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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22485 on: July 25, 2013, 10:30:21 AM »
Wow - 1500 pages of special snowflakes.  The entire "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is only somewhere around 1200 . . . we're well on our way to "Wheel of Time" length . . .


  The Middle Earth Saga spans something like 24 books. Not sure of the page count, though. I that whatever it is - we eventually beat it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22486 on: July 25, 2013, 11:11:00 AM »
We are having major issues with the neighbors directly across from us. They like to party. Which is fine. But they want to party with lots of people that don't all fit in their 2 bedroom apartment. They had 8 additional cars and one motorcycle come over. We have no parking other than two spaces in front of each garage, so I am not sure where they planned on putting all the cars. When they party, there is a lot of screaming and cursing along with car alarms and vehicles pealing out. In addition, the aftermath of all these parties is garbage scattered everywhere. I found balloons on our porch this morning. This party began at 10PM and didn't end until 12:15AM.

The property management has been informed. Again.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22487 on: July 25, 2013, 11:14:04 AM »
This party began at 10PM and didn't end until 12:15AM.


That's only a 4-hour party. Of course, the START time was out of line, since their parties are loud.

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« Reply #22488 on: July 25, 2013, 11:15:32 AM »
When I called the office, they asked if I called the security company that is contracted for our complex. I told them yes, but if it happens again tonight, I am calling the police.

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« Reply #22489 on: July 25, 2013, 11:47:16 AM »
This party began at 10PM and didn't end until 12:15AM.


That's only a 4-hour party. Of course, the START time was out of line, since their parties are loud.

2 hours and 15 minutes. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22490 on: July 25, 2013, 12:49:54 PM »
This party began at 10PM and didn't end until 12:15AM.


That's only a 4-hour party. Of course, the START time was out of line, since their parties are loud.

2 hours and 15 minutes.

ye gods, where's my math?

But that's a very short party (shorter even than I'd thought), so you can't really complain about the length. Too bad it was so darned loud, and started after what most cities name as "quiet hours"!

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« Reply #22491 on: July 25, 2013, 06:05:51 PM »
This morning I'm feeling like my ordinarily wonderful neighbours are SS. They have a friend's dog in their yard and it has been crying non stop since it got there. Thankfully it feel asleep from exhaustion last night or I'd have had no sleep. It's started up again this morning, though. Now the neighbourhood dogs are joining the chorus.

They are such good neighbours though, that I would forgive them without hesitation if not for the fact that THEY went away and didn't have to suffer with the rest of us :(
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22492 on: July 25, 2013, 06:08:09 PM »
Poor pooch!

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« Reply #22493 on: July 25, 2013, 08:10:12 PM »
Wow - 1500 pages of special snowflakes.  The entire "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is only somewhere around 1200 . . . we're well on our way to "Wheel of Time" length . . .

Oh, I think to be fair you'd have to subtract a few hundred pages for tangents and threadjack posts...like this one.  ;D
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« Reply #22494 on: July 25, 2013, 08:53:27 PM »
Wow - 1500 pages of special snowflakes.  The entire "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is only somewhere around 1200 . . . we're well on our way to "Wheel of Time" length . . .

Oh, I think to be fair you'd have to subtract a few hundred pages for tangents and threadjack posts...like this one.  ;D
Considering the tangents and grandiose descriptions Tolkien wrote, I don't think we do.  ;)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22495 on: July 26, 2013, 03:02:17 AM »
Poor pooch!

At first we were really worried because their own dog rarely makes a sound and we thought he must have hurt himself. Then we actually went over to check and saw the extra dog so realised what it was. THEN we spent a few hours saying "Oh, poor puppy, he must feel so lonely  :(" But now, twenty four hours later, it's hard to think anything other than "Can you please just BE QUIET for five minutes!!!!"

If our own dog didn't have territorial tendencies we would seriously consider leaving a note on the door and bringing the dog over here.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22496 on: July 26, 2013, 07:18:24 AM »
<snip> Something about the way they design their stores puts my teeth on edge. I don't have panic attacks or anxiety issues - except when I set foot in their stores. Sis thought maybe they used peanut oil in their food prep areas and the smell was setting my radar off. But they don't . It is is the weirdest thing. I don't have the problem in any other brand of store - just theirs.

