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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19275 on: January 30, 2013, 11:11:00 PM »
I had to deal with SS-I'lltakemyhalfoftheroadoutofthemiddle today. On the Palmetto Expressway.  During rush hour traffic. I'm surprised he didn't get shot, being Miami and all.

I'm picturing a highway completely covered in Palmetto bugs.  ::Shudder::
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19276 on: January 31, 2013, 12:18:47 AM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/student-wins-stalking-order-overly-involved-parents/story?id=18080707

A 21 yo student got a restraining order after her parents went to the university and told them she was mentally ill, playing scrabble with many people, and using drugs.

I think the real problem was she was pulling away. At one point she says she was required to leave skype on overnight so they could make sure she was asleep and not out partying. Creepy.

I do applaud the school, however, for helping her finish out her senior year without any financial help from her parents. That's got to be difficult to deal with snowflakes that special.




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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19277 on: January 31, 2013, 12:27:46 AM »
It's the first week of classes...I went to the bookstore to pick up my books yesterday and waited for 40 minutes to be helped. I *finally* got help by getting in line behind a clerk and following her around for last 20 minutes, obviously in pain as two of the people in line behind me remarked on it. When it was finally my turn I asked for help finding one book as I could not even see where the class books were supposed to be ( they are arranged by major and then course number) when I finished speaking SSIDONTHAVETOWAIT walked over and said "I need help shopping can you do it for me" completely disregarding the fact that this clerk was helping someone and had others waiting for her help. AshleytheequallySSclerk looked at the line behind her and announced "You can wait while I help this person"  After strong protests from me that I had already waited and should not have to wait more - she finally said "Fine. I'll.do.what.you.want." speakign in snipped words and making it known she was not happy.  She could not find the book either -looked at me again and said that she needed to go help the other woman, and I repeated I had waited and she would finish with me first. She then went to a computer made a feeble "attempt" at finding the book and then tried to walk away again ( third time trying to ditch me before resolving the issue) a young lady at the next desk over told me to walk to her and she'd try to help. It took her 30 seconds and the name of the teacher for her to find the course materials ( text and dvds) for me.
  I told her I wanted a manager and she told me that they were both up front by the cashiers but that I could speak to one if I asked.   

I am still flabbergasted that the woman who needed help shopping thought it appropriate to cut the line of people following this clerk around ( and we were obviously following her) and that the clerk thought it appropriate to leave a line to do the first woman's bidding.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19278 on: January 31, 2013, 03:52:12 AM »
And expecting people to over- or undershoot their exits is ridiculous. Maybe they know the area, and maybe they don't.  If I'm not familiar with an area and I know I'm supposed to get off at exit 36, how do I know whether it's safe to get off at exit 37?  The bikers needed to let the guy in. They're not a funeral procession and they're not a group of emergency vehicles. They have no entitlement to stay together on the road.

I agree. For me the fact that they were in the right lane is what really clinches it. In the left lane I'd probably think they were rude, but no big deal because no one absolutely needs to be in the left-most  lane. But literally everyone needs to be in the right lane during the course of their journey.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19279 on: January 31, 2013, 07:56:44 AM »
On disliking flash mobs: I figure that, unless I'm on my way to the Emergency Department, I can afford a few minutes in order for there to be a little more beauty in the world. My personal convenience isn't the only thing that matters.

One person's beauty is another person's reason they got fired for lateness, or just had a much longer commute because they couldn't make their train. I don't think that it's necessary for a flash mob to interfere with people who have placed to go and things to do.

Agreed. People deliberately blocking the path at the mall, when I'm trying to get in and out, are not going to strike me as beautiful. I take the bus and if I miss it, that's a half hour wait because other people wanted to show off.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19280 on: January 31, 2013, 08:40:21 AM »
On disliking flash mobs: I figure that, unless I'm on my way to the Emergency Department, I can afford a few minutes in order for there to be a little more beauty in the world. My personal convenience isn't the only thing that matters.

One person's beauty is another person's reason they got fired for lateness, or just had a much longer commute because they couldn't make their train. I don't think that it's necessary for a flash mob to interfere with people who have placed to go and things to do.

Agreed. People deliberately blocking the path at the mall, when I'm trying to get in and out, are not going to strike me as beautiful. I take the bus and if I miss it, that's a half hour wait because other people wanted to show off.
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I agree. I've used public transit to NYC many times (bus and train), and missing a bus or train can cause a wait anywhere from 30 mins to an hour.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19281 on: January 31, 2013, 08:45:40 AM »
I had to deal with SS-I'lltakemyhalfoftheroadoutofthemiddle today. On the Palmetto Expressway.  During rush hour traffic. I'm surprised he didn't get shot, being Miami and all.

I'm picturing a highway completely covered in Palmetto bugs.  ::Shudder::

lol.  I should explain more.  The Palmetto, or Florida State Road 826, is a major expressway (and I use that term lightly) in South Miami Dade County. It's technically a bypass around Miami. It's one of three limited access North/South Highways in the area. The alternatives are I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. I-95 on the southern end, a "stone's throw" from , splitting off from US1.  Traffic through that area is generally horrible. The Turnpike runs quite a bit farther west and is a toll road. The southern terminus of the Palmetto is also US1, but a few miles south of 95. The Palmetto has no tolls and runs between 95 and the Turnpike.  Since it's free to use and doesn't run through downtown, it's very popular. It's also perpetually under construction.*

This driver yesterday was running down two of the middle lanes, taking up half of each and refusing to get in one or the other, causing major traffic issues.

