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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18375 on: December 11, 2012, 09:59:37 AM »

I don't want to argue and don't see any harm in humoring her I offer to do her another one, as she is going on that she doesn't want to get sick with my germs.
 
I did not tell her that all the Cakes had been put in that nice big stack by me, wearing another pair of the cloves.
I just put the cake back on the pile (she had picked it up with tongues) when she was not looking.

Had she just asked me to do her another using the paper as she doesn't like the gloves, I would say she was not an SS. It was the tone she used to talked to me, like I was dirty and stupid.

I think spell-check should have been picked up with tongs, not tongues!!
picking up a cookie/cake by your tongue is just not right anywhere!

 :P ;) :P

though it would be interesting to see   :P

Sorry, had to jump in and say, how does one wear CLOVES? I'm sure you meant GLOVES the first two mistakes, but since someone else pointed out another typo, I wanted to add my .02
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You stick the cloves in the cow tongues first, of course.    ;)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18376 on: December 11, 2012, 10:51:56 AM »

I don't want to argue and don't see any harm in humoring her I offer to do her another one, as she is going on that she doesn't want to get sick with my germs.
 
I did not tell her that all the Cakes had been put in that nice big stack by me, wearing another pair of the cloves.
I just put the cake back on the pile (she had picked it up with tongues) when she was not looking.

Had she just asked me to do her another using the paper as she doesn't like the gloves, I would say she was not an SS. It was the tone she used to talked to me, like I was dirty and stupid.

I think spell-check should have been picked up with tongs, not tongues!!
picking up a cookie/cake by your tongue is just not right anywhere!

 :P ;) :P

though it would be interesting to see   :P

Sorry, had to jump in and say, how does one wear CLOVES? I'm sure you meant GLOVES the first two mistakes, but since someone else pointed out another typo, I wanted to add my .02

You stick the cloves in the cow tongues first, of course.    ;)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18377 on: December 11, 2012, 12:30:39 PM »
While running with the typos is fun, guys, the mods have already asked that it stop.  Please don't get the thread closed.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18378 on: December 11, 2012, 03:28:02 PM »
okay back to topic: Thinking about kids and musical instruments reminded me of the SS parents you have to deal with in school productions (especially Christmas pageants) who are convinced their child(ren) are stars (even if they're in a chorus of 30 other kids) and set up movie-grade recording equipment blocking the aisle or rush down to stand in front of the seated audience and record their little darling's shining moment. Do they really think they'll be giving the footage to producers of "Biography" or "Behind the Music" years from now? Ah yes we can say we knew the little tots before they became Oscar winning superstars... ::) No, your child is not in fact special and his rendition of "Frosty the Snowman" will not get him a record contract!


I used to do the recordings of events at school. I gave up after I had to trash an entire performance recording because of the parent cursing the choir director the whole time.

Oh man! That's awful.

My last high school choir preformance we shared with the elementry school choir(each high school choir got paired with a elementry choir. It was REALLY fun.). Our choir was an all-girls honor group so we were paired with little girls who wanted to join our when they hit high school. Kinda a mentoring thing.

The kids were awesome. No disipline probs at all, and with 1st through 5th grades, that's kinda saying something. The parents on the other hand...

The rules were NO recording devices and no flash photos. Very nice recordings, both audio only and video were done and sold for pretty good prices. After our group's first song we went to sit in a cvouple rows of seats that were marked for us and I ended up in front of a woman who was determined to record her daughter, even if she had to stand almost in the man beside her's lap. The man wasn't pleased. So I got to hear this:

Man:(quietly) Ma'am, please sit down. You aren't supposed to have that camera anyway.
Woman:(loudly) You don't get it... MY daughter is going to be a star, She NEEDS the publicity.
Man:(not as quiet, but pretty close) Then buy a DVD. And sit down! We all want to see our kids too!
Woman:(Louder) My daughter is gonna be a STAR!

