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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22275 on: July 18, 2013, 02:37:52 AM »
The Special Snowflake who parked in my reserved (and clearly marked as reserved) spot this morning.  Which I pay for.

I wouldn't have been quite so ticked off if I didn't have to go to the Dr today.  I would have been able to drive and return, knowing I had my spot available.  But no, SS had it, I had to park in the casual parking, with no guarantee there'd be a spot available when I returned.

So I had to walk a hilly 6km round trip, post migraine and still feeling very fragile, to get to the doctor.   >:( >:( >:(

Could you have that SS towed? If you're paying for the parking spot, it's only right that you are able to use it as you like.  Maybe having to pay to get their car back from a towing yard would be incentive to not park in spots reserved for NOT-THEM again.

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« Reply #22276 on: July 18, 2013, 06:40:55 AM »
Unfortunately the car park is a narrow multistorey, not a lot of room to get in a towtruck.

I was tempted to do my own tow job on it though - I have a wicked winch!   >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22277 on: July 18, 2013, 07:15:17 AM »
I had an encounter with an SS mom yesterday evening.  I was meeting up with DH after work for dinner since our power went out and I didn't want to sit my 33 week pregnant self in an unair-conditioned house in the extreme heat the DC area is experiencing (luckily it was back on by the time we went home).

I was in the waiting area of the restaurant entertaining myself on my tablet (which DH had just given me Monday for my birthday), and there were a few people waiting for their pick-up orders (Famous Daves).

A mother (SS) and her son (B), who was probably around 7 I'd guess, sat near me.

I'll paraphrase since I don't recall the conversation exactly, but this is basically what happened:

B: I'm bored!
SS: It'll just be another 10 minutes
B: I'm bored now!
SS: That lady there has a toy - go see if she'll share
B (comes up me): Excuse me!  My mom says you should share your toy with me
Me (startled, because I didn't think the mom was talking about me in regards to a toy): Um, no, I'm sorry.  This isn't a toy - it's expensive, and I don't let other people use it.
B: You're supposed to share!
Me: No
SS: Come on!  He's bored, and that thing can keep him entertained *Gives significant look to my belly* You'll see soon enough.
Me: No.
SS: Come back over here B, that mean <female dog> isn't nice, and won't share. I feel sorry for her future kid.
Me (probably shouldn't have engaged the crazy, but I'm hormonal):  My kid won't be taught to be entitled to other people's possessions and I won't expect the world to entertain her.
SS: <female dog>
Me: Thank you for the compliment

B started throwing a tantrum and SS kept talking about me under her breathe, and then started complaining about me to another woman seated nearby (they didn't seem to be waiting together, she appeared to be a stranger). What boggled my mind is that the other woman agreed that I was selfish and rude to not entertain the kid, and it was my fault he was throwing a tantrum. Luckily, DH arrived shortly after and we were seated.


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« Reply #22278 on: July 18, 2013, 11:31:30 AM »
On the way home I encountered the most special of special snowflakes.

Ms. Snowflake (MS) was in front of me, driving slowly and drifting from the edges of her lane. I went to pass her, as I had room, and glanced over to see her using both hands on her smart phone. Once I passed her, she suddenly accelerated, coming within 6" of my rear bumper. She had all the hallmarks of an aggressive driver, and tried to pass on the shoulder a few times. Once the road widened to three lanes, MS began to change lanes from the left to the far right and back, where she nearly clipped two cars. This continued all the way down the road, about 8 miles.

I called our reckless driver reporting line on my hands-free device and reported her car, license tag number and the description of her behavior.

I wonder if the woman I see fairly often on my way home is related to her! We both turn off the same road my office is on, to a 3 lane each way, divided, county highway. With stoplights, and entrances and exits all up and down for various businesses, stores, and shopping centers. Speed limit is 50, and during rush hour there's quite a bit of traffic, besides the people trying to enter the road, and get on the interstate just after we turn.

This woman tailgates (and I've been a victim of her doing this), changes lanes often, whipping in and out, cutting people off, and speeding. she'll tailgate until someone moves over, then move right up on the bumper of the next car, and whne she changes lanes, will do the same thing.  I'm just waiting and hoping to see her pulled over one day. if i could get close enough to see her plate, I'd call it in.

