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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27525 on: June 20, 2014, 08:43:38 AM »
An SS missed his plane, so what does he do? Triggers the fire alarm.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/london-city-airport-had-to-be-evacuated-after-a-passenger-triggered-the-fire-alarm-to-stop-his-british-airways-flight-from-leaving/story-e6frfq80-1226960847153

And to give you an idea how late he was? London City's last check-in is 10 minutes before the flight if you don't have checked luggage. It's a whole 20 minutes if you're checking luggage. Yes, I meant minutes. Security is strict there, but it's always been the strictest of the London airports and the staff are incredibly professional and polite and it's very quick to go through it.

That is snowflakeness on a huge level.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27526 on: June 20, 2014, 09:14:16 AM »
I hope the airport presses charges! That is ridiculous.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27527 on: June 20, 2014, 09:26:18 AM »
I hope the airport presses charges! That is ridiculous.

Even better would be if the airlines that serve the airport just refuse to allow him to use their services in the future.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27528 on: June 20, 2014, 10:40:39 AM »
I've typed up half a dozen responses about Mr. Alarm Puller and wondering what he thought was going to happen.  But I can't even.  So I'll just leave this here.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27529 on: June 20, 2014, 11:37:37 AM »
I can't think of anything to say, either.

That is Beyond the Boundaries of the Blizzard level of Special Snowflakery....would that be "Arctic Whiteout" or did he jump to "Mini Ice Age" in one fell swoop?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27530 on: June 20, 2014, 11:57:59 AM »
I hope the airport presses charges! That is ridiculous.

Even better would be if the airlines that serve the airport just refuse to allow him to use their services in the future.

Both.

They should definitely charge him with deliberately misusing the fire alarm (which is illegal in the U.S. and I would presume elsewhere as well), but also a very costly thing for the airport and the individual airlines to have to deal with.  The fine should be very, very high for this.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27531 on: June 20, 2014, 12:12:40 PM »
I hope the airport presses charges! That is ridiculous.

Even better would be if the airlines that serve the airport just refuse to allow him to use their services in the future.

Both.

They should definitely charge him with deliberately misusing the fire alarm (which is illegal in the U.S. and I would presume elsewhere as well), but also a very costly thing for the airport and the individual airlines to have to deal with.  The fine should be very, very high for this.

Or just let all the passengers who had their flights delayed and possibly missed connections because of his tantrum have a chance to give him a severe scolding.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27532 on: June 20, 2014, 12:18:26 PM »
I can't think of anything to say, either.

That is Beyond the Boundaries of the Blizzard level of Special Snowflakery....would that be "Arctic Whiteout" or did he jump to "Mini Ice Age" in one fell swoop?

It sounds like the mini ice age happened in his cranium. Particularly in the part of it responsible for logical thought.

And I think the simplest punishment is the best here. "Take a boat next time, honey. Because you're not flying."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27533 on: June 20, 2014, 12:23:01 PM »
That is just absurd!

Well, I do sometimes feel as though my life is being penned by Eugene Ionesco.

My Dad is guilty of this, too.  If he needs something investigated on the internet, does he ask any of the three people with the four computers who live with him?  No, He calls me!

More to the point...once I hit the send button I thought "Oh darn, that was venting!  No more venting!" 

And, on a happier note, The Father announced his travel plans without prompting and told me he had finished all his doctor's appointments and the doctor gave him the go ahead to travel...which everyone could have found out if they would just talk to each other. 

As Sheldon Cooper would say "In WHAT universe to you communicate with people in your home by calling people six hundred miles away." 


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27535 on: June 20, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »
Sorry, I have to come back to add a patron to the list of candidates.  Now, I grant you this woman is well into her eighties (Iknow this because she tells me every time she calls in to chat and chat and chat) and may have a different perspective, but I really struggled with our phone conversation. 

She needed all the ropes in her windows to be restrung and needed the trims and panels to be painted.  She called a local handyman service and told me (in shocked tones) that they wanted three hundred dollars!  I said "Wow, that is so reasonable!"

No, it wasn't.  She wanted me to get her the number of the city carpenters union so she could ask them to come over on their off hours and fix the problems for her.  For free.  Because she pays taxes.

I told her that wasn't going to happen.  She wanted to know what I did when I needed repairs.  I told her I called the appropriate handyman service and paid them to fix things.

