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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21255 on: May 25, 2013, 08:32:42 PM »
I'm surprised she's allowed to have all the outside food brought in if they're trying to figure out what's wrong with her.
Good point.  She complained that the hospital wasn't serving fruit.  Maybe she isn't supposed to have fruit.  The popcorn and Chinese food were salty.  It's quite possible she's on a low-salt diet.  I hope I didn't do any damage.

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« Reply #21256 on: May 25, 2013, 09:33:34 PM »
A woman and her maybe 4 year old son yesterday at the complex pool.  There's no lifeguard on duty, but a hook-thing and a life preserver hanging on the fence.  There is a sign saying "This is not a toy-emergency use only".  DH and I were watching the kids swim when the little boy ran over and got the life preserver down.  DH called "Young man, that is not a toy, it has to stay on the wall".  The boy put it back and went over to his mother.  Mom shot us a filthy look and retrieved the life preserver  ::).  Neither of us wanted to get into it with her, but we did hang it back up after they left it on the pool deck  >:(.



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« Reply #21257 on: May 25, 2013, 09:38:31 PM »
Who does that!?!??!

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« Reply #21258 on: May 25, 2013, 10:01:42 PM »
I actually always was told that Ted Bundy actually did seem like he was a nice guy - that was part of his MO.
I'm sure it was. But one would think that a psychic might be able to see through a persona.  ::)
I mean, what good are psychic powers, if they don't help you spot the occasional serial murderer? I'd settle for not knowing the distant future, if powers would give me a good 30 second warning on SS's on the roadway.  >:D

Yes, you'd think that "abducts and murders women" should show up somewhere in a psychic reading.

On the other hand, there used to be two advice columnists in a local paper. One was a regular sort of agony aunt, and the other was a self-proclaimed psychic/astrologer. The funny thing about reading the two together was that when presented with the same sort of letter, the psychic usually gave the best advice. For example, they might, within a week or so, both get letters from someone asking if they should marry their abusive, cheating boyfriends, if the boyfriends promised to turn over a new leaf. The regular columnist seemed to be a sucker for these things, and would sigh about how everyone deserved a second chance in life, and no one was perfect, and the writer should learn how to trust and stop being so guarded about her heart. The psychic would respond "The vibrations are telling me he's playing you, and Jupiter and Mars say you should seek counselling."
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« Reply #21259 on: May 25, 2013, 10:07:59 PM »
She must be related to my exhusbands girlfriend.
 
B/G:My daughter, age 25,  lives with her dad, and her daughter spends weekdays with them, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday with me. Granddaughters dad is not in the picture at this time.

We were at a graduation party last weekend, and my granddaughter wanted to bring a stuffed giraffe outside. I told her no, as a stuffed animal is not an outside toy. Ex's GF brought granddaughter inside, and brought her out with the giraffe. Granddaughter wanted to go inside, and I said no, everyone is outside, you can stay outside too. Ex's GF says, I can bring her inside for a while. I said no, she does not need to go inside.

I asked my daughter if G/F undermines her like that, and she said she does. Looks like I am going to have to up the firm spine quotient when I have granddaughter and the ex and his g/f are around.

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« Reply #21260 on: May 25, 2013, 10:09:19 PM »
I was at a crowded DMV (gov't office where you get your driver's license) right after graduating from college and sat in the waiting room beside a sharply-dressed man who kept complaining loudly about the wait. He started telling me that he thought the numbers system was messed up and that his number should have been called already. I admit I don't know that this wasn't true, but by all the signs everything was proceeding normally, and it galled me to see this obviously rich guy who thought *he* shouldn't have to wait, while everyone else around him was waiting patiently. I usually have a fairly tight verbal filter but it was not in place for some reason. "You're not very used to waiting, are you?" popped out of my mouth. He just looked at me.

It's possible I was the rude one in this encounter but I don't regret it! Especially because I'm pretty sure my assessment was right.

How do I know? When my number was called before his, he immediately offered me twenty bucks to switch. I didn't even turn around to respond.

