### Author Topic: Special Snowflake Stories  (Read 5737177 times)

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#### magicdomino

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« Reply #23085 on: August 26, 2013, 12:51:34 PM »
Why would the kid have a BB gun in the car in the first place? I wonder if it's his usual practice to shoot out the car window...

Not to mention, he would have had to shoot past his mother's face, assuming the service window was on her side of the car.

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« Reply #23086 on: August 26, 2013, 12:53:02 PM »
A few summers ago, some one decided that cars  parked in the street and driveways would make excellent target practice.

Neighbors and police did not agree.
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#### ica171

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« Reply #23087 on: August 26, 2013, 01:16:20 PM »
Mild SS parent today. I had to go to the courthouse to pick up some registration forms. Right after I came up to the counter a woman was called to the window next to me. She had a small boy with her, and I heard her telling him to come here, stop doing that, be quiet, etc in just the few seconds it took her to walk from the door to the counter. Then she stopped talking so I figured he listened to her. I wasn't really paying attention; I have kids and have said those things to them in public, plus I was busy with my transaction. All of a sudden there was a huge GONG!!! sound. I turned around and her child was playing in the lobby around the metal stanchions with the elastic line dividers between them. He had knocked one at least mostly over, but it came back upright because of the elastic. He froze for a minute and looked at his mom, but she didn't even look up from what she was doing. He immediately went back to running around. She must have really trusted him; he was about four feet away from the doors, which are not visible from the counter. He could have easily run outside and she'd never have known.

#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #23088 on: August 26, 2013, 02:05:09 PM »
Why would the kid have a BB gun in the car in the first place? I wonder if it's his usual practice to shoot out the car window...

Not to mention, he would have had to shoot past his mother's face, assuming the service window was on her side of the car.

Unless he was in the back seat, but still...

I would love to hear how this plays out.
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#### nutraxfornerves

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« Reply #23089 on: August 26, 2013, 02:33:21 PM »
I was looking for th eBB gun story and found this from last April.Long Island Mom Accused Of Taking Kids On BB Gun Drive-By Shooting Spree [quoteProsecutors said the 43-year-old East Northport woman took her 13- and 15-year-old children on joyrides, arming them with slingshots and soft-air guns and encouraging them to rapid fire BB pellets at parked cars in Islandia, Hauppauge and Commack.
During the drive-bys, prosecutors said Becker even picked up eggs and flung them at cars, too.[/quote]

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#### EMuir

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#### artk2002

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« Reply #23098 on: August 26, 2013, 05:12:25 PM »
I went with my SIL to pick up the kids from school today. As we were picking up the kids  a father walks into my niece's room and says "What's this list all about, public school is supposed to be free. IF you want my kid to have this stuff --you blanket-blank pay for it!" Slammed the school supply list on the desk and walked out.

Honestly, we spent less than \$10 for the entire list buying on sales, the list is not that onerous - and if you can't afford it, you can go to one of the food kitchens show them that you can't and get free stuff.

Where has he been for the last, oh, 20 years or so?
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#### magicdomino

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« Reply #23099 on: August 26, 2013, 05:34:19 PM »
Heck, even in the Dark Ages, we started the year with school supplies.  I don't remember the teacher sending home a list; certainly it would have been a lot shorter (I'm pretty sure no one was expected to bring boxes of tissues, and hand sanitizer didn't exist.)  But we were expected to have pencils, notebook, eraser, crayons, etc.

Come to think of it, there must of been some kind of list.  In first grade, I was supposed to have thick pencils for some reason.  The teacher kept telling me to use the fat pencils; my mother kept refusing to buy fat pencils because we had lots of regular pencils.  Why did they keep telling me instead of each other?