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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19380 on: February 06, 2013, 02:54:10 PM »
A Special Snowflake vandal had attacked the bathroom in a comic book themed bar (mostly they just have a lot of comic books to read and host related events, it's a nice relaxed place) I went to today. They've had (sort of) famous artists draw things on their walls and one bathroom stall door had a drawing by one of the most famous Finnish comic strip artists (I found a picture of the door here. The vandal had written with marker on top of the drawing, I guess that they felt that their political message was so important that it didn't matter if it ruined the drawing.

The bathroom stall M was using yesterday was defaced as well.  Someone drew a swastika on it.

EDIT: Sorry, need to amend.  The bathroom stall at M's work, which is NOT open to the public in any way.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19381 on: February 06, 2013, 05:36:53 PM »
I almost ran into an SS today!  My neighborhood doesn't have any sidewalks, and so pedestrians are often found walking in the road.  Unfortunately, this turns some of the pedestrians into major SS's who are convinced that they are the ones who belong on the road, and all of us driving cars need to find somewhere else to go. 

There's a bus stop right outside my cul de sac, where junior high or high school kids get picked up.  In the mornings, they sprawl over the entire road.  I almost hit an SS guy who refused to move while I was turning.  He just stood there and gave me a look like he was daring me to try and make him move.  Then, this afternoon as I was driving down the road, a lady tried to cross to the other side of the road directly in front of me.  She did not look to see if any cars were coming, just started walking diagonally.  I slammed on the brakes and she stopped with a very surprised look on her face, like "Where did you come from?". 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19382 on: February 06, 2013, 08:16:27 PM »
I almost ran into an SS today!  My neighborhood doesn't have any sidewalks, and so pedestrians are often found walking in the road.  Unfortunately, this turns some of the pedestrians into major SS's who are convinced that they are the ones who belong on the road, and all of us driving cars need to find somewhere else to go. 

There's a bus stop right outside my cul de sac, where junior high or high school kids get picked up.  In the mornings, they sprawl over the entire road.  I almost hit an SS guy who refused to move while I was turning.  He just stood there and gave me a look like he was daring me to try and make him move.  Then, this afternoon as I was driving down the road, a lady tried to cross to the other side of the road directly in front of me.  She did not look to see if any cars were coming, just started walking diagonally.  I slammed on the brakes and she stopped with a very surprised look on her face, like "Where did you come from?". 
About the kids - can you call the local district and inform them about the dangerous behavior? In my district the bus stop is considered school property in a way and students can be held accountable for their actions at that location.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19383 on: February 06, 2013, 09:27:36 PM »
On the way from my office building across the street to my car, I checked to make sure there weren't any cars close. One was to my left at least 250 feet back, but this is a parking lot with stop signs at every intersection, and I felt safe to cross. I cross in the marked crosswalk and notice the car is accelerating, then the driver screeches the brakes. Our office manager (the driver) rolls her window down and says to me, "it's a good thing I slowed down".  :-X

People cross there all the time, I don't think I needed to wait for a car that far back. I will mention it to my boss in the morning, but that is very strange and SS to me.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19384 on: February 07, 2013, 03:06:53 PM »
My DH and I were at a historical photo exhibition yesterday and at the end was a short video presentation of how the glass photo plates were found, preserved, printed etc. It was on a continuous loop so you could watch from where you came in to where you came in without having to wait for it to stop and start. So people were coming and going, some left not long after we got there. We were the only two at one stage when three people came and sat down. It was at a point where it was showing a series of the photos printed from the restored plates, set to a quiet music sound track. Mr SS decided that his conversation on his smart phone was more interesting, fair enough but please turn off (of if he couldn't, then leave the area) the clicking sound of the keyboard. It was very distracting. We didn't have to watch much more until we were at where we came in so we were able to escape.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19385 on: February 07, 2013, 05:49:39 PM »
I'm nominating my thirteen year old daughter.

My office has a drink fridge that is kept stocked with all kinds of tasty beverages from which we can help ourselves. What can I say...it's a perk.  As long as we don't abuse it, the office manager looks the other way if we grab one for the road.

Every single day for the last week, DD has called me at about 4 PM and asked me if I can bring her a Mountain Dew.

