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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21735 on: June 18, 2013, 05:10:07 PM »
My Grandma (who could carry a whole topic area of her own  ::) ) is visiting. 

Today, Mom took her out so that I'd get some peace to study.  Mom took her for lunch where she wanted, to the fabric store, all over town basically.  They come back and Grandma is angry and sulking.  I help my mom bring in all the stuff from the car that they bought as Mom mumbles something about how "it's never good enough" and I asked what happened. 

Turns out a few days ago Mom had pointed out a neighbor's primroses as being quite pretty.  My grandma made some comment about how she thought they looked really nice, so Mom said she'd seen some at a local store and she'd point them out to her.  So while they were out today, Mom stops at the store but unfortunately, the primroses are gone.  Cue Grandma getting angry and resentful.  She sat in her seat in the car all stiff and upset until my mom finally asked why she was so upset.  Apparently, Mom never looks out for her and she never asks Mom for anything and the one time she expresses this dear wish of hers Mom didn't bother to take her until it was too late.  The sticking point for my Mom?  "NyaChan, not only did she never say she actually wanted to buy the flowers, she doesn't even want to the flowers for herself! She was going to plant them in OUR garden."

How dare Mom not divine that she wanted those primroses IMMEDIATELY!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21736 on: June 18, 2013, 05:35:53 PM »
Someone stole my stella d'oro lilies right out of the bed in the front of the house!  It's like they were never there in the first place! My kids and DH wouldn't pull them because as it is, it takes a lot to get those kids to weed and even when they do they're always asking "Is this okay to pull?" and DH knows not to pull when I've shown him "I planted that."

So it's either an animal or a very special snowflake of a neighbor.  >:(

(((Hugs))) from a fellow gardener.  Wish you were near me and I could split mine and give you a chunk.

My Dad maintains a memorial garden at his hospital, in memory of my mother.  Some bacon fed knave dug up a miniature rose my Dad planted.  'Hi, honey, I brought you a plant.  Never mind that there's no pot and don't mind all this dirt.  I'll just cut these off and put them in water, shall I?'   ::)  And then there was the guy who pulled out a bunch of lilies because he was so distraught over bad news about a relative.  So when you are upset you like to destroy something in memory of someone who died?  Nice.

After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21737 on: June 18, 2013, 05:40:08 PM »
Someone stole my stella d'oro lilies right out of the bed in the front of the house!  It's like they were never there in the first place! My kids and DH wouldn't pull them because as it is, it takes a lot to get those kids to weed and even when they do they're always asking "Is this okay to pull?" and DH knows not to pull when I've shown him "I planted that."

So it's either an animal or a very special snowflake of a neighbor.  >:(

(((Hugs))) from a fellow gardener.  Wish you were near me and I could split mine and give you a chunk.

My Dad maintains a memorial garden at his hospital, in memory of my mother.  Some bacon fed knave dug up a miniature rose my Dad planted.  'Hi, honey, I brought you a plant.  Never mind that there's no pot and don't mind all this dirt.  I'll just cut these off and put them in water, shall I?'   ::)  And then there was the guy who pulled out a bunch of lilies because he was so distraught over bad news about a relative.  So when you are upset you like to destroy something in memory of someone who died?  Nice.

Well on the upside, my neighbor's lilies have spread into my yard. I'm not the greatest at remembering plant names but they're the tall orange-ish lilies that spread like wildfire.  Of course they're surrounded by poison sumac so I'm going to have to get rid of that first before I can get to the lilies that are now in my yard so I can spread them about. :)
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Outdoor Girl

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21738 on: June 18, 2013, 05:42:17 PM »
I call those 'ditch lilies'.
After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21739 on: June 18, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »
That's what my Iowan friend called them, too.  Said they grow like crazy in the ditches over there. 
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21740 on: June 18, 2013, 06:15:05 PM »
on the subject of psychics, hubby has given up going to them. They keep telling him he should be dead but knowing how many brushes with death* he's had I'm not surprised

*if your curious, he's been shot numerous, stabbed ,blown up (all in his army career), beaten cancer twice (he flat lined numerous times during chemo), attempted suicide (and failed luckily) and had 2 TIAs (mini strokes).
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21741 on: June 18, 2013, 06:21:16 PM »
I once got heck (very good-humored heck, but still) for daring to schedule my birthday party when the local football team was playing a home game.  I hate all sports and had no idea they were playing that night.

The real SS part, though, is that one of the guests who said she'd be coming to my party after the game didn't show up after all.  Why?  Because our team lost, and she was so depressed, she just went home.   ::)

Not at all cool -- but, fanatics-for-their-pursuits are fanatics-for-their-pursuits; they can get fanatical to the point that in their minds, their pursuits and what happens in them, trump normal polite behaviour, and override undertakings given to those who are not "fellow-mad-devotees". Like you, I have a hatred of, and total lack of interest in, all sports; but have other hobbies / pursuits, re which my fanaticism runs fairly high (I try nowadays, not to be too much of a jerk about same).

I can -- without approving or applauding -- see where the fanatics are coming from. Perhaps they could be cut a bit of slack, in terms of temporary / situational insanity -- when the stuff about which they're fanatical is not involved, maybe their conduct is polite and normal?
I don't think so, this tends to lead to people monopolising other people's televisions when visiting.

