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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24105 on: October 29, 2013, 09:36:04 AM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24106 on: October 29, 2013, 11:06:43 AM »
My uncle was born in the late 1940's with Down Syndrome. My understanding is that most DS kids at that time were institutionalized and never seen again. Grandma wouldn't hear of it and home-schooled Uncle. He could read and write, and he was very witty and kind.

When he was a kid in the 50's, the other mothers would make their kids get out of the public pool when he got in. Like their kids would catch it or something.

Pauline Parker, of the Parker-Hulme murder case, had a younger sister who was institutionalised for having Down Syndrome.

At least one journalist speculated that this proved Parker came from "bad stock". What a lovely thing to imply about a mother who's just been murdered.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24107 on: October 29, 2013, 02:02:41 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

::Pulls away from the site's gravitational pull::

Wh--what year is it?!

::On page ten::

Where's the Older Posts button?  There has to be an Older Posts button!  It can't be over!

:( I can't access it at work. It says it's a malware site.

Then again, I'm pretty sure that's the same reason that comes up for FB too, which is blocked.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24108 on: October 29, 2013, 02:24:38 PM »
On the IKEA stuff, I go at odd times like when it opens or weekday evenings and walk the "wrong" way all the time, sure you need to go off in the side isles a bit but if say I just want a rug I go in the warehouse way as rugs are near the end of the maze.  But I love the place, at ours you skip the show rooms and enter the stock area on the bottom floor where you can follow all the arrows or shortcut through all going the right way or enter the warehouse if you just want warehouse goods.  I look up what I want at home and go to the store with the isle and bin number already.  I can be in and out in 1/2 hour.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24109 on: October 29, 2013, 03:05:27 PM »
I can't, but that's because I have to go into the kitchen area and play with the soft-close drawers.  ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24110 on: October 29, 2013, 03:22:03 PM »
If I want big stuff, I'll check it on the website, and just go to the warehouse bit - but what I really love is the kitchen stuff, and that isn't in the warehouse. The only place you can get it is in the display bit.

Can we nominate the whole IKEA set-up as being SS?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24111 on: October 29, 2013, 03:48:57 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

::Pulls away from the site's gravitational pull::

Wh--what year is it?!

::On page ten::

Where's the Older Posts button?  There has to be an Older Posts button!  It can't be over!

:( I can't access it at work. It says it's a malware site.

Then again, I'm pretty sure that's the same reason that comes up for FB too, which is blocked.

Was coming back to comment on Slartibartfast's original post.  A friend sent me a link to the site originally and I have never laughed so hard in my life.  Yes, the photos are crazy, but the blogging raises them to an art form of hilarity!  It really does hurt to laugh after a bit.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24112 on: October 29, 2013, 03:54:32 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

::Pulls away from the site's gravitational pull::

Wh--what year is it?!

::On page ten::

Where's the Older Posts button?  There has to be an Older Posts button!  It can't be over!

:( I can't access it at work. It says it's a malware site.

Then again, I'm pretty sure that's the same reason that comes up for FB too, which is blocked.

Was coming back to comment on Slartibartfast's original post.  A friend sent me a link to the site originally and I have never laughed so hard in my life.  Yes, the photos are crazy, but the blogging raises them to an art form of hilarity!  It really does hurt to laugh after a bit.

At one point DD and I were laughing so hard and making such weird noises that the dog got worried and had to check on us :)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24113 on: October 29, 2013, 03:59:22 PM »
If I want big stuff, I'll check it on the website, and just go to the warehouse bit - but what I really love is the kitchen stuff, and that isn't in the warehouse. The only place you can get it is in the display bit.

Can we nominate the whole IKEA set-up as being SS?

It's not SS, it's marketing. Ikea is the only store to do a 200% on purchase budget. Meaning that if you planned on buying for 20$ of stuff you'll most likely end up with 40$ worth of stuff.
They're smart and apply every trick in the book, since that even works for those who where not planning on buying anything and find out that hey, a new mug, or a vase, or a mini cactus and oh yeah, pot holders.  ::)
Ours have everything in the warehouse portion, and like many you either turn left entering on the ground floor (past the kiddy ball park) and get in by the cash registers/flatpack storage, or up the stairs and straight left, down the stairs in the kitchen/wharehouse bit.

(And I believe that ikea shopping and furniture building is like a rite of passage or a test for young couples, I mean, I was this close to try and lock my SO in one of their kitchen cabinet, but I didn't, and we're still going strong!)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24114 on: October 29, 2013, 04:28:23 PM »
My uncle was born in the late 1940's with Down Syndrome. My understanding is that most DS kids at that time were institutionalized and never seen again. Grandma wouldn't hear of it and home-schooled Uncle. He could read and write, and he was very witty and kind.

When he was a kid in the 50's, the other mothers would make their kids get out of the public pool when he got in. Like their kids would catch it or something.

Pauline Parker, of the Parker-Hulme murder case, had a younger sister who was institutionalised for having Down Syndrome.

At least one journalist speculated that this proved Parker came from "bad stock". What a lovely thing to imply about a mother who's just been murdered.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24115 on: October 29, 2013, 04:29:42 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

::Pulls away from the site's gravitational pull::

Wh--what year is it?!

