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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28575 on: August 25, 2014, 06:41:16 PM »
This SS found out her new military spouse was having an affair with his co-worker's wife. The article says she reported it to her husband's superiors and the co-worker (although the video interview mentions the co-worker reported her husband. I guess she and the co-worker both did ?). Which led to her soon to be exhusband getting a paycut. And now it's not faaaiiirrr "their" paycheck back then was cut, because she was just ~doing the right thing~ for her husband's co-worker and could not "hold in" her experience  ::) I guess she was hoping the co-worker's paycheck would be cut, too ?  ???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/military-marriages_n_5698547.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Wow. What a *very* special snowflake.

I guess that she expected that the military, like a stern parent, would punish her husband for cheating, but somehow leave her financial situation untouched, while punishing the other family because of the misbehaviour of the wife, who is not employed by the military at all.

To be honest, it sounds like she married a paycheque, not a man. And it's kind of tasteless to brag about how you knew your husband "longer than most married couples have been together" unless you've been with him for a few decades, at least.

I don't know if that's really an "affair" if she found out within a day. It sounds like they had a quickie wedding--not really enough time for him to break it off with his other girlfriend (married or not.) It doesn't say if he was still seeing her 24 hours after their wedding...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28576 on: August 25, 2014, 07:45:28 PM »
I don't know if that's really an "affair" if she found out within a day. It sounds like they had a quickie wedding--not really enough time for him to break it off with his other girlfriend (married or not.) It doesn't say if he was still seeing her 24 hours after their wedding...

It doesn't matter if they were married or not.  If the husband was in a relationship with the other guy's wife, it's an affair.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28577 on: August 25, 2014, 07:56:22 PM »
I was called mean when I told a customer their 6 year old relative could not drive an electric cart meant for handicapped people. It was also my fault they lost onhe of the 3 because I would not let said 6 year old drive it.

I might have given them a pass if the 6y/o could have controlled it, but she couldn't, and a busy Saturday is not the time to let them figure it out.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28578 on: August 25, 2014, 08:24:51 PM »
Whenever one of the copy machines at the library breaks down, we make HUGE signs that say "OUT OF ORDER", tape the top of the machine down so it can't be raised up and then tape the sign across both pieces so it's fairly obvious the machine can't be used.  Non English Speakers seem to get that this means the machine is not operating. 

But if I had a dime for every time someone yelled across the room "Hey!  Did you know this  d**ned thing isn't working?"  and have looked up to see the patron holding the top up, the sign and tape hanging in pieces and have said "Yes, that's why that sign was on it."
and have the patron say "Well, I was in a hurry, I don't have time for signs"...I could be very rich indeed. 

Yes, some might be illiterate...but all of them?  No, I think it's not too much of an extrapolation to assume a lot of these are special, special snowflakes who think the machine will magically work for them.

I know exactly the frustration of which you speak. A few auditoriums are temporarily out of order with the pre - show, so they either have visual without audio or vice versa. We've put up signs on the doors all 10 auditoriums - even the ones that are fine - and on both ticket tearing stations that the pre - show may or may not work as intended. And yet, people come storming up, screaming, "Why is the movie not playing?!?" Well, sir or madam, if you had been paying the remotest attention, you would see the signs that we put up to inform you of the ongoing issues. *headdesk*
My father, who is literate, says that if a particular sign doesn't apply to him, he doesn't read it.   Not ignores it -- does not read it.   Which causes my mother to sigh and go ::) at him -- how can you look at letters in a row and not read them?

My sister has figured it out - when reading causes eye strain and headaches - you might minimize the attention that you give to signs that don't appear to need reading. 

But I still can't figure out how to do it.  I will try to puzzle out what print that is upside down to me says.  It's like trying to ignore a flashing light to ignore print that my brain insists *needs* to be read....
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28579 on: August 25, 2014, 08:29:40 PM »
*snip*

My sister has figured it out - when reading causes eye strain and headaches - you might minimize the attention that you give to signs that don't appear to need reading. 

But I still can't figure out how to do it.  I will try to puzzle out what print that is upside down to me says.  It's like trying to ignore a flashing light to ignore print that my brain insists *needs* to be read....

I can't tell which I ought to be reading or not, but it is possible to force one's eyes to de-focus to prevent reading--fellow eye-related migraine sufferer here.  There's a spot about 18 inches in front of my right eye that will leave the world in focus enough that I don't walk into things but out of focus enough that I miss signs and details.

I wouldn't recommend needing to figure out how to do it though :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28580 on: August 25, 2014, 09:59:33 PM »
Whenever one of the copy machines at the library breaks down, we make HUGE signs that say "OUT OF ORDER", tape the top of the machine down so it can't be raised up and then tape the sign across both pieces so it's fairly obvious the machine can't be used.  Non English Speakers seem to get that this means the machine is not operating. 

