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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35730 on: August 26, 2016, 07:51:24 AM »


Also recently he tricked his father into letting him drink at 18 because of  the drinking age in London...
He's 18 so what's wrong with his having booze in the UK? Or wasn't he in the UK?

He was in the UK. He had convinced the family to celebrate his 18th birthday in London.

It's no different than all the college students who choose to spend Spring Break in Mexico because of their 18 year-old drinking age laws.

Yeah, I don't see anything SS or "tricky" about that. You don't have to adhere to the drinking rules of one country when you're in another.
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35731 on: August 26, 2016, 08:45:07 AM »
The person who stopped in the middle of the road to let a car coming in the opposite direction turn left. At that time there were three cars on the road, the car turning left, the snowflake car, and myself (behind the snowflake car). There was absolutely no reason for this to happen. In fact, the car turning left just sat there for a bit because (I'm assuming) that the driver had no idea what the other car was stopping for.

Where I live now, turners apparently have the right of way. Per local custom, that is, not legally. And, unfortunately, only half the people follow this custom, making it very problematic. I've had people stop in the middle of a 55mph road so that I could turn in front of them. Nevermind that turning would have done me no good, as there were two lanes of oncoming traffic to cross, so I couldn't have actually made it all the way across. And nevermind that I could have waited less than five seconds and turned shortly after they passed. Nope. They stop. And wave me on. And now there are all sorts of people slamming on their breaks to avoid rear-ending this person who is at a dead stop for no reason. And the person gets angry and waves harder and shouts in their car, and I still can't pass because now there's a long line of cars in the second lane, plus the people who are backed up behind the stopped person are all trying to hop into the second lane so they can zoom around the stopped car.

This leads to all sorts of back-ups and unnecessary traffic jams. If you have the right of way, take it! Traffic will flow a lot more smoothly if you use your right of way vs. try to cede it to people who don't actually have the right of way. <end rant>

This is similar to the people who stop and let 5 cars merge in front of them when you lose a lane, while ignoring the line of cars behind them.  They think they are being nice, but they are just messing up traffic for everyone else.  It drives me nuts because there is no reason for it.

One thing that irritates me about this kind of thing in my town is that someone might be nice and let *one* car merge, and then the next 10 cars in the merging line think that you are letting them go as well, and surge in front of you before you can go.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35732 on: August 26, 2016, 09:28:39 AM »
My idea was, however, to install "GO" signs. >:D

This does not work well either.

In my area there is a road with 2 lanes going east, a median, 2 lanes going west.  There is a light at one point for a parking garage entrance. 
There is a stoplight for all lanes except the far right east-bound lane.  There are multiple signs as one approaches the traffic light that say "Right lane continuous green." "Right lane do not stop" "Right lane no stopping"
Yet every week someone blocks a mile of traffic because they are in the right lane and slam on their brakes when the left lane lights goes red. The brake-slammer will get rear-ended (55 mph speed zone) and often there is a domino factor.

Good thing that light is the entrance to the parking garage for a hospital.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35733 on: August 26, 2016, 09:56:13 AM »


Also recently he tricked his father into letting him drink at 18 because of  the drinking age in London...
He's 18 so what's wrong with his having booze in the UK? Or wasn't he in the UK?

He was in the UK. He had convinced the family to celebrate his 18th birthday in London.

It's no different than all the college students who choose to spend Spring Break in Mexico because of their 18 year-old drinking age laws.

Yeah, I don't see anything SS or "tricky" about that. You don't have to adhere to the drinking rules of one country when you're in another.

Yes, it's not really a trick. I suspect Will Smith has travelled enough as a young man himself to know about different drinking ages. There are a lot of things about Jaden Smith that tend to SS territory, but if the worst he does with drinking is suggest that his family spend his 18th birthday somewhere where he can legally order a pint, I'd say he's doing well in that respect compared to most Hollywood kids.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35734 on: August 26, 2016, 12:09:04 PM »
Speaking of buying liquor at age 18...

There was a thread on Customers Suck a while back. Someone went into a store in Germany and observed some American teenagers gleefully buying beer, which is legal at age 16.  The same person went into the same store later that day, and saw the same teenagers, accompanies by an adult woman and a police officer. The woman was shrieking "How dare you sell beer to 17-year olds!!!!!" while the police officer kept telling her that it was perfectly legal. She finally became so belligerent that the officer threatened her with arrest and she stomped out.

Other users chimed in with stories from the opposite side--People under the age of 21 demanding to be served alcohol in the US, because "the drinking age is 18 at home!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35735 on: August 26, 2016, 02:04:14 PM »
Other users chimed in with stories from the opposite side--People under the age of 21 demanding to be served alcohol in the US, because "the drinking age is 18 at home!"

"So go home!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35736 on: August 26, 2016, 04:58:13 PM »
This one takes the cake for specialist of Special Snowflakes. It's more audio than visual, but you can hear the blizzard ignoring warnings.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c6f_1472238270

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35737 on: August 26, 2016, 07:45:36 PM »
One can only hope they were met by cops when they finally meandered across.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35738 on: August 26, 2016, 09:55:53 PM »
One can only hope they were met by cops when they finally meandered across.

I was hoping the same thing.