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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26955 on: May 18, 2014, 06:22:37 AM »
I do think a lot of people could stand to be more "situationally aware" to avoid inconveniencing others.  If she had thought a little about those she was holding up, the outcome would have been very different.

Agreed. Had she not been in the express lane, it wouldn't have been a problem at all. In fact, I wouldn't have thought twice if she was in a normal lane.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26956 on: May 18, 2014, 10:10:31 AM »
I do think a lot of people could stand to be more "situationally aware" to avoid inconveniencing others.  If she had thought a little about those she was holding up, the outcome would have been very different.

Agreed. Had she not been in the express lane, it wouldn't have been a problem at all. In fact, I wouldn't have thought twice if she was in a normal lane.

I'm wondering whether she was purchasing those two items *because* she needed to cash the check.  In which case it makes sense that she'd press when the cashier told her she couldn't.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26957 on: May 18, 2014, 10:27:12 AM »

I'm wondering whether she was purchasing those two items *because* she needed to cash the check.  In which case it makes sense that she'd press when the cashier told her she couldn't.

I think you're right, but around here it's pretty common knowledge that if you need to cash a check over a certain amount of money or if it's a third party check, you go to the service desk first and get that done there.  Most cashiers aren't allowed to accept pay checks as payment for groceries. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26958 on: May 18, 2014, 01:28:14 PM »
I think I may have already nominated 2 sets of party neighbors but last night it got crazy

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  • [size=78%]Games happen in their back yard after dark[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They have lighting for the yard that lights up every room in my house on that side of the house even with blinds drawn[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]These are full on games lots of screaming, ref with whistle[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]All of that is heard over the loud music playing before, during, and after the game[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They can't keep the ball in bounds or in the freaking yard. They hit my bay window 2x, and Abby in my back yard 1x, and were complaining that I had kept the 4th ball. They came uninvited into my backyard last night looking for it and I ordered them out - This is Texas no-one with a lick of sense goes poking about in their neighbor's back yard after dark without permission. The ball turned up this morning. It went right over my yard into the one behind me and hit poor popcorn, (their dog) just like Abby got hit. [/size]
[/size]Music House[size=78%]
[/size]Has a massive outside music system and parties almost every weekend school is out. My windows rattle from their music.[size=78%]

[/size]The two houses have different taste in music - I am dreading summer and their version of battle of the bands. I have the county non emergency number on my speed dial. [size=78%]

[/size]Forget summer - they just started a battle of the bands while I was posting this.[size=78%]
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26959 on: May 18, 2014, 02:59:56 PM »
Why are there so many size tags in your post, Kherbert?  I see "size=78%" over and over again, but I don't remember seeing them in other people's posts.  Am I the only one who sees them?


   
  • [size=78%]Games happen in their back yard after dark[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They have lighting for the yard that lights up every room in my house on that side of the house even with blinds drawn[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]These are full on games lots of screaming, ref with whistle[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]All of that is heard over the loud music playing before, during, and after the game[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They can't keep the ball in bounds or in the freaking yard. They hit my bay window 2x, and Abby in my back yard 1x, and were complaining that I had kept the 4th ball. They came uninvited into my backyard last night looking for it and I ordered them out - This is Texas no-one with a lick of sense goes poking about in their neighbor's back yard after dark without permission. The ball turned up this morning. It went right over my yard into the one behind me and hit poor popcorn, (their dog) just like Abby got hit. [/size]
[/size]Music House[size=78%]
[/size]Has a massive outside music system and parties almost every weekend school is out. My windows rattle from their music.[size=78%]

[/size]The two houses have different taste in music - I am dreading summer and their version of battle of the bands. I have the county non emergency number on my speed dial. [size=78%]

[/size]Forget summer - they just started a battle of the bands while I was posting this.[size=78%]

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26960 on: May 18, 2014, 03:14:10 PM »
Why are there so many size tags in your post, Kherbert?  I see "size=78%" over and over again, but I don't remember seeing them in other people's posts.  Am I the only one who sees them?


   
  • [size=78%]Games happen in their back yard after dark[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They have lighting for the yard that lights up every room in my house on that side of the house even with blinds drawn[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]These are full on games lots of screaming, ref with whistle[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]All of that is heard over the loud music playing before, during, and after the game[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They can't keep the ball in bounds or in the freaking yard. They hit my bay window 2x, and Abby in my back yard 1x, and were complaining that I had kept the 4th ball. They came uninvited into my backyard last night looking for it and I ordered them out - This is Texas no-one with a lick of sense goes poking about in their neighbor's back yard after dark without permission. The ball turned up this morning. It went right over my yard into the one behind me and hit poor popcorn, (their dog) just like Abby got hit. [/size]
[/size]Music House[size=78%]
[/size]Has a massive outside music system and parties almost every weekend school is out. My windows rattle from their music.[size=78%]

[/size]The two houses have different taste in music - I am dreading summer and their version of battle of the bands. I have the county non emergency number on my speed dial. [size=78%]

[/size]Forget summer - they just started a battle of the bands while I was posting this.[size=78%]

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26961 on: May 18, 2014, 03:51:37 PM »
Why are there so many size tags in your post, Kherbert?  I see "size=78%" over and over again, but I don't remember seeing them in other people's posts.  Am I the only one who sees them?


