to put a confused look on my face and say, "So....I don't understand. You want us to take off in poor conditions against the pilot's better judgement, and risk crashing this plane? You'd prefer a plane crash to being a few minutes late?"

Actually I'd want her ejected from that plane altogether.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Scritzy on August 08, 2010, 02:54:51 PM
(http://bestsmileys.com/eek/7.gif)

and

(http://bestsmileys.com/wow/4.gif)

and
:o :o :o :o :o!!!

Special Snowflake nothing! She sounds like a Special Blizzard!

No, you weren't rude in asking to move. I'm honestly surprised you still couldn't hear her.

Holy cow ... (http://bestsmileys.com/nono/9.gif)
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Post by: Elfmama on August 08, 2010, 03:02:36 PM
"All these people's rights are NOT more important than MY RIGHT to smoke wherever and whenever I want! Smoke can't hurt them!"

I got a headache after I read this. I think... I think something in my brain broke. Kudos to you for NOT describing the cancer ward. I fully understand the temptation.


There are actually a number of people who truly believe that the whole "smoking is bad for you" thing is actually some Great Conspiracy designed to take away their rights.  Not sure what they'd do when confronted with my asthmatic reaction.
She'd probably say that you were just putting on an act for the attention and to trample on her deity-given right to pollute the air whenever and wherever she pleased. ::)
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: JoieGirl7 on August 08, 2010, 03:03:32 PM
Electronic Cigarette?
 
I wonder if she has one because she actually smokes or because she just wants to attract attention and cause trouble.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Clara Bow on August 08, 2010, 03:07:21 PM
I had a similar reaction to "my smoke can't hurt them" Chinchillazilla...I'm a smoker, and at times a fairly heavy one. I've always been careful about my smoke and other people because I've seen people choke, get nauseated, get a headache, etc if overexposed to smoke. Are some of them being dramallamas? Probably. Are most of them being dramallamas? I strongly doubt it. There are people who simply cannot tolerate that smell. So yes, your smoke is hurting them.

But all that's for naught because they're not important.  ::)
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Post by: TinyVulgarUnicorn on August 08, 2010, 03:17:09 PM
I think you had a chance encounter with my sister.  I'm glad you decided to move away form her group and enjoy the rest of your meal because I suspect that's all you can do.  People like her will NEVER understand that they are boors and inconveniencing those around her.  After all...she is the Snowflake Queen. 
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: DottyG on August 08, 2010, 03:20:27 PM
I'm sorry. But, will you forgive me if I tell you that the story made me laugh?! It's just so beyond merely bizarre! :D

And, she laid down in the middle of the aisle on a plane?! Seriously?! And, then didn't understand why she was being accused of being smashed?!

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Post by: cass2591 on August 08, 2010, 03:56:04 PM
I wonder how this woman managed to find people to spend time with her, much less listen to her.

I wonder if I would have moved. I may have stayed for no other reason than to enjoy the free floor show, but that would depend on my mood. I have trouble even buying the airline story, and BTW, did you find out what happened to her luggage?

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Post by: Scritzy on August 08, 2010, 04:06:12 PM
I wonder how this woman managed to find people to spend time with her, much less listen to her.

I wonder if I would have moved. I may have stayed for no other reason than to enjoy the free floor show, but that would depend on my mood. I have trouble even buying the airline story, and BTW, did you find out what happened to her luggage?


I wondered about the bolded, too, particularly if the flight were post-9/11. And even if it were pre-9/11, who would want to lie on the floor of an airplane?!? It's not quite the bathroom floor at WMart, but still pretty icky. *shudder*
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Post by: BettyDraper on August 08, 2010, 04:10:13 PM
You were not rude to ask to be moved.  I don't think it's ever rude to ask to be moved, as long as you do it discretely. 