If traffic is moving, you can get away with doing 60 in the 50 (all do so you're really just keeping up with traffic). But she is a menace. Its gotten so bad if I see her turning onto the road, and am in the other lane (center and left turn onto it) I will quickly move so I don't ahve to be anywhere near her.

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« Reply #22279 on: July 18, 2013, 11:45:58 AM »
I had an encounter with an SS mom yesterday evening.  I was meeting up with DH after work for dinner since our power went out and I didn't want to sit my 33 week pregnant self in an unair-conditioned house in the extreme heat the DC area is experiencing (luckily it was back on by the time we went home).

I was in the waiting area of the restaurant entertaining myself on my tablet (which DH had just given me Monday for my birthday), and there were a few people waiting for their pick-up orders (Famous Daves).

A mother (SS) and her son (B), who was probably around 7 I'd guess, sat near me.

I'll paraphrase since I don't recall the conversation exactly, but this is basically what happened:

B: I'm bored!
SS: It'll just be another 10 minutes
B: I'm bored now!
SS: That lady there has a toy - go see if she'll share
B (comes up me): Excuse me!  My mom says you should share your toy with me
Me (startled, because I didn't think the mom was talking about me in regards to a toy): Um, no, I'm sorry.  This isn't a toy - it's expensive, and I don't let other people use it.
B: You're supposed to share!
Me: No
SS: Come on!  He's bored, and that thing can keep him entertained *Gives significant look to my belly* You'll see soon enough.
Me: No.
SS: Come back over here B, that mean <female dog> isn't nice, and won't share. I feel sorry for her future kid.
Me (probably shouldn't have engaged the crazy, but I'm hormonal):  My kid won't be taught to be entitled to other people's possessions and I won't expect the world to entertain her.
SS: <female dog>
Me: Thank you for the compliment

B started throwing a tantrum and SS kept talking about me under her breathe, and then started complaining about me to another woman seated nearby (they didn't seem to be waiting together, she appeared to be a stranger). What boggled my mind is that the other woman agreed that I was selfish and rude to not entertain the kid, and it was my fault he was throwing a tantrum. Luckily, DH arrived shortly after and we were seated.

Oh, I am livid just reading this! That woman will eventually regret teaching her child that everyone in the world is for his entertainment.

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« Reply #22280 on: July 18, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
I actually encountered two SS drivers yesterday.

Early yesterday morning, on a 6 lane divided road, I happened to have a car in front of me that I noticed because the female driver was doing something to her face while stopped at the light. Once on the toll expressway, I happened to pass a car that was weaving significantly at 65 MPH, when I passed her, I could see she was applying makeup using a very long handled large makeup brush. She was looking in a hand held mirror and weaving all over the road! I honked as a I passed her, but the sheer audacity is appalling.

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« Reply #22281 on: July 18, 2013, 12:15:06 PM »
On the way home I encountered the most special of special snowflakes.

Ms. Snowflake (MS) was in front of me, driving slowly and drifting from the edges of her lane. I went to pass her, as I had room, and glanced over to see her using both hands on her smart phone. Once I passed her, she suddenly accelerated, coming within 6" of my rear bumper. She had all the hallmarks of an aggressive driver, and tried to pass on the shoulder a few times. Once the road widened to three lanes, MS began to change lanes from the left to the far right and back, where she nearly clipped two cars. This continued all the way down the road, about 8 miles.

I called our reckless driver reporting line on my hands-free device and reported her car, license tag number and the description of her behavior.

I wonder if the woman I see fairly often on my way home is related to her! We both turn off the same road my office is on, to a 3 lane each way, divided, county highway. With stoplights, and entrances and exits all up and down for various businesses, stores, and shopping centers. Speed limit is 50, and during rush hour there's quite a bit of traffic, besides the people trying to enter the road, and get on the interstate just after we turn.

