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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27330 on: June 06, 2014, 11:33:30 AM »

...   (Though I wouldn't argue that the guy is a class act. A class act would have put his car in reverse and back out, then driven away, after saying to the kids (ignoring the mom), "Sorry to scare you, guys! Bye!")

I'm so glad you mentioned that.  Yes, the woman was horrible and rude and obnoxious and disgusting.  But what did he intend to prove by videotaping her?  Why didn't he just apologize briefly to the kids and then leave?  He was in many ways the one who kept this confrontation going!  Why?  What was his motivation in doing that?

 i think its more of a cya move by him, so he can show he is in his car not swearing or being racist to her.
she's just so bankers i wouldn't have put it past her to have tried to get him arrested for something.

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« Reply #27331 on: June 06, 2014, 11:42:56 AM »
I just enjoyed the bit when she tells the kids she's calling their father to come get them and the little boy goes "Yay Daddy!" And starts dancing around.

The rest of it is a couple adults acting stupid. Including the phone operator who had to press the lady to start talking again after she'd apparently disengaged.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27332 on: June 06, 2014, 12:04:53 PM »
I'd like to nominate the several drivers who tried to follow an ambulance through a red light..despite two traffic cops motioning them to stop.

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« Reply #27333 on: June 06, 2014, 12:14:30 PM »
I'd like to nominate the several drivers who tried to follow an ambulance through a red light..despite two traffic cops motioning them to stop.

I'd like to nominate the cop following the ambulance through very heavy rush hour traffic (letting it clear traffic), then shutting off his lights and turning into the doughnut store.

Yea buddy, I saw you. Pity I didn't get your vehicle number. But we all know nothing will happen...

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« Reply #27334 on: June 06, 2014, 12:16:16 PM »
I'd like to nominate the several drivers who tried to follow an ambulance through a red light..despite two traffic cops motioning them to stop.

I'd like to nominate the cop following the ambulance through very heavy rush hour traffic (letting it clear traffic), then shutting off his lights and turning into the doughnut store.

Yea buddy, I saw you. Pity I didn't get your vehicle number. But we all know nothing will happen...

Perhaps there was an emergency at the doughnut shop?   ???

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« Reply #27335 on: June 06, 2014, 12:16:32 PM »

...   (Though I wouldn't argue that the guy is a class act. A class act would have put his car in reverse and back out, then driven away, after saying to the kids (ignoring the mom), "Sorry to scare you, guys! Bye!")

I'm so glad you mentioned that.  Yes, the woman was horrible and rude and obnoxious and disgusting.  But what did he intend to prove by videotaping her?  Why didn't he just apologize briefly to the kids and then leave?  He was in many ways the one who kept this confrontation going!  Why?  What was his motivation in doing that?

to be quite honest I'm going to say it was so she could later call the police after he was gone an accuse him of something he didn't do.

Actually I went and look and she has already changed her story to say that  she got upset because he almost ran over her child. so again  I can understand why  he would want to tape it.  Without the tape it would be her word against his
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« Reply #27336 on: June 06, 2014, 12:19:09 PM »
I'd like to nominate the several drivers who tried to follow an ambulance through a red light..despite two traffic cops motioning them to stop.

I'd like to nominate the cop following the ambulance through very heavy rush hour traffic (letting it clear traffic), then shutting off his lights and turning into the doughnut store.

Yea buddy, I saw you. Pity I didn't get your vehicle number. But we all know nothing will happen...

Perhaps there was an emergency at the doughnut shop?   ???

Today is doughnut day. Free doughnuts! And we all know the insanity free food can bring.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27337 on: June 06, 2014, 01:08:19 PM »
My 6 y.o. granddaughter is a SS!  ;D I usually take her home with me after church (she loves spending alone time with grandma) but she requires a lot of one-on-one attention. I love to do that, like playing pretend, taking a walk, etc; but if I try to direct her to do something solo (like watch cartoons, or color, so grandma can have some alone time for a couple of minutes), she starts to pout.

So I've learned to say, "OK, you don't want to do X, or Y, or Z, then I'll take you home." That usually fixes things! I've learned from being on this site to have a polite spine and "call" people, even loved ones, on their issues. And while I'm certainly willing to cater and spoil a grandchild to a certain degree, if grandma tells you to do something, you need to do it. We'll all get along much better. I've been seeing less pouting since I started doing this.


You are doing her a big favor! (And making the coming years easier for you, too!)

This makes me laugh because my son is getting to that stage where he recognizes his own emotions, (which is good) and thinks that he's the only one in the world having them. (which is bad.) He's going through this bargaining phase where he says, "If you don't let me do/have X, then I'll be really upset or I'll be really mad."

He finds is absolutely dumbfounding when I say, "Well, you'll get over it eventually."

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27338 on: June 06, 2014, 01:11:03 PM »

...   (Though I wouldn't argue that the guy is a class act. A class act would have put his car in reverse and back out, then driven away, after saying to the kids (ignoring the mom), "Sorry to scare you, guys! Bye!")

I'm so glad you mentioned that.  Yes, the woman was horrible and rude and obnoxious and disgusting.  But what did he intend to prove by videotaping her?  Why didn't he just apologize briefly to the kids and then leave?  He was in many ways the one who kept this confrontation going!  Why?  What was his motivation in doing that?

to be quite honest I'm going to say it was so she could later call the police after he was gone an accuse him of something he didn't do.