I agree.  This boils down to "we were seated near a loud, crass person and asked to be moved."  The woman's specific opinions, choice of subject matter, anecdotes, etc. are irrelevant.  Your request was not rude.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: missmolly on August 08, 2010, 05:00:53 PM
Love the title, when I first saw it I had a picture of a gigantic talking snowflake, but after reading the story the only 'Queen' I can think of is the one from Aliens.
Title: Re: All Snowflakes Are Special, And I Have Met Their Queen....
Post by: Kaymyth on August 08, 2010, 05:10:47 PM
"All these people's rights are NOT more important than MY RIGHT to smoke wherever and whenever I want! Smoke can't hurt them!"

I got a headache after I read this. I think... I think something in my brain broke. Kudos to you for NOT describing the cancer ward. I fully understand the temptation.


There are actually a number of people who truly believe that the whole "smoking is bad for you" thing is actually some Great Conspiracy designed to take away their rights.  Not sure what they'd do when confronted with my asthmatic reaction.
She'd probably say that you were just putting on an act for the attention and to trample on her deity-given right to pollute the air whenever and wherever she pleased. ::)

Eh, probably.  I've actually gotten that in Icy Glare form before.  Sometimes people assume that because I'm not carting an inhaler around I can't *really* be asthmatic, so clearly I'm making it all up.   ::)  I actually thank <insert Deity here> that the smoke trigger is the only thing that really sets it off.


Love the title, when I first saw it I had a picture of a gigantic talking snowflake, but after reading the story the only 'Queen' I can think of is the one from Aliens.

*coughsplort*  Oh, dear.  My brain just combined those things into something worthy of a Robot Chicken episode.  I hope you're happy!   ;)
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Post by: Bryton on August 08, 2010, 06:05:56 PM
She said that she was from California???  Please don't send her back here.  ;)
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Post by: Suze on August 08, 2010, 06:07:02 PM
I wonder how many dressers she has in her house?
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Post by: Jocelyn on August 08, 2010, 06:19:50 PM
And, she laid down in the middle of the aisle on a plane?! Seriously?! And, then didn't understand why she was being accused of being smashed?!
I was once on a flight that suffered endless delays to takeoff, to the point that the captain's voice was getting tighter and tighter during his updates. Of course, he kept thanking us for our patience. As I deplaned, I stopped to ask if he had ever had a time when the passengers were NOT patient (as it seemed pretty obvious to me that there would be nothing to be gained by ranting and raving). He said 'Oh, yes.' I asked what happened, and he replied, 'I invited him off the plane.' ;D
I thought that was one of the great euphemisms of all time. And I really find it hard to believe that Her Majesty wasn't invited off the plane, too. Why would you take off with such a loose cannon on board?
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Post by: Clara Bow on August 08, 2010, 06:44:03 PM
I wonder how this woman managed to find people to spend time with her, much less listen to her.

I wonder if I would have moved. I may have stayed for no other reason than to enjoy the free floor show, but that would depend on my mood. I have trouble even buying the airline story, and BTW, did you find out what happened to her luggage?



In a world where some dingbat tried to set his shoes on fire on a plane, I believe anything. I just couldn't believe that they didn't have her removed.

And Dotty, laugh away...once we were moved and I wasn't having to endure her craziness anymore we were laughing. I had to get away from her because we literally could not hear each other over her unless we wanted to get loud and compete.
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Post by: That Anime Chick on August 08, 2010, 06:47:52 PM
I remember when they banned smoking in California. I got so used to it that when I moved to the midwest, I did a double take when the hostess asked me "smoking or non-smoking". That was close to 10 years ago and things are finally changing here.

That being said, I prefer non smoking because of allergies. 90% of where we dine are now strictly non-smoking and yes there are people who complain about it and swear they'll never come back again. Yet when we go back a few weeks later, the same people are there, complaining as usual.

My dad suffered from emphysema so I've seen first hand how bad it was for him. He smoked for 40+ years.
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Post by: cass2591 on August 08, 2010, 07:26:33 PM
I wonder how this woman managed to find people to spend time with her, much less listen to her.