This woman tailgates (and I've been a victim of her doing this), changes lanes often, whipping in and out, cutting people off, and speeding. she'll tailgate until someone moves over, then move right up on the bumper of the next car, and whne she changes lanes, will do the same thing.  I'm just waiting and hoping to see her pulled over one day. if i could get close enough to see her plate, I'd call it in.

If traffic is moving, you can get away with doing 60 in the 50 (all do so you're really just keeping up with traffic). But she is a menace. Its gotten so bad if I see her turning onto the road, and am in the other lane (center and left turn onto it) I will quickly move so I don't ahve to be anywhere near her.
The minivan mom who tailgated me for months got pulled over a couple of years ago while tailgating me and given a ticket for it. My dd at the time was the court videographer and she was stunned to see the woman in court one day, contesting that very ticket. Turns out that it was her last ticket before losing her license. She lost her license. Apparently she has now gotten it back because guess who was tailgating me again recently?

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« Reply #22282 on: July 18, 2013, 12:47:51 PM »
On the way home I encountered the most special of special snowflakes.

Ms. Snowflake (MS) was in front of me, driving slowly and drifting from the edges of her lane. I went to pass her, as I had room, and glanced over to see her using both hands on her smart phone. Once I passed her, she suddenly accelerated, coming within 6" of my rear bumper. She had all the hallmarks of an aggressive driver, and tried to pass on the shoulder a few times. Once the road widened to three lanes, MS began to change lanes from the left to the far right and back, where she nearly clipped two cars. This continued all the way down the road, about 8 miles.

I called our reckless driver reporting line on my hands-free device and reported her car, license tag number and the description of her behavior.

I wonder if the woman I see fairly often on my way home is related to her! We both turn off the same road my office is on, to a 3 lane each way, divided, county highway. With stoplights, and entrances and exits all up and down for various businesses, stores, and shopping centers. Speed limit is 50, and during rush hour there's quite a bit of traffic, besides the people trying to enter the road, and get on the interstate just after we turn.

This woman tailgates (and I've been a victim of her doing this), changes lanes often, whipping in and out, cutting people off, and speeding. she'll tailgate until someone moves over, then move right up on the bumper of the next car, and whne she changes lanes, will do the same thing.  I'm just waiting and hoping to see her pulled over one day. if i could get close enough to see her plate, I'd call it in.

If traffic is moving, you can get away with doing 60 in the 50 (all do so you're really just keeping up with traffic). But she is a menace. Its gotten so bad if I see her turning onto the road, and am in the other lane (center and left turn onto it) I will quickly move so I don't ahve to be anywhere near her.
The minivan mom who tailgated me for months got pulled over a couple of years ago while tailgating me and given a ticket for it. My dd at the time was the court videographer and she was stunned to see the woman in court one day, contesting that very ticket. Turns out that it was her last ticket before losing her license. She lost her license. Apparently she has now gotten it back because guess who was tailgating me again recently?

Wow. I often wonder what goes through people's heads, even after losing their license for poor driving. I keep hoping to see this woman pulled over, but so far, no such luck.

you would thnk they've learned their lesson! I know I did; i got one speeding ticked a couple of years ago, and considering I've been driving since 1982, that's pretty good. In VA, coming home from my mom, with NJ plates. Now whenever I drove through that county, I slow down. My friend's DH has gotten sevteral tickets in that area too.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22283 on: July 18, 2013, 12:49:50 PM »
On the way home I encountered the most special of special snowflakes.

Ms. Snowflake (MS) was in front of me, driving slowly and drifting from the edges of her lane. I went to pass her, as I had room, and glanced over to see her using both hands on her smart phone. Once I passed her, she suddenly accelerated, coming within 6" of my rear bumper. She had all the hallmarks of an aggressive driver, and tried to pass on the shoulder a few times. Once the road widened to three lanes, MS began to change lanes from the left to the far right and back, where she nearly clipped two cars. This continued all the way down the road, about 8 miles.

I called our reckless driver reporting line on my hands-free device and reported her car, license tag number and the description of her behavior.

I wonder if the woman I see fairly often on my way home is related to her! We both turn off the same road my office is on, to a 3 lane each way, divided, county highway. With stoplights, and entrances and exits all up and down for various businesses, stores, and shopping centers. Speed limit is 50, and during rush hour there's quite a bit of traffic, besides the people trying to enter the road, and get on the interstate just after we turn.

