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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25395 on: February 06, 2014, 06:12:30 AM »
I'd avoid her too, and report her to management.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25396 on: February 06, 2014, 10:06:16 AM »
I just remembered this one:  We took our little one to see the Santa Clause parade back in December.  In-laws, and DH found a spot where it was *only* 3 people deep.  :P  So they're standing there, and a family (several adults) wends their way through the crowd. 

The family didn't say "excuse me", just used their hands to gently move people out of the way.  The in-laws thought the family wanted to cross the street, so they moved back half a step to make room. Since we're in this thread, you know what happened.  The family stopped right in front of my family.  They just wanted to get as close to the front of the crowd as possible, and didn't even notice/care that they stopped in front of other people and blocked the view.  My in-laws were not impressed, and neither was my DH, who had to boost our little one onto his shoulders for the length of the parade just so she could see the floats.

Years ago my hubby and I took my mom to our town's holiday parade. She was about 70 then, and about four and half feet tall (no joke). We got there early, and got a spot on the curb for all of us. Two women with three or four kids between them came and took the spot right next to us. Right before the parade starts, three grown women push all the way through and stand right in front of my mom and the kids. One of the women who was already there tapped one of the newcomers/blockers on the shoulder and said "Don't you feel bad about blocking the view of a bunch of little kids and an old lady? I would."

Not particularly etiquette approved, but it did get them to move. We thanked the woman and we all bonded in a "Really, who DOES that?" moment.

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« Reply #25397 on: February 06, 2014, 11:17:59 AM »
A pet peeve of mine are the parade SS people. 

Friends are in the parade so you arrive early with a camera to get a place right behind the police barricades. 

A couple with several small children arrive.  Would I mind if the kid's sat on the curb in front of me?  Of course not. 

Another couple of the same family show up with another child or two.    They have Grandma and a lawn chair for her.  She gets set up outside the barricade to watch the children while the parents go back to get the coolers and the rest of the clan.  Although the crowd is thin elsewhere, this particular spot is getting a bit crowded. Well, I picked it because it offered a good view. 

Enter the balloon vendor. Soon my view is almost completely blocked by Dora the Explorer, Batman, a Disney Princess and a dolphin or two. I start to feel like I'm watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. 

The parade is coming.  Drums can be heard in the distance.  It's time for the police to clean things up.  Because the first unit of the parade is a mounted color guard, everyone must get behind the barricades.  Time for the other members of the SS family to ooze forward. 

I'm now about four rows back. And my hopes of getting any decent photos are between slim and nil.

Time to go home and get a beer.           

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25398 on: February 06, 2014, 11:29:44 AM »
Stay at home moms have no dress code...although I have been known to joke that "in Texas, denim or jeans are never the worst choice".

Then I saw somebody wearing some worn, ripped jeans that made me change my mind....

At least they had a leotard & dance tights (or something similar) under them....the only thing that was holding those jeans up were the zipper, the waistband, and the pockets - because the keys were in one pocket and their cell phone in the other....

I was amazed that there wasn't a hole in the pockets that the phone could fall through....

In my area it's not uncommon to see women show up in pjs to collect their kids from school at the end of the day, and women who are well endowed clearly not wearing any *ahem* support.  Or dads showing up in t-shirts with offensive slogans and pants with waistbands that are at least a foot from their hips, let alone the natural waistline. 

I don't see that anymore but only because my eldest is in middle school so he gets bussed, my middle son walks on his own and the littlest one isn't even in prek but man when I did go I felt dressed up wearing jeans and an oversized sweatshirt.

There's a homeschool comic strip, and one week it showed the dad coming home from work to see the kids in pjs.  He asked the kids why they were in pjs, and they said, "Mom likes to call these our school uniforms."  Heh.  (For the record, the kids and I always get dressed.)

We get dressed too....even if it is just yoga pants for myself. :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25399 on: February 06, 2014, 02:08:16 PM »
I had a rash of snowflakes yesterday at work.

It started off with a tenant who got mad at me because the intercom buttons were cold. Gee, it is 20 degrees out, the buttons are metal, Yep, going to be cold! She got even madder at me when I told her that no, I was not going to figure out how to make them warm.

