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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18870 on: January 12, 2013, 10:48:14 PM »
How not to get a date:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57563264-504083/jason-earl-dean-taco-bell-employee-sentenced-to-4-years-in-prison-for-handcuffing-self-to-female-co-worker/

Don't handcuff yourself to someone you're trying to ask out on a date.

Ugh. This seems like one of those "romantic gestures" that wins over the girl in the movies, but is creepy and even criminal in real life.

One of the comments for the article is saying that it could have been a cute "how we met" story! Yeah! It's totally adorable when a creeper approaches you in a dark parking lot and handcuffs himself to you!  ::)

I really shouldn't read the comments- being ragey after midnight isn't good for my nerves.

My Dad could have possibly qualified as an SS. He approached my mother in a bar and asked her to dance. When she told him she and her roommate were there to forget about men, he told her that was a shame, as he intended to marry her.

However, what makes it a sweet story that was ultimately about true love was if she had just stared at him incredulously or said "No", he would have backed off, and I wouldn't be here. Apparently she was amused by his answer and agreed to go to dinner with him. He took her to the Playboy Club and didn't pay attention to any of the bunnies, because he was too busy paying attention to her, and he remained devoted to her until the day she died.

I think some of these men expect these grand romantic gestures or statements to come off as Special, but what makes them Special Snowflakes instead is they don't back off when the lady says "No, thank you". A true knight cares about his lady's happiness and comfort, even if it's not with him.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18871 on: January 13, 2013, 03:06:46 AM »
How not to get a date:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57563264-504083/jason-earl-dean-taco-bell-employee-sentenced-to-4-years-in-prison-for-handcuffing-self-to-female-co-worker/

Don't handcuff yourself to someone you're trying to ask out on a date.

Ugh. This seems like one of those "romantic gestures" that wins over the girl in the movies, but is creepy and even criminal in real life.

Exactly. There was a case not so long ago where a guy decided to sail his yacht across from somewhere in Europe (France maybe?) to find a girl who had served him a meal in a restaurant one time because he had decided she was 'The One'

He sent messages on Facebook telling her that he was coming, she told him not to come, her family told him not to come, they told him she was happily engaged to someone else... he came anyway. Unfortunately (or fortunately for her) he didn't get the correct visa to enter the UK and he was turned back at the border.

I'm sure in his mind it was a grand romantic gesture, but in reality it was more than a little weird, especially that he kept ignoring the constant 'No' he was getting from this woman and everyone associated with her.

Yikes! That poor girl.

Well, at least she knows she made the right choice to avoid him. Someone who ignores your no is not a good prospect in my book.

The story was on the Daily Mail website, and the comments section was full of people saying she should have given him a chance, what a lovely and devoted man he must be, how cruel she is etc etc.  It made me sick.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18872 on: January 13, 2013, 05:38:23 AM »
We went to the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island last week. Little penguins come up the beach from the sea and return to their nests. Hundreds of people watch them every night. They used to have a rule that you couldn't use your flash on your camera, but years of having that rule abused has now meant that all cameras are banned. Doesn't stop the SS who think that one little photo couldn't hurt, the penguin's eyes will recover eventually, right? So frustrating!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18873 on: January 13, 2013, 09:51:40 AM »

Exactly. There was a case not so long ago where a guy decided to sail his yacht across from somewhere in Europe (France maybe?) to find a girl who had served him a meal in a restaurant one time because he had decided she was 'The One'

He sent messages on Facebook telling her that he was coming, she told him not to come, her family told him not to come, they told him she was happily engaged to someone else... he came anyway. Unfortunately (or fortunately for her) he didn't get the correct visa to enter the UK and he was turned back at the border.

I'm sure in his mind it was a grand romantic gesture, but in reality it was more than a little weird, especially that he kept ignoring the constant 'No' he was getting from this woman and everyone associated with her.

Yikes! That poor girl.