Evil doodlemor might have said.......Make that $50.

On second thought, maybe you should have asked for $100.  I wonder how much he would have offered if you started bargaining as you slowly walked away.

I wonder if he paid the next person for their place.

I think that your comment was entirely appropriate.

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« Reply #21261 on: May 26, 2013, 03:54:56 PM »
She must be related to my exhusbands girlfriend.
 
B/G:My daughter, age 25,  lives with her dad, and her daughter spends weekdays with them, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday with me. Granddaughters dad is not in the picture at this time.

We were at a graduation party last weekend, and my granddaughter wanted to bring a stuffed giraffe outside. I told her no, as a stuffed animal is not an outside toy. Ex's GF brought granddaughter inside, and brought her out with the giraffe. Granddaughter wanted to go inside, and I said no, everyone is outside, you can stay outside too. Ex's GF says, I can bring her inside for a while. I said no, she does not need to go inside.

I asked my daughter if G/F undermines her like that, and she said she does. Looks like I am going to have to up the firm spine quotient when I have granddaughter and the ex and his g/f are around.

Whose house was it?  You said you were at a party but not at whose house.  If it was your house, your rules; their house, their rules; daughter's house, her rules.  Strangers house?  Whoever technically has custody of granddaughter at that moment (as in, if you have visiting rights and technically she is under your charge, they're your rules).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21262 on: May 26, 2013, 04:14:20 PM »
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Nothing against people who believe in reincarnation, but why is it that people always say they were beautiful or important in their previous life? For all we know they could have been a night soil collector or an undertaker or a garbage man.

The PIC (partner in crime) keeps making the same comments. Everyone is always "someone". No-one is ever the slave or farmer, or serf, or peon, or something non-big.

Except George Patton. He believed he had been the third spear carrier from the left (or something like that) in one of his previous incarnations. And a military leader--but not the big cheese.

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« Reply #21263 on: May 26, 2013, 04:26:37 PM »
I suspect that most people who believe they have lived before also believe they were ordinary folks in their precious lives.

It's just that those who think they were Cleopatra/Napoleon/Genghis Khan etc are the ones who get media attention.

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« Reply #21264 on: May 26, 2013, 04:36:35 PM »
She must be related to my exhusbands girlfriend.
 
B/G:My daughter, age 25,  lives with her dad, and her daughter spends weekdays with them, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday with me. Granddaughters dad is not in the picture at this time.

We were at a graduation party last weekend, and my granddaughter wanted to bring a stuffed giraffe outside. I told her no, as a stuffed animal is not an outside toy. Ex's GF brought granddaughter inside, and brought her out with the giraffe. Granddaughter wanted to go inside, and I said no, everyone is outside, you can stay outside too. Ex's GF says, I can bring her inside for a while. I said no, she does not need to go inside.

I asked my daughter if G/F undermines her like that, and she said she does. Looks like I am going to have to up the firm spine quotient when I have granddaughter and the ex and his g/f are around.

Whose house was it?  You said you were at a party but not at whose house.  If it was your house, your rules; their house, their rules; daughter's house, her rules.  Strangers house?  Whoever technically has custody of granddaughter at that moment (as in, if you have visiting rights and technically she is under your charge, they're your rules).


Oooops, sorry about that, it was my BFF's house.

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« Reply #21265 on: May 26, 2013, 04:39:05 PM »
She must be related to my exhusbands girlfriend.
 
B/G:My daughter, age 25,  lives with her dad, and her daughter spends weekdays with them, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday with me. Granddaughters dad is not in the picture at this time.

We were at a graduation party last weekend, and my granddaughter wanted to bring a stuffed giraffe outside. I told her no, as a stuffed animal is not an outside toy. Ex's GF brought granddaughter inside, and brought her out with the giraffe. Granddaughter wanted to go inside, and I said no, everyone is outside, you can stay outside too. Ex's GF says, I can bring her inside for a while. I said no, she does not need to go inside.

I asked my daughter if G/F undermines her like that, and she said she does. Looks like I am going to have to up the firm spine quotient when I have granddaughter and the ex and his g/f are around.