Later, I had a tenant (different one) call me from the library demanding that I tell the librarian that she can print paperwork for free. I didn’t know that it is my job to make the city library’s rules. I must say that my first thought was Yarnspinner would KILL me if I did that!  For one of the rare times, my brain was working fast and I replied back to her “You want me to tell the librarian that?  I give them a plastic card, they give me books. Not gonna screw my dealer! “ I think it must have come through the phone as I heard a burst of laughter from someone who was with her.

The other fun one I had was an applicant who demanded that I evict someone so that they can have the apartment.  Sorry, I am not going to make someone homeless so that you can have their apartment. I understand that you want a place but people just don’t move once they move in here, I only get 2-3 vacancies a year. Sadly, I get that one at least once a week!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25400 on: February 06, 2014, 02:23:43 PM »
I had a rash of snowflakes yesterday at work.

It started off with a tenant who got mad at me because the intercom buttons were cold. Gee, it is 20 degrees out, the buttons are metal, Yep, going to be cold! She got even madder at me when I told her that no, I was not going to figure out how to make them warm.

Later, I had a tenant (different one) call me from the library demanding that I tell the librarian that she can print paperwork for free. I didn’t know that it is my job to make the city library’s rules. I must say that my first thought was Yarnspinner would KILL me if I did that!  For one of the rare times, my brain was working fast and I replied back to her “You want me to tell the librarian that?  I give them a plastic card, they give me books. Not gonna screw my dealer! “ I think it must have come through the phone as I heard a burst of laughter from someone who was with her.


The other fun one I had was an applicant who demanded that I evict someone so that they can have the apartment.  Sorry, I am not going to make someone homeless so that you can have their apartment. I understand that you want a place but people just don’t move once they move in here, I only get 2-3 vacancies a year. Sadly, I get that one at least once a week!

The bolded? Hilarious!!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25401 on: February 06, 2014, 02:43:06 PM »
I had a rash of snowflakes yesterday at work.

It started off with a tenant who got mad at me because the intercom buttons were cold. Gee, it is 20 degrees out, the buttons are metal, Yep, going to be cold! She got even madder at me when I told her that no, I was not going to figure out how to make them warm.

Later, I had a tenant (different one) call me from the library demanding that I tell the librarian that she can print paperwork for free. I didn’t know that it is my job to make the city library’s rules. I must say that my first thought was Yarnspinner would KILL me if I did that!  For one of the rare times, my brain was working fast and I replied back to her “You want me to tell the librarian that?  I give them a plastic card, they give me books. Not gonna screw my dealer! “ I think it must have come through the phone as I heard a burst of laughter from someone who was with her.

The other fun one I had was an applicant who demanded that I evict someone so that they can have the apartment.  Sorry, I am not going to make someone homeless so that you can have their apartment. I understand that you want a place but people just don’t move once they move in here, I only get 2-3 vacancies a year. Sadly, I get that one at least once a week!


Wulfie, I would NEVER kill you...but I WILL help you hide the tenant's body.....(yeah, I had a snow day and spent most of it watching a whole bunch of murder mysteries on the DVR.)

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« Reply #25402 on: February 06, 2014, 03:06:38 PM »
One place that I worked would let you wear jeans on Casual Friday if you'd made a charitable donation through the United Way (didn't matter which charity and it could be the minimum - I think $24 a year - $2 a month or $1 a pay period, as we got paid the first & 15th of the month). 

I would have had to BUY jeans to wear to Casual Friday - I think that I did have a denim skirt (you couldn't wear denim to work except on Casual Friday and *if* you'd donated through the United Way, period).  But I rather liked "dressing well" for work instead of wearing jeans & a t-shirt - I wore those at home to clean house or do yard work (when I couldn't get someone else to do the yard work - I'm so allergic to air born pollen that I really hate being outside around plants and have ever since I was about eight).

But there were people who WANTED to wear jeans and a t-shirt (company logo or plain with a pocket - the dress code was spelled out but so many of the co-workers apparently couldn't tell what the words longer than four letters meant).

I guess my declaring the last Friday of every month to be "No-Pants Friday" makes me a SS. Of course, I use that excuse to wear my kilt to work.   ;D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25403 on: February 06, 2014, 04:13:49 PM »
On the way home tonight, I noticed the driver in the car in front of me doing something not required (or suggested) while driving.