I wonder if I would have moved. I may have stayed for no other reason than to enjoy the free floor show, but that would depend on my mood. I have trouble even buying the airline story, and BTW, did you find out what happened to her luggage?



In a world where some dingbat tried to set his shoes on fire on a plane, I believe anything. I just couldn't believe that they didn't have her removed.

And Dotty, laugh away...once we were moved and I wasn't having to endure her craziness anymore we were laughing. I had to get away from her because we literally could not hear each other over her unless we wanted to get loud and compete.

So she was not only the obnoxious queen bee of entitlement, but loud to boot? Yeah, I would have moved, too. I can't help but wonder about her dinner companions--can you imagine having to put up w/that, unless they were all of the same mind in that their poo doesn't stink.

As for the airline story, I don't buy it. I suspect she was embellishing a bit. If the luggage is oversized, it's oversized, and a call from an attorney isn't going to make the airline quiver in fear. I also think she would have been removed if her behavior was, indeed, as she described. Something along the lines that federal law prohibits refusing the request of flight attendants/pilots? IMHO, she was grandstanding for the attention.
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Post by: lilacbunny on August 08, 2010, 07:47:32 PM
Auntie-was this actually in the Raleigh-ish area?  Cause now I'm really hoping to run into her.   ;)
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Post by: furrcats on August 08, 2010, 08:26:35 PM
Ditto my cat  ;D
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Post by: June24 on August 08, 2010, 09:31:29 PM
You were definitely not rude to ask to be moved - I would've asked much sooner. The woman sounds like a pill.  ::)
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Post by: Viscountess on August 08, 2010, 10:41:13 PM
She said that she was from California???  Please don't send her back here.  ;)

I second this motion  :)

OP, you were not rude at all for moving.  Hearing Queen Snowflake rant about smoking bans and dropping expletives left and right would kill my appetite.
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Post by: MightyMouse on August 09, 2010, 12:44:30 AM
Wow, just when you think you've heard it all!  :o Auntie, you were totally fine asking to be moved.
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Post by: Clara Bow on August 09, 2010, 02:23:48 AM
I wonder how this woman managed to find people to spend time with her, much less listen to her.

I wonder if I would have moved. I may have stayed for no other reason than to enjoy the free floor show, but that would depend on my mood. I have trouble even buying the airline story, and BTW, did you find out what happened to her luggage?



In a world where some dingbat tried to set his shoes on fire on a plane, I believe anything. I just couldn't believe that they didn't have her removed.

And Dotty, laugh away...once we were moved and I wasn't having to endure her craziness anymore we were laughing. I had to get away from her because we literally could not hear each other over her unless we wanted to get loud and compete.

So she was not only the obnoxious queen bee of entitlement, but loud to boot? Yeah, I would have moved, too. I can't help but wonder about her dinner companions--can you imagine having to put up w/that, unless they were all of the same mind in that their poo doesn't stink.

As for the airline story, I don't buy it. I suspect she was embellishing a bit. If the luggage is oversized, it's oversized, and a call from an attorney isn't going to make the airline quiver in fear. I also think she would have been removed if her behavior was, indeed, as she described. Something along the lines that federal law prohibits refusing the request of flight attendants/pilots? IMHO, she was grandstanding for the attention.

I got the impression that her life was a grandstand for attention. I'm only wishing that I could see the president of the restraunt company roll his eyes when he got her "As God is my witness I'll never go smokeless again!" letter.
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Post by: PeterM on August 09, 2010, 02:25:50 AM
So she was not only the obnoxious queen bee of entitlement, but loud to boot? Yeah, I would have moved, too. I can't help but wonder about her dinner companions--can you imagine having to put up w/that, unless they were all of the same mind in that their poo doesn't stink.

My guess is they're undercover anthropologists, working on one hell of a thesis.
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Post by: iridaceae on August 09, 2010, 03:21:20 AM

So she was not only the obnoxious queen bee of entitlement, but loud to boot? Yeah, I would have moved, too. I can't help but wonder about her dinner companions--can you imagine having to put up w/that, unless they were all of the same mind in that their poo doesn't stink.


