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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24285 on: November 07, 2013, 08:34:17 AM »
I like how he asks for all this info about traveling to Thailand, but when he's called on his ridiculousness insists that he's been to Thailand five times. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24286 on: November 07, 2013, 08:37:09 AM »
Helping "less fortunate people in impoverished areas or villages" one tattoo at a time

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361710

Other` posters are not kind.

And how, exactly, are tattoos going to improve the lives of impoverished people?

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« Reply #24287 on: November 07, 2013, 08:43:16 AM »
I like how he asks for all this info about traveling to Thailand, but when he's called on his ridiculousness insists that he's been to Thailand five times.

And apparently has friends and family there, too. Which kind of makes me wonder why he's posing his question to a forum full of strangers...

I guess to be fair to him, he's looking for information on traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos as much as villages in Thailand near Chiang Mai, but still. If I had friends or relatives in Thailand, I'd be asking them where they thought I should go. And I don't think I'd trust information from strangers on the internet about getting travel visas, no matter how lovely those people might be.


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« Reply #24288 on: November 07, 2013, 08:45:07 AM »
I like how he asks for all this info about traveling to Thailand, but when he's called on his ridiculousness insists that he's been to Thailand five times.

He also claims he has family there. If so why does he need total strangers imput on where to find these impoverished villages he wants to tattoo in. What a bazaar idea.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24289 on: November 07, 2013, 08:49:40 AM »
Yesterday was my second fender-bender in a week.  A guy backed into me in a parking lot on Halloween, and then yesterday afternoon a woman rear-ended me at a red light.  AFTER we were stopped.  Her excuse?  "The light turned green and I thought you were going."

Both accidents were enough to leave marks on my car but not enough to chase after drivers who might or might not have insurance  :-\  (I'm worried if I file a claim for a few hundred dollars, and they aren't insured, I'll end up having to pay for the work AND my rates will go up . . .)  Luckily my car isn't exactly new anymore, so I guess I should get used to it having a few scratches and cracks  >:(

On the plus side, the guy behind the lady yesterday was a police officer.  Who very nicely put his lights on to keep traffic out of our lane while I got the lady's information, and came and checked to make sure we were both okay.  He was still talking to her when I left, so I don't know if she got a ticket for distracted driving or what . . .

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« Reply #24290 on: November 07, 2013, 09:23:44 AM »
Yesterday was my second fender-bender in a week.  A guy backed into me in a parking lot on Halloween, and then yesterday afternoon a woman rear-ended me at a red light.  AFTER we were stopped.  Her excuse?  "The light turned green and I thought you were going."

Both accidents were enough to leave marks on my car but not enough to chase after drivers who might or might not have insurance  :-\  (I'm worried if I file a claim for a few hundred dollars, and they aren't insured, I'll end up having to pay for the work AND my rates will go up . . .)  Luckily my car isn't exactly new anymore, so I guess I should get used to it having a few scratches and cracks  >:(

On the plus side, the guy behind the lady yesterday was a police officer.  Who very nicely put his lights on to keep traffic out of our lane while I got the lady's information, and came and checked to make sure we were both okay.  He was still talking to her when I left, so I don't know if she got a ticket for distracted driving or what . . .

I'm not sure about where you live, but in my state you have to carry uninsured/underinsured motoer coverage. Which basically covers you if someone who doesn't have insurance, or doesn't have enough insurance, to fix what happened. Since you weren't at fault, your rates shouldn't go up. My friend just had to deal with that after being hit because the driver of the other car had hit a second car and didn't have enough insurance to repair both cars. It might be something worth looking it. Also in my state, if you rear-end someone, you're pretty much always at fault. There are few cases where it's determined it's not your fault, but usually you rear-end someone, you're getting the ticket. And still people tailgate....

Love the "I thought you were going!", your car wasn't moving but she thought what...you were moving and she just wasn't seeing it? At least she knew you'd have to be moving...some people seem to think one car can pass through another.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24291 on: November 07, 2013, 10:44:04 AM »
Helping "less fortunate people in impoverished areas or villages" one tattoo at a time

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361710

Other` posters are not kind.

I'm not sure I would classify this as SS, he mostly just comes across as really, really ignorant, with a side helping of "entitled first worlder".

Good luck to him though...I'm not sure how kindly people would take to his "advanced" tattooing when Thailand/Cambodia/Laos does religious tattoos with its own ancient method(bamboo), which are done by religious figures. Thailand, to the extent of my knowledge, isn't so happy that foreigners get Buddah tattooed onto their skin. Please excuse that I've brought religion into this.
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GlitterIsMyDrug

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24292 on: November 07, 2013, 10:54:20 AM »
Helping "less fortunate people in impoverished areas or villages" one tattoo at a time

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361710

Other` posters are not kind.

How would that help anyone? I see this as someone with a lot of tattoos, I've got a half sleeve, Partner has a half sleeve and a full sleeve, we both love tattoos, I think they're beautiful (when done properly). But I've never thought "Oh, that poor person doesn't have enough food to eat, I think a bugs bunny tattoo would really help them". I have no idea how he's going to bring all the equipment with him. Including the needles he'd need. A lot of needles...

Well at least he isn't asking for anyone to give him money to buy a plane ticket for this little adventure.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24293 on: November 07, 2013, 11:12:33 AM »
Helping "less fortunate people in impoverished areas or villages" one tattoo at a time

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361710

Other` posters are not kind.

