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#### RubyCat

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24750 on: December 09, 2013, 04:19:05 PM »
Speaking of people who block supermarket aisles, I was stuck behind one the other day who would park her shopping cart on one side of the aisle, keep one hand on her cart and reach across to grab an item on the opposite side of the aisle. When she wasn't doing that, she was parking her cart diagonally across the aisle. I finally got fed up and pushed the front of her cart toward one side and said "excuse me."  In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have touched her cart but I was tired of waiting on her.

#### Bobbie

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« Reply #24751 on: December 09, 2013, 04:47:34 PM »

Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you.

This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus.....

My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy.  Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us.  Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year.  She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor".

So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan.  My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room.  CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also.  My mom said sure the more the merrier.  My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house.  My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule.  So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips.  Till the hammer fell,  one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay.  My mom was like  .  She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money.  My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW).

What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that  had already paid.   And she offered my mom $100 for the other couples that had stayed previously. My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her. #### PastryGoddess • Member • Posts: 7282 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #24752 on: December 09, 2013, 05:07:34 PM » Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you. This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus..... My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy. Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us. Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year. She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor". So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan. My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room. CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also. My mom said sure the more the merrier. My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house. My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule. So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips. Till the hammer fell, one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay. My mom was like . She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money. My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW). What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that had already paid. And she offered my mom$100 for the other couples that had stayed previously.  My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her.

There surely must be a word beyond chutzpah...
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#### Carotte

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« Reply #24753 on: December 09, 2013, 05:51:34 PM »
I got an almost snowflake the other day, but one that most likely learned her lesson!

background: I wrap gifts for a large department store, we're in a both build for the occasion, 4 settings for the workers and a bench that sits a few for the customers who are waiting. We have a very simple ticket system, you take a number and we'll call you when one of us is available. When there's no customers we tell them to forgo the ticket since we can help them right away, but when there's a rush it's just not possible to keep track of who came before whom so we go by the ticket number.

Someone who works in the store and that we've seen a few times (and who was a bit snotty to my coworkers) came just before a mini rush last sunday. I know she knows how it works so I didn't tell her about the ticket thing, wondered why she was there (and didn't take a ticket) but hey, free country. Those that got before her had a ticket, the many that came after with multiple things to wrap had their ticket, she realised only too late and had to wait a good 20/30min more that she would have
So, point off for thinking that she didn't need to follow procedures, redeemed in full because she quietly accepted her error and didn't say a thing.

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« Reply #24754 on: December 09, 2013, 06:49:03 PM »

Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you.

This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus.....

My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy.  Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us.  Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year.  She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor".

So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan.  My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room.  CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also.  My mom said sure the more the merrier.  My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house.  My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule.  So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips.  Till the hammer fell,  one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay.  My mom was like  .  She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money.  My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW).

What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that  had already paid.   And she offered my mom $100 for the other couples that had stayed previously. My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her. There surely must be a word beyond chutzpah... It's a phrase, but "cosmic-scale brass ones" leaps to mind. Location: Philadelphia, PA #### VorFemme • Member • Posts: 15765 • It's too darned hot! (song from Kiss Me, Kate) ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #24755 on: December 09, 2013, 07:33:21 PM » Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you. This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus..... My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy. Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us. Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year. She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor". So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan. My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room. CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also. My mom said sure the more the merrier. My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house. My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule. So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips. Till the hammer fell, one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay. My mom was like . She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money. My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW). What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that had already paid. And she offered my mom$100 for the other couples that had stayed previously.  My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her.

If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild?

I know that my German grandmother had her three sons trained - none of them (even the one who'd been in the Navy) ever used "military language" in front of his mother or his nieces & nephews or his own kids.  (One of whom went into the Navy & retired a while back.)

Even after I went into the Air Force and learned "military language" - I never used those words around Grandma...

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ETA - I have three cousins, an uncle by marriage, and an aunt who know at least SOME Japanese (girl cousin taught English in Japan for a year or so and Uncle was of Japanese descent but born in the USA and grew up speaking Japanese "at home", at least to his Japanese born grandparents).

I do not know more than three or four words in Japanese (goodby, thankyou, and that -sama means lord & -san means much the same as Mr., while -sensei could be used for teacher or other honored profession [ a doctor, in the context where I saw it]).

My "mental movie" seemed to cry out for a scene relating to one from my very young childhood - when I repeated something my grandfather had said in German...and got told that since I didn't know what it meant, I would NOT be getting into trouble - but Grandpa was going to be in trouble for saying that in front of me...Grandma did not like people talking like that in her house...and if I ever said it again, then I would be the one in trouble.

Big trouble...lye soap and peach switch trouble...
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#### kherbert05

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« Reply #24756 on: December 09, 2013, 07:44:28 PM »
I was at the grocery store, checking out. The person in front of me takes off. Her order is finished. The cashier calls over the fantastic manager who suspends the woman's transaction and has the cashier check me out. Woman comes back as I'm getting my change and receipt and throws and ever loving fit calling the cashier several ugly names.

I'm tired, didn't sleep well last night. I had this meeting to go to that was scheduled to start well before I could get there after my after school duty is done. I got there as fast as I could and instead of starting at 3:15 we didn't start till 4:15 so I am so not in the mood. Cashier is a High School girl - I go into protective teacher mode.

