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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18600 on: December 28, 2012, 01:25:04 PM »
Went to the Zoo yesterday with Loren and Brett. It was in the 50's. This woman was walking up to random zoo employees wanting to know how to get a refund/why they didn't let people in for free because the animals weren't out.


She walked away. Loren looked at me and asked "Didn't she check the weather before she left."

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18601 on: December 28, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »
Went to the Zoo yesterday with Loren and Brett. It was in the 50's. This woman was walking up to random zoo employees wanting to know how to get a refund/why they didn't let people in for free because the animals weren't out.

She walked away. Loren looked at me and asked "Didn't she check the weather before she left."
She must have been related to This person on Not Always right 

In this case, the animals were too lethargic because it was a hot day.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18602 on: December 29, 2012, 10:41:05 AM »
So, speaking of special snowflakes...here's one for you. I rather think it will speak for itself:



Yup. That's our driveway. And that's how our neighbors and their guests park every.single.day.

Anyone want to guess why we're itching to move out?  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18603 on: December 29, 2012, 10:48:40 AM »
Ooh, fun. Daily bumper cars. /eyeroll
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18604 on: December 29, 2012, 10:51:59 AM »
hummmmph. We've been trying to be patient...you know, neighborly?

But we're running out of patience. And money. Our insurance rates increased after we bumped into one of them while backing out last year.

I think a call to the fire marshal is going to be next...  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18605 on: December 29, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »
hummmmph. We've been trying to be patient...you know, neighborly?

But we're running out of patience. And money. Our insurance rates increased after we bumped into one of them while backing out last year.

I think a call to the fire marshal is going to be next...  >:(

Why don't you have them towed?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18606 on: December 29, 2012, 11:31:55 AM »
The one that actually blocks the driveway, yes, they'll come tow that. Funny how the person drives off just when they see the tow truck coming....

The other ones? The ones not technically blocking the driveway? I don't have the authority to have them towed - only the apartment manager can do that.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18607 on: December 29, 2012, 11:34:29 AM »
Where I live, police will come & ticket a car that is blocking a driveway, if it is reported. If the driveway is completely blocked, the car may be towed.

Last time I reported a completely blocked drivewayt, the police officer figured out where the car owner lived (around the corner), and both called & knocked on his door. When there was no answer, the officer called for a tow.

Another time, a neighbor kept parking a truck with a trailer so it partially blocked the driveway. I didn't know the neighbor, so I put a polite note on the windshield asking if he could be more careful in parking, because I had to drive over the lawn to get out. Never happened again.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18608 on: December 29, 2012, 11:44:41 AM »
hummmmph. We've been trying to be patient...you know, neighborly?

But we're running out of patience. And money. Our insurance rates increased after we bumped into one of them while backing out last year.

I think a call to the fire marshal is going to be next...  >:(

Fire Marshal might be a good idea. I'll pass that on to Sis. Not their street but the street that gives access to their street is supposed to be 2 way. But the new apartment complex doesn't have enough on site parking and the parked cars reduce the street to 1 car wide down the middle. (The residents tried parking in the school lot across the way - that now has a locked gate when the school is closed.)

My neighbors used to park in a legal spot, but it blocked my view when backing out. I was lucky. I explained the problem - now they park 1/2 a car length down the street and I have a clear view backing out.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18609 on: December 29, 2012, 11:46:53 AM »
...   We've been trying to be patient...you know, neighborly?   ...



I take it you have actually talked to your neighbors about this problem with no results?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18610 on: December 29, 2012, 12:09:00 PM »
...   We've been trying to be patient...you know, neighborly?   ...



I take it you have actually talked to your neighbors about this problem with no results?

Yes, absolutely. There seem to be about eight adults who live there and I don't know how many kids. I/we have left polite notes, have complained to the apartment manager who claims to send "helpful reminders" and have tried talking to them. There is either a genuine language barrier or they're pretending there is one....I'm not going to go there and try to guess on that.

But either way, we're now documenting the parking violations (it's expressly included in the lease what the parking regulations are) and have sent photos and so far one letter via certified mail to the apartment manager about this, since it's the management company's job to enforce the lease. Anyway. We're documenting and now sending official complaint letters - building a case, as it were. Hate to do it, but nothing seems to be working. If, God forbid, we have another accident due to the parking, a small claims case will be filed. But that's getting legal, and I'm not going to go there .... just rest assured we're taking the legal steps we need to to resolve the situation. Fire marshal will be next.

In any case, we're hoping we can afford a down payment on a house later this year, if I manage to find a job in the field I'm trying to transition into.

I just posted this to further illustrate how *rude* some people are. It's teeth-gnashing worthy! grrrrr.  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18611 on: December 29, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »
I ran into a special snowflake at Walmart yesterday.  I got into a checkout lane where it looked like the lady in front of me would be done pretty soon.  All her things were scanned and bagged, at least.  Then she starts giving the cashier advice - it started out with her opinion on how to get rid of a cold, and segued into opinions about how the cashier could get a new job, should do something or other with her relationships, etc etc.  At this point, the cashier has actually scanned and bagged all of my stuff, and this lady was just standing there talking, apparently oblivious to the fact that I was there and needed to pay!  I finally said, "Excuse me, I need to pay", and she veeeerrrrryy sllloooowwwlllyyy moved out of my way, complaining about how people are in too much of a rush these days, and we should all just slow down and enjoy life.  ::)  The whole transaction had taken at least five more minutes than it needed to, since I wasn't in a rush, and wasn't trying to speed her along!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18612 on: December 29, 2012, 04:30:06 PM »
I'm going to nominate all the people in my apartment complex who don't pick up after their dogs. It's in the lease that you will do so. But they figure if they go out with the dog at night no one will see them not picking up. Just grow up already, people!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18613 on: December 29, 2012, 04:36:28 PM »
I'm going to nominate all the people in my apartment complex who don't pick up after their dogs. It's in the lease that you will do so. But they figure if they go out with the dog at night no one will see them not picking up. Just grow up already, people!

And a big 'ol 'Thanks, ya jerk' from the responsible dog owners, who have a terrible time finding rentals because landlords have been burned by you too many times.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18614 on: December 29, 2012, 06:36:56 PM »
I was driving slowly down the street when I spotted a woman walking down the sidewalk, totally engrossed in reading a book. She didn't even look up when she reached the intersection, just stepped off the curb right in front of me. Fortunately, I had spotted her in time and was going slowly enough that I could easily stop. She never took her eyes off her book; I don't think she even was aware of my car.

I got a good look at the cover of the book she was reading. The book that made her as oblivious to her surroundings as a teenager texting away? Murder Must Advertise, the book from which I took my screen name.

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