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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21135 on: May 21, 2013, 09:42:05 AM »
Nominating my co-worker.

We do not have assigned parking spaces at work. Parking is first come, first served. Those of us who get here before 8:00 a.m. have our pick of pretty much whatever parking spot we want, since there are maybe 3 of us who are here around that time and we tend to park in the same spots every day. I do it because it helps me remember where I parked as our lot is pretty big, but I don't mind parking elsewhere if I have to.

Well, one of the other early arriving co-workers has determined that the spot she parks in every day is HER spot, and becomes very upset if someone else happens to park in it. We had someone new start, who also gets here before 8:00, who parked in co-worker's favorite spot one day. Co-worker actually confronted her about it and told her to stop parking there, because it's HER spot and NO ONE ELSE can park in it, and it's VERY RUDE to park in HER SPOT. New person just shrugged and started parking elsewhere.

We are having construction going on to fix some bad storm damage to the facade of the building. A construction worker parked in co-worker's self-proclaimed spot one morning. Co-worker seethed about it all day, and as soon as the construction worker left for lunch, she ran outside and moved her car back to "her" spot and then gloated about how the construction worker had to park somewhere else when he got back.

That is very SS. I hope someone informs her that there is no assigned parking!

We've told her there's no assigned parking, but she still gets bent out of shape if someone parks in "her" spot. She was ranting to me about it one day and said "well, wouldn't you be mad if you got here and someone else had parked in your spot?" I told her "I don't have a spot. I park in the same place if I can, but they're not assigned and I can't get mad at someone for parking in that space if they want to."
Reminds me of those SS pious people who can't worship in church unless they are in "their" pew. I once saw a couple come up and castigate a newcomer for daring to sit in "their" spot. Needless to say that newcomer never returned.

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« Reply #21136 on: May 21, 2013, 09:51:32 AM »
Oh, no. Our early morning service is very traditional, with the old guard present and they all have "their" own pew. One of the reasons I stepped down from being in our choir is the old guard and their strong dislike of anything (songs, movements, instrumentals) that wasn't done in the 1960's.

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« Reply #21137 on: May 21, 2013, 10:40:14 AM »
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I have a mind to join that board and point out how she is fraudulently playing on people's sympathies, but I won't. She's not the first, nor the last, fraudulent mummy blogger.

I went to the site and found a contact form, which I used to notify them of the possible scam along with a link to this particular page. Whether they do anything about it is up to them, but at least they know of our discussion.

You linked this Ehell page?  Posters have done similar things in the past, and it doesn't work out so well for us here.  It brings a lot of riff raff and trolls to our forum. 

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« Reply #21138 on: May 21, 2013, 11:07:33 AM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o

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« Reply #21139 on: May 21, 2013, 11:15:52 AM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o
To be fair, the cow was vegetarian, and that may have confused him...

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« Reply #21140 on: May 21, 2013, 11:16:35 AM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o
http://youtu.be/viUon8EY0Rs?t=36s Some NSFW language, but super funny.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21141 on: May 21, 2013, 11:24:17 AM »
Reminds me of those SS pious people who can't worship in church unless they are in "their" pew. I once saw a couple come up and castigate a newcomer for daring to sit in "their" spot. Needless to say that newcomer never returned.
I was an usher in a church where the pastor's mother did this. All the ushers were instructed to let newcomers know that- with a 'poor dear' tone of voice. People just accepted that she was a bit 'off'.  But if anyone else had tried it, they would have been instructed to get there earlier next time. ;)

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« Reply #21142 on: May 21, 2013, 11:37:00 AM »
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You linked this Ehell page?  Posters have done similar things in the past, and it doesn't work out so well for us here.  It brings a lot of riff raff and trolls to our forum. 


Oh, I didn't know that. I sent them another email asking them to keep the link private to the moderators and never refer to it. I am so sorry!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21143 on: May 21, 2013, 11:42:46 AM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o

Reminds me of a yelp review I saw for an old diner in Denver. The place is down in an industrial area on the edge of downtown, catering heavily to blue collar workers/truckers.  Not a trendy or particularly modern place, but the food was good.  The yelp reviewer was outraged that the spread for the toast was margarine, not real butter, and that when his girlfriend ordered the pork salsa burrito, there was no vegan option available.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21144 on: May 21, 2013, 11:45:31 AM »
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I have a mind to join that board and point out how she is fraudulently playing on people's sympathies, but I won't. She's not the first, nor the last, fraudulent mummy blogger.

I went to the site and found a contact form, which I used to notify them of the possible scam along with a link to this particular page. Whether they do anything about it is up to them, but at least they know of our discussion.

You linked this Ehell page?  Posters have done similar things in the past, and it doesn't work out so well for us here.  It brings a lot of riff raff and trolls to our forum.

I read the CS boards pretty frequently. She did remove several links in her sig that had pointed to her fund-raising stuff, and left only her blog link. I'm not sure if she's for real or not, and have not donated anything, but my gut tells me that it could be real, even if some of the SC stories are embellished.

As far as I understand it, she and her husband are at that line between needing assistance, but having too much income from her husband's job to qualify. This isn't something she just recently started posting about. She's shared info from the beginning about her complications, and apparently was active on those boards before this pregnancy (with a break due to other medical issues, IIRC).

At the end of the day, we can't know for certain if this is a scam or a legitimate plea for help, as we don't know this individual personally.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21145 on: May 21, 2013, 11:49:57 AM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o
Well, cows are vegetarian, right? :D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21146 on: May 21, 2013, 12:02:04 PM »
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He then got upset when he found out half-way through that steak isn't vegetarian.

Huh?  He thought steak was vegetarian?  :o
Well, cows are vegetarian, right? :D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21147 on: May 21, 2013, 12:11:11 PM »
I'm reminded of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", when Toula's aunt is told that Ian is a vegetarian and what a shock is sent through the room when she exclaims "What do you mean, he no eat no MEAT?" Then she says "That's okay, I make lamb!"

That always tickles me as it's not like the Greeks don't have plenty of food that's vegetarian friendly so I can't imagine it would be all that hard for a vegetarian to find something to eat in a Greek restaurant.  Like spanakopita which is DH's favorite.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21148 on: May 21, 2013, 12:28:05 PM »
Hee.  That reminds me of Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, when Brandon Routh is outed by the Vegan Police.

"You were eating gelato!"
"Gelato isn't vegan?"
"Milk and eggs, (name for female dog)!"

My daughter is a vegan, so we use that quote quite a bit.  :D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21149 on: May 21, 2013, 12:29:54 PM »
Hee.  That reminds me of Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, when Brandon Routh is outed by the Vegan Police.

"You were eating gelato!"
"Gelato isn't vegan?"
"Milk and eggs, (name for female dog)!"

My daughter is a vegan, so we use that quote quite a bit.  :D
That's actually the clip I posted...I like the next few lines more.  >:D
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