"WHY would you do that?  Don't you have a brother?  What about your FATHER?  Why would you PAY someone to do that?"

Uh--because my brother is about as handy as a mitten?  Because my father is even older than HER?  Because they live several hundred miles away and I would no more expect them to come and fix things for me than they would expect me to fly down there and bake cookies because they want them.

I don't know what appalled me more,  the idea that we should not pay people for their skilled services, that public employees are also public slaves or the notion that if you are a woman and live alone, you either put up with the problem or get a male relative to fix it for free. 

Of course, this is the patron who calls me with the name of neighbors that moved away six years ago and wants me to find out a) where they moved to  b) what their current phone number is and c) why they moved away. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27536 on: June 20, 2014, 12:58:03 PM »
An SS missed his plane, so what does he do? Triggers the fire alarm.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/london-city-airport-had-to-be-evacuated-after-a-passenger-triggered-the-fire-alarm-to-stop-his-british-airways-flight-from-leaving/story-e6frfq80-1226960847153

And to give you an idea how late he was? London City's last check-in is 10 minutes before the flight if you don't have checked luggage. It's a whole 20 minutes if you're checking luggage. Yes, I meant minutes. Security is strict there, but it's always been the strictest of the London airports and the staff are incredibly professional and polite and it's very quick to go through it.

That is snowflakeness on a huge level.

This actually reminded me of Jared Padalecki (of Supernatural) and his (in)famous train story. He pressed the emergency stop on a train in Europe so he could retrieve his bag from the platform. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqEiRm6LJRY

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27537 on: June 20, 2014, 01:02:45 PM »
An SS missed his plane, so what does he do? Triggers the fire alarm.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/london-city-airport-had-to-be-evacuated-after-a-passenger-triggered-the-fire-alarm-to-stop-his-british-airways-flight-from-leaving/story-e6frfq80-1226960847153

And to give you an idea how late he was? London City's last check-in is 10 minutes before the flight if you don't have checked luggage. It's a whole 20 minutes if you're checking luggage. Yes, I meant minutes. Security is strict there, but it's always been the strictest of the London airports and the staff are incredibly professional and polite and it's very quick to go through it.

That is snowflakeness on a huge level.

This actually reminded me of Jared Padalecki (of Supernatural) and his (in)famous train story. He pressed the emergency stop on a train in Europe so he could retrieve his bag from the platform. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqEiRm6LJRY

Okay, after I stop wheezing from laughter at the story....

In all fairness, it seemed like Mr. Padalecki was ignorant of what the button would do. The other man knew exactly what he was doing and didn't care that he screwed up all those flights, etc.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27538 on: June 20, 2014, 02:59:46 PM »
Yarnspinner, you never have to apologize for bringing us weird and wonderful tales of your life at the library.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27539 on: June 20, 2014, 03:40:00 PM »
Sorry, I have to come back to add a patron to the list of candidates.  Now, I grant you this woman is well into her eighties (Iknow this because she tells me every time she calls in to chat and chat and chat) and may have a different perspective, but I really struggled with our phone conversation. 

She needed all the ropes in her windows to be restrung and needed the trims and panels to be painted.  She called a local handyman service and told me (in shocked tones) that they wanted three hundred dollars!  I said "Wow, that is so reasonable!"

No, it wasn't.  She wanted me to get her the number of the city carpenters union so she could ask them to come over on their off hours and fix the problems for her.  For free.  Because she pays taxes.

 

This reminds me of one of my co-workers at my PT job, and one of her customers.

I work in a nice women’s store. Said CW used to own an independent women’s clothing store, and the customer in question was one of her customers there.  I’ll call CW Jane and customer Susan. Susan now comes to our store, and Jane helps her “shop” However, Jane is the type who tends to get overly involved (not really in a bad way) with trying to help her customers, whether it be find clothes, or anything else. Jane will talk forever, and if someone says well, I need this or that, or am looking for this or that, she will always have suggestions.

So I guess Susan needs someone to help look after her mother, who lives in Queens (we are in NJ). So from what I understand, in conversation with Jane, this came out. Knowing Jane, and how she is, I’m sure she made a couple of suggestions, but now Susan wants her to call and try and find someone to go help with her mom!  And Jane is trying to oblige! Its one thing to say “well, did you try this or that?” but quite another to actually research and make calls on Susan’s behalf!!! 

No way I'd do that. Nope. sorry.