But if I had a dime for every time someone yelled across the room "Hey!  Did you know this  d**ned thing isn't working?"  and have looked up to see the patron holding the top up, the sign and tape hanging in pieces and have said "Yes, that's why that sign was on it."
and have the patron say "Well, I was in a hurry, I don't have time for signs"...I could be very rich indeed. 

Yes, some might be illiterate...but all of them?  No, I think it's not too much of an extrapolation to assume a lot of these are special, special snowflakes who think the machine will magically work for them.

I know exactly the frustration of which you speak. A few auditoriums are temporarily out of order with the pre - show, so they either have visual without audio or vice versa. We've put up signs on the doors all 10 auditoriums - even the ones that are fine - and on both ticket tearing stations that the pre - show may or may not work as intended. And yet, people come storming up, screaming, "Why is the movie not playing?!?" Well, sir or madam, if you had been paying the remotest attention, you would see the signs that we put up to inform you of the ongoing issues. *headdesk*
My father, who is literate, says that if a particular sign doesn't apply to him, he doesn't read it.   Not ignores it -- does not read it.   Which causes my mother to sigh and go ::) at him -- how can you look at letters in a row and not read them?

How does he know if it applies to him or not without reading it first?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28581 on: August 25, 2014, 10:06:53 PM »
Whenever one of the copy machines at the library breaks down, we make HUGE signs that say "OUT OF ORDER", tape the top of the machine down so it can't be raised up and then tape the sign across both pieces so it's fairly obvious the machine can't be used.  Non English Speakers seem to get that this means the machine is not operating. 

But if I had a dime for every time someone yelled across the room "Hey!  Did you know this  d**ned thing isn't working?"  and have looked up to see the patron holding the top up, the sign and tape hanging in pieces and have said "Yes, that's why that sign was on it."
and have the patron say "Well, I was in a hurry, I don't have time for signs"...I could be very rich indeed. 

Yes, some might be illiterate...but all of them?  No, I think it's not too much of an extrapolation to assume a lot of these are special, special snowflakes who think the machine will magically work for them.

I know exactly the frustration of which you speak. A few auditoriums are temporarily out of order with the pre - show, so they either have visual without audio or vice versa. We've put up signs on the doors all 10 auditoriums - even the ones that are fine - and on both ticket tearing stations that the pre - show may or may not work as intended. And yet, people come storming up, screaming, "Why is the movie not playing?!?" Well, sir or madam, if you had been paying the remotest attention, you would see the signs that we put up to inform you of the ongoing issues. *headdesk*
My father, who is literate, says that if a particular sign doesn't apply to him, he doesn't read it.   Not ignores it -- does not read it.   Which causes my mother to sigh and go ::) at him -- how can you look at letters in a row and not read them?

How does he know if it applies to him or not without reading it first?

You really need to stop applying logic to this situation :D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28582 on: August 25, 2014, 11:52:23 PM »
Other than that, still lovin' this new job!

::perk:: New job? Without Stonecold?

She should be so lucky!  Different branch, same system, same director.  (I'm pretty sure I've got that right.  And I haven't been wrong in, ohh, 137 nanoseconds! >:D )

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28583 on: August 26, 2014, 11:19:33 AM »
"Congratulations on making the team. Please don't scream." Being excited doesn't get you a free pass to disturb other people. Screaming in a dining area, even an outdoor one, is not appropriate.

Exactly.  A few months ago, DH and I were inside a fast food place eating lunch on a Saturday.  A school bus parked and discharged 20-25 young high school age (14-15) kids.  We rolled our eyes a bit to each other; this many teenagers often means lots of yelling and horseplay.  But these kids lined up, placed their orders, and ate their lunches with no problems at all.  Yes, they were excited; yes, there was a lot of chattering and laughing, but it was not in the least out of proportion or disruptive (given a fast food restaurant environment).  We overheard that they were a tennis team from a out of town high school, and had just had a very successful morning at a tennis tournament.  So yes, it is completely possible for young people to be happy and excited and still behave appropriately.

Do you know what school they were from?  I bet the school would love to hear how well-behaved their students were and how well they represented the school.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28584 on: August 26, 2014, 12:00:33 PM »
"Congratulations on making the team. Please don't scream." Being excited doesn't get you a free pass to disturb other people. Screaming in a dining area, even an outdoor one, is not appropriate.

Exactly.  A few months ago, DH and I were inside a fast food place eating lunch on a Saturday.  A school bus parked and discharged 20-25 young high school age (14-15) kids.  We rolled our eyes a bit to each other; this many teenagers often means lots of yelling and horseplay.  But these kids lined up, placed their orders, and ate their lunches with no problems at all.  Yes, they were excited; yes, there was a lot of chattering and laughing, but it was not in the least out of proportion or disruptive (given a fast food restaurant environment).  We overheard that they were a tennis team from a out of town high school, and had just had a very successful morning at a tennis tournament.  So yes, it is completely possible for young people to be happy and excited and still behave appropriately.

Do you know what school they were from?  I bet the school would love to hear how well-behaved their students were and how well they represented the school.