Well, at least she knows she made the right choice to avoid him. Someone who ignores your no is not a good prospect in my book.

The story was on the Daily Mail website, and the comments section was full of people saying she should have given him a chance, what a lovely and devoted man he must be, how cruel she is etc etc.  It made me sick.


So, she should have dumped the guy to whom she was "happily engaged" in order "to give a chance" to some other dude?  Yeah, that sounds so very sensible.  Some people have watched one too many rom-coms.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18874 on: January 13, 2013, 10:19:21 AM »
There was a story like that in the USA as well.  Perhaps it's the same one.

A man visited Ireland and, when he returned home, realized that he was smitten with a woman he met in a Dublin pub.  He was making great efforts to locate her with the intention of proposing marriage. 

This isn't quite an urban legend because the man was interviewed on national television here.  Still, it's more than a little creepy. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18875 on: January 13, 2013, 12:08:03 PM »
JadeAngel's story reminded me of going out for dinner with our friends, John and Jane, and Jane's brother Cheapskate.   My husband and I ordered an appetizer for the two of us to share, and before we'd even taken one bite, Cheapskate asked "Are you going to finish that?"   ???

I call him Cheapskate instead of, say, SS because his cheapness is legendary.   That bit of behaviour I described is typical - he'll deliberately order a very small meal to save money, assuming that other people at the table won't be able to finish their food.  If and when that happens, he swoops in and eats the leftovers off people's plates (without asking if they'd planned to have them boxed up to take home).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18876 on: January 13, 2013, 12:33:16 PM »
I've started a 'in real life, that's restraining order territory' thread if anyone wants to post their favourites.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18877 on: January 13, 2013, 12:57:33 PM »
So, she should have dumped the guy to whom she was "happily engaged" in order "to give a chance" to some other dude?  Yeah, that sounds so very sensible.  Some people have watched one too many rom-coms.

I actually had a guy tell me that IRL. I'd had a crush on him for years, but decided nothing would come of it and moved on. 2 yrs later I was happy in a relationship with my now DH. We weren't engaged, but it was clear to all it was heading in that direction.

He chose that time to tell me he was in love with me and that it wasn't fair of me not to give him a chance just because now-DH got there first... In pretty much those words.

So.... I was supposed to break up with a guy I was deeply in love with, just because of his say-so? Yeah, I don't see that happening.
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18878 on: January 13, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »

So.... I was supposed to break up with a guy I was deeply in love with, just because of his say-so? Yeah, I don't see that happening.

Does he also shout at buses three blocks away to come back, ships out of port to turn around, and airplanes to land and wheel back to the tower? If you don't get there in time, you don't get there in time.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18879 on: January 13, 2013, 01:04:48 PM »

So.... I was supposed to break up with a guy I was deeply in love with, just because of his say-so? Yeah, I don't see that happening.

Does he also shout at buses three blocks away to come back, ships out of port to turn around, and airplanes to land and wheel back to the tower? If you don't get there in time, you don't get there in time.

That's the weird thing (weirdEST thing anyway). He'd always been so sensible and level-headed. This was completely out of character for him.
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18880 on: January 13, 2013, 01:36:21 PM »
I was in the grocery store earlier. I like to go early on Sunday before the after church crowd hits. I use the app GrocerIQ to do my shopping list. I can scan Barcodes as I run out of things at home, put the prices in as i put them in my cart and keep track of an good estimate of what things are going to cost - sales tax on things like soda or cleaning supplies. It takes me less time than keeping a running total on a paper list. (I'm dysgraphic/dyslexic so I know this takes me less time.)

Didn't stop this woman from lecturing the young lady with her about how poorly I was behaving, because I was playing with my phone and had one earbud in. She had to know i could hear her.  I stopped looked for the item I wanted, picked it up, entered the price, checked it off, looked for the next item on the nearest aisle. That is what you do with a grocery list isn't it? 

