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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24780 on: December 10, 2013, 01:42:17 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 Waikiki 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  :o.  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 snowflake 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.

I was hypothesizing - based on what I had seen in my own extended family...well, heard.  Uncle Sailor learned not to use bad language in front of his mother BEFORE he ever joined the Navy.  Peach switches apparently are even more educational than lye soap in that regard.

But the "scene" of a tiny little Japanese grandmother washing her grandchild's mouth and her daughter's mouth out with soap...just seemed to be one that would follow the OP's scene in a movie.  And I wanted to know if it had....

Since she says that her maternal grandmother had already passed away...it didn't happen.

Did your mother's extend hospitality to the people CW had already collected money from or just broadcast her shameful behavior to the current people staying with her who WOULD pass it along back where CW lived?

Because that story flabbered my ghast...
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 01:50:57 PM by VorFemme »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24781 on: December 11, 2013, 04:48:14 AM »
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?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24782 on: December 11, 2013, 08:24:26 AM »
Just before a final exam yesterday, there were two groups of students.

Group A: Loud, talking students standing out in the hall.
Group B: Quiet and studying students in the classroom, reviewing notes or just meditating before the exam.

We had at least 10 group B students in the room, and all the sudden 4 of the group A students walk in, talking very loudly. I asked if we could possibly keep the conversations on a low level, as some of us were trying to get ready for the exam. I received a glare, but the loudest student replied in the affirmative and talked quietly after that. I guess it is easy to walk into a room and not realize that there is zero noise in it, while talking very loudly and excitedly, but still rather SS to me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24783 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 #24784 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24785 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24786 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 #24787 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24788 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 #24789 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 #24790 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 #24791 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 #24792 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 #24793 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.

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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 #24794 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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