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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16335 on: August 10, 2012, 10:02:55 PM »


True, but if it doesn't rain, you don't eat.

Much of the U.S. is experiencing severe drought right now.  I'm sure that if people could pay to avoid rain, there would be even more people (at least right now) who would pay you to bring it on!  No, she wouldn't starve!   ;D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16336 on: August 10, 2012, 10:15:40 PM »
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I would have been hard pressed not to strike a dramatic pose and cry "I, Zoltar, Commander of the Four Elements, doth abjure thee, skies, cease thy endless weeping!" or something like that, just for fun :)

I really need a cape for moments like that...

Brilliant! I wish I had the panache to do something like that.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16337 on: August 11, 2012, 07:22:38 AM »
Yesterday, I went with my niece and nephew plus my parents to Charles E Fromage as my parents wanted to take the kids there for a joint birthday party of sorts (my nephew's birthday in July, niece's in September after school starts) - my sister could not go as she had to work.  Seems like that place can be a breeding ground for snowflakes:

*The parents who let their kids freely run through the place especially some of the older ones that should know better not to do so in the first place.  Not a good mix when you have employees carrying hot pizzas and/or large pitchers of soft drinks.

*One parent who seemed more preoccupied with cashing in the tickets for the little prizes compared to watching her toddler who wandered off and had to be returned to her

At least my sister's kids knew not to be snowflakes with me and my parents nearby them.  My nephew was even holding the door to let a few people in when we first arrived, and let him know to get with our group for hand stamps quickly so we did not hold up the line. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16338 on: August 11, 2012, 07:51:21 AM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16339 on: August 11, 2012, 10:55:42 AM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16340 on: August 11, 2012, 12:09:15 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

He knew full well how to get from one door to the other outside, so why he thought the weather would be different is unclear to me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16341 on: August 11, 2012, 12:48:09 PM »

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

We had a Samoyed who HATED the rain with a purple passion.  She would stand at the patio door, clearly needing to go out, but there was no way she would go outside while it was raining.  We swore she crossed her legs!  It didn't have to be thundering or anything.  She just didn't like the "wetness" of rain. 

This was the very same dog who when it snowed, we couldn't convince her to come back in the house.  She'd roll in it, plow through it with her nose, jump around kicking it all up over herself and just loving every minute of it. 

Rain?  Snow?  They both make you wet, Dog! ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16342 on: August 11, 2012, 12:55:39 PM »

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

We had a Samoyed who HATED the rain with a purple passion.  She would stand at the patio door, clearly needing to go out, but there was no way she would go outside while it was raining.  We swore she crossed her legs!  It didn't have to be thundering or anything.  She just didn't like the "wetness" of rain. 

This was the very same dog who when it snowed, we couldn't convince her to come back in the house.  She'd roll in it, plow through it with her nose, jump around kicking it all up over herself and just loving every minute of it. 

Rain?  Snow?  They both make you wet, Dog! ???

We had a standard poodle who LOVED the snowblower.  He'd run along under the jet of snow, trying to catch it all with his mouth and just generally frolicking.  Unfortunately, his curly poodle fur created an interesting effect - the snow that got right next to his skin melted, then re-froze in one solid ice sheet covering his back.  He would literally have a 1/2" thick sheet of ice from neck to tail frozen into his fur and little ice balls frozen into the fur on his legs too.

This usually necessitated mom (or me, once I got old enough) sitting with him in the garage with a hairdryer, trying to melt him off enough to allow him inside.  I think he liked the attention.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16343 on: August 11, 2012, 12:59:43 PM »

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

We had a Samoyed who HATED the rain with a purple passion.  She would stand at the patio door, clearly needing to go out, but there was no way she would go outside while it was raining.  We swore she crossed her legs!  It didn't have to be thundering or anything.  She just didn't like the "wetness" of rain. 

This was the very same dog who when it snowed, we couldn't convince her to come back in the house.  She'd roll in it, plow through it with her nose, jump around kicking it all up over herself and just loving every minute of it. 

Rain?  Snow?  They both make you wet, Dog! ???

My Bernese Mountain Dog has trained her people to go outside with her when it's frightening to go powder her nose alone.  There are also times she's even hesitant with company and being on leash is more reassuring.  As I say, we're well-trained.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16344 on: August 11, 2012, 01:37:06 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)

Robert Heinlein wrote a sci fi story with a cat making similar "observations" by glaring at his owner (The Door Into Summer).  So, cats and dogs have been doing that for years..........
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16345 on: August 11, 2012, 02:52:04 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)

Robert Heinlein wrote a sci fi story with a cat making similar "observations" by glaring at his owner (The Door Into Summer).  So, cats and dogs have been doing that for years..........


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16346 on: August 11, 2012, 03:40:53 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)

Robert Heinlein wrote a sci fi story with a cat making similar "observations" by glaring at his owner (The Door Into Summer).  So, cats and dogs have been doing that for years..........

That's one of my favorite Heinlein books. I think the guy had 17 doors and windows that opened, and the cat would make him open all of them so he could check to see if there was snow out EVERY ONE of them.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16347 on: August 11, 2012, 04:39:59 PM »
I've told this before, but it's my favorite dog story so you'll just have to sit through it again :D.

When walking my dog through my neighborhood, we would stay on the sidewalk unless someone was watering their lawn.  The sprinklers would always be aimed so that anyone on the sidewalk would get wet, so I would lead my dog down to the street and we'd walk in the street until we passed that house, then move up back on the sidewalk.

One day about halfway through our walk, it began to rain.  My dog dutifully led me down to the street, past one house, and moved back on to the sidewalk.  The look of shocked puzzlement on his face when he was still getting wet just made me bust out laughing. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16348 on: August 11, 2012, 05:06:18 PM »
I've told this before, but it's my favorite dog story so you'll just have to sit through it again :D.

When walking my dog through my neighborhood, we would stay on the sidewalk unless someone was watering their lawn.  The sprinklers would always be aimed so that anyone on the sidewalk would get wet, so I would lead my dog down to the street and we'd walk in the street until we passed that house, then move up back on the sidewalk.

One day about halfway through our walk, it began to rain.  My dog dutifully led me down to the street, past one house, and moved back on to the sidewalk.  The look of shocked puzzlement on his face when he was still getting wet just made me bust out laughing.

LOL! Oh my, I can just picture that. :D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16349 on: August 11, 2012, 05:37:03 PM »
When I was a kid, we had a Cairn Terrier that failed obedience class three times, because he refused to sit on grass that was even the slightest bit damp.  ::)  (No indoor classes.)  He had other quirks as well.  Yeah, he was a Very Special Snowflake. 
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