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Hillia

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35100 on: May 27, 2016, 12:49:08 PM »
Dh is a very large man, and the one time we flew together I bought a second seat for him, as the airlines request that you do.  I had to defend that empty seat on 2 out of 4 legs of our trip.  Fortunately no one got SS-y about it when i asked them politely to move.

Zizi-K

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« Reply #35101 on: May 27, 2016, 01:06:37 PM »
I remember the one and only time I could afford Business Class, a woman snuck in with her child in the middle of the night and a flight attendant very firmly escorted them back. There were empty seating. If you want to be in Business/First Class, pay for it like I did. Believe me, I know Coach stinks especially for an almost 24 hour flight :P, but you gotta do what you can afford. Having a child(ren) doesn't make you special.

eta: Funny story. On another flight, I was in the first row right behind the First Class curtain. I was able to see the FA serve them fresh rolls in a basket! Talk about living. Again, you get what you pay for, but why does Coach food have to be so disgusting?
So you'll want to fly first class next time.

It's really coach class food in the US. I've had amazing food in coach flying out of numerous other countries--Brazil, Mexico, France, Australia. It doesn't have to be that bad here, if other suppliers can figure it out!

dking99

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35102 on: May 27, 2016, 01:09:31 PM »
One of my biggest travel pet peeves are the people who are more concerned about getting the perfect picture of themselves than enjoying the place. These people will angry huff and puff when someone gets in the way of their perfect shot, taking up prime real estate in front of [popular tourist destination] until the shot is just right. "Okay, now get a shot of me looking into the distance thoughtfully, then I can start taking hundreds of selfies."

kherbert05

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35103 on: May 27, 2016, 03:45:34 PM »
I agree that the students in Katy are being treated too harshly.  That being said, I think at some time in April schools should start "advertising" to students that graduation is coming up and any hijinks might prevent them from walking the stage at graduation.

Some of these teens (and their parents) are so clueless they can't believe that they, the special snowflake, will be punished.  So much of these "harmless" pranks could be avoided.   
If the balloon fight had happened outside I would agree but from what I'm hearing the balloon fight took place inside and included balloons filled with soda and sports drinks - can you imagine the damage and bugs from that sugar water? They could have been arrested for damaging the school.
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DianeRN

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« Reply #35104 on: May 27, 2016, 05:00:26 PM »
I agree that the students in Katy are being treated too harshly.  That being said, I think at some time in April schools should start "advertising" to students that graduation is coming up and any hijinks might prevent them from walking the stage at graduation.

Some of these teens (and their parents) are so clueless they can't believe that they, the special snowflake, will be punished.  So much of these "harmless" pranks could be avoided.   
If the balloon fight had happened outside I would agree but from what I'm hearing the balloon fight took place inside and included balloons filled with soda and sports drinks - can you imagine the damage and bugs from that sugar water? They could have been arrested for damaging the school.

kherbert05 is correct. If you watch the video of the fight, it was clearly inside the school. Someone had a major mess to clean up.

Peppergirl

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35105 on: May 27, 2016, 05:27:58 PM »
SS drivers:

I'd like to nominate an entire freeway today. When I left home I checked the traffic, it was blue line all the way. 20 minutes later I hit a slow-down and checked the traffic again. Yellow and red, the entire rest of the trip.

Added about 15 minutes to my commute.

I've been hit twice in the past year, both times were people not noticing a slowdown on 270. I've got a nice imprint of someones license plate on my bumper right now.

*twitch* 270.  I work from home, but my office is in Dublin.  I cringe when they make me come up for the quarterly meetings.  I never know if it will take 20 minutes to get there from the airport, or 2 hours.

The only good thing about coming there for meetings is that I can usually sneak to Cincy for the weekend and fly home out of there.

Sirius

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35106 on: May 27, 2016, 05:35:10 PM »
It's like the last time Mr. Sirius and I went to the movies.  We were seeing the latest installment of Star Wars when it first came out, and we got there very early to get seats on the aisle.  Still, right before the movie started Mr. Sirius went to the restroom, and during that short period of time I had to defend his seat from three different people.  One guy said he didn't believe there was someone sitting there, and sat in the seat.  Right about then Mr. Sirius showed up and made him move.  I couldn't believe how presumptuous some people can be.

Peppergirl

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #35107 on: May 27, 2016, 05:56:52 PM »
Both DH and I would have been hurt and had cars damaged or totaled because other drivers missed stop signs at a 4 way stop or ran a red light (that had been red) in the last week.

I can only imagine.  I've gone on record with my friends several times that I'd choose driving the LA or NYC rush hours over driving  in certain areas of your city, especially during tourist season. 

kherbert05

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« Reply #35108 on: May 27, 2016, 06:51:53 PM »
The woman going 50 mph in a normally 35 zone but 20 mph school zone was in effect. She blew through a stop sign, hit the man who had right way, spun out and hit both the front and back of Sis's car. Sis was stopped at the stop sign.

She insisted on going to court, then threw a fit at Sis, man driver, and neighbor walking dog who jumped out of the way who came to court to testify. Didn't they know they weren't supposed to show up so she could get off. She actually wanted to know how they "found out" about court - um they were subpoenaed. 

She got defensive driving (and increased insurance rates but that isn't court ordered). She should be thankful no-one was hurt.

Side note - I made Sis run their cars through https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ after a friend was nearly killed by a faulty airbag. Her car wasn't on the list but she passed on the web site to some friends and at least 2 of them are now on the waiting list to get their airbags replaced. After Sis's accident they got scared to even drive around the neighborhood. One was lucky a family member had an extra car she could use. The other one can't sell, is avoiding driving as much as possible (In Houston).
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Emmy

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« Reply #35109 on: Today at 07:39:46 PM »
There was really bad vandalism done at C's high school Monday night as a "senor prank" I presume.  X rated shapes and 2016s were spray painted all over the school and many classroom doors were glued shut.

Lots of kids had to take their finals outside because no one could get into the classrooms.

No one has been officially caught yet.

How is that a prank? My daughter's senior prank was after 5th period they played The Wobble on the radio in the hallway and started the line dance. Everyone eventually joined in, even the teachers. That was in 2013...I guess things have changed a lot in 3 years

One year at my university, a department known for "pranking" went on a rampage after they'd been censured for some previous activities. Apparently they were miffed that they got punished for bringing strippers to a function held on university grounds, after being told specifically they couldn't have strippers at functions on university grounds.

1. They stole a bronze statue from the lawn of the local art museum. Cost over $2000 to repair.
2. They turned of the power in some of the science labs. People who had been working on experiments for months came in the next morning to find their word ruined.
3. Perhaps worst of all, they went around setting trip lines in "clever" places. Like, you know, the top of a long flight of stairs. Several people were hurt; fortunately, no serious injuries occurred.

The frightening part of this is that in a few years, these people were expected to serve as professionals making sure, say, that bridges don't fall down.

These acts would be considered vandalism or assault and would warrant a hefty fine or even jail time, but apparently when done by certain groups of people (seniors, frats, a department in a college or workplace) they are 'pranks' and people are supposed to see humor in the personal injury and destruction of property.