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--- Quote from: Dindrane on February 21, 2013, 11:00:12 PM ---I found evidence of a terribly special snowflake earlier today. Someone decided it would be a good idea to trim her fingernails in a bathroom stall. I would not ordinarily care about such an activity, except that this person left the clippings all over the floor. It was definitely a full hand's worth of trimmings, so I'm guessing it was not an emergency situation (such as breaking or chipping a nail and clipping it so it doesn't snag or break worse).

Seriously, use the trash can that is right outside the door, or clip your nails over the toilet or something. Or, best of all, perform such personal grooming habits at home!

A runner up to this is the person (or people) who brushes her teeth at the bathroom sink and manages to get water on just about every horizontal surface in the process. And, of course, does not wipe it up. The counters are made of recycled glass (which means they are sort of mottled) and are mostly white, which means that water on the counter is nearly impossible to see from most angles. I can't count the number of times I've gone up to the counter to wash my hands and come away with a giant water spot on my shirt.

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My dad does that all the time.  Drives me nuts.  I've learned to look first before I put a book down on the edge of the sink, because if there's water on the sink it'll warp the cover.  I just wipe it up and go about my business, because he's not going to change, and it's his house.


--- Quote from: rose red on February 19, 2013, 01:08:21 PM ---I'm not sure this is special snowflake, but I don't like it.  It's from the website notalwaysworking.  She could have said the situation in her first sentence (or right after the receptionist spoke), but it's like she's deliberately stringing the receptionist along just to make her feel stupid.  The receptionist is not a mind reader.


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I think the OP was rude. The receptionist probably doesn't know your family well enough to know someone has died. A simple, "My stepfather recently died and we wanted to let you know so you can remove him from your system," is perfectly straightforward.


--- Quote from: Shalamar on February 22, 2013, 10:03:52 AM ---I encountered a SS at the movies the other night.  My husband and I went to see Django Unchained, which - as you may know - is pretty long (it's about 2 hours 45 minutes).  Just as the movie was starting, I crossed my legs, and my foot accidentally brushed the back of the seat in front of me.  And when I say "brushed", I really mean it - I didn't kick it or even tap it.  That didn't stop the seat's owner from turning around and giving me the Glare of Death.

I was paranoid for the 2 hours 45 minutes that followed every time I had to shift position, thinking that I was going to touch his seat again and start a fight.

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I work with a SS who will scold anyone who touches her chair during a staff meeting/lunch. They are rolling chairs with arms, they are less than two inches apart. It is nigh impossible not to touch your neighbor's chair. I can't wait until she retires.

mmswm wrote:

"Yup, my own mother told me I should have just trusted that the other soups weren't made near any tomato products, and god would have protected me."

God did protect you, by giving you the good sense to avoid eating soups of unknown provenance.



--- Quote ---"Yup, my own mother told me I should have just trusted that the other soups weren't made near any tomato products, and god would have protected me."
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I don't think believing in a diety requires me to do something idiotic and potentially deadly. Your mom is- special.


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