This woman tailgates (and I've been a victim of her doing this), changes lanes often, whipping in and out, cutting people off, and speeding. she'll tailgate until someone moves over, then move right up on the bumper of the next car, and whne she changes lanes, will do the same thing.  I'm just waiting and hoping to see her pulled over one day. if i could get close enough to see her plate, I'd call it in.

If traffic is moving, you can get away with doing 60 in the 50 (all do so you're really just keeping up with traffic). But she is a menace. Its gotten so bad if I see her turning onto the road, and am in the other lane (center and left turn onto it) I will quickly move so I don't ahve to be anywhere near her.
The minivan mom who tailgated me for months got pulled over a couple of years ago while tailgating me and given a ticket for it. My dd at the time was the court videographer and she was stunned to see the woman in court one day, contesting that very ticket. Turns out that it was her last ticket before losing her license. She lost her license. Apparently she has now gotten it back because guess who was tailgating me again recently?

Wow. I often wonder what goes through people's heads, even after losing their license for poor driving. I keep hoping to see this woman pulled over, but so far, no such luck.

Call the local P.D./Highway Patrol with her license #.  If you have a passenger, have them record her with their smart phone. 

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« Reply #22284 on: July 18, 2013, 12:50:24 PM »
In my town, the police quite often do a blitz in the courthouse parking lot.  You would be amazed at the number of people who drive themselves to court, lose their license in the court proceedings and then climb into their cars to drive home!
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« Reply #22285 on: July 18, 2013, 12:59:34 PM »
On the way home I encountered the most special of special snowflakes.

Ms. Snowflake (MS) was in front of me, driving slowly and drifting from the edges of her lane. I went to pass her, as I had room, and glanced over to see her using both hands on her smart phone. Once I passed her, she suddenly accelerated, coming within 6" of my rear bumper. She had all the hallmarks of an aggressive driver, and tried to pass on the shoulder a few times. Once the road widened to three lanes, MS began to change lanes from the left to the far right and back, where she nearly clipped two cars. This continued all the way down the road, about 8 miles.

I called our reckless driver reporting line on my hands-free device and reported her car, license tag number and the description of her behavior.

I wonder if the woman I see fairly often on my way home is related to her! We both turn off the same road my office is on, to a 3 lane each way, divided, county highway. With stoplights, and entrances and exits all up and down for various businesses, stores, and shopping centers. Speed limit is 50, and during rush hour there's quite a bit of traffic, besides the people trying to enter the road, and get on the interstate just after we turn.

This woman tailgates (and I've been a victim of her doing this), changes lanes often, whipping in and out, cutting people off, and speeding. she'll tailgate until someone moves over, then move right up on the bumper of the next car, and whne she changes lanes, will do the same thing.  I'm just waiting and hoping to see her pulled over one day. if i could get close enough to see her plate, I'd call it in.

If traffic is moving, you can get away with doing 60 in the 50 (all do so you're really just keeping up with traffic). But she is a menace. Its gotten so bad if I see her turning onto the road, and am in the other lane (center and left turn onto it) I will quickly move so I don't ahve to be anywhere near her.
The minivan mom who tailgated me for months got pulled over a couple of years ago while tailgating me and given a ticket for it. My dd at the time was the court videographer and she was stunned to see the woman in court one day, contesting that very ticket. Turns out that it was her last ticket before losing her license. She lost her license. Apparently she has now gotten it back because guess who was tailgating me again recently?

Wow. I often wonder what goes through people's heads, even after losing their license for poor driving. I keep hoping to see this woman pulled over, but so far, no such luck.

Call the local P.D./Highway Patrol with her license #.  If you have a passenger, have them record her with their smart phone.

I wish I could, but, its too far away for me to see, and she's moving too fast, and i drive alone to work. believe me, if it were possible, I'd do it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22286 on: July 18, 2013, 01:00:53 PM »
In my town, the police quite often do a blitz in the courthouse parking lot.  You would be amazed at the number of people who drive themselves to court, lose their license in the court proceedings and then climb into their cars to drive home!

