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#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24705 on: December 04, 2013, 09:51:08 AM »
SS Parent driver this morning.

SS driver has her two small snowflakes in the back seat, who are frequently hitting each other, but that isn't the point.
SS driver has a long haired lap dog that she is playing with, instead of paying attention to traffic.

I was behind SSD and we were in the lane to turn right onto a 4 lane divided road. I notice that there are no cars coming, and look to see if SSD noticed. Not so much, so I tap on my horn. SSD glares at me in her rear view, places her dog on the other seat and does not go into the completely clear lanes until I honked again.

I ended up behind her on the road, and she was weaving from one side of the lane to the other. As I went to pass her safely (using my signals), she tried to change lanes into me (no signalling), so she got another honk.

I feel sorry for the kids and the dog.

Ya know, that might be worth a call to the police dispatch line. I usually try to keep the non-911 numbers dot the local jurisdictions I'm in the most Sade in my phone for just such an occasion.
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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24706 on: December 04, 2013, 10:38:48 AM »
I have called before, in similar situations, but the dispatchers can't do much unless there is an officer right there.

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#### GlitterIsMyDrug

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24707 on: December 04, 2013, 10:55:33 AM »
Movie SS.

My husband convinced me that seeing the new Thor movie on opening weekend was a thing to do.  This visit just convinced me that movies aren't worth it anymore.

Let your husband know, that after a few weeks, nothing about the movie changes. Same actors, same story lines, same everything. Except less people because apparently many people do not know about this little secret.

I saw Thor Thanksgiving Weekend and the theater was practically empty. Pretty sure it was still the same movie.

#### siamesecat2965

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24708 on: December 04, 2013, 11:02:07 AM »
Movie SS.

My husband convinced me that seeing the new Thor movie on opening weekend was a thing to do.  This visit just convinced me that movies aren't worth it anymore.

Let your husband know, that after a few weeks, nothing about the movie changes. Same actors, same story lines, same everything. Except less people because apparently many people do not know about this little secret.

I saw Thor Thanksgiving Weekend and the theater was practically empty. Pretty sure it was still the same movie.

Yup. this is why, when I still went to the movies, I'd wait a week or two, and then try and go on an "off" time or day. So not worth the aggrevation of going when it first opens, and being squished into a fully packed theater, and dealing wiht all sorts of SSs.

#### BarensMom

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« Reply #24709 on: December 04, 2013, 11:13:29 AM »
Movie SS.

My husband convinced me that seeing the new Thor movie on opening weekend was a thing to do.  This visit just convinced me that movies aren't worth it anymore.

Let your husband know, that after a few weeks, nothing about the movie changes. Same actors, same story lines, same everything. Except less people because apparently many people do not know about this little secret.

I saw Thor Thanksgiving Weekend and the theater was practically empty. Pretty sure it was still the same movie.

However, if one wants to see it in IMAX 3D, one pretty much has to go the first week the movie is out, otherwise it gets bumped from the special theater.

I usually go to either a very early or very late showing, and haven't had any problems with rude patrons.  It might also help that I go all the way to the Regal in Dublin (CA).  The management/employees don't put up with any shenanigans there.

#### violinp

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24710 on: December 04, 2013, 11:28:22 AM »
Movie SS.

My husband convinced me that seeing the new Thor movie on opening weekend was a thing to do.  This visit just convinced me that movies aren't worth it anymore.

Let your husband know, that after a few weeks, nothing about the movie changes. Same actors, same story lines, same everything. Except less people because apparently many people do not know about this little secret.

I saw Thor Thanksgiving Weekend and the theater was practically empty. Pretty sure it was still the same movie.

Yup. this is why, when I still went to the movies, I'd wait a week or two, and then try and go on an "off" time or day. So not worth the aggrevation of going when it first opens, and being squished into a fully packed theater, and dealing wiht all sorts of SSs.

Amen. I'm not even allowed to see certain movies before they've been out for a couple weeks (I work in a theater) and it has to be an "off" time, and I honestly am less stressed when it's just 4 other people and me watching a movie.
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#### Piratelvr1121

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24711 on: December 04, 2013, 11:34:12 AM »
I like going out to the movies in the mornings.  One local theater will show movies for $5.50 Saturday and Wednesday mornings before noon, and there are theaters at this place that have really nice leather recliners and any other time it costs more to see a movie in those theaters. But before noon on Saturdays it's$5.50 and I love taking advantage of that! That and seats are reserved so you don't have to worry about people insisting you move over because they couldn't get there in time.  Also this theater has a strict policy on cell phones. Once the movie starts, if you are caught with one on and in use during the movie you get escorted out without a refund.
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#### MissRose

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« Reply #24712 on: December 04, 2013, 02:35:03 PM »
Very few movies are worth me going immediately to see them.  I usually wait a few days then go.  Otherwise, its easier to buy on demand with cable, sit at home with my own food and drink, when I want etc to watch a newer release.

#### Piratelvr1121

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« Reply #24713 on: December 04, 2013, 05:56:39 PM »
I'm mostly the same way but if there's a movie out with Johnny Depp, that gets seen first chance I get! Preferably opening weekend.

Other movies I can generally wait till they come out to DVD.
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#### Dindrane

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24714 on: December 04, 2013, 08:39:52 PM »
Movie SS.

