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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27840 on: July 05, 2014, 08:53:09 AM »
Of course, there's always the possibility it's being driven by a member of the opposition party to make the one candidate look bad.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27841 on: July 05, 2014, 09:34:01 AM »
Special Snowflake yesterday brought an entire supermarket parking lot to a complete standstill.

It's a poorly designed lot to begin with. The market shares a driveway with a discount department store.    When both stores get busy, traffic starts to back up in the supermarket lot.

So yesterday I needed a few items at the supermarket.  Traffic in the supermarket lot was crawling. 

Special snowflake pulls off the shared driveway into the supermarket lot, and decides to drop off his passenger right in front of the store entrance.  Only problem is, there's a long line of cars behind him, and an even longer line of cars facing him as they try to leave the lot.

He doesn't pull over -- there's no place to do that -- he simply stops.  The passenger side door opens, and ...


We sit for almost two full minutes before the passenger gets out of the car.  Don't misunderstand, it's not like she had difficulty getting out of the car.    She simply sat in the car, with the door open, for almost two minutes.  Took her all of a few seconds to put her feet on the pavement, stand up and close the car door.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27842 on: July 05, 2014, 04:10:44 PM »
This might have gone under plain old Darwin award, but the danger seems to be over. We just had a violent thunderstorm roll over us. During the height of the storm when the lightening and thunder seemed to be happening in the same instant - I heard a series of pops to explosions.

My first thought was a transformer. I had already turned off the AC and unplugged the TV's and Computers. So I looked out the window - because I remember the transformer being on fire in my cousin's yard at the tail end of Alicia.

It wasn't the transformer. A group of teenagers, generally good kids*, setting off fireworks in the middle of a severe storm not the light the sky ones just the make a big boom ones.

*As in a guest of my neighbor was using my driveway, with my permission. The kids only see a guy they don't know parking and leaving from my house, when they knew I was at work.  They came over and asked if I knew someone was using my driveway. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27843 on: July 05, 2014, 09:47:05 PM »
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Yesterday's parking Special Snowflake.  3 parking spaces taken on a busy Saturday morning.  My car is the red 4X4, and although the angle doesn't quite show it, I don't know how he managed to get in where he is without hitting me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27844 on: July 05, 2014, 11:10:05 PM »
Of course, there's always the possibility it's being driven by a member of the opposition party to make the one candidate look bad.

Rob

I thought of that, but that would have ended up being big enough news that it would be being discussed in the paper and by people in the grocery store and other places.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27845 on: July 06, 2014, 12:03:33 AM »
Of course, there's always the possibility it's being driven by a member of the opposition party to make the one candidate look bad.

Rob

I thought of that, but that would have ended up being big enough news that it would be being discussed in the paper and by people in the grocery store and other places.
It has happened, and that's why most political ads in the US now end with the candidate him/herself saying "I'm [candidate's name] and I approved this message."

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27846 on: July 06, 2014, 12:15:03 PM »
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Yesterday's parking Special Snowflake.  3 parking spaces taken on a busy Saturday morning.  My car is the red 4X4, and although the angle doesn't quite show it, I don't know how he managed to get in where he is without hitting me.

I'd have been very tempted to park in the spot just to your left!  That's just an open invitation to have your vehicle keyed...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27847 on: July 06, 2014, 12:16:05 PM »
"I approve this message" is actually a legal requirement

A local mayor was running for a state office. His reputation was not exactly enhanced when his opponent's campaign manager was in the right place at the right time and noticed that the mayor's car had been booted for unpaid parking tickets. The campaign manager kindly called the local TV stations.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27848 on: July 06, 2014, 12:58:59 PM »
Special Snowflake yesterday brought an entire supermarket parking lot to a complete standstill.

It's a poorly designed lot to begin with. The market shares a driveway with a discount department store.    When both stores get busy, traffic starts to back up in the supermarket lot.

So yesterday I needed a few items at the supermarket.  Traffic in the supermarket lot was crawling. 

Special snowflake pulls off the shared driveway into the supermarket lot, and decides to drop off his passenger right in front of the store entrance.  Only problem is, there's a long line of cars behind him, and an even longer line of cars facing him as they try to leave the lot.

He doesn't pull over -- there's no place to do that -- he simply stops.  The passenger side door opens, and ...


We sit for almost two full minutes before the passenger gets out of the car.  Don't misunderstand, it's not like she had difficulty getting out of the car.    She simply sat in the car, with the door open, for almost two minutes.  Took her all of a few seconds to put her feet on the pavement, stand up and close the car door.

I hate when people do that! I live in NJ, where it's crowded as it is, and that is rude, rude, rude. Sometimes you see people doing that here, but on a busy main street, bringing traffic to a standstill.  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27849 on: July 06, 2014, 02:10:19 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27850 on: July 06, 2014, 02:51:38 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27851 on: July 06, 2014, 06:13:11 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


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Oh, that was good.   :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27852 on: July 06, 2014, 10:42:42 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


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Oh, that was good.   :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27853 on: July 06, 2014, 10:46:33 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


*is ded from laughter*

Oh, that was good.   :)

My kids are fairly certain I've finally lost it.

I'm fairly certain I never had it to begin with.  :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27854 on: July 08, 2014, 01:52:06 PM »
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This is from a few years ago, but talking to a coworker today reminded me of it.

Receptionist comes to find me in a meeting. I had someone who I was going to interview show up 45 minutes early, while I was in the middle of another meeting. I told the receptionist to remind the interviewee that she was 45 minutes early, and that I'd get to her at the time we schedule (I also made a mental note to confirm with the agency that sent her to me what the interview time was, thinking that maybe they told her the wrong time, which wouldn't be her fault). Very annoying and unprofessional, but not yet really snowflakey.

Receptionist comes back 5 minutes later. Interviewee told him to tell me that, since she was already there, she'd really just like to interview now and "get it over with". Receptionist specifically tells me that that's how Interviewee worded it. I tell receptionist to tell Interviewee that I am in a meeting and I will be ready to interview her at our scheduled interview time. While I'm in my meeting, Interviewee leaves (Receptionist said she left in a huff not long after he delivered my message). So I go out to lunch, and figure I'll call the agency when I get back.

When I get back, I have a weird call from the agency. To make a long story short, Interviewee had called the agency when she left, said that I was very unprofessional and was going to keep her waiting for a ridiculous amount of time, so she left without interviewing, since she'd have felt uncomfortable working for me, knowing that I'm so unprofessional. I confirmed with the agency that she was supposed to interview at the time that I had. Agency wasn't apologetic about anything, and wanted to know if I had let Interviewee wait a ridiculous amount of time. To which I said something like "if me making her wait because she shows up 45 minutes early is ridiculous, then yes, it was ridiculous. Or her. To expect me to be ready to interview her 45 minutes early". Agency wanted to know why I couldn't just interview her then. Because I was in a meeting, which is why Interviewee was scheduled to come in at a certain time. Because people in companies have meetings.

After that, I told my boss that I wasn't going to be working with Agency any more, because being questioned as to why I couldn't interview someone 45 minutes early was just...not professional of them, to say the least. Also, the Agency woman had such an attitude for someone who was supposed to be hoping that I'd pick one of their people so they'd get their commission. Not worth dealing with.
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