Actually I went and look and she has already changed her story to say that  she got upset because he almost ran over her child. so again  I can understand why  he would want to tape it.  Without the tape it would be her word against his

It still is her word against his since the video didn't capture what happened before she started her tirade. The video just makes it seem more likely that his word is correct.

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« Reply #27339 on: June 06, 2014, 01:23:38 PM »
My 6 y.o. granddaughter is a SS!  ;D I usually take her home with me after church (she loves spending alone time with grandma) but she requires a lot of one-on-one attention. I love to do that, like playing pretend, taking a walk, etc; but if I try to direct her to do something solo (like watch cartoons, or color, so grandma can have some alone time for a couple of minutes), she starts to pout.

So I've learned to say, "OK, you don't want to do X, or Y, or Z, then I'll take you home." That usually fixes things! I've learned from being on this site to have a polite spine and "call" people, even loved ones, on their issues. And while I'm certainly willing to cater and spoil a grandchild to a certain degree, if grandma tells you to do something, you need to do it. We'll all get along much better. I've been seeing less pouting since I started doing this.


You are doing her a big favor! (And making the coming years easier for you, too!)

This makes me laugh because my son is getting to that stage where he recognizes his own emotions, (which is good) and thinks that he's the only one in the world having them. (which is bad.) He's going through this bargaining phase where he says, "If you don't let me do/have X, then I'll be really upset or I'll be really mad."

He finds is absolutely dumbfounding when I say, "Well, you'll get over it eventually."

Haha, you gotta love them when they're in the teeny-tiny-Napoleonic-dictator stage. They eventually figure out that, yes, they have a whole universe inside their head, but so does everyone else. It's like a lightbulb moment when they figure that out.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27340 on: June 06, 2014, 01:37:10 PM »
... my son is getting to that stage where he recognizes his own emotions, (which is good) and thinks that he's the only one in the world having them. (which is bad.) He's going through this bargaining phase where he says, "If you don't let me do/have X, then I'll be really upset or I'll be really mad."

He finds is absolutely dumbfounding when I say, "Well, you'll get over it eventually."

What a wise mother you are! Think of all the wonderful things you are teaching him.

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« Reply #27341 on: June 06, 2014, 03:06:48 PM »

Haha, you gotta love them when they're in the teeny-tiny-Napoleonic-dictator stage. They eventually figure out that, yes, they have a whole universe inside their head, but so does everyone else. It's like a lightbulb moment when they figure that out.

My nephew is still in that stage (he's four). I was there shortly before bedtime recently and he marched up to me with a book and said, "Read this to me." His mom gently reminded him, "Ask nicely. What do we say?" He thought about it a minute and said, "Aunt pinkflamingo, read this to me." It's hard teaching kids manners when you're trying not to laugh.

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« Reply #27342 on: June 06, 2014, 03:19:12 PM »

Haha, you gotta love them when they're in the teeny-tiny-Napoleonic-dictator stage. They eventually figure out that, yes, they have a whole universe inside their head, but so does everyone else. It's like a lightbulb moment when they figure that out.

My nephew is still in that stage (he's four). I was there shortly before bedtime recently and he marched up to me with a book and said, "Read this to me." His mom gently reminded him, "Ask nicely. What do we say?" He thought about it a minute and said, "Aunt pinkflamingo, read this to me." It's hard teaching kids manners when you're trying not to laugh.

My DD just turned 5 and is still working on the concept of "asking nicely." If a demand request is made in a whiny/shouty voice, tacking on a "please" does not make it "nice."  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27343 on: June 06, 2014, 04:37:59 PM »
My 6 y.o. granddaughter is a SS!  ;D I usually take her home with me after church (she loves spending alone time with grandma) but she requires a lot of one-on-one attention. I love to do that, like playing pretend, taking a walk, etc; but if I try to direct her to do something solo (like watch cartoons, or color, so grandma can have some alone time for a couple of minutes), she starts to pout.

So I've learned to say, "OK, you don't want to do X, or Y, or Z, then I'll take you home." That usually fixes things! I've learned from being on this site to have a polite spine and "call" people, even loved ones, on their issues. And while I'm certainly willing to cater and spoil a grandchild to a certain degree, if grandma tells you to do something, you need to do it. We'll all get along much better. I've been seeing less pouting since I started doing this.


You are doing her a big favor! (And making the coming years easier for you, too!)

This makes me laugh because my son is getting to that stage where he recognizes his own emotions, (which is good) and thinks that he's the only one in the world having them. (which is bad.) He's going through this bargaining phase where he says, "If you don't let me do/have X, then I'll be really upset or I'll be really mad."

He finds is absolutely dumbfounding when I say, "Well, you'll get over it eventually."
And does it provoke the "NO, I WON'T! YOU HAVE RUINED MY LIFE FOREVER!!!!screaming tantrum speech?  ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27344 on: June 06, 2014, 05:15:44 PM »
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I thought, "*You* were the one who scared your son!" If you'd modeled a calm behavior after the near-miss, he would have recovered from any fright pretty soon. Instead, you created this huge altercation that has completely undone him. He's frightened because of the nastiness -you- initiated."

Oh my stars, this reminds me of my dad.  I sometimes think he invented road rage.  He used to go ballistic if another driver cut him off - he'd race the guy, tailgate him, scream at him, threaten to punch his lights out, you name it.   When I was little, this terrified me.  He pulled the same stunt when I was an adult, and I gave him what-for, saying "Never pull that routine with me in the car again.  You did it all the time when I was a kid, and I'm sick of it."  He kept protesting and trying to justify his actions, saying "But that other guy did (blah)!"  "I.  Don't.  Care."