In my experience Queen Bee Drama Llamas like her surround themselves with YesMen and Women. All her friends are probably meek little nodders who believe everything she says [like her, and I agree, apocryphal story about the airline and the luggage]  and, deep down, wish that they could be so brave.
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Post by: flo on August 09, 2010, 07:01:34 AM
Another theory about her friends... people new to the area who are trying to make new friends.  I have lots of experience with that because of the Military.  It took me a couple times to learn, but those people who approach you, eagerly befriend you, and then tell you how this person doesn't  like them because they are jealous and that person doesn't like them but they are backstabbers, those are people to avoid.  There is a reason they are eager to be your friend and it is because they have run through everyone else around them and those folks won't tolerate them anymore.
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Post by: Coralreef on August 09, 2010, 08:38:39 AM
In my experience Queen Bee Drama Llamas like her surround themselves with YesMen and Women. All her friends are probably meek little nodders who believe everything she says [like her, and I agree, apocryphal story about the airline and the luggage]  and, deep down, wish that they could be so brave.
On the good side of this story, I learned a new word today  ;D.

OP, I would have moved too. 
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Post by: pierrotlunaire0 on August 09, 2010, 10:27:11 AM
So she was not only the obnoxious queen bee of entitlement, but loud to boot? Yeah, I would have moved, too. I can't help but wonder about her dinner companions--can you imagine having to put up w/that, unless they were all of the same mind in that their poo doesn't stink.

My guess is they're undercover anthropologists, working on one hell of a thesis.

Love it!

Auntie V, I think you were extremely polite.  Obviously asking her to tone down her voice would have been feeding her insanity.  Instead, by discretely asking to be moved, you did save your server from some extremely bad retaliatory behavior.
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Post by: Sirius on August 09, 2010, 07:35:42 PM
Auntie, you weren't rude at all.  (If Mr. Sirius and I had been there with you and Uncle Venom, we could have had a rollicking discussion about autopsies.)
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Post by: bellawitch on August 09, 2010, 07:57:48 PM
I guess she was correct, her rights were trampled on.

We all have the right to make a complete and utter fool of ourselves, it's just that most of us choose not to do so.

You were well within your rights to move. You, after all had tickets to a great movie, let the ones who didn't plan ahead so well enjoy the show at the restaurant.
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Post by: Little Jo on August 10, 2010, 02:21:57 PM
Wow oh wow! no of course you were not wrong to be moved. I would have moved at once. Oh my goodness.
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Post by: Shabooty on August 10, 2010, 02:57:24 PM
Auntie-was this actually in the Raleigh-ish area?  Cause now I'm really hoping to run into her.   ;)

Lilac Bunny, that was the first thing I wondered!
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Post by: jane7166 on August 10, 2010, 04:14:40 PM
Another theory about her friends... people new to the area who are trying to make new friends.  I have lots of experience with that because of the Military.  It took me a couple times to learn, but those people who approach you, eagerly befriend you, and then tell you how this person doesn't  like them because they are jealous and that person doesn't like them but they are backstabbers, those are people to avoid.  There is a reason they are eager to be your friend and it is because they have run through everyone else around them and those folks won't tolerate them anymore.

No kidding!  I learned that the hard way. 
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Post by: hobish on August 10, 2010, 04:25:31 PM

I think the "You can't use an electronic nicotine inhaler because people might think you are smoking" rule is utterly ridiculous; but there is no reason to act like that. I would have asked to be moved, too.



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Post by: Clara Bow on August 10, 2010, 05:20:05 PM

I think the "You can't use an electronic nicotine inhaler because people might think you are smoking" rule is utterly ridiculous; but there is no reason to act like that. I would have asked to be moved, too.





Hubby and I wondered why she didn't just leave when she was told that upon arrival. There are at least four other really good steakhouses (not to mention other very good restraunts) in the area, and I'm sure she could find one that would allow the electric cig.