Here's a Special Snowflake story from my work.
<BG> I work at a school. Many of the teachers we've hired for permanent positions started out on our substitute list. SS in this story used to be a full-time teacher but was on our sub list at the time. </BG>
A few years ago, when I was just getting started in Human Resources, we were recruiting for an assistant teacher for one of our preschool classrooms. SS applied for the job. She showed up to the interview in overly-tight sweats (you could clearly see every roll and crease of flesh), spent most of the interview talking about how much experience she already had here without really answering most of the questions, and was rude and abrupt with members of the interview panel ("Are we done yet?"). The panelists, which included a parent from the school, were NOT impressed--and it was decided we would offer the job to someone else.
She was very unhappy with me when I had to tell her she didn't get the job. That wasn't unusual at all; I'd say it's about par for the course actually. Most job candidates, when they get a thanks-but-no-thanks letter, are disappointed. Often I'll get a reply to the standard thanks-but-no-thanks email saying something like, "I'm sorry I wasn't selected, hope you find someone." Once or twice I have been asked for feedback from candidates on what they could have done differently. Fair enough.
Where this job candidate crossed the border into the land of Special Snowflakia, IMHO, was with the way she expressed her displeasure. If I'd had the spine then that I have now, I would have hung up on her after thirty seconds, maximum! But noooooo... I listened to her scream at me on the phone for ten minutes
about how her work experience should count for something, how incompetent I was, and how she was going to call Very Important Person and have me fired! By the time the "conversation" ended, I was in tears.
SS got a talking-to from my then-boss later, with a warning that she'd be taken off the sub list if it happened again, but she remains on the list to this day--because in those ten minutes, her chances of ever getting a full-time job here again went down to somewhere between Snowball in H3ll and Pigs in Flight!