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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by RevMaxx on Yesterday at 08:54:39 PM »
AnnaT, if you (or anyone here FYI) are temporarily disabled (in the USA), you can go to your local Police Dept. and request a temporary disabled placard. It is pinkish/coral in color, smaller, and it lasts 4-6 months with date on placard. It's easier to get than waiting on a permanent placard. ( I did temp.  before permanent).  Just a heads up info, like if you get a new knee, hip, or whatever. Where you need a placard for a few months.  :)
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Food / Re: Local Food Combinations
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Yesterday at 08:44:15 PM »
Soft boiled egg and toast soldiers. I didn't realise this was so contraversial.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by AnnaT on Yesterday at 08:37:05 PM »
SS at the pet store on Sunday.

I went in to pick up the kids some treats.  The local pet store is actually in something of a business park type affair (not a mall) and there are two levels of parking - one of the level of the store and one a flight down (where you have to walk up external stairs to get to the store).  I drove up to the top and got the last free parking spot.  There was a car following me up and I saw it pause, and then park in the one disabled parking spot on the level (something like 20-25 car spots).  I waited until he and passenger got out of the car - no physical signs of disability. 

So when I went in to the store, I told the manager that I thought somebody not disabled was in the disabled parking spot.  She went and checked - no placard - and then asked me who it was. I pointed them out and went my merry way. 

The store manager told me her partner is disabled and this really 'grinds her gears' so I'm guessing something was said... please...

I was on crutches for most of last year so it's something that really 'grinds my gears too'.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by cattlekid on Yesterday at 08:31:40 PM »
We had a brief downpour this afternoon that resulted in minor flooding of the corner we lived on.  Once I could safely get through the water, I got out there and started clearing the storm drains to help the water drain faster. 

I nominate the few folks who barreled through the water in their vehicles with little regard that I was out there trying to address the situation.  :-(
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Family and Children / Re: Kids playing with items in stores.
« Last post by TeamBhakta on Yesterday at 08:31:32 PM »
I try on clothes all the time and walk around the store in them. If I want to try another style or size and the attendant isn't immediately available I go out and get it myself and am certainly not going to change back into my own clothes to run out, grab something and change again. Also, I want to know how my clothes move and sosit down and cross my legs in skirts to make sure I don't have to go to ridiculous lengths to remain decent and tons of stores don't have chairs in the changing area.

Do you mean you, for example, go try on a dress at JC Penney's & then wear it while browsing the linens department ? Because in my area, that would cause the plain clothes store security to follow you.
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Life...in general / Re: Advice for a very clueless intern - help?
« Last post by TootsNYC on Yesterday at 08:27:21 PM »
I sometimes think people don't understand this aspect of having a job.

The company has purchased your time from you. It belongs to them. So if you are late, you are stealing from them. And even f you're willing to stay late to make it up, that may not be acceptable, because other people are working with you--and they can't if you aren't there.
    When you show up late (to class, to a party, to work), you make other people interrupt the flow of what they are doing to deal with you. Not cool. And, it's theft.

If you don't show up because you're sick, you're stealing from them--unless you make arrangements with the proper person.  Think of it like a car--Maybe your friend said you could borrow their car, so you know it will be OK. But if you just walk over and drive off with their car, without saying anything, they are going to think you stole it. And if you tell their mom, that's not the same thing as telling them.

The company purchased your time, and your manager is the person who is in charge of that.

And yes, be very blunt.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by TeamBhakta on Yesterday at 08:21:52 PM »
I came across a very mean snowflake at work. Some little kid (probably 3 or 4) had wet himself in the middle of an aisle. Poor thing was standing there in his underwear like "Mommy, I need new clothes now. What do I do ?" (No, I don't know where his pants went). His mother threw something, yelled at him "Why do you do things ?!" & then switched to a fake polite voice to ask an employee "Do you have any paper towels ? He got the floor wet." And then she started yelling at the little boy again >:(
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Techno-quette / Re: Uber Etiquette
« Last post by PastryGoddess on Yesterday at 08:11:56 PM »
Check to make sure to your arrival city airport allows uber.  Many don't.

I volunteer at the airport on a weekly basis and we see this a lot.  Most airports don't allow outside ground transportation in the reserved lanes for buses and approved taxi services, but they can't stop people from being picked up in the public lanes. 
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Food / Re: Local Food Combinations
« Last post by cattlekid on Yesterday at 07:59:15 PM »
I had a fabulous meal of City Chicken and dill pickle soup at a Polish restaurant in Detroit once.   ;)

I just learned about City Chicken. In these parts that's pork and *not* chicken.

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Family and Children / Re: Kids playing with items in stores.
« Last post by HannahGrace on Yesterday at 07:58:45 PM »
I try on clothes all the time and walk around the store in them. If I want to try another style or size and the attendant isn't immediately available I go out and get it myself and am certainly not going to change back into my own clothes to run out, grab something and change again. Also, I want to know how my clothes move and sosit down and cross my legs in skirts to make sure I don't have to go to ridiculous lengths to remain decent and tons of stores don't have chairs in the changing area.

This is unusual. A couple of times in my life I've run out in the tried-on clothes to grab another size, but I can't imagine strolling around the store doing the rest of my shopping while wearing clothing I haven't paid for / committed to buy yet.
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