However, one of DH's friends told me about a wedding that took place in a pub on a weekend that two football codes (AFL & NRL) were having the grand final. I think I might have scheduled it some other weekend TBH.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21742 on: June 18, 2013, 06:40:48 PM »
on the subject of psychics, hubby has given up going to them. They keep telling him he should be dead but knowing how many brushes with death* he's had I'm not surprised

*if your curious, he's been shot numerous, stabbed ,blown up (all in his army career), beaten cancer twice (he flat lined numerous times during chemo), attempted suicide (and failed luckily) and had 2 TIAs (mini strokes).

The gravelings are probably terrified of him by now, and he will live forever!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21743 on: June 18, 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
on the subject of psychics, hubby has given up going to them. They keep telling him he should be dead but knowing how many brushes with death* he's had I'm not surprised

*if your curious, he's been shot numerous, stabbed ,blown up (all in his army career), beaten cancer twice (he flat lined numerous times during chemo), attempted suicide (and failed luckily) and had 2 TIAs (mini strokes).

The gravelings are probably terrified of him by now, and he will live forever!

we joke that he's immortal or that he's going to die spectacularly as the grim reaper is going to get real pissed off and figure out a way to take him where he can't get out of it. our favorite one is heaven doesn't want him and hell is scared he'll take over :)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21744 on: June 18, 2013, 07:00:38 PM »
on the subject of psychics, hubby has given up going to them. They keep telling him he should be dead but knowing how many brushes with death* he's had I'm not surprised

*if your curious, he's been shot numerous, stabbed ,blown up (all in his army career), beaten cancer twice (he flat lined numerous times during chemo), attempted suicide (and failed luckily) and had 2 TIAs (mini strokes).

The gravelings are probably terrified of him by now, and he will live forever!

we joke that he's immortal or that he's going to die spectacularly as the grim reaper is going to get real pissed off and figure out a way to take him where he can't get out of it. our favorite one is heaven doesn't want him and hell is scared he'll take over :)

I'd love to hear some of those conversations! ;D

God - "He should have been here by now! What's taking so long??"
Death - "I tried! He beat me in chess five times. FIVE. And then I tried sudden-death poker but apparently I suck at it." <sulk>
God - "Well try racquetball or something! Sheesh!"
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21745 on: June 18, 2013, 07:16:02 PM »
Death: He Melvin'd me.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21746 on: June 18, 2013, 07:19:02 PM »
Someone stole my stella d'oro lilies right out of the bed in the front of the house!  It's like they were never there in the first place! My kids and DH wouldn't pull them because as it is, it takes a lot to get those kids to weed and even when they do they're always asking "Is this okay to pull?" and DH knows not to pull when I've shown him "I planted that."

So it's either an animal or a very special snowflake of a neighbor.  >:(

I had someone help themselves to my rhubarb plant in my front yard.  >:(
Cut it down to the ground. If they had knocked on my door and asked I would have given it to them gladly since I don't use it. Since they took it upon themselves to steal it, I hope whatever recipe they use it for turns out horribly. I entertain myself with fantasies of locking them in a tower a-la Rapunzel (whose mother's yen for a certain plant and father's sticky fingers are what landed her in trouble to begin with). >:D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21747 on: June 18, 2013, 07:28:45 PM »
on the subject of psychics, hubby has given up going to them. They keep telling him he should be dead but knowing how many brushes with death* he's had I'm not surprised

*if your curious, he's been shot numerous, stabbed ,blown up (all in his army career), beaten cancer twice (he flat lined numerous times during chemo), attempted suicide (and failed luckily) and had 2 TIAs (mini strokes).

The gravelings are probably terrified of him by now, and he will live forever!

we joke that he's immortal or that he's going to die spectacularly as the grim reaper is going to get real pissed off and figure out a way to take him where he can't get out of it. our favorite one is heaven doesn't want him and hell is scared he'll take over :)

I'd love to hear some of those conversations! ;D

God - "He should have been here by now! What's taking so long??"
Death - "I tried! He beat me in chess five times. FIVE. And then I tried sudden-death poker but apparently I suck at it." <sulk>
God - "Well try racquetball or something! Sheesh!"

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH! *snort* *wheeze*
I submit the above as further proof that we need to add a "Like"/Upvote feature to this forum. ;D

I would tweak it a little though:
D: "...and then I tried sudden-death poker-"
G: "Ha. I see what you did there."
D: "What? Oh. Yeah. Well, erm it didn't work either. Apparently I suck at it."
G: "You suck at something that's named after you?"
D: "I know right? Plus a grinning skull should be the perfect poker face! Apparently I have a tell where I laugh maniacally when I have a good hand." *hangs head sheepishly*
G: *SIGH* "Well, look at it this way Death: Even if he keeps beating you, at least he's with dawnfire...that's as close to Heaven as we can get him for now."
*heavenly theme music plays as we fade to black*
 ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21748 on: June 18, 2013, 07:49:12 PM »
Death: He Melvin'd me.

 ;D


G: *SIGH* "Well, look at it this way Death: Even if he keeps beating you, at least he's with dawnfire...that's as close to Heaven as we can get him for now."
*heavenly theme music plays as we fade to black*
 ;D

Awww. How sweet! :-* A happy (sort-of) ending!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21749 on: June 18, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »
For the past several years, someone keeps stealing all the peaches off of the tree in our back yard.  I'm pretty sure it's a deer, though.  :)