I've got 2 nominations for SS.
The first happened last year, but I Was reminded of it this weekend.
My wife's daughter is recently divorced. During the course of the divorce proceedings, there was the normal range of emotions ranging from we're working things out amicably, or I hate him, despise him, glad to be rid of him, he's the scum of the earth.
Depending on they were feeling towards each other there was a direct effect as to how smoothly the divorce was proceeding. During an "I hate him moment" there were issues concerning child support (BG: the daughters husband had adopted her teenage daughter during the course of their marriage, so he was now liable for Child support)
My wife's granddaughter was on the phone with her step sister, her dad's biological daughter. the Bio daughter was telling my wife's granddaughter:
"No one understands how bad this divorce is affecting me. I'm going to be graduating from high school in six months and if your mom keeps insisting on a Child Support amount that my dad can't afford, everyone is going to stay mad at each other and then no one will be at my graduation.
A few things that were overlooked:
Dad had paid for daughters car and car insurance
Daughters Child which was more than what he was being asked to pay for adopted daughter and daughters CS was ending since she was graduating
I personally believe that dad put daughter up to it to try and get his adopted daughter to apply pressure on her mom, but I still consider Bio daughter a SS because as far as she was concerned, no one was suffering more from this divorce than her, and people needed to take that into consideration as they tried to come to a divorce agreement.
The second one is the wife of my wife's son. She has a job where she has to be at work by 8:00am. She only lives about fifteen minutes from where she works, but she consistently comes in between 9:00am and 9:30 every single day.
Her reason is that she has a four year old she needs to get up and get ready and take to day care, and people just don't know how difficult that is, because obviously, she is the only person in the world that has to get a young child up in the morning, feed her breakfast, get her dressed and out the door.
She is lucky her boss is very lenient. she has been talked to on four different occasions, and eventually her boss may get fed up, but right now her boss wants to work with her.