Whose house was it?  You said you were at a party but not at whose house.  If it was your house, your rules; their house, their rules; daughter's house, her rules.  Strangers house?  Whoever technically has custody of granddaughter at that moment (as in, if you have visiting rights and technically she is under your charge, they're your rules).

Doesn't matter. The little girl was in the care of the OP. So her rules should be followed by the child. Other's have the right to say no - you can't do that with my stuff - but not to over ride what the care taker says "No" to. That undermines the authority of the caretaker, and confuses the child.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21266 on: May 26, 2013, 05:03:02 PM »
She must be related to my exhusbands girlfriend.
 
B/G:My daughter, age 25,  lives with her dad, and her daughter spends weekdays with them, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday with me. Granddaughters dad is not in the picture at this time.

We were at a graduation party last weekend, and my granddaughter wanted to bring a stuffed giraffe outside. I told her no, as a stuffed animal is not an outside toy. Ex's GF brought granddaughter inside, and brought her out with the giraffe. Granddaughter wanted to go inside, and I said no, everyone is outside, you can stay outside too. Ex's GF says, I can bring her inside for a while. I said no, she does not need to go inside.

I asked my daughter if G/F undermines her like that, and she said she does. Looks like I am going to have to up the firm spine quotient when I have granddaughter and the ex and his g/f are around.

Whose house was it?  You said you were at a party but not at whose house.  If it was your house, your rules; their house, their rules; daughter's house, her rules.  Strangers house?  Whoever technically has custody of granddaughter at that moment (as in, if you have visiting rights and technically she is under your charge, they're your rules).

Doesn't matter. The little girl was in the care of the OP. So her rules should be followed by the child. Other's have the right to say no - you can't do that with my stuff - but not to over ride what the care taker says "No" to. That undermines the authority of the caretaker, and confuses the child.

Upon more thinking, I agree.  It's the rules of whoever is caring for the child (the OP) with respect to the house's rules.

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« Reply #21267 on: May 26, 2013, 05:08:56 PM »
Ex's GF should have no say whatsoever in what the child does. She's no relative of granddaughter. IMHO Ex's GF was deliberately trying to be the nice one in grand child's eyes.

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« Reply #21268 on: May 26, 2013, 08:05:08 PM »
I was at a crowded DMV (gov't office where you get your driver's license) right after graduating from college and sat in the waiting room beside a sharply-dressed man who kept complaining loudly about the wait. He started telling me that he thought the numbers system was messed up and that his number should have been called already. I admit I don't know that this wasn't true, but by all the signs everything was proceeding normally, and it galled me to see this obviously rich guy who thought *he* shouldn't have to wait, while everyone else around him was waiting patiently. I usually have a fairly tight verbal filter but it was not in place for some reason. "You're not very used to waiting, are you?" popped out of my mouth. He just looked at me.

It's possible I was the rude one in this encounter but I don't regret it! Especially because I'm pretty sure my assessment was right.

How do I know? When my number was called before his, he immediately offered me twenty bucks to switch. I didn't even turn around to respond.

Evil doodlemor might have said.......Make that $50.

On second thought, maybe you should have asked for $100.  I wonder how much he would have offered if you started bargaining as you slowly walked away.

I wonder if he paid the next person for their place.

I think that your comment was entirely appropriate.

In my state, your information is tied to your number, so it wouldn't work for him anyway. Glad I can do nearly everything online now!

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« Reply #21269 on: May 26, 2013, 10:10:47 PM »


Whose house was it?  You said you were at a party but not at whose house.  If it was your house, your rules; their house, their rules; daughter's house, her rules.   
I think that there's an exception to the rule: when the person who is in charge of the child says NO, other adults should not jump in to say yes. Even if they're wanting to help out, they should address their comment privately to the adult in charge, and let that adult decide if the answer is 'Yes, you may go play inside with Auntie Sue' or 'No thank you, Sue, I want her to stay outside and leave her giraffe indoors.'