Also, she loves my iPad and has so much trouble keeping her hands off it I finally had to lock it to prevent her from using it without my permission.  Last week she got it in her head that she HAD to watch some video. She didn't want to use her own laptop (poor deprived child). So she texted me at work over and over asking for the code to unlock the iPad. Her last text before I stopped answering her: "Just give me the code and stop arguing with me".

Yeeeeaaaah, like that's gonna work.

ETA: DH works at home, so these exchanges happen when she gets home from school, DH is there, and I'm finishing up my day at the office.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19386 on: February 07, 2013, 06:57:42 PM »
I'm nominating my thirteen year old daughter.

My office has a drink fridge that is kept stocked with all kinds of tasty beverages from which we can help ourselves. What can I say...it's a perk.  As long as we don't abuse it, the office manager looks the other way if we grab one for the road.

Every single day for the last week, DD has called me at about 4 PM and asked me if I can bring her a Mountain Dew.

Also, she loves my iPad and has so much trouble keeping her hands off it I finally had to lock it to prevent her from using it without my permission.  Last week she got it in her head that she HAD to watch some video. She didn't want to use her own laptop (poor deprived child). So she texted me at work over and over asking for the code to unlock the iPad. Her last text before I stopped answering her: "Just give me the code and stop arguing with me".

Yeeeeaaaah, like that's gonna work.

ETA: DH works at home, so these exchanges happen when she gets home from school, DH is there, and I'm finishing up my day at the office.

At this point, I'd bar her from using her own computer, too...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19387 on: February 07, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »
I'm nominating my thirteen year old daughter.

My office has a drink fridge that is kept stocked with all kinds of tasty beverages from which we can help ourselves. What can I say...it's a perk.  As long as we don't abuse it, the office manager looks the other way if we grab one for the road.

Every single day for the last week, DD has called me at about 4 PM and asked me if I can bring her a Mountain Dew.

Also, she loves my iPad and has so much trouble keeping her hands off it I finally had to lock it to prevent her from using it without my permission.  Last week she got it in her head that she HAD to watch some video. She didn't want to use her own laptop (poor deprived child). So she texted me at work over and over asking for the code to unlock the iPad. Her last text before I stopped answering her: "Just give me the code and stop arguing with me".

Yeeeeaaaah, like that's gonna work.

ETA: DH works at home, so these exchanges happen when she gets home from school, DH is there, and I'm finishing up my day at the office.

At this point, I'd bar her from using her own computer, too...

Yea, I'm thinking that's worthy of grounding for a bit.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19388 on: February 07, 2013, 08:12:39 PM »
Me too.

I've had a week that seems like all the special snowflakes in my world decided to ramp up the specialness at the same time.  ::)

1. Former college male friend married current college female friend almost 9 years ago but they've been together about 14 years.  Now let me be clear on this, he is the special snowflake, not her...by a long shot. I called her to check up on her the other day and when she called me back she told me a number of disturbing and abusive things he's done.   He wants a meal ticket (he can't be bothered to even try to find full time work and is fighting their divorce tooth and nail) and is trying to manipulate her into staying with him so that he can keep mooching off her.   Poor woman is one of the sweetest and most passive people I've ever known. 

2. Today I find out my oldest son seems to think he's above homework and the teachers will just hand out good grades and he can get away with lying to everyone without any consequences or anyone finding out.   This is not the first time he's lied about homework but I thought he'd learned his lesson.  Told his teacher "I don't have time for homework!" Guess who's going to be finding he has a lot of time now that he won't be watching tv or playing on the computer for a good while?

3.  Then after I get off the phone with my best friend tonight I saw one of my aunts (my mother's youngest sister) sent me a message via fbook telling me about how awful my parents are being to her.   I don't want to go into it since it may turn into a legal matter and don't want it to get traced back but my sympathy goes out to her, as it sounds like they're treating her much like they treated me.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19389 on: February 07, 2013, 11:16:34 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/teenager-arrested-for-impersonating-doctor/



Australian teen arrested for impersonating a Dr. at a hospital where he was dismissed from volunteering

