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hjaye:

--- Quote from: LibraryLady on February 21, 2013, 11:39:36 AM ---Siamesecat,

did you HAVE to say the SS was from Texas and you were in NJ?  Now everyone will think Texans are SSs   ;D
and we aren't!!!  She was probably from Dallas, they are real spesh-ul there   ;)

LL

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I live in the DFW area and I'm definitely not a SS.  I therefore demand compensation for the anguish you have caused me, plus pay any dr fees incurred due to my having to see a specialist to deal with the trauma.  Oh, and you'll most likely be hearing from my lawyer............................... >:D

hjaye:

--- Quote from: Dindrane on February 21, 2013, 11:00:12 PM ---(which means they are sort of mottled)  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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It's not just brushing teeth, it seems some people can't wash their hands without soaking the counter.  I understand your hands are wet and they will drip as you reach for a paper towel, but please wipe it up.  I have had the misfortune of not getting my shirt wet, but the front of my pants since I have leaned against the counter while washing my hands.  It now looks like I couldn't hold it and had an accident on the way to the bathroom.  I rush back to my desk and hope it dries before I have to get up again.  What gets me is that most of the people that are using the men's room are well educated professionals but I swear a lot of them are complete slobs.

siamesecat2965:

--- Quote from: hjaye on February 22, 2013, 10:54:30 AM ---
--- Quote from: LibraryLady on February 21, 2013, 11:39:36 AM ---Siamesecat,

did you HAVE to say the SS was from Texas and you were in NJ?  Now everyone will think Texans are SSs   ;D
and we aren't!!!  She was probably from Dallas, they are real spesh-ul there   ;)

LL

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I live in the DFW area and I'm definitely not a SS.  I therefore demand compensation for the anguish you have caused me, plus pay any dr fees incurred due to my having to see a specialist to deal with the trauma.  Oh, and you'll most likely be hearing from my lawyer............................... >:D

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If it makes any difference, she was from San Antonio :)

CrochetFanatic:

--- 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.

Winterlight:

--- 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.

http://notalwaysworking.com/hopefully-they-get-dental-care-in-heaven/28715

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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.

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