I tell upset woman No you do NOT speak to this young lady like that she was only following the directions of the manager. Besides it just takes a moment for her to reactivate your transaction. At which point she says "you didn't cancel it", and the cashier said no it is just suspended. I made a note of the girl's name and when I got home I left a comment on their site complementing her by name for excellent service.
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#### rose red

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« Reply #24757 on: December 09, 2013, 09:35:10 PM »

Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you.

This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus.....

My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy.  Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us.  Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year.  She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor".

So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan.  My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room.  CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also.  My mom said sure the more the merrier.  My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house.  My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule.  So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips.  Till the hammer fell,  one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay.  My mom was like  .  She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money.  My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW).

What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that  had already paid.   And she offered my mom $100 for the other couples that had stayed previously. My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her. If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild? Am I missing something? What words were said to CW? I read it over and over and don't see any foul language. #### NyaChan • Member • Posts: 4126 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #24758 on: December 09, 2013, 09:38:41 PM » Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you. This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus..... My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy. Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us. Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year. She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor". So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan. My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room. CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also. My mom said sure the more the merrier. My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house. My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule. So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips. Till the hammer fell, one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay. My mom was like . She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money. My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW). What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that had already paid. And she offered my mom$100 for the other couples that had stayed previously.  My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her.

If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild?

Am I missing something?   What words were said to CW?  I read it over and over and don't see any foul language.

Not just you...

#### Ser Lucien Liliane

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« Reply #24759 on: December 09, 2013, 09:48:09 PM »

Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you.

This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus.....

My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy.  Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us.  Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year.  She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor".

So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan.  My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room.  CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also.  My mom said sure the more the merrier.  My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house.  My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule.  So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips.  Till the hammer fell,  one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay.  My mom was like  .  She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money.  My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW).

What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that  had already paid.   And she offered my mom $100 for the other couples that had stayed previously. My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her. If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild? Am I missing something? What words were said to CW? I read it over and over and don't see any foul language. Not just you... Me three. "The wild roses have died, Father, and I know not what to do." #### jedikaiti • Swiss Army Nerd • Member • Posts: 3651 • A pie in the hand is worth two in the mail. ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #24760 on: December 09, 2013, 09:55:53 PM » Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you. This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus..... My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy. Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us. Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year. She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor". So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan. My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room. CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also. My mom said sure the more the merrier. My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house. My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule. So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips. Till the hammer fell, one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay. My mom was like . She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money. My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW). What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that had already paid. And she offered my mom$100 for the other couples that had stayed previously.  My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her.

There surely must be a word beyond chutzpah...

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#### Mollie

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« Reply #24761 on: December 09, 2013, 10:00:31 PM »

Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you.

This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus.....

My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy.  Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us.  Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year.  She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor".

So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan.  My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room.  CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also.  My mom said sure the more the merrier.  My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house.  My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule.  So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips.  Till the hammer fell,  one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay.  My mom was like  .  She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money.  My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW).

What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that  had already paid.   And she offered my mom $100 for the other couples that had stayed previously. My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her. If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild? I know that my German grandmother had her three sons trained - none of them (even the one who'd been in the Navy) ever used "military language" in front of his mother or his nieces & nephews or his own kids. (One of whom went into the Navy & retired a while back.) Even after I went into the Air Force and learned "military language" - I never used those words around Grandma... What bad words and military language? #### bloo • Member • Posts: 1491 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #24762 on: December 09, 2013, 10:01:45 PM » Hi, still kind of new and on page 1010 but would like to share a SS story about my mom with you. This is Special Makusyourhouseahotelus..... My mom is Japanese, important to the story, and I was reared in Hawaii, my Dad was in the Navy. Growing up, we always had visitors from Japan staying with us. Either relatives or people my mom meet in Wakiki at her job and brought home that then came to visit every year. She is very social and likes to help and be the generous "lady of the manor". So, she meet this crafty woman (CW) from Japan that came to Hawaii and bought crafts and stuff to sell in her store in Japan. My mom let her stay with her to save on her hotel room. CW would come every few months on her shopping trips and on one she asked my mom if a friend of hers could come and stay also. My mom said sure the more the merrier. My mom worked full time as a barber and it was understood that they were on their own for entertainment and transportation but could eat anything in the house. My mom would sometimes take them places but it depended on her schedule. So, CW started to bring a couple of people each time to stay and this went on for a few trips. Till the hammer fell, one couple that came asked my mom if their breakfast was included in the price of their stay. My mom was like . She found out that CW was charging people to stay at my mom's house and pocketing the money. My mom kicked her out (she did let the nice couple stay and made sure that they told all their friends in Japan about CW). What makes CW extra snowflakey is she asked my mom what she was going to tell the other couples she had lined up to stay at my moms house that had already paid. And she offered my mom$100 for the other couples that had stayed previously.  My mom said she tried calling many times and each time hung up on her.

If you had repeated in front of your Japanese grandmother what your mother said to CW - would your grandmother have washed out YOUR mouth with soap and then washed out your mother's mouth with soap, too? For using those words in front of her grandchild?

Am I missing something?   What words were said to CW?  I read it over and over and don't see any foul language.

Not just you...

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Four. Vor, could you clarify?

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#### StarDrifter

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« Reply #24763 on: December 09, 2013, 10:14:15 PM »
I think VorFemme is asking Bobbie about what her mom said - was the language used of the type that a grandmother might not approve of?

Because I imagine that the words Mom used on her SS CW would NOT have been either eHell or Grandmother approved...
... it might frighten them.
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#### Minmom3

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« Reply #24764 on: December 09, 2013, 10:26:33 PM »
And yet, fully justified, given the abuse just discovered!
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