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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17865 on: November 05, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »
...   One of the businesses is a tutoring center run by a small non-profit in the area.  We have had ongoing issues with them letting the kids run through the back hallway unsupervised and without rules. They scream and play in the hallway as if it was a playground and they have set off the door alarm more times than I can count.  ...


I do realize that your issue is with the property manager, but what's with that Tutoring Center?  If these problems with the kids totally misbehaving virtually all the time has not been addressed by them, I'd cut their lease off at the earliest possible moment.  What kind of tutors just let the kids run wild and unsupervised?  If they can't control their students any better than that it's hard to believe that there's much actual teaching/learning going on. 

What if one of those kids becomes badly injured?  What if someday there really IS a fire and the fire department just ignores it on the 'boy who cried wolf' basis?  That's really a dangerous situation.  I know we aren't allowed to discuss legalities on here, but that's just a lawsuit waiting to happen.

This concerns me greatly, too.  It seems like there must be somebody you could report this to, before something terrible happens to those unsupervised children. 

When the accident happens, the parents are going to be looking for people to sue.  You need to cover yourself, and your company.  Make sure that you have some sort of documentation.

I love Virg's idea, too.  Paying for their problems will likely get their attention.  A camera in the hallway will show exactly what if going on there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17866 on: November 05, 2012, 02:51:59 PM »
I had the pleasure of nearly hitting a Special Snowflake this morning. I was driving along an almost-highway and approaching an intersection (with a green light). I note that there's a gentleman who is considering crossing the street without using either the crosswalk or pushing the cross button to at least get the lights in his favor. Instead, he makes eye contact with me as I am driving down the left lane at 40mph and then RUNS across the right lane.

TBH, the jaywalking wouldn't have bothered me at all (hey, it's Boston), but when his feet touched the left lane, he apparently ran completely out of energy and made the rest of his crossing at a slow walk, despite the fact that I was hurtling toward him at a fairly high speed. Luckily my foot was already on the brakes because I anticipated some idiodicy. I was able to see his smirk in my peripheral view as I passed him.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17867 on: November 06, 2012, 12:53:03 AM »
I just had a fanfic-related case.  I checked my emails this morning, and found a PM in my inbox that said, "If you don't finish this story by the end of the week, I'll finish it for you."  It's the same person who threatened to falsely report my unfinished stories to get them removed from the site.  *sigh* I thought I was done dealing with this loonie.  ::)  Just reported her (at least, I think it's a her by the SN) to the website for harassment, and hopefully that will be that...

Are you over on fanfiction.net?  I've had the comment thing happen to me.  It's one of the reasons that I've left the site and am over on the Ao3 now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17868 on: November 06, 2012, 01:44:25 AM »
I just had a fanfic-related case.  I checked my emails this morning, and found a PM in my inbox that said, "If you don't finish this story by the end of the week, I'll finish it for you."  It's the same person who threatened to falsely report my unfinished stories to get them removed from the site.  *sigh* I thought I was done dealing with this loonie.  ::)  Just reported her (at least, I think it's a her by the SN) to the website for harassment, and hopefully that will be that...

Are you over on fanfiction.net?  I've had the comment thing happen to me.  It's one of the reasons that I've left the site and am over on the Ao3 now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17869 on: November 06, 2012, 07:14:31 AM »
I just had a fanfic-related case.  I checked my emails this morning, and found a PM in my inbox that said, "If you don't finish this story by the end of the week, I'll finish it for you."  It's the same person who threatened to falsely report my unfinished stories to get them removed from the site.  *sigh* I thought I was done dealing with this loonie.  ::)  Just reported her (at least, I think it's a her by the SN) to the website for harassment, and hopefully that will be that...

Are you over on fanfiction.net?  I've had the comment thing happen to me.  It's one of the reasons that I've left the site and am over on the Ao3 now.

Off topic....thank you x 10!
I just spent 3 hours on Ao3
So maybe I shouldn't be thanking you. Kidding!! 
Are there any other super secret good fanfic sites?
Now I must resist until AFTER surgery so I have stuff to read.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17870 on: November 06, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »
I had the pleasure of nearly hitting a Special Snowflake this morning. I was driving along an almost-highway and approaching an intersection (with a green light). I note that there's a gentleman who is considering crossing the street without using either the crosswalk or pushing the cross button to at least get the lights in his favor. Instead, he makes eye contact with me as I am driving down the left lane at 40mph and then RUNS across the right lane.

TBH, the jaywalking wouldn't have bothered me at all (hey, it's Boston), but when his feet touched the left lane, he apparently ran completely out of energy and made the rest of his crossing at a slow walk, despite the fact that I was hurtling toward him at a fairly high speed. Luckily my foot was already on the brakes because I anticipated some idiodicy. I was able to see his smirk in my peripheral view as I passed him.

Well if he keeps that up (and I believe he will) he will get a Darwin award. What an idiot.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17871 on: November 06, 2012, 08:07:22 AM »
I commute to central London every day for work.  Recently the trains on my line were changed to more modern ones with more open space but less seating. This sometimes means that although I live on one of the last stations on the line, there are no seats left by the time it gets to my station and I end up having to stand all the way to London and closer to town it can get rather tight in the train.

This morning on the station after mine a family got in - a man, woman and a small child in a stroller. The father parked the stroller sideways in the middle of the carriage door area and the mother decided to sit on the floor next to it. And she would not move or get up. As we were getting closer to London more and more people piled in and had to start trying to step over her as she was sitting with her legs stretched in front of her.

I understand standing is a pain for the journey, but come on. You cannot take up the space of five, six people just for your own convenience.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17872 on: November 06, 2012, 08:30:15 AM »
This is a follow-up to the person who drove on the sidewalk to avoid waiting for the school bus.





http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/06/ohio-woman-who-drove-on-sidewalk-to-avoid-school-bus-ordered-to-wear-idiot-sign/?test=latestnews

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17873 on: November 06, 2012, 08:52:33 AM »
This is a follow-up to the person who drove on the sidewalk to avoid waiting for the school bus.





http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/06/ohio-woman-who-drove-on-sidewalk-to-avoid-school-bus-ordered-to-wear-idiot-sign/?test=latestnews

Hopefully she learns something from this whole thing. Interesting punishment, too..I'm sure it will be pretty humiliating to have to wear that sign.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17874 on: November 06, 2012, 09:01:02 AM »
I'd refuse to wear it!  :o  Then again, I wouldn't be driving up on the sidewalk, either.  ;D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17875 on: November 06, 2012, 09:02:53 AM »
I'd refuse to wear it!  :o  Then again, I wouldn't be driving up on the sidewalk, either.  ;D

In this case I think the punishment does fit the crime. Do a dumb, dangerous thing and you kind of deserve to be embarrassed like that about it.

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« Reply #17876 on: November 06, 2012, 09:20:50 AM »
Very true.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17877 on: November 06, 2012, 09:26:46 AM »
She only lost her license for 30 days  :o

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« Reply #17878 on: November 06, 2012, 09:37:16 AM »
She only lost her license for 30 days  :o

Huh, I can't agree with the punishment. It seems too harsh and too lenient. I do not agree with public humiliation. It too scarlet letter for me. But I don't think she should be driving for a long time. Driving is a privilege not a right.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17879 on: November 06, 2012, 11:13:10 AM »
I have a problem with the public humiliation.  It is only a matter of time before the pictures and videos of her standing there with the sign are put on the internet, and 20 years from now, when she has hopefully learned her lesson and is trying to forget, her descendants will be seeing those images.  Humiliation lasts forever these days. 

Absolutely agree with any fines or tickets though!