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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24585 on: November 30, 2013, 02:30:57 AM »
Today's driving special snowflake:

<bg>My wife and I are in the process of moving.  I have back issues that cause pain if the car takes a turn faster than the turn is designed for, so we tend to keep to the posted speed limit.  We have made a number of trips and know the route fairly well.

There is an area of road where it goes from 55 mph to a blind 45 mph turn to a warning sign for bridge construction @ 25 mph then to the 25mph very quickly and there is a stoplight or flagger because the bridge is one lane right now.</bg>

A car had been coming up behind us, gaining very quickly.  Given when the car first appeared in the rear view mirror I figure it was going about 70 mph.  It got on our tail just as we entered the blind 45 mph turn, buried its nose in our tail through the turn and then sped up to pass us as soon as we were coming out of the turn.  It was a green SUV with a man driving, a female passenger in the passenger front and two children in the back.

We slowed down because 1. the 25 mph zone was less then 100 feet ahead and 2.  There was a car stopped at the stoplight.  3.  Other cars were approaching in the lane the green SUV was passing in.  The driver of the green SUV zipped into the correct lane then slammed on the brakes.  Luckily he stopped before he rear ended the Cadillac stopped at the light.

As we all waited at the light, I noticed that the green SUV had just been purchased (it still had the temporary paper plate in the window) and it made me wonder - "Who drives like a maniac in an unfamiliar car while transporting their family?"








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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24586 on: November 30, 2013, 09:29:09 AM »
This may have been posted here before, but the self-righteous vegan stories reminded me of the post. It's got to be one of my favorite PAN of all time.

Where the roommate decides to become a vegan, and will no longer tolerate animal products in the shared house:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2011/07/06/self-righteous-vegan/
Notice, that says ROOMMATE, not mother, not landlord, not anyone that has any right to demand a roommate change her diet.

Where the same vegan tries to make a cat live on a vegan diet, but the cat does not consent:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2012/02/05/hard-out-there-for-a-vegan-cat/
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24587 on: November 30, 2013, 09:38:05 AM »
This may have been posted here before, but the self-righteous vegan stories reminded me of the post. It's got to be one of my favorite PAN of all time.

Where the roommate decides to become a vegan, and will no longer tolerate animal products in the shared house:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2011/07/06/self-righteous-vegan/
Notice, that says ROOMMATE, not mother, not landlord, not anyone that has any right to demand a roommate change her diet.

Where the same vegan tries to make a cat live on a vegan diet, but the cat does not consent:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2012/02/05/hard-out-there-for-a-vegan-cat/


I've seen the first one before, but that second one... wow. Thank goodness she took the cat to a vet to find out that a vegan diet would mean starvation for the poor animal. And the language she uses is pretty patronising. "Since you have a primitive diet, would you mind adopting it? Do any of your little meat-eating friends want a cat?" What a great friend to have   ::)

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« Reply #24588 on: November 30, 2013, 09:57:56 AM »
This may have been posted here before, but the self-righteous vegan stories reminded me of the post. It's got to be one of my favorite PAN of all time.

Where the roommate decides to become a vegan, and will no longer tolerate animal products in the shared house:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2011/07/06/self-righteous-vegan/
Notice, that says ROOMMATE, not mother, not landlord, not anyone that has any right to demand a roommate change her diet.

Where the same vegan tries to make a cat live on a vegan diet, but the cat does not consent:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2012/02/05/hard-out-there-for-a-vegan-cat/


I've seen the first one before, but that second one... wow. Thank goodness she took the cat to a vet to find out that a vegan diet would mean starvation for the poor animal. And the language she uses is pretty patronising. "Since you have a primitive diet, would you mind adopting it? Do any of your little meat-eating friends want a cat?" What a great friend to have   ::)

I figured she tried to put it on a vegan diet, it got sick, and that's why she took it to the vet. And took it to another when she didn't hear what she wanted. And probably another after that.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24589 on: November 30, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »
EvilMK just wants to smack her with a clue-by-four! >:D

Why did she agree to share space with such a "primate" person in the first place?  I remember when my xSIL joined a cult & started treating my brother like a lower life form whose purpose was to enable her enlightenment.  Same attitude. >:(
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24590 on: November 30, 2013, 02:42:12 PM »
This may have been posted here before, but the self-righteous vegan stories reminded me of the post. It's got to be one of my favorite PAN of all time.

Where the roommate decides to become a vegan, and will no longer tolerate animal products in the shared house:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2011/07/06/self-righteous-vegan/
Notice, that says ROOMMATE, not mother, not landlord, not anyone that has any right to demand a roommate change her diet.