My husband convinced me that seeing the new Thor movie on opening weekend was a thing to do.  This visit just convinced me that movies aren't worth it anymore.

Let your husband know, that after a few weeks, nothing about the movie changes. Same actors, same story lines, same everything. Except less people because apparently many people do not know about this little secret.

I saw Thor Thanksgiving Weekend and the theater was practically empty. Pretty sure it was still the same movie.

My husband and I both want to see Frozen, and I really wanted to see Thor. So when we went to the movies on Thanksgiving weekend, I worked really hard to convince him that we should go see Thor.

Smart man that he is, he agreed with me, and we both patted ourselves on the back for our deductive reasoning skills when we saw the gaggle of small children clearly there to see Frozen. The theater for Thor was still relatively full, but not jam-packed (and we were there early enough to get seats we were happy with).

I like watching movies like Frozen with kids in the audience, and I don't mind their audible reactions, but not on opening weekend! We'll go this weekend or the weekend after instead, and it will be much nicer.

#### greencat

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24715 on: December 04, 2013, 10:22:53 PM »
We've had an interesting little flurry of snowflakes calling my work lately:

One rather horrid woman who called us multiple times in an hour because she believed that the particular permutation of numbers in her son's student ID number had cursed him to fail all his classes.  She wanted it changed and wouldn't take no for an answer.  No was the only answer she got, because we don't change those identifying numbers.  She has, apparently, been calling us about this for weeks - this time she just called three times in ten minutes.

The misguided flower who had stumbled on our chat support.  She needed information from the another department.  However, she kept opening new chats and asking variations on the same, horribly misspelled and grammatically challenged, queries - despite repeated instructions on how to contact the correct department and that the chat help does not ever reach that department.

The many special snowflakes who are suddenly desperate to fill out the optional and anonymous evaluation forms that were available to them for two weeks and just closed yesterday.  Especially the girl who kept repeating to me, today, December 4th, that she only got the message about the evaluations...two weeks ago.

#### redcat

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24716 on: December 05, 2013, 10:46:29 AM »
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HorseFreak - she sounds like the moms at my som's school during morning car pool. Giant "no left turn" signs and there they sit blocking traffic to make illegal, unsafe turns or driving the wrong way down the road

I always have just the slightest bit of sympathy for some of these people, because I find those "No Left Turn" signs don't tell you how to get on that road in another way.  If you don't know the road layout in that area it can be really difficult to get where you want to be if you are only being told what not to do without also being told what to do instead.  There used to be a "No Right Turn" junction near where I lived.  But there was also a large sign showing how to get onto that road another way, at the junction just before the "No Right Turn" junction, which was "No Right Turn at Next Junction, Turn left, turn right, turn right, go straight on"!

#### GreenHall

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24717 on: December 05, 2013, 10:55:42 AM »
We've had an interesting little flurry of snowflakes calling my work lately:

*snip*

The many special snowflakes who are suddenly desperate to fill out the optional and anonymous evaluation forms that were available to them for two weeks and just closed yesterday.  Especially the girl who kept repeating to me, today, December 4th, that she only got the message about the evaluations...two weeks ago.

Let me guess - the message, received two weeks ago, plainly stated the last day possible to do this, but she is still asking after?

#### cwm

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« Reply #24718 on: December 05, 2013, 02:02:05 PM »
One of my co-workers (S) has a person she's working on a file for. She's been working in this line of work for about 3 decades now. She knows what she's doing. She's one of the best people I know here. She's twisting the numbers and making it as easy as possible for him, but he HAS to do a certain program. That is, with his situation, the only way to get things to work.

Our company works with several other companies to do this type of work. He's a member of two of our client companies. So he called in through the one she's not helping him with, trying to get a better deal. Except that company has worse deals than the one he was going with, and the salesperson who talked to him noticed that the client already had a file with us with S as the salesperson! He came and told S about the conversation, and sure enough within two minutes, the person is trying to call S and have her try things this way, or do it that way, or what about if we do this, or how about this way? Well, no. It breaks several federal laws, or he'll owe more money, or he'll have to pay for other things he doesn't want, or various other problems with the file.

He won't give up. S has explained things to him, including why we set up the file exactly like we did (price is higher, but includes a lot of money off of it as a gift, so he doesn't have to pay for a product he doesn't want and gets the right amount of money in the end), why he can't do any other way, and has basically told him that he needs to trust her 30 years of expertise. And oh by the way, the guidelines on everything are going to change at the start of the new year, and if he wants to get this deal before everything changes, we need his paperwork back.

We haven't seen any paperwork back. S keeps getting calls and emails from him. The record was 10 a day, on a Friday when her phone message and email said she was out of the office and wouldn't be returning until the next week. He was then mad and yelled at her (I could hear it from my desk, she sits across the aisle from me) because she didn't get back to him immediately, and he was ready to move forward, he just wanted her to try out a few more things on his file first.

#### Jocelyn

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« Reply #24719 on: December 05, 2013, 04:22:30 PM »
Student SS:
Student called our department admin and informed her that she HAD to save a place in the class for her, because the there was only one place left and student did not enroll for 4 more days.
Uh..that's the whole point of having staggered enrollment- so the upperclassmen get a chance at the classes they need to graduate!
Fortunately our admin has a very sturdy spine, and is not afraid to tell students that they are asking for something that they're not going to get.