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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19395 on: February 07, 2013, 08:15:28 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 #19396 on: February 07, 2013, 09:12:39 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 #19397 on: February 08, 2013, 12:16:34 AM »
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 #19398 on: February 08, 2013, 12:22:22 AM »
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 #19399 on: February 08, 2013, 12:44:03 AM »
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 #19400 on: February 08, 2013, 07:01:53 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 #19401 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:07 AM »
Can we ditch the bad husband and get back to SS stories, please?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19402 on: February 08, 2013, 11:19:49 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.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19403 on: February 08, 2013, 11:42:09 AM »
Another 'my political theory is more important than your artwork' snowflake:

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/woman-defaces-famous-louvre-painting-with-black-pen

A woman who is part of a group of 9/11 conspiracy theorists scribbled with black marker on a French painting on loan from the main Louvre to one of the satellite museums. Fortunately the curators say the damage is very superficial and should be easily cleaned.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19404 on: February 08, 2013, 11:43:41 AM »
(facepalm)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19405 on: February 08, 2013, 12:01:34 PM »
Another 'my political theory is more important than your artwork' snowflake:

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/woman-defaces-famous-louvre-painting-with-black-pen

A woman who is part of a group of 9/11 conspiracy theorists scribbled with black marker on a French painting on loan from the main Louvre to one of the satellite museums. Fortunately the curators say the damage is very superficial and should be easily cleaned.

This comment is probably not eHell approved, but I truthfully hope she is punished fairly severely for that!  I don't understand why some people feel they have the "right" to destroy the creative work of other people.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19406 on: February 08, 2013, 12:32:55 PM »
Another 'my political theory is more important than your artwork' snowflake:

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/woman-defaces-famous-louvre-painting-with-black-pen

A woman who is part of a group of 9/11 conspiracy theorists scribbled with black marker on a French painting on loan from the main Louvre to one of the satellite museums. Fortunately the curators say the damage is very superficial and should be easily cleaned.

This comment is probably not eHell approved, but I truthfully hope she is punished fairly severely for that!  I don't understand why some people feel they have the "right" to destroy the creative work of other people.

Agreed.  Hopefully, she'll at least be held liable for the cost of the repair.  I have no idea how much that would cost, but I'd be willing to guess it's in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19407 on: February 08, 2013, 12:34:37 PM »
Heck, charge her tens of thousands even if it can be fixed with a quick application of a Magic Eraser.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19408 on: February 08, 2013, 03:59:49 PM »
That's just... wow.  I really can't stand people who deface artwork, regardless the cause.  A work is a person's heart and soul out for display, I understand that.  To deface it because of a political motivation is not only an insult on the painting's intent, but to the person who painted it as well. :-\

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19409 on: February 08, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »
It is also quite frankly meaningless. Neither the painting nor the artist has anything to do with her cause. She's put her name out in the media as someone who is willing to deface property for attention - a common vandal.

I had more respect for the group who threw cream pies in the faces of politicians. At least they had a point to their actions (and it was not permanent!).
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