I admit I was laughing to myself because I was listening to FreedomTM and a character was describing how he could use an app like this one, a cell phone, and discount card to track people and use them in the plot.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18881 on: January 13, 2013, 03:31:52 PM »
I hate Miami, really I do.  Today's specialness comes courtesy of the dog park.

Ummm, what part of "Dog Park" do people not understand.  I go there to let my dog socialize with other dogs.  I keep him on the "over 35lbs" part of the park. He's well behaved, he comes when he's called, and he's gentle enough that I have no issues letting my disabled 10 year old manage him (with me right there, of course).  I realize he's huge, but I'd be more afraid of most Chihuahuas than I would be of this dog, even if he wasn't mine.  He's just a big, slobbery goober.

So, just why, irritating SS lady, do you think that you have the right to tell me I shouldn't bring my dog to the dog park.  If you don't like dogs, don't come to this park.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18882 on: January 13, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
This happened a few weeks ago, but it still boggles my mind that people are this special.  Hubby and I live in an apartment complex where we get one assigned parking spot.  These spots are easily recognized as assigned parking spots because they're covered, have large numbers on them and when you come into the parking lot a large sign notes all of these things including the fact that non-covered parking spots are for guests.

A few months ago I came home from work and noticed that someone had parked in our spot so after waiting for twenty minutes I called the tow truck company and waiting outside for them to tow the car that was in our spot.  While I was waiting for the tow truck to arrive, the teenage girl who owns the car came outside and I informed her that she was parked in our spot and that she needed to move it immediately or I would have it towed next time.  She thanked me and told me that it wouldn't happen again, etc, etc...no big deal.  I've parked in the wrong spot before so I didn't think it was a big deal.

Well, about two weeks ago, my husband and I came home from a movie around midnight and noticed that the SAME CAR was parked in our spot so we called the tow company and while he was taking our information out walks the teenage girl.  I tell her that this is the second time that she has parked in my spot and that I need her to move immediately in which her reply is to roll her eyes and say, "Okay, whatever!" followed by "Merry f****ing Christmas!"  Unfortunately, I lose my cool and tell her to get the ehell out of my spot, that I would be calling the front office in the morning and lodging a formal complaint against her (since I have pictures of her car/license plate parked in my spot on two different occasions along with the tow truck guy being a witness to all of this since he's standing a few feet away when all of this happens).

I kid you not, she replies, "Well, I saw your car parked in one of the open spots so I thought you weren't going to use your spot tonight." 

In which I replied, "We have two cars!"

At this point my husband chimes in and tells her in a stern voice, "You need to leave now, this is getting ridiculous!"

Her reply, "I will, but you need to control your b***ch!"

As soon as she says that my husband grabs me and both the tow guy, who has been watching this the whole time, and my husband tell her that she needs to leave immediately before someone calls the police.  People....I have never been so angry in my life and it still makes my blood boil thinking about this.  To think that there are people this stupid and entitled in the world.   >:(       






 



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18883 on: January 13, 2013, 05:18:46 PM »
Her reply, "I will, but you need to control your b***ch!"
 

Wooo, buddy. The politest thing I can say is that I would have been one angry woman if someone said that to me.




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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18884 on: January 13, 2013, 05:49:31 PM »
The friend I gave the Cut Direct to asked me out twice, and hinted around it several times. He insisted that the only reason we hadn't gone out was because he wasn't taller. (He's shorter than me by a good 6 inches.)

When I finally told him to stay out of my life forever (not in those words but similar ones) he would tell all of our mutual friends that "Adelaide hates me now" and he would refuse to elaborate on it. Once he met an acquaintance of mine, found out she was friends with me, and told her to pass along the message that I should stop being mad at him.

I've posted about him on here several times before but the slew of rom-com related SS-ness brought back the memories of this guy. I don't know what it is about the whole acquaintance running after a train/bypassing airport security/telling you earnestly that you're meant to be that Hollywood likes, but it's odd in the real world.