*Amusing story: I asked my mother if there was ever a time when the Palmetto was not under construction and she said "Not in my life time."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19282 on: January 31, 2013, 08:48:54 AM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/student-wins-stalking-order-overly-involved-parents/story?id=18080707

A 21 yo student got a restraining order after her parents went to the university and told them she was mentally ill, playing scrabble with many people, and using drugs.

I think the real problem was she was pulling away. At one point she says she was required to leave skype on overnight so they could make sure she was asleep and not out partying. Creepy.

Wow.  That's beyond creepy.  Good on her for getting help to get them off her back.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19283 on: January 31, 2013, 08:56:34 AM »
lol.  I should explain more.  The Palmetto, or Florida State Road 826, is a major expressway (and I use that term lightly) in South Miami Dade County. It's technically a bypass around Miami. It's one of three limited access North/South Highways in the area. The alternatives are I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. I-95 on the southern end, a "stone's throw" from , splitting off from US1.  Traffic through that area is generally horrible. The Turnpike runs quite a bit farther west and is a toll road. The southern terminus of the Palmetto is also US1, but a few miles south of 95. The Palmetto has no tolls and runs between 95 and the Turnpike.  Since it's free to use and doesn't run through downtown, it's very popular. It's also perpetually under construction.*

This driver yesterday was running down two of the middle lanes, taking up half of each and refusing to get in one or the other, causing major traffic issues.

*Amusing story: I asked my mother if there was ever a time when the Palmetto was not under construction and she said "Not in my life time."

Another South Florida person - I bolded one of the other reasons that the Palmetto is always, always, always jammed; the alternative route is the Turnpike, which has a toll.  It's hard enough making ends meet without having to pay for the privilege of driving on a relatively traffic-free roadway (although I do it on stretch of 95 from Golden Glades to Miami, and on the turnpike home.  It's worth it for 20 minutes more a day with husband and doggy.)

On my drive this morning (into my Fort Lauderdale office today, not Miami), we have the "lane bopping aren't-I-cute" SS on 595 eastbound, also under major construction.  Every single day, the lanes shift to accommodate the construction.  PT Cruiser self-proclaimed hottie (see her bumpersticker for proof) is driving with her knees, putting on make-up, and weaving in and out of traffic to better her relative position in the pack of cars all headed to pretty much the same place.

I caught up to her on US Highway 1, in the lane next to mine.  She arrived at the building next to mine, 30 seconds after me.  Glad her endangering of others on the road had such an incredibly positive outcome for her.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19284 on: January 31, 2013, 09:07:13 AM »
(Slightly OT:  I took me a few weeks after I got back here to get a Sunpass.  This is when I realized just how how much longer it takes to get places when your primary goal is "avoid tolls".)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19285 on: January 31, 2013, 09:50:05 AM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/student-wins-stalking-order-overly-involved-parents/story?id=18080707

A 21 yo student got a restraining order after her parents went to the university and told them she was mentally ill, playing scrabble with many people, and using drugs.

I think the real problem was she was pulling away. At one point she says she was required to leave skype on overnight so they could make sure she was asleep and not out partying. Creepy.

I do applaud the school, however, for helping her finish out her senior year without any financial help from her parents. That's got to be difficult to deal with snowflakes that special.

Yeah. Her parents sound like absolute nuts.

They remind me of a father who called the uni I work for, to complain that we turned his daughter into a whore. His words, not mine. He was outraged that we'd allowed her to move in with her boyfriend and that we hadn't notified him of this fact. Apparently she was a "perfect sweet angel" before she went off to college, and after she came to our uni she became nothing better than a "liar and a whore". He also wondered why she hadn't called him in nearly a month. Gee....can't imagine why.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19286 on: January 31, 2013, 02:57:20 PM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19287 on: January 31, 2013, 03:00:22 PM »
http://gawker.com/5980558/pastor-who-left-sanctimonious-tip-gets-waitress-fired-from-applebees-claims-her-reputation-was-ruined


I think all parties are guilty of being SS's here but more so the Pastor.


I don't think the waitress was all that SS.  The pastor is a standalone blizzard.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19288 on: January 31, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »
http://gawker.com/5980558/pastor-who-left-sanctimonious-tip-gets-waitress-fired-from-applebees-claims-her-reputation-was-ruined


I think all parties are guilty of being SS's here but more so the Pastor.


I don't think the waitress was all that SS.  The pastor is a standalone blizzard.

I think she was for posting the reciept with the pastor's info on it should have blacked out her name then posted it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19289 on: January 31, 2013, 03:16:01 PM »
http://gawker.com/5980558/pastor-who-left-sanctimonious-tip-gets-waitress-fired-from-applebees-claims-her-reputation-was-ruined


I think all parties are guilty of being SS's here but more so the Pastor.


I don't think the waitress was all that SS.  The pastor is a standalone blizzard.

I think she was for posting the reciept with the pastor's info on it should have blacked out her name then posted it.

I dunno, someone who is supposed to be a moral pillar of her community pulling that kind of garbage deserves a little public humiliation.