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19390 on: February 07, 2013, 11:22:22 PM »
2. Today I find out my oldest son seems to think he's above homework and the teachers will just hand out good grades and he can get away with lying to everyone without any consequences or anyone finding out.   This is not the first time he's lied about homework but I thought he'd learned his lesson.  Told his teacher "I don't have time for homework!" Guess who's going to be finding he has a lot of time now that he won't be watching tv or playing on the computer for a good while?
One of mine tried that too.  Told me she didn't have any homework, told the teacher that she didn't have time to do her homework because of "all the housework" that I made her do.  "All the housework" consisted of either cleaning the catbox or setting the table, alternating days with her sister.  Fifteen minutes tops, even including the time she spent arguing that it wasn't her turn to do it.  (2 minutes, without the arguing!)  Teacher called me, explaining as if to a half-wit how important it was for DD to do homework.  I enlightened her as to the extent of "all the housework."  Daughter got grounded, and if she ever came home and told me she didn't have any homework, I gave her some.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19391 on: February 07, 2013, 11:44:03 PM »
2. Today I find out my oldest son seems to think he's above homework and the teachers will just hand out good grades and he can get away with lying to everyone without any consequences or anyone finding out.   This is not the first time he's lied about homework but I thought he'd learned his lesson.  Told his teacher "I don't have time for homework!" Guess who's going to be finding he has a lot of time now that he won't be watching tv or playing on the computer for a good while?
One of mine tried that too.  Told me she didn't have any homework, told the teacher that she didn't have time to do her homework because of "all the housework" that I made her do.  "All the housework" consisted of either cleaning the catbox or setting the table, alternating days with her sister.  Fifteen minutes tops, even including the time she spent arguing that it wasn't her turn to do it.  (2 minutes, without the arguing!)  Teacher called me, explaining as if to a half-wit how important it was for DD to do homework.  I enlightened her as to the extent of "all the housework."  Daughter got grounded, and if she ever came home and told me she didn't have any homework, I gave her some.

I may have done that to my mother when I was young *tries to look innocent*... She was not a happy lady when the teacher called. Not happy at all.

OTOH now that I am a teacher I already know alllllllllllll the excuses. You'd be amazed quickly how a well placed "Oh, that's a shame, I'd better ring your mum to have a word about that" leads to students suddenly finding a window in their busy, busy, schedule.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19392 on: February 08, 2013, 06:01:53 AM »
Well apparently, since the teacher did call me, the child had not backed up and suddenly realized how much free time he actually had so he got good and embarrassed when he was called out on his lie.  And to credit his teacher, she told me she had a feeling he was not being honest with her, as when I told her the truth she said "Yep, that's what I thought."   

I talked to him, his father talked to him and my best friend talked to him and I just talked to him some more before sending him off to school.   I told him honestly about the guy in the #1 in that list who has lied so much to people he doesn't even know the truth anymore.  The wife told me he will deny that he smoked even after she's found cigarettes in the house and he reeks of smoke.  I also pointed out that this guy does about 10 hours a week of honest work and spends the rest of his day drinking, watching tv or playing video games.   He doesn't want to get a divorce and move out because it means he will have to get a job where he can actually pay his own way and give up the time to drink and goof off.   

I asked my son if he wants to be like this guy and he shook his head emphatically so I told him to knock off the lying and laziness right now.   Plus the child wants to be an acolyte (altar boy) at our church. He's already done it twice as a pinch hitter when a scheduled acolyte doesn't show.  I told him if he wants to be doing something like that he needs to knock off the deceitfulness.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19393 on: February 08, 2013, 06:32:07 AM »
Can we ditch the bad husband and get back to SS stories, please?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19394 on: February 08, 2013, 10:19:49 AM »
I'd love a spin-off thread - something like "My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy!".  :)

Back to SS stuff - I have a co-worker who's a fair bit older than I am (he's in his mid-to-late 50's, I'm 48).  However, he's been at this company for only about three years, whereas I've been here for ten.  Why, then, does he act like I know nothing and he knows everything?  Wild guess:  because he's a guy and I'm not. 

Today, he came to me and said "I got a work call last night - details about the work call."  I said "Oh, yes - that sort of situation is written up in our documentation."  He flatly contradicted me - "No, it's not."  I said politely "Yes, it is.  I wrote it, so I should know."  I then pulled up the documentation and showed him.  Did he have the grace to admit that he was wrong?  I'll give you one guess.