How would that help anyone? I see this as someone with a lot of tattoos, I've got a half sleeve, Partner has a half sleeve and a full sleeve, we both love tattoos, I think they're beautiful (when done properly). But I've never thought "Oh, that poor person doesn't have enough food to eat, I think a bugs bunny tattoo would really help them". I have no idea how he's going to bring all the equipment with him. Including the needles he'd need. A lot of needles...

Well at least he isn't asking for anyone to give him money to buy a plane ticket for this little adventure.

I guess there is always a bright side to everything. Lol. You are a much more charitable person than I glitter. ;)

I ve come to the conclusion that the reason he's asking strangers instead of his family for advice on where to go is because they've already told him he's cracked.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24294 on: November 07, 2013, 11:32:14 AM »
Helping "less fortunate people in impoverished areas or villages" one tattoo at a time

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361710

Other` posters are not kind.

How would that help anyone? I see this as someone with a lot of tattoos, I've got a half sleeve, Partner has a half sleeve and a full sleeve, we both love tattoos, I think they're beautiful (when done properly). But I've never thought "Oh, that poor person doesn't have enough food to eat, I think a bugs bunny tattoo would really help them". I have no idea how he's going to bring all the equipment with him. Including the needles he'd need. A lot of needles...

Well at least he isn't asking for anyone to give him money to buy a plane ticket for this little adventure.

I guess there is always a bright side to everything. Lol. You are a much more charitable person than I glitter. ;)

I ve come to the conclusion that the reason he's asking strangers instead of his family for advice on where to go is because they've already told him he's cracked.

I thought for sure when I clicked on the link it'd be a "I want to go to a impoverished country and tattoo people! To help! Please donate to my cause", I was actually a little relived.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24295 on: November 07, 2013, 11:53:22 AM »
For the rear-ending one,

not too long ago, I was at a very familiar intersection, but not in the usual left turn lane that I drive daily.

I was planning to go straight, but the sun was BLINDING and I could not see the light.  The car to my right began to move (red on right ok) and the car to my left also moved (left turn signal just went on), so I took my foot off the brake and went {crunch} into the grey vehicle in front of me. 

she had a tire as a bumper, (think like how Jeeps often have a tire in back) and there was NO visible damage to her, and only a bit to my hood.

It was my fault.  She called her parents and her mom came out.  Mom suggested that the police be called, since it was her DD's first accident. 

we both drove away, completely fine, but I did get a ticket. 

did not even reach my deductible to hammer out the hood.  No bumper damage, nothing for the radiator (the closest thing to the front.) 

But, found out they tried to claim all sorts of damages and physical injuries after.  So, I guess it was good I had a police report, because otherwise I could not have proved there was no damage.  yes, I took pics at the scene.

So I got a ticket, but not crazy expenses for medical and repair of two vehicles.  Yay for the police report!

The worst part was telling my DD, who just got her driver's license a few months ago.

My last accident was years before her birth. 

 :( :-[ :-X
 


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24296 on: November 07, 2013, 11:57:35 AM »
I thought for sure when I clicked on the link it'd be a "I want to go to a impoverished country and tattoo people! To help! Please donate to my cause", I was actually a little relived.

Ditto. It's kind of sad, that's the first thing that came to mind. I think I'm losing my faith in humanity.
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« Reply #24297 on: November 07, 2013, 12:00:51 PM »
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then drove off chatting into a device which she was holding in her hand which is illegal in this city.

Midnight Kitty, I'm confused - I've never heard of a GPS you talk into, and where do you live that GPS's are illegal?

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« Reply #24298 on: November 07, 2013, 12:08:39 PM »
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then drove off chatting into a device which she was holding in her hand which is illegal in this city.

Midnight Kitty, I'm confused - I've never heard of a GPS you talk into, and where do you live that GPS's are illegal?

I'm not Midnight Kitty, but I have seen GPS's that are voice-activated or can be voice-controlled, and in many states now it is illegal to use any hand-held device while driving. So the GPS per se isn't illegal (my parents have one installed in their dashboard and they ask for directions using voice prompts - which I don't think does any good for their driving, but isn't illegal) but the holding of it in the hand and talking to/looking at it may violate distracted driver laws.

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« Reply #24299 on: November 07, 2013, 12:10:25 PM »
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then drove off chatting into a device which she was holding in her hand which is illegal in this city.

Midnight Kitty, I'm confused - I've never heard of a GPS you talk into, and where do you live that GPS's are illegal?
I'm not familiar with all the different types of mobile electronic devices, but the law here is that you must use a "hands-free" device.  In fact, your hands must not be on the device when the engine is running.  Even if you pull over to the shoulder to punch one button, you have violated (the strict interpretation of) the law.

This woman had some device with a screen and a suction cup in one hand and what might have been tablet or smart phone in the other.  The 2 devices were connected to each by at least one cord and she was talking into the one that looked like a small tablet.  It looked like she was wrestling with the electric cord octopus while talking into something and driving.  There were empty stalls for on street parking into which she could have pulled.  Instead, she blocked the only access (both entrance and exit) to the beverage container redemption center (a very busy place) and drove off holding the device into which she was talking.  Even if the GPS was designed to be voice operated (hands-free), she violated the law by holding it while driving.

eta: Yes, CuriousParty, it's that way here.

My smart phone has a navigator ap.  It has a map on the display, but I have it give me voice directions.  I get it started before I turn the engine on, then put my phone on the console (out of my way and out of my sight) and drive off with my navigator talking in my ear.  Even though I am not using the headset "hands-free" option, I am operating my mobile device in hands-free mode and I am not holding it in my hands while driving, so I'm good.
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