This kept on for almost an entire song. Until he quieted her for good.

Woman: You don't get it. My daughter has talent, she's going places! She's a star!
Man: How nice. Mine isn't. In fact, short of a miracle the doctors say she has another year at most. And I want to HEAR her. Now Sit. The. Hell. Down.

And she did. I still can't decide how rude he was, but I know I was considering stranggling the woman by the time it all ended. And my "little sis" (one of the little girls from the choir) was holding her ears.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18379 on: December 11, 2012, 03:31:30 PM »
Woman: You don't get it. My daughter has talent, she's going places! She's a star!
Man: How nice. Mine isn't. In fact, short of a miracle the doctors say she has another year at most. And I want to HEAR her. Now Sit. The. Hell. Down.

And she did. I still can't decide how rude he was, but I know I was considering stranggling the woman by the time it all ended. And my "little sis" (one of the little girls from the choir) was holding her ears.

He tried polite.  It was time for not so polite.  Except for the cursing, I don't think he was rude.  And I'd even give him a pass for that.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18380 on: December 11, 2012, 03:37:42 PM »
While running with the typos is fun, guys, the mods have already asked that it stop.  Please don't get the thread closed.

I don't think that will happen. However, the next person who points out typos will not do it again on this forum. Give it a rest, it's not even clever.
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« Reply #18381 on: December 11, 2012, 03:57:56 PM »
Just remembered a really funny snowflake from a garage sale a while back.  Said garage sale had be advertised as a fund raiser and that there would be absolutely NO EARLY BIRDS.  (Opening 8AM-3PM) 
Of course, some schmuck and his wife try to come through as we are still setting up at 7:30.  I told the man that he was more than welcome to buy something, but I got to pick three things to go with him...including the flamingo yard ornament made of pink tinsel.  They wandered off quickly. 

But that was not our snowest of flakes. 

Nope, CookBookQueen came in about 8:15AM with a batch of folks. So 15 minutes into the sale. She started looking through the box of cooking magazines and the 2 boxes of cookbooks (mostly hardcovers).  One whole box - and the box of magazines -were all basically brand new that I had gotten from my work, so no cooking stains or anything.  The magazines were listed at 10 cents a piece or 12 for a $1.  The cookbooks were mostly marked between 50 cents to $2 depending on size and cover.  Though a couple were at $3 since they were rather big and super nice.

She picked up one box of the cookbooks and said, "I will give you $2 for the whole box"   :o
Sorry to say, I laughed at her.  No. 
"what do you mean?  There is no way that you will sell these.  $2 is fair.  Besides this is a garage sale, you are SUPPOSE to barter."   
Nope.  But here is my deal for you.  Come back after lunchtime and if we have more than the cooking magazines, I will GIVE you whatever is left in the cookbook boxes for free.

Oddly, she never came back.  And yes, I sold all the cookbooks at the prices they were marked and most of the cooking magazines.    We raised a nice amount for our cause.

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« Reply #18382 on: December 11, 2012, 04:25:56 PM »
Just remembered a really funny snowflake from a garage sale a while back.  Said garage sale had be advertised as a fund raiser and that there would be absolutely NO EARLY BIRDS.  (Opening 8AM-3PM) 
Of course, some schmuck and his wife try to come through as we are still setting up at 7:30.  I told the man that he was more than welcome to buy something, but I got to pick three things to go with him...including the flamingo yard ornament made of pink tinsel.  They wandered off quickly. 

But that was not our snowest of flakes. 

Nope, CookBookQueen came in about 8:15AM with a batch of folks. So 15 minutes into the sale. She started looking through the box of cooking magazines and the 2 boxes of cookbooks (mostly hardcovers).  One whole box - and the box of magazines -were all basically brand new that I had gotten from my work, so no cooking stains or anything.  The magazines were listed at 10 cents a piece or 12 for a $1.  The cookbooks were mostly marked between 50 cents to $2 depending on size and cover.  Though a couple were at $3 since they were rather big and super nice.