You know though, I've always honestly thought that was a little unfair.  Not everyone has someone available to drive them to and from court and no doubt some of those people really didn't think their licenses would be revoked.  If they drove TO the courthouse appropriately licensed, I think they should be allowed to return home the same way they got there.

It almost seems like a mean trick.

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« Reply #22287 on: July 18, 2013, 01:03:30 PM »
In my town, the police quite often do a blitz in the courthouse parking lot.  You would be amazed at the number of people who drive themselves to court, lose their license in the court proceedings and then climb into their cars to drive home!

You know though, I've always honestly thought that was a little unfair.  Not everyone has someone available to drive them to and from court and no doubt some of those people really didn't think their licenses would be revoked.  If they drove TO the courthouse appropriately licensed, I think they should be allowed to return home the same way they got there.

It almost seems like a mean trick.

If they lost their license, there's a reason for it, and it's not really a surprise except for the most special of snowflakes. And if they're going to drive home illegally from the courthouse, there's probably a statistical likelihood that they'll be driving elsewhere illegally, too.
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« Reply #22288 on: July 18, 2013, 01:06:16 PM »
In my town, the police quite often do a blitz in the courthouse parking lot.  You would be amazed at the number of people who drive themselves to court, lose their license in the court proceedings and then climb into their cars to drive home!

You know though, I've always honestly thought that was a little unfair.  Not everyone has someone available to drive them to and from court and no doubt some of those people really didn't think their licenses would be revoked.  If they drove TO the courthouse appropriately licensed, I think they should be allowed to return home the same way they got there.

It almost seems like a mean trick.

They should have thought of that before they did whatever they did that got their license revoked.

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« Reply #22289 on: July 18, 2013, 01:16:42 PM »
Special Snowflake Loudmouth Blah-Blah-Blah...

Last night, thanks to the magic of a bad patch job of maintenance trying to alleviate the no air conditioning problem, several breakers shut down and crashed all the public computers.  If you happened to be on the internet when this happened, you were able to stay on.  If, however, you wanted to log into the computer, you were denied access and if you wanted to print anything, the system that allowed you to do so was gone.

It is important to remember that you get two hours on the computer using your library card and more if you want to pay for guest passes.

One patron who had just signed up and was denied access came charging out to the desk and began screaming at us.  This lady is considered a "big name" community activist although most people will agree they have no idea what it is she has actually DONE.  She's sort of famous for being famous...like Rula Lenska, only on a much smaller, citywide scale. 

She starts hollering at me and my two coworkers how we are stealing public monies and not having a functioning library!  It's a crime!  Something needs to be done!  What's wrong with us anyway???

Coworker one suggested that, as we are all bottom of the totem pole librarians, she was wasting her time as we are not responsible for how money is spent here.

"WELL WHO IS???  I will let them have it!  I am NOT afraid to tell them!  I LOST TWO HOURS I NEED TO BE ON THE COMPUTER AND I PAY TAXES!!!!  I'VE BEEN CHEATED OF MY TWO HOURS!  I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO MY TWO HOURS ON THE COMPUTER TONIGHT!!!!!"

Both coworkers and I asked her if she was serious about wanting to talk to those in charge.

"YOU BET I AM!  BRING 'EM ON.  I'LL TELL THEM WHAT I THINK!!!"

So we told her that the library board meeting was just starting and that she could sign up RIGHT NOW to be on the agenda and confront Stone Cold and the board members about the heat, the computer issue and the tax issue.

As soon as we invoked Stonecold's name, she promptly backpedaled.  "Oh, wait...tonight?  Nononononono...I can't be here tonight.  I got an emergency at home.  And I gotta get across the street to the canclelight vigil and I'm SO tired, I can't possibly do it tonight."

And she scurried away.

She's back today and I bet nothing will be said.  I see so many people like her every day, who are going to go charging upstairs 'cause "they ain't afraid of nothing" and immediately back off when we offer to call the boss for them.  If all the people who ever said they were going to do something about the problems at the library actually did something, we would have had a new director by now.......