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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27840 on: July 04, 2014, 11:02:37 AM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27841 on: July 04, 2014, 01:40:27 PM »
2 women at the waterpark - 1 had six kids with her, and the other had 4.

Several of the rides had 2 lines. 1 at the splash down area where you would get the tube specific to that ride. Some actually had 2 lines there 1 for a single tube and 1 for a double.

The women would get in the line for the tubes and send their kids  (school age or higher given the height restrictions) of to other faster lines/lazy river/pool area. They had some walkie talkies and would call the kids back when they got near the head of the lines. Which also explained why these same kids would be coming down the stairs of other rides we were in line for.

The kids would shove others out of the way and join the women in line. People were slow to complain because the only person to complain to was the lifeguard in charge of the splash down pools - most were watching 2 splashdown areas. I finally caught a life guard walking between stations and asked how to get hold of the green shirt people (other staff not lifeguards). That life guard watch one of the women pull this stunt. (I was waiting for Loren and Brett to get a double tube because I was worried they couldn't carry it up the spiral stairs to the slide.) She made the family go to the end of the line. The mom was pitching a fit that standing in line was to hard on her kids. The life guard asked if they had a disability (because they do have procedures for that) and mom flew into a rage about how dare the life guard imply her kids were (ugly word for Intellectually Disabled)

The thing that really made her look like a SS there were two other families in line. One child was autistic. The other was cognitively impaired. Both were standing in line and waiting their turn.

I'm not making assumptions The autistic child was wearing a life jacket with his parent's phone numbers and I am autistic written on the back under the little flap that floats up to support your head. The other child had a bracelet with cognitively impaired and a phone number on it. Both ID's are not as noticeable as it sounds - unless another kid in the line is a dyslexic who is hyper aware of any text and wanted to know why a kid was walking around with a life jacket that said he was artistic and what cognitively meant. Thankfully she asked quietly. (My simple explanation - their brains are wired differently and it can make it hard for them to communicate. This way if they got separated the other adults could help them.)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27842 on: July 04, 2014, 02:24:56 PM »
I fear my neighbors are the special ones today. They have blocked off the end of the street with orange cones and, unfortunately, without a permit.

 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27843 on: July 05, 2014, 01:34:34 AM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


In the coming up primary election one of the elections is for a law-officer kind of position.  I just moved into the area, so have been researching all the candidates for the next election so I can make an informed decision when election time roles around.  But I hadn't found a wealth of information on either of the candidates.

After yesterday's drive I don't need any more information about either candidate.  We found ourselves behind a car that was being used as an actual campaign sign.  It's quite possible it is the candidate's own vehicle and it's definitely being driven as an advertisement for the candidate.   And besides the 10 or so miles over the speed limit that it was being driven, the driver also showed an utter disregard for turn signals every time they changed lanes.  They finished off the time we were behind them with a sharp right turn with no turn signal while speeding.  I know that it maybe wasn't the candidate driving, but it gave me a bad enough impression that I won't vote for him.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #27844 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 #27845 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 #27846 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 #27847 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 #27848 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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« Reply #27849 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 #27850 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 #27851 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 #27852 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 #27853 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 #27854 on: July 06, 2014, 02:51:38 PM »
I just found the Special Snowflake song today.  It's great.


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