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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24720 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.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24721 on: December 06, 2013, 08:49:25 AM »
I had a trifecta of iowntheroadSS's today.

First one; not even out of my complex. I was turning left from the "parking lot/alley" onto the main road in my complex. another car, coming down the road, turning left where I was but he cut it short, and tried to turn where I was. I get they are not true "roads" but the rules still apply; stay to the right, and its two way.

Second one: little you know what in a loud, little souped up car. tailgating me down the main road (traffic moves slow, so no one really can go fast). Finally gets over in the lane next to me, but I had to laugh since 2 lights up, who do I see next to me again, yup, little car.

Third one: i had to pop into the supermarket on my way in. I turned off the road, and it goes in, and around to the parking lot. Other side is for exiting. Someone coming to leave was again driving on the WRONG side.  Seriously?

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« Reply #24722 on: December 06, 2013, 09:58:55 AM »
This morning on the way to work SS Iowntheroadus.  I live on a one way street.  It's one way from the beginning of the street until the end of it.  All of the cross streets have very large DO NOT ENTER signs on them.  Just as I pull off to go down the street, SS turns onto my street going the wrong way.  I refuse to move, as I'm going the correct direction.  SS honks their horn at me.  I put my car in park and sit there looking at them.  After about 5 min SS does a 10 point u-turn and drives back the correct way down the street and pulls over.  I put my car in drive again and as I go past them, I see a lovely lady glaring at me.  She then blasts her horn at me until I turn off. 

I hope to diety she's not a new neighbor

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24723 on: December 06, 2013, 12:45:05 PM »
A group of special snowflake students (I suppose) who were gaming in the study lounge during finals week. Gaming using dice, having very loud conversations discussing what just happened during that move and then recording the move in spreadsheets on their laptops. This is a fairly small room, completely enclosed. Sound echos terribly, they were sitting right next to each other and yelling. We asked them not to yell, got glared at and then they continued yelling.

There were two, then three of them. We had four people reviewing as a study group for our final exam next week. We ended up moving because we could not hear each other over the dice slamming on the table and the yelling.

SS kitten. My lovely Abyssinian, Mocha, must be part raccoon. When I left for a meeting, I checked the water dish and food dish. When I came back three hours later, the suede and crinkly cat mat was wadded up in the water dish. It is completely saturated.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24724 on: December 06, 2013, 02:24:32 PM »
Babbage, who I mentioned in another thread is an abby.  He lives to get under small rugs and then run across the floor with them, rather like superman.  He also likes to do the same thing with visitors coats if they leave them on the backs of chairs.  He once managed to get a pair of husbands underpants around his face and rushed out to show us how clever he was.  Visiting elderly aunt ignored the display so he jumped on her lap in case she was short sighted. 

He has a toy box, and if left alone for more than half an hour, we make sure that a selection of toys are left out in the hope he will amuse himself with them.  Has she managed to empty your waste paper basket, or ironing basket yet?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24725 on: December 06, 2013, 02:50:57 PM »
This article claims you should gift new parents with amusement park memberships, play waiter for an evening or research mom 'n' baby events for them.  ???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karyn-thurston/7-relational-gifts-to-give-parents-of-young-children_b_4392843.html?ref=topbar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24726 on: December 06, 2013, 02:56:45 PM »
This article claims you should gift new parents with amusement park memberships, play waiter for an evening or research mom 'n' baby events for them.  ???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karyn-thurston/7-relational-gifts-to-give-parents-of-young-children_b_4392843.html?ref=topbar

Rolls eyes at some of the suggestions....

Can I have someone gift me with a trip to Disney World ... alone....  >:D (and I have no kids )....

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24727 on: December 06, 2013, 03:23:46 PM »
This article claims you should gift new parents with amusement park memberships, play waiter for an evening or research mom 'n' baby events for them.  ???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karyn-thurston/7-relational-gifts-to-give-parents-of-young-children_b_4392843.html?ref=topbar

They almost got it right. What you should do is gift new parents with amusement park memberships and babysitter coupons.

Step 1: Hire a babysitter for 12 hours.
Step 2: Go to the amusement park for 12 hours.
Step 3: Thank whoever got you the gift because it was fantastic.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24728 on: December 06, 2013, 04:29:30 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Iím a little behind, but this made me laugh so much. I work in mortgage and just happened to come across a document today that specified, ďA full kitchen consists of an area that is separate from the bath area and includesÖĒ to which I wondered Who the heck does that? Iíve been doing this for 10 years and Iíve seen some weird stuff, but never have I ever seen a kitchen/bathroom combo. Well. Now I have.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24729 on: December 06, 2013, 04:34:27 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Iím a little behind, but this made me laugh so much. I work in mortgage and just happened to come across a document today that specified, ďA full kitchen consists of an area that is separate from the bath area and includesÖĒ to which I wondered Who the heck does that? Iíve been doing this for 10 years and Iíve seen some weird stuff, but never have I ever seen a kitchen/bathroom combo. Well. Now I have.

I actually looked at a house to rent that had the shower in the kitchen.  It was an old farmhouse, which I don't believe had indoor plumbing when it was built.  At some point, the owners managed to put in a toilet in a separate room, but the only place they could find for a shower was a pre-fab corner unit in the middle of one kitchen wall.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24730 on: December 06, 2013, 05:47:33 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Iím a little behind, but this made me laugh so much. I work in mortgage and just happened to come across a document today that specified, ďA full kitchen consists of an area that is separate from the bath area and includesÖĒ to which I wondered Who the heck does that? Iíve been doing this for 10 years and Iíve seen some weird stuff, but never have I ever seen a kitchen/bathroom combo. Well. Now I have.

I've been to a house that was built in the early 1920's that had the bathroom off of the kitchen.  It was an add-on that came a few years after the house was built.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24731 on: December 06, 2013, 07:26:03 PM »
"My dog is my child! If it were a baby you wouldn't make me go outside!! My dog goes where I go"

My go to for this is always going to be "and the family resemblance is outstanding."

MY response would be, "No, I wouldn't but if it were a baby, you wouldn't make it gooutside either."

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24732 on: December 06, 2013, 08:59:05 PM »
Yarnspinner, tell her it's her lucky day - the realtor put up pictures online!  http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

Iím a little behind, but this made me laugh so much. I work in mortgage and just happened to come across a document today that specified, ďA full kitchen consists of an area that is separate from the bath area and includesÖĒ to which I wondered Who the heck does that? Iíve been doing this for 10 years and Iíve seen some weird stuff, but never have I ever seen a kitchen/bathroom combo. Well. Now I have.

Actually, it is a very old design.  Ancient Roman homes often had the WC next to the bathroom,  It made disposal of kitchen refuse much easier.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24733 on: December 06, 2013, 10:36:12 PM »
That's if they had one at all. Your average ancient Roman might use the public loos.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24734 on: December 07, 2013, 09:16:21 AM »
Ah yes, "I before E except after C.  Or when you're running a feisty heist with your weird beige foreign neighbours called Keith and Sheila".

Never thought about the fact that the rule can apply to names also. I love learning new things or new ways of thinking about things.