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Thipu1

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19755 on: February 27, 2013, 09:20:27 AM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

I love the image!  I never had to deal with an MLS student but, I can easily believe the story of Bean.  You do have to wonder how some Grad students got through High School let alone be awarded their Bachelor degree. 

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« Reply #19756 on: February 27, 2013, 09:38:30 AM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

I love the image!  I never had to deal with an MLS student but, I can easily believe the story of Bean.  You do have to wonder how some Grad students got through High School let alone be awarded their Bachelor degree. 


He's only just starting on an associate's degree at the local community college.  We can't wait until he starts with the real library stuff.....I think I will put in a supply of pencils and pants at the reference desk.



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19757 on: February 27, 2013, 09:45:09 AM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

Watch out for the wicked sharp piece of mango...

Woooble.

RingTailedLemur

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19758 on: February 27, 2013, 10:04:10 AM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

Watch out for the wicked sharp piece of mango...

Woooble.

Indeed.  I'm off to Hartlepool to buy a pair of exploding trousers.

ladyknight1

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19759 on: February 27, 2013, 12:39:49 PM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

I am laughing so hard, I am shaking.
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« Reply #19760 on: February 27, 2013, 01:13:21 PM »
Unfortunately it doesn't work that way here, you don't get to say who'll they'll ring first.  I've given my refs in order of who they should speak to, putting my last manager last and told them why. They nod, say they understand, then ring him and nobody else.

I'd be really tempted to start leaving that year-long job off my resume. Tell them you were taking classes or something.

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« Reply #19761 on: February 27, 2013, 01:34:10 PM »

His response "Well, I WILL be a librarian if you guys will just HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK."
I'm afraid I walked away at that point and he avoided me all evening.

That's the point at which I would put pants on my head and pencils up my nose.

I am laughing so hard, I am shaking.

I love to make people laugh  >:D

Craftyone

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« Reply #19762 on: February 27, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
Unfortunately it doesn't work that way here, you don't get to say who'll they'll ring first.  I've given my refs in order of who they should speak to, putting my last manager last and told them why. They nod, say they understand, then ring him and nobody else.

I'd be really tempted to start leaving that year-long job off my resume. Tell them you were taking classes or something.

I was saying to my friend, who's one of the refs they should be ringing, that I'm going to leave off that manager and if they want to speak with him request an undertaking signed in blood that they will also ring one of the others  >:D

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« Reply #19763 on: February 27, 2013, 02:40:27 PM »
A friend, age 30, is planning her wedding. Her mother is normally a very nice woman and friend and her mom have a great relationship, though her mom is a little opinionated and has always believed "Mother knows best" but friend has a backbone and can give as good as she gets.  Friend is her first daughter to marry and Mom is very excited about the wedding and seems to be allowing her excitement get the better of her. There have been a number of things Mom has done that we've all had a chuckle about, but this one puts her squarely in the SS category.

Friend and her mom were meeting with the secretary of their church (one friend's family has attended for many years) about identifying open dates for the wedding.  Church Secreatry was reviewing with friend pre-marital counseling requirements.  Mom asked Church Secretary if she could attend the pre-marital counseling with her DD and future son in law.  While Friends jaw was still on the floor, Church Secretary responded "Under no circumstances would you ever be permitted to attend the counseling with them but I'm sure Father X will have some words of counsel for YOU."

Friend and I have a feeling this wasn't the first time Church Secretary had encountered a SS Mother of the Bride.

ladyknight1

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« Reply #19764 on: February 27, 2013, 03:23:01 PM »
Does the MOB have any idea what topics are covered in that counseling?  :o
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« Reply #19765 on: February 27, 2013, 03:34:35 PM »
Does the MOB have any idea what topics are covered in that counseling?  :o

With a tip-off from the church secretary, I'm sure the first topic will be "keeping your in-laws from interfering in your marriage."
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nuit93

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« Reply #19766 on: February 27, 2013, 04:02:00 PM »
Does the MOB have any idea what topics are covered in that counseling?  :o

With a tip-off from the church secretary, I'm sure the first topic will be "keeping your in-laws from interfering in your marriage."

I would certainly hope so!

/wonders if the church secretary is an E-Hellion.

NyaChan

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« Reply #19767 on: February 27, 2013, 04:05:55 PM »
If I were the daughter, I'd 1) ask her why on earth would she want to be in there and then 2) have a discussion about boundaries

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« Reply #19768 on: February 27, 2013, 04:36:31 PM »
I heard this one on the radio the other day. The station had a segment with a child educator and parents had sent in questions earlier, to be answered on air. One parent said that his son, a high school freshman, disliked studying, did no homework and acted out in class. It was only the second week of classes but the school, which the son had attended his entire life, was already asking for a parent conference to address the son's issues.

The Snowflake expert was outraged at the school. How dare they blame it all on the parents? Note, the letter said nothing about blaming the parents, only that the school wanted to talk to them. The parents should immediately call the school and demand that they explain why THEIR student hated studying and why hadn't they taught him to enjoy learning. It was all the school's fault really and the parents should refuse to do anything about it.

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« Reply #19769 on: February 27, 2013, 09:13:53 PM »
I'm a law student, so obviously I care about words and word choice quite a bit. My mother...not so much. 
I didn't know my sister had children! >:D
I could not break her of the habit of addressing mail to me on Rosebud Lane. I did not live on Rosebud Lane; I lived on Redbud Lane. She considered it unimportant; if the mail got to me, what difference did it make whether she wrote Rosebud or Redbud?
I could not convince her that I wouldn't know how many letters she sent that did NOT make it to me...
And yes, she's always irritated to have anyone say they don't know what she's talking about, when she's using the wrong words.