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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18555 on: December 22, 2012, 11:32:37 AM »
I do not understand people who think, "I will emphasize my point with my Hulk-like rage!"
Well, it worked for the Angevin kings of England... >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18556 on: December 22, 2012, 12:00:41 PM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18557 on: December 22, 2012, 12:26:58 PM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18558 on: December 22, 2012, 12:28:30 PM »
I can't read it because I'm not a member, but what little of it I could see made me shake my head.  ;D

I'll never go out on the few days before Christmas again...not if I can help it.  People zooming through the parking lot, glaring and gesturing, cutting people off...

I almost got run down twice, and I was paying attention!  But the one that really burned me up was this guy who was crossing through parking lot traffic.  I was in my car and ready to turn, but I waited for him to go.  He just stood there, even though there was no one else close enough to him to prevent his crossing.  So, I thought to myself, "Fine, you're just gonna stand there," and started forward.  He quickly jumped off the curb, started walking, and I stopped.  He then made eye contact, and actually slowed down.  I think he was trying to put me in my place, or something.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18559 on: December 22, 2012, 12:32:00 PM »
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73730514/

First letter.


The story is only accessible with a paid subscription.

I don't have a subscription and I could read it.  You have to exit the first time and then go back in, and then it should be available.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18560 on: December 22, 2012, 12:59:20 PM »
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73730514/

First letter.


The story is only accessible with a paid subscription.

I don't have a subscription and I could read it.  You have to exit the first time and then go back in, and then it should be available.

I didn't even have to do that.  First time, right in.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18561 on: December 22, 2012, 01:03:04 PM »
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73730514/

First letter.

I can read it just fine. And that couple were quite snowflaky! I guess the world is supposed to revolve around them...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18562 on: December 22, 2012, 01:03:44 PM »
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73730514/

First letter.

The story is only accessible with a paid subscription.

Here is a link to Ask Amy in the Anchorage Daily News.  I started reading it there because I don't want to pay for a subscription to the Tribune.  They publish all three letters, too.

http://www.adn.com/2012/12/22/2728164/ask-amy-candy-sparks-not-so-sweet.html

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18563 on: December 22, 2012, 01:11:47 PM »
If you go to her website, she posts all of her letters there too

http://www.amydickinson.com/

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18564 on: December 22, 2012, 01:50:13 PM »
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73730514/

First letter.

The story is only accessible with a paid subscription.

I read it okay and I haven't paid anything.  Are you sure?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18565 on: December 22, 2012, 01:56:22 PM »
I can read it just fine. And that couple were quite snowflaky! I guess the world is supposed to revolve around them...

I have to wonder if the letter was written by the dentist in Iowa who fired an employee because she was too attractive, and thus too tempting.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18566 on: December 22, 2012, 01:57:58 PM »
I haven't paid either, but I can read it fine.

The gist of it, for those who can't, is that the LW's wife works has a co-worker who puts out candy. The wife is unable to say no to the candy and is gaining weight. She wants the CW to stop putting out candy and put out healthy snacks instead. CW refuses to oblige, so Wife takes it up with the office manager, who refuses to get involved. Wife tries to get other co-workers invoved, but they refuse too.

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« Reply #18567 on: December 22, 2012, 04:52:18 PM »
I haven't paid either, but I can read it fine.

The gist of it, for those who can't, is that the LW's wife works has a co-worker who puts out candy. The wife is unable to say no to the candy and is gaining weight. She wants the CW to stop putting out candy and put out healthy snacks instead. CW refuses to oblige, so Wife takes it up with the office manager, who refuses to get involved. Wife tries to get other co-workers invoved, but they refuse too.

Why doesn't LWW bring in her own healthy treats?

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« Reply #18568 on: December 22, 2012, 05:01:21 PM »
I haven't paid either, but I can read it fine.

The gist of it, for those who can't, is that the LW's wife works has a co-worker who puts out candy. The wife is unable to say no to the candy and is gaining weight. She wants the CW to stop putting out candy and put out healthy snacks instead. CW refuses to oblige, so Wife takes it up with the office manager, who refuses to get involved. Wife tries to get other co-workers invoved, but they refuse too.

Why doesn't LWW bring in her own healthy treats?

Please stop...you're making much too much sense

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18569 on: December 22, 2012, 05:26:30 PM »
I haven't paid either, but I can read it fine.

The gist of it, for those who can't, is that the LW's wife works has a co-worker who puts out candy. The wife is unable to say no to the candy and is gaining weight. She wants the CW to stop putting out candy and put out healthy snacks instead. CW refuses to oblige, so Wife takes it up with the office manager, who refuses to get involved. Wife tries to get other co-workers invoved, but they refuse too.

Why doesn't LWW bring in her own healthy treats?

because then she (LWW) would eat the healthy snack and the candy, thus getting even chubbier  >:D
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