She picked up one box of the cookbooks and said, "I will give you $2 for the whole box"   :o
Sorry to say, I laughed at her.  No. 
"what do you mean?  There is no way that you will sell these.  $2 is fair.  Besides this is a garage sale, you are SUPPOSE to barter."   
Nope.  But here is my deal for you.  Come back after lunchtime and if we have more than the cooking magazines, I will GIVE you whatever is left in the cookbook boxes for free.

Oddly, she never came back.  And yes, I sold all the cookbooks at the prices they were marked and most of the cooking magazines.    We raised a nice amount for our cause.

I probably would have taken you up on the flamingo lawn ornament :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18383 on: December 11, 2012, 05:03:02 PM »
My father refuses to get on the camera when I webchat with him and my mother. It's like talking to my mother and the disembodied voice of God or something, because he wants to participate but goes off into random rooms and just shouts back at us while doing something else. When I finally pressed him about it and said that it was distracting, he said that he didn't like the way the camera made him look fat. He won't webchat with me...because the camera angle makes him look fat.  ::)

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« Reply #18384 on: December 11, 2012, 05:15:55 PM »
Gingerzing,  we had a similar experience during a garage sale.  We were asking for ten cents per paperback and a quarter for each hardcover - so, not exactly a fortune.  One lady came up to me and said "So, it's a buck for a bag of books, right?"  I said "No - prices are as marked."  She grabbed a plastic grocery bag, stuffed it so full of books that it was bursting at the seams, and shoved a dollar at me, saying "Buck a bag!"  Once again, I had to say "NO.  Prices as marked!"  She flung the bag down, books scattering everywhere, and stomped off.

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« Reply #18385 on: December 11, 2012, 05:31:09 PM »
Just remembered a really funny snowflake from a garage sale a while back.  Said garage sale had be advertised as a fund raiser and that there would be absolutely NO EARLY BIRDS.  (Opening 8AM-3PM) 
Of course, some schmuck and his wife try to come through as we are still setting up at 7:30.  I told the man that he was more than welcome to buy something, but I got to pick three things to go with him...including the flamingo yard ornament made of pink tinsel.  They wandered off quickly. 

But that was not our snowest of flakes. 

Nope, CookBookQueen came in about 8:15AM with a batch of folks. So 15 minutes into the sale. She started looking through the box of cooking magazines and the 2 boxes of cookbooks (mostly hardcovers).  One whole box - and the box of magazines -were all basically brand new that I had gotten from my work, so no cooking stains or anything.  The magazines were listed at 10 cents a piece or 12 for a $1.  The cookbooks were mostly marked between 50 cents to $2 depending on size and cover.  Though a couple were at $3 since they were rather big and super nice.

She picked up one box of the cookbooks and said, "I will give you $2 for the whole box"   :o
Sorry to say, I laughed at her.  No. 
"what do you mean?  There is no way that you will sell these.  $2 is fair.  Besides this is a garage sale, you are SUPPOSE to barter."   
Nope.  But here is my deal for you.  Come back after lunchtime and if we have more than the cooking magazines, I will GIVE you whatever is left in the cookbook boxes for free.

Oddly, she never came back.  And yes, I sold all the cookbooks at the prices they were marked and most of the cooking magazines.    We raised a nice amount for our cause.

I probably would have taken you up on the flamingo lawn ornament :)

Yeah, this guy did NOT have the look of someone who would appreciate a tinsel flamingo.  And I am sure I could have found something else equally ... unique for his wife. 
Shalamar - I would have been tempted to say, "You know what...for you it is $50 for the bag."  ;D  (*Evil Ginger has way too much fun while running garage sales. Especially after working too long in retail when she couldn't say stuff.)