Where the same vegan tries to make a cat live on a vegan diet, but the cat does not consent:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2012/02/05/hard-out-there-for-a-vegan-cat/

This reminds me of the time I moved into a new apartment. The building was small, only 4 apartments in it. The building was "L" shaped, and the kitchens were set up so that they faced the courtyard that was in the angle of the L. This meant that if you were cooking with the kitchen windows open, all the neighbors could smell what you were cooking. And of course, cooking odors wafted through the shared hallways in the building as well.

My second day there, my next-door neighbor knocked on my door and introduced herself. She made a point of reminding me that the building was smoke-free, which was fine. Then she went on to add that she was vegan and she knew I wouldn't mind not cooking meat, eggs or any other animal products in my kitchen, as the smell made her sick.

Since the landlord had mentioned nothing about this, I told her I'd have to check with the landlord. She just repeated that she knew I wouldn't want to make her sick, and left.

A quick phone call to the landlord got him spitting mad. He'd apparently been dealing with this request from my neighbor to all new tenants for the past two years, and at least one tenant had moved because of her harassment. He told me to cook what I wanted, when I wanted.

I mean, if she'd been pregnant and the smell of cooking meat made her throw up, I'd have done something because there'd have been a time limit. But not cook any animal product for the next *year* until the lease was up? Simply not happening.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24591 on: November 30, 2013, 04:56:13 PM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24592 on: November 30, 2013, 05:15:19 PM »




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« Reply #24593 on: November 30, 2013, 06:03:55 PM »
I've got one from thanksgiving!

So, aunt and uncle host thanksgiving every year. It is awesome. Wonderful food. And they make a lot so we can all take home leftovers. In order to tell you this years story, I must tell you last years story. Everyone get some popcorn, you might need it.

So last year not everyone was there for thanksgiving. My cousin actually was working during thanksgiving (his shift ended at seven but we  ate ate like... four) So aunt did let everyone take leftovers like usual, but knew we would be considerate considering cousin hadn't had any of the meal yet.
Or rather, she assumed everyone would be considerate. She didn't count on Cousin Greedy and her Clan. Her Clan consists of herself, her husband, and her then 11 year old daughter.
Everyone grabbed what they wanted, within reason of course. Not Cousin Greedy. No siree.
Her and her husband descended upon the food and started clearing it out. Aunt actually had to step in and say "Leave some for Cousin for when he gets off shift."
Greedy's Husband chimed in with "Well what does he eat, we'll leave some of that for him." everything down to what type of cheese cake he liked so they could take the rest!(it was an assortment)

I tell you that story to tell you this one...

So this year, like every year we get leftovers. My mom asked me what I would like. I answered nothing because well, I'd had my fill.
Everyone went to get leftovers, and when Aunt reminded Cousin Greedy to leave some for other people, she left some for other people alright... a scant teaspoonful of sweet potatoes. What if someone else had wanted some? They also descended like locusts upon everything else.

At least this year cousin was actually at Thanksgiving dinner, otherwise he would have had nothing to come home to!

Mom managed to get some stuffing, lasagna and turkey though. At least its something, right?
 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24594 on: November 30, 2013, 06:23:10 PM »
If I was the hostess, I'd quit offering leftovers.  Or I'd prepackage them myself and dole them out.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24595 on: November 30, 2013, 06:23:53 PM »
Seconded. 

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« Reply #24596 on: November 30, 2013, 06:52:20 PM »
We've been doing it the same way for years. It's just that Cousin Greedy is well, greedy. She's the only one. Just one family of three, ruining it for the rest of us.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24597 on: November 30, 2013, 06:53:46 PM »
I wonder why the hosts continue to invite Cousin Greedy. Or why they don't just station a police officer in the kitchen.

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« Reply #24598 on: November 30, 2013, 06:57:50 PM »
I wonder why the hosts continue to invite Cousin Greedy. Or why they don't just station a police officer in the kitchen.

Because she's faaaaaaaaaaaamily. And that is a good idea. I will take that under advisement if we have Christmas here this year!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24599 on: November 30, 2013, 07:13:46 PM »
We've been doing it the same way for years. It's just that Cousin Greedy is well, greedy. She's the only one. Just one family of three, ruining it for the rest of us.

I agree with a previous poster. If you invite Cousin Greedy (I wouldn't), don't let everybody pack their own leftovers. Say you want some actually left over for yourself. Have them wait in the living room and pack their to-go container with a reasonable amount for their family, and give it to them. You don't have to let them just descend on it and take everything just because that's what they want.
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