First, applying blush/powder. Then eye shadow. Then mascara.  ::)

You're in central FL, right?  I recently moved here and am shocked and horrified by what I see around here, on the daily. Especially when the snow birds are here. *shudder*

Yes, it is very bad here. I think we are a magnet for bad drivers.

A good friend of mine dropped off his daughter at school, then was driving back home. While stopped at the light, a young man in a 4 door compact sedan rear ended friend's pickup. No damage to the pickup, but the car was not drivable.

The young man says to my friend that he was texting, but he was sorry he had hit him. My friend mentioned to him the two pedestrians immediately in front of the pickup, and that had friend not been there, he would have hit the pedestrians.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25404 on: February 06, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »
My sister was at a restaurant. The very elderly owner started having a heart attack. She told me that a tourtist starting snapping pictures of it happening  :o

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25405 on: February 06, 2014, 05:33:34 PM »
DH and I are expecting a boy, the only worries I have is if he grows up to be a teenage boy like this lot.

Bombing into the pool into crowds, pushing lifeguards into the pool. Thanks to these boys, the pool gad to be closed on a 39C day.
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« Reply #25406 on: February 06, 2014, 05:34:58 PM »
My sister was at a restaurant. The very elderly owner started having a heart attack. She told me that a tourtist starting snapping pictures of it happening  :o

 :o What on earth? Please tell me some sensible person called emergency services!

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« Reply #25407 on: February 06, 2014, 08:32:37 PM »
I had a rash of snowflakes yesterday at work.

It started off with a tenant who got mad at me because the intercom buttons were cold. Gee, it is 20 degrees out, the buttons are metal, Yep, going to be cold! She got even madder at me when I told her that no, I was not going to figure out how to make them warm.

Later, I had a tenant (different one) call me from the library demanding that I tell the librarian that she can print paperwork for free. I didn’t know that it is my job to make the city library’s rules. I must say that my first thought was Yarnspinner would KILL me if I did that!  For one of the rare times, my brain was working fast and I replied back to her “You want me to tell the librarian that?  I give them a plastic card, they give me books. Not gonna screw my dealer! “ I think it must have come through the phone as I heard a burst of laughter from someone who was with her.


The other fun one I had was an applicant who demanded that I evict someone so that they can have the apartment.  Sorry, I am not going to make someone homeless so that you can have their apartment. I understand that you want a place but people just don’t move once they move in here, I only get 2-3 vacancies a year. Sadly, I get that one at least once a week!

The bolded? Hilarious!!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25408 on: February 06, 2014, 11:41:40 PM »
I had a rash of snowflakes yesterday at work.

It started off with a tenant who got mad at me because the intercom buttons were cold. Gee, it is 20 degrees out, the buttons are metal, Yep, going to be cold! She got even madder at me when I told her that no, I was not going to figure out how to make them warm.

Later, I had a tenant (different one) call me from the library demanding that I tell the librarian that she can print paperwork for free. I didn’t know that it is my job to make the city library’s rules. I must say that my first thought was Yarnspinner would KILL me if I did that!  For one of the rare times, my brain was working fast and I replied back to her “You want me to tell the librarian that?  I give them a plastic card, they give me books. Not gonna screw my dealer! “ I think it must have come through the phone as I heard a burst of laughter from someone who was with her.

The other fun one I had was an applicant who demanded that I evict someone so that they can have the apartment.  Sorry, I am not going to make someone homeless so that you can have their apartment. I understand that you want a place but people just don’t move once they move in here, I only get 2-3 vacancies a year. Sadly, I get that one at least once a week!


Wulfie, I would NEVER kill you...but I WILL help you hide the tenant's body.....(yeah, I had a snow day and spent most of it watching a whole bunch of murder mysteries on the DVR.)

Friends help you move...Real friends help you move bodies.  >:D  ;D  >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25409 on: February 07, 2014, 08:49:50 PM »
Not sure how to describe these but if anyone wants to give a name to some of the snowflakes i've encountered lately... Specialus Snowflakus Michiganus Driverus....

**The drivers who think its fun to tailgate when the weather is bad and more stopping distance is required

**Drivers who insist on driving posting speed limits in very bad conditions (poor visibility, snow, hard rain etc) and give dirty looks to those who prefer to be cautious and/or defensively.