Actually, they were wearing T shirts with the school name, and I did look them up online and email the principal.  He was happy to hear it - I'm sure he dreads opening every email that starts out 'Your students came into Wendy's...'  :-)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28585 on: August 26, 2014, 12:21:43 PM »

Actually, they were wearing T shirts with the school name, and I did look them up online and email the principal.  He was happy to hear it - I'm sure he dreads opening every email that starts out 'Your students came into Wendy's...'  :-)

I do this regularly when I see well behaved groups. It is my form of paying it forward to a woman that stood up for my kids once.

I took a group to the Houston Fine Arts Museum. The kids were well behaved, but in one gallery the guard just ripped into them for being to loud. They weren't talking over a whisper. Because of how the room was set up + 21 kids meant their footfalls were echoing. (It was shortly after winter break, many of the kids had new shoes they had received for Christmas. Many were either a 1/2 size to a size too big, so they would last longer.)

She kept scolding them that they should be quiet like the group of 5 kids in another school group. The kids were fascinated by the display in that room but we left quickly. This woman, dressed like she was going to a Junior League Luncheon, followed us out and asked for our school information. She told my students that they had excellent museum manners.

She called our principal before we even got back to the school - praising our kids behavior. Apparently she also filed a complaint about the guard because the next day principal received 2 calls from the museum apologizing for the guard's behavior.  The kids were given an ice cream party because of the call.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28586 on: August 26, 2014, 02:07:28 PM »
Other than that, still lovin' this new job!

::perk:: New job? Without Stonecold?

Well, almost.   Thanks to a union shakeup, the details of which would probably out me more than I want to be,  a lot of my coworkers with grievances have been shifted around.  I didn't have an grievances filed (I know what a  brick wall feels like when I run into it and it didn't seem worth the pain to do) but I kind of caught a tail wind and am possibly the only person happy with her current situation.

 Stonecold is still my big boss, but I am now away from the main library and its crowd of walking wounded/reality challenged/logic impaired.  I no longer have to hear from Ninja about her zombie issues, or Crazy Titanic Man or Herbert Hoover Walked On Water Man (among others).  Instead, I am at the farthest flung branch in one of the two "nice" sections of town and everyone who uses the computers knows how to create their own email, job accounts and so on.  I'm responsible for children's programming, teen programming, reference work and making up things for the volunteers to do.  My new boss is so laid back he needs to be propped up occasionally and I now run a book club whose members come to discuss the book and not eat the food.

I haven't had an attack of IBS for a month!

It isn't all a bed of roses:  I'm still working out of classification, one of my coworkers is a thirty year old support staffer who had the fear of God put in her by my predecessor and believes that "everything has to be this way from now on", so every time I make a change, I turn around and she is insisting that it must be done the old way because Susie Said So!  And, instead of the logic impaired, our neighborhood is laden with special snowflake mommies and daddies who think nothing of walking in at ten minutes to closing and demanding that we stay open while their little angels play on the computers. 

Still, I feel so much better, I am sleeping much better and I am out of gossip central which is good because, ladies and gentlemen, in case you couldn't tell, I am a disreputable gossip who usually gets all the goods from people who mouth off in front of me. 

I like being away from the center where I don't fret, help stir the pot or otherwise whine.  It's very empowering and a lot healthier!


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28587 on: August 26, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »
Like Retirement Lite! Wonderful to hear.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28588 on: August 26, 2014, 02:20:56 PM »
And they pay me to do this!  What amazes me the most is how much actual work I am doing.  At the old job, every last one of us in my department spent our time on desk also surfing the web, playing games and so on.  At the new place, I feel neither the need or the inclination to be playing all day on the net.  As I said to a friend who wasn't so lucky "I didn't realize having a dream job would be so much work...and I love it!" 

Don't want to side track everyone from the fun part of the thread, so I return you to your regularly scheduled snowflakes!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28589 on: August 26, 2014, 02:29:49 PM »
This is one of DS's stories.  He works at a school that teaches 'med-spa' treatments: laser hair removal, Botox, fillers, etc.  The public can receive treatments at either the school or the spa.  Just like a beauty school, if you go to the school for your treatment you get a greatly reduced price, but a different experience than if you go to the spa and pay full price.

DS sold a package of laser hair removal treatments to a woman; so many treatments for a very reduced price.  The customer observes some strict rules about  modesty, based on her religious beliefs.  Totally understandable and not SS at all.  However, she conveniently 'forgets' every time she schedules her treatments that her discount price means that her treatments will be done in the school; there will definitely be 10-15 people there and there is almost always at least one man.  If she does not wish to disrobe in front of a mixed-gender group, she needs to schedule (and pay for) her treatments at the spa.  The terms of the deal were explained when she bought it; they are printed very clearly on the agreement she received, but DS has to spend time every month reminding her of them. 

Yesterday was her second to last treatment.  After being told (again) that she could not receive her treatment in the spa, she told DS that he was going to hell, then went around the front office telling everyone they were going to hell for violating God's principles.

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