::On page ten::

Where's the Older Posts button?  There has to be an Older Posts button!  It can't be over!

:( I can't access it at work. It says it's a malware site.

Then again, I'm pretty sure that's the same reason that comes up for FB too, which is blocked.

Was coming back to comment on Slartibartfast's original post.  A friend sent me a link to the site originally and I have never laughed so hard in my life.  Yes, the photos are crazy, but the blogging raises them to an art form of hilarity!  It really does hurt to laugh after a bit.

At one point DD and I were laughing so hard and making such weird noises that the dog got worried and had to check on us :)

LOLOLOL oh man, that site is amazing, I'm near tears!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24116 on: October 29, 2013, 09:44:09 PM »
We had an inservice today.
How to use certain apps in educational settings. How to take care of your Ipad, how to install find your Ipad. Discussion on how cracked screens will be handled. Basically unless there are extraordinary circumstances we are responsible for 1/2 the fee - but the ones owned by the school  came with big grip cases. (Nearly as protective as otter cases). If the cracked screen is from another program (there are 3 staff developments each summer that regularly issue multiple Ipads and other equipment) the school is still willing to pay 1/2 the fees


Then they issued 2 more Ipads to every classroom teacher, 1 to every specials teacher (PE, Art, Music ).


What was the main topic of conversation - how unfair the cracked screen policy was and how the school should pay for big grips for all issued ipads. (I have 7 Ipads from 2 other programs. I paid for the cases.)



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24117 on: October 29, 2013, 09:54:03 PM »
We had an inservice today.
How to use certain apps in educational settings. How to take care of your Ipad, how to install find your Ipad. Discussion on how cracked screens will be handled. Basically unless there are extraordinary circumstances we are responsible for 1/2 the fee - but the ones owned by the school  came with big grip cases. (Nearly as protective as otter cases). If the cracked screen is from another program (there are 3 staff developments each summer that regularly issue multiple Ipads and other equipment) the school is still willing to pay 1/2 the fees


Then they issued 2 more Ipads to every classroom teacher, 1 to every specials teacher (PE, Art, Music ).


What was the main topic of conversation - how unfair the cracked screen policy was and how the school should pay for big grips for all issued ipads. (I have 7 Ipads from 2 other programs. I paid for the cases.)

Or they could stop complaining and find a grant/tech supplement/program that pays for stuff.  If nothing else, I know of 2 teachers who bought otter boxes with Donors Choose funds.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24118 on: October 30, 2013, 12:53:20 AM »
Special Snowflake of the "I'm going to interrupt your day and I'm going to get offended that you don't like it!" type

I frequently drop by a nearby shopping mall for groceries. After shopping, I like to take the longer way out to walk around the mall and get some exercise. Unfortunately down the other end of the mall is a cosmetics stand with the most obnoxious staff.

Encounter 1:
Young man (in horribly over-excited tones): "Oh My GOD! I just LOVE your style!"
Me: "No thank you."

(Uh yeah, cos Mumsy-MiddleAged-Corporate is so cutting edge. That total overblown fakey-nice nice tone pretty much soured me on the guy immediately).

Encounter 2:
Same young man: "Good morning, Madam!"
Me: "No thank you."
YM: "Can I just ask, what do you use on your face here?" [gesturing on his own face to refer to a patch of really blotchy skin on my own face]
Me: [shook my head silently and kept walking]

(That's a great marketing technique, ignore my boundaries and then remind me of the horrible state of my skin, thanks a lot).

Encounter 3:
Young woman: "How are you today Madam?"
Me: "No thank you."
Young woman (loudly, to young man): " "HOW... ARE... YOU". It's a question, how can you answer with "No thank you". "HOW.. ARE.. YOU.." It's not difficult!"

(That's right, precious, mock your potential customers refusal to bow to your desire to interrupt their busy day by loudly whining about them within their earshot).

I know she was talking to him because I could see her out the corner of my eye and so could see who she was directing the comment to.

The most annoying thing is that they keep moving the stand around, so it's not like I can predict where they're going to be on any given day I happen to drop by.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 12:56:38 AM by WolfWay »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24119 on: October 30, 2013, 05:46:12 AM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

I will never look at garden chairs the same way.

::Pulls away from the site's gravitational pull::

Wh--what year is it?!

::On page ten::

Where's the Older Posts button?  There has to be an Older Posts button!  It can't be over!

:( I can't access it at work. It says it's a malware site.

Then again, I'm pretty sure that's the same reason that comes up for FB too, which is blocked.

Was coming back to comment on Slartibartfast's original post.  A friend sent me a link to the site originally and I have never laughed so hard in my life.  Yes, the photos are crazy, but the blogging raises them to an art form of hilarity!  It really does hurt to laugh after a bit.

At one point DD and I were laughing so hard and making such weird noises that the dog got worried and had to check on us :)

LOLOLOL oh man, that site is amazing, I'm near tears!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THIS IS GENIUS!!

(Also, why do so many houses seem to have toilets in the middle of their living rooms!???)