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Special Snowflake Stories

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squeakers:
Took our new puppy to the vet (he's got kennel cough) and my girl kitty (urinary tract issues).  There was a little boy in the waiting room with his mom.  He came and talked to our kitty and then patted the puppy.  That was fine.

What was not so fine was when we got called into one of the exam rooms he followed us.  His mom called him and called him and finally came and got him.  We shut the door.  The vet tech was taking histories and the door opened.. it was the lil guy again.  His mom called him and called him and then came and got him.

The third time he tried getting in I was leaning against the door to keep him out. 

The rest of the visit you could hear his mom calling him and calling him.

He was special needs so I cut him some slack but his mom was Special Snowflake for not keeping him occupied by anything other than just walking into exam rooms and for just calling him when he would not listen to her. (Vet tech said it had been a fun afternoon with them.)

faithlessone:
Bit of a special snowflake at the cinema today.

In my local cinema, there are three rows of nicer seats reserved for VIP ticket holders. Fair enough. However, one woman seemed to think that by buying a VIP ticket, that meant the whole row was hers. She complained loudly and passive aggressively throughout the trailers, outraged that there were other people sitting in her row.

Luckily, one of those people called for an usher, and she was told in no uncertain terms to be quiet or get out, and she actually LEFT. Wow.

Slartibartfast:

--- Quote from: faithlessone on January 04, 2013, 06:09:59 PM ---Bit of a special snowflake at the cinema today.

In my local cinema, there are three rows of nicer seats reserved for VIP ticket holders. Fair enough. However, one woman seemed to think that by buying a VIP ticket, that meant the whole row was hers. She complained loudly and passive aggressively throughout the trailers, outraged that there were other people sitting in her row.

Luckily, one of those people called for an usher, and she was told in no uncertain terms to be quiet or get out, and she actually LEFT. Wow.

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There's an easy solution to that - see a crappier movie which has already been out a while!  Then you get the theater to yourself!

ladyknight1:
It has been raining in Orlando since yesterday afternoon. This morning, early, with heavy cloud cover and drizzling rain, I simply can't believe the number of drivers on the roads without their headlights on, especially the two in gray cars who were passing on the right and zigzagging through traffic. One extra special SS driver was in the far left lane and suddenly needed to be in the lane four to his right, so he stopped on the expressway in 65mph traffic so he could get over!

mmswm:

--- Quote from: Midnight Kitty on January 04, 2013, 04:11:20 PM ---
--- Quote from: mmswm on January 04, 2013, 02:08:27 PM ---When I'm less brain dead, I might post a story or twelve.

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I believe you are now obliged to >:D

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Story Number One:

(Background) Tamiami trail is a two lane road that runs from Miami to Naples through the Everglades.  It is currently undergoing a massive project to raise portions of it to restore water flow (whether this is a good idea is debatable, but that's neither here nor there).  Portions of the road are reduced to one lane.  Obviously, the speed limits are quite slow on parts of it because of construction, but also there are different daytime and night time limits due to wildlife activity.  Also, the particular Indian Reservation it runs through in Miami-Dade County is notoriously evil about speeding tickets.

So, I'm motoring down the trail, happily cruising at the posted speed limit. SS#1 comes speeding up behind me. Now, at that exact moment, we were in a passing zone, and there was no oncoming traffic.  He could have passed me (mostly) legally and safely.  Instead he chose to follow me with his brights on for several miles.  Finally, he decides to pass, just as the passing zone was ending and when he really didn't have enough time, due to a car approaching in the opposite late.  Cue the flashing blue lights.  Sweet justice.

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