I've had something similar happen in three different stores and I think I finally solved the mystery...each store uses some type of high-end sonic alarm.  Every time I went in there, sometimes just in the door, I would start getting nervous, jittery, sweaty, nauseated, heart racing, short of breath...it was bizarre.

Interesting - I'll have to ask hubby if he knows anything about that.

I hear the horrible, intense, high-pitched eeeeee in a lot of places. DH can't, but I can, and it makes my head ring and I start sweating as my heart races from the strong irritation. I didn't know this happened to people who can't hear it. My local library is unfortunately a big culprit here: I have to sit far away from the entrance where the alarm thing is, or I can't concentrate enough to even read a paragraph.

I was at a nursery (garden place, not baby place) once and their bug deterrent was a gizmo that emitted a similar noise. I couldn't look at half the plants because the sound was too strong. I don't know if it worked on insects, but it certainly worked on me. I asked the lady at the counter and she was unaware that the sound was audible. "Although, now that you mention it, a lot of kids complain about the noise, but we always thought they were making it up..."

Some of them I can hear clearly, some just make the little hairs in my ears buzz or I can just hear the edge of them.  The ones set up in parking lots to deter birds I can hear quite clearly (I also think it's funny when they are set up in fake owls or other birds of prey).
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22497 on: July 26, 2013, 08:02:53 AM »
This morning I'm feeling like my ordinarily wonderful neighbours are SS. They have a friend's dog in their yard and it has been crying non stop since it got there. Thankfully it feel asleep from exhaustion last night or I'd have had no sleep. It's started up again this morning, though. Now the neighbourhood dogs are joining the chorus.

They are such good neighbours though, that I would forgive them without hesitation if not for the fact that THEY went away and didn't have to suffer with the rest of us :(

Wait - your neighbors have a dog, and they took in a friend's dog, and put them both in the backyard and LEFT? As in, not at home and not coming back for days? Do they have someone taking care of these dogs or did they just load up food and water and then left the dogs alone? If I had neighbors who did that, I'd be on the phone to animal control ASAP.

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« Reply #22498 on: July 26, 2013, 08:08:58 AM »
(Long post, sorry!)

When I was still at school, we used to have Physical Education for 2 hours first thing on a Monday (which we all LOVED, I'm sure you can imagine). Our lockers weren't very big, so most people couldn't fit their PE kits into them and left them either on top of or below the lockers, out of the way. As it was a small school, and had security doors and gates, we thought there wouldn't be an issue.

After our other morning lessons, we come into the locker room to get our lunches, and people begin to notice their PE bags weren't where they left them earlier. I spot mine right on the other side of the room, and open it. My PE kit, which had only been washed the day before, and had been relatively unmarked after our indoor PE, is now CAKED in mud. It honestly looked like someone had dug up handfuls of mud and smeared them over the jogging bottoms. I was furious, and so were the other girls, whose kits had received similar treatment. We went to the head of our year, who quickly worked out that there had only been one other PE class between us leaving our kits and returning for lunch.

That class were dragged in, and quickly the innocent girls pointed out the ones who had entered without kits and upon being sent to find replacements (the school had a few spare kits, but they weren't very nice) had reappeared wearing surprisingly good kits. The PE teacher felt awful - she thought the group had tried to get out of the lesson by hiding their kits, and then gone to fetch them when it didn't work.

Our head of year made every one of the guilty girls confess to which kit she'd stolen. When the girl who took mine walked up to me, she could barely meet my eye. I took out my filthy kit and asked her if she let her own kit get that muddy, or if she'd thought that since it didn't belong to her, she didn't need to treat it with any respect.

The girls who'd stolen the kits were sent home with them that night and letters to their parents informing them of what the girls had done, and if the kit wasn't brought to school sparkling clean the next day, the girl would have a week's detention. My thief came back with a written apology from both her and her mother, addressed to me and mine.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22499 on: July 26, 2013, 08:21:14 AM »
Wow! The sheer nerve.

My DH was SS last night. He was playing a game on the desktop, in the corner of our living area, with headphones on and oblivious to everything else. It started raining outside, so I asked him if his windows were up because it was raining. He was annoyed, and replied that only the rear lift was open. I didn't pursue it further.

An hour later, he is off of his game, and then asked me if I knew it was raining. I confirmed that I did and that I had asked him if his truck was open because of it. He had left his front windows down to air it out.  ::)