   
  • [size=78%]Games happen in their back yard after dark[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They have lighting for the yard that lights up every room in my house on that side of the house even with blinds drawn[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]These are full on games lots of screaming, ref with whistle[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]All of that is heard over the loud music playing before, during, and after the game[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They can't keep the ball in bounds or in the freaking yard. They hit my bay window 2x, and Abby in my back yard 1x, and were complaining that I had kept the 4th ball. They came uninvited into my backyard last night looking for it and I ordered them out - This is Texas no-one with a lick of sense goes poking about in their neighbor's back yard after dark without permission. The ball turned up this morning. It went right over my yard into the one behind me and hit poor popcorn, (their dog) just like Abby got hit. [/size]
[/size]Music House[size=78%]
[/size]Has a massive outside music system and parties almost every weekend school is out. My windows rattle from their music.[size=78%]

[/size]The two houses have different taste in music - I am dreading summer and their version of battle of the bands. I have the county non emergency number on my speed dial. [size=78%]

[/size]Forget summer - they just started a battle of the bands while I was posting this.[size=78%]

I see them too.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26962 on: May 18, 2014, 04:49:44 PM »
I do think a lot of people could stand to be more "situationally aware" to avoid inconveniencing others.  If she had thought a little about those she was holding up, the outcome would have been very different.

Along this line, I nominate this woman at Target yesterday.  It was very crowded and each open line was three-four people deep (there were a lot of open lines, too, at least 10).  This woman in front of me has a full cart of clothes.  The SS part was that she took each one off the cart, asked the cashier to ring up the price, spoke with her companion at length about whether they should buy this item, and then repeat for the next piece of clothing. 

I ended up moving to a different line, and by the time I checked out she was still at it, and the cart was at least half full.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26963 on: May 18, 2014, 06:11:26 PM »
Why are there so many size tags in your post, Kherbert?  I see "size=78%" over and over again, but I don't remember seeing them in other people's posts.  Am I the only one who sees them?


   
  • [size=78%]Games happen in their back yard after dark[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They have lighting for the yard that lights up every room in my house on that side of the house even with blinds drawn[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]These are full on games lots of screaming, ref with whistle[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]All of that is heard over the loud music playing before, during, and after the game[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]They can't keep the ball in bounds or in the freaking yard. They hit my bay window 2x, and Abby in my back yard 1x, and were complaining that I had kept the 4th ball. They came uninvited into my backyard last night looking for it and I ordered them out - This is Texas no-one with a lick of sense goes poking about in their neighbor's back yard after dark without permission. The ball turned up this morning. It went right over my yard into the one behind me and hit poor popcorn, (their dog) just like Abby got hit. [/size]
[/size]Music House[size=78%]
[/size]Has a massive outside music system and parties almost every weekend school is out. My windows rattle from their music.[size=78%]

[/size]The two houses have different taste in music - I am dreading summer and their version of battle of the bands. I have the county non emergency number on my speed dial. [size=78%]

[/size]Forget summer - they just started a battle of the bands while I was posting this.[size=78%]
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26964 on: May 18, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »

I think it is because I use chrome. Sometimes I can click edit and remove them sometimes I can't.

Ah, thanks for the explanation.  I've been wondering if it was just me for a while now. :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26965 on: May 18, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »

I think it is because I use chrome. Sometimes I can click edit and remove them sometimes I can't.

I don't think it's Chrome since I use it and don't get the size tags.

As for staying on topic, I nominate the two jerks who parked to either side of me at the theater today. They both parked right next to the lines so it was almost impossible to get into my car, then it took 5 minutes of maneuvering to get out of my parking spot without hitting either of them.

Maybe I could have gone back in to the theater to see if they could locate either of the snowflakes, but considering how busy they were, it was easier for me to do what I could to get out on my own.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26966 on: May 18, 2014, 08:43:06 PM »
The people who dropped off their kids at the food truck festival with no money. The kids went around asking for money.  ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26967 on: May 18, 2014, 09:52:13 PM »
The people who dropped off their kids at the food truck festival with no money. The kids went around asking for money.  ???

Whaaaat?  There's literally nothing to do there but buy food from the trucks!  I would have called the cops to come pick them up as abandoned children - I've done it before when people left their kids to beg!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26968 on: May 19, 2014, 10:56:47 AM »
"They put the wrong sauce on my flatbread pizza!" will probably not be considered an emergency by the 911 operator. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #26969 on: May 19, 2014, 11:56:21 AM »
The people who dropped off their kids at the food truck festival with no money. The kids went around asking for money.  ???

Sorry to be the cynic but the kids might have been dropped off to do something a bit more sinister than begging.

  If one child did get money from a stranger, another child in the group could make a mental note about the location of the donor's wallet and swoop in later on to get the whole thing.