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« Reply #18386 on: December 11, 2012, 05:40:39 PM »
My father refuses to get on the camera when I webchat with him and my mother. It's like talking to my mother and the disembodied voice of God or something, because he wants to participate but goes off into random rooms and just shouts back at us while doing something else. When I finally pressed him about it and said that it was distracting, he said that he didn't like the way the camera made him look fat. He won't webchat with me...because the camera angle makes him look fat.  ::)

That'd be me, I hate, hate, hate webcams.  I'll happily chat without the video on but if I accidentally turn the camera on I get the look of a confused cat while trying to turn the thing off.

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« Reply #18387 on: December 11, 2012, 05:50:36 PM »
On Saturday night we went to our favorite Mom and Pop restaurant for their yummy Prime Rib. I have a bad hip so prefer one of the tables by the bus stations so that the back is solid and there is nobody behind me.

It is VERY rare that they are busy but for some reason, they were. We were waiting for a table along with about 4 other groups of people. The hostess catches my eye to let us know that our favorite table is empty and tells us she can take us back just as SS comes in the door. SS decided that she was talking to him and follows the hostess back. The hostess is a young teenager and had no idea what to do. She seats them and comes back to the front to apologize to us. We told her that itís not a problem and that we would take the next table that comes open even if it is not one of our preferred tables. We are seated a few minutes later at a table about 2 away from our favorite one where the SS was sitting.

SS and wife Also-SS complained the whole time that they were there! The bus staff doesnít speak perfect English, the food is taking too long to get there, they didnít like the veggie of the day, they didnít like the homemade rolls, and the dťcor is trashy (Wonderful handmade Native American carvings and paintings)  It was horrible to listen to such a wonderful place being trashed.  They demanded to speak to the manager.

The owner came to the table to talk to them and did a double take when he saw us sitting a few tables away, went back up front for a moment then returned. He listened to their complaints and told them that they were welcome to pay their bill and not return if that was their choice but they were not getting anything free. He also told them that he was the only one allowed to abuse his staff and if they didnít like the table they were sat at then they should not have jumped in line ahead of everyone who was waiting and the people who were being called back who actually LIKE that table and ask for it specifically. SS paid their bill and left.  No wonder with an owner like that his staff stays there forever.  :)

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« Reply #18388 on: December 11, 2012, 05:53:39 PM »
I just returned from my history final. The teacher had to throw out one student because she brought her three year old child who.would.not.shut.up.  He was so loud that  even putting the mother and child in the hall was still too loud for most.  The mom was furious about it because we were discriminating against her, as a mother, and "just because I have a child does not mean I should fail the course" - So the rest of us should?
 
  Even after being told she could take the  exam in a room alone she was not satisfied...and went stomping off, yelling about how we were discriminating against her because she is a parent.
  It would have been annoying but not fatal for her to bring the kid, if he would be quiet so we could take the exam...but allowing your child to talk in an "outside voice" during a final exam, while you answer him in a normal,conversational tone, plants this person firmly in the SS  territory for me.

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« Reply #18389 on: December 11, 2012, 06:36:15 PM »
I just returned from my history final. The teacher had to throw out one student because she brought her three year old child who.would.not.shut.up.  He was so loud that  even putting the mother and child in the hall was still too loud for most.  The mom was furious about it because we were discriminating against her, as a mother, and "just because I have a child does not mean I should fail the course" - So the rest of us should?
 
  Even after being told she could take the  exam in a room alone she was not satisfied...and went stomping off, yelling about how we were discriminating against her because she is a parent.
  It would have been annoying but not fatal for her to bring the kid, if he would be quiet so we could take the exam...but allowing your child to talk in an "outside voice" during a final exam, while you answer him in a normal,conversational tone, plants this person firmly in the SS  territory for me.

If I had been the professor, I would have failed the woman solely on the basis that she was talking during the exam.  Final exams are something you know the timing of months in advance - she could have and should have arranged a sitter and a back-up sitter and a back-up back-up sitter.