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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24780 on: December 11, 2013, 11:30:35 AM »
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The man stands and says, "Excuse me, but I was here before her (motioning to woman in the waiting area) but she registered before me. Can I still get seen first?"

The same thing happened to my (now retired) boss and I last year at the credit union.  Boss was getting ready to retire so we had to make a visit to the credit union to get my name on a small checking account we maintain so I could sign checks, etc.

There was a sign in sheet for those that needed to meet with bank employees other than the tellers.  We dutifully signed in and at down to wait our turn.  A man who had already been sitting there, jumped up and put his name on the list.  When the bank employee came out to call the next name on the list, he jumped up and demanded to be seen next since he was there before us... and they actually took him first!    Boss and I were pretty annoyed, not so much that he didn't see the list and sign in the way he was supposed to, he was just so rude and demanding about it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24781 on: December 11, 2013, 12:41:09 PM »
I was standing in line in a ladies' room and a woman behind me asked me to save her spot while she ducked out for a moment.

I... wha..?
How would I even explain that to those who come in after she leaves / upon her return?
There was a woman in line behind me.  She left.  She might come back. :-\
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« Reply #24782 on: December 11, 2013, 12:52:36 PM »
How would I even explain that to those who come in after she leaves / upon her return?
There was a woman in line behind me.  She left.  She might come back. :-\

In a bathroom line?

I can't picture myself saying anything to the effect of "You can't pee right now, there was someone here before you"...

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« Reply #24783 on: December 11, 2013, 12:58:43 PM »
I was standing in line in a ladies' room and a woman behind me asked me to save her spot while she ducked out for a moment.

I... wha..?
How would I even explain that to those who come in after she leaves / upon her return?
There was a woman in line behind me.  She left. She might come back. :-\

I can't say for sure why, but this made me laugh harder then it should have. She might come back. We aren't sure. She had to pop out to take care of something more pressing then using the bathroom.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24784 on: December 11, 2013, 01:01:16 PM »
If her turn comes up while she is away, then tough luck (or bad planning). A stall is not going to be left empty waiting for her return. However, if someone approached while she was away, then Midnight Kitty's phrasing is perfect.

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« Reply #24785 on: December 11, 2013, 01:54:21 PM »
I was standing in line in a ladies' room and a woman behind me asked me to save her spot while she ducked out for a moment.

I... wha..?
How would I even explain that to those who come in after she leaves / upon her return?
There was a woman in line behind me.  She left. She might come back. :-\

I can't say for sure why, but this made me laugh harder then it should have. She might come back. We aren't sure. She had to pop out to take care of something more pressing then using the bathroom.
I'm so glad you laughed.  Sometimes it's hard to tell a joke with just the written word.  While it is a reasonable response, I wrote it with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.  The written word fails to convey the sincerity with which I would it, as if this were a matter of passing interest, not something with which we (the person now behind me and myself) need concern ourselves.  >:D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24786 on: December 11, 2013, 04:29:03 PM »
If her turn comes up while she is away, then tough luck (or bad planning). A stall is not going to be left empty waiting for her return. However, if someone approached while she was away, then Midnight Kitty's phrasing is perfect.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24787 on: December 11, 2013, 10:20:11 PM »
I'm so confused by the idea of asking to have one's spot saved for a line for a restroom stall.  After all, the usual reason it's acceptable to ask a stranger to hold your spot in a long line is...that you need to use the restroom.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24788 on: December 11, 2013, 11:41:11 PM »
I'm so confused by the idea of asking to have one's spot saved for a line for a restroom stall.  After all, the usual reason it's acceptable to ask a stranger to hold your spot in a long line is...that you need to use the restroom.

The image I'm getting is of a woman cheerfully escorting her friend to the door of the bathroom: "Oh, I know we left it a bit late, but we'll be at the head of the line. I made a reservation before we went to the smoothie place for our jumbo juice cleanse."

Either that or it was just an especially fascinating restroom.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24789 on: December 12, 2013, 01:38:40 AM »


My cat would like you to know that his name is Moose, not Snowflake.  I beg to differ.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24790 on: December 12, 2013, 05:34:23 AM »
I'm so confused by the idea of asking to have one's spot saved for a line for a restroom stall.  After all, the usual reason it's acceptable to ask a stranger to hold your spot in a long line is...that you need to use the restroom.

The image I'm getting is of a woman cheerfully escorting her friend to the door of the bathroom: "Oh, I know we left it a bit late, but we'll be at the head of the line. I made a reservation before we went to the smoothie place for our jumbo juice cleanse."

Either that or it was just an especially fascinating restroom.

I love you guys ;)

I was so flabbergasted by her request that I made a very puzzled face for a while and then told her I was not comfortable saving her spot. In her defense, she accepted that right away.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24791 on: December 12, 2013, 06:15:08 AM »


My cat would like you to know that his name is Moose, not Snowflake.  I beg to differ.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24792 on: December 12, 2013, 06:52:27 AM »
"Set aphasia to stun!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24793 on: December 12, 2013, 07:59:03 AM »
Now this: http://au.pfinance.yahoo.com/fame-and-fortune/article/-/20286876/rude-customers-pay-extra-at-french-cafe/ ...is kinda awesome. XD

Then some people would get broke because I have often witnessed a lot of rudeness in many places!

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« Reply #24794 on: December 12, 2013, 10:30:53 AM »
I work in HR and I think a few of our employees have been slightly snowflakey lately. 

We recently had a wellness challenge where those employees who met certain minor exercise goals for that week would be entered into a drawing for a gift card.  In the email announcing the challenge we said up front the prize would either be a Whole Foods gift card or a gift card to another store known for fresh healthy food.  This contest was strictly voluntary, no one is being forced or coerced to do it. 

The challenge lasted 6 weeks, and 4 of the 6 gift card winners complained because those stores were "too far away" for them to shop at.  I find that snowflakey because 1) The prizes were announced in advance, so it's not like they entered, then won and found out what the prize was.  2)  Both stores are within a 10 - 15 minute drive of our office, so they could go on their lunch hour or after work.  3) I just think it's rude and ungrateful to complain about a prize to the person who selected the prize.  I was planning to do another wellness challenge in the spring but this just makes me not want to.