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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19515 on: February 17, 2013, 07:29:05 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19516 on: February 17, 2013, 08:38:22 PM »
I think I may have been a bit SS tonight. I'm on day 14 of a horrific migraine and I'm just not in the mood to deal with anything.  I had to go to the grocery store, and as it's Cheap Chocolate Day, I browsed the clearance bins.  There was a bag of chocolate that I like with a large sticker on it with a marked down price.  I had a half dozen other items.  The bag of chocolate was the last thing scanned, but it scanned for full price. I questioned the price and the cashier said that the price on the large, day-glo orange sticker was only valid with the rewards card.  I said, you know what, you can keep it, and started walking away.  She shouted after me, asking if I was just going to leave the rest of the stuff and I replied that I was just leaving, and kept walking.

Now, the whole rewards card thing bothers me anyway, but most stores use them.  I've begrudgingly accepted this fact.  The line here was the large day-glo orange price sticker that said nothing about a rewards card, just a price.  That's what sent me over the edge.  I didn't raise my voice, but I probably should have been nicer about it, or maybe even bought the rest of the stuff, as I really needed the other stuff and wound up going to a different store (one that doesn't use discount cards) to get what I needed.

I totally understand being frustrated with the policy, but I'd have to say that it's a pretty awful thing to do to the cashier. If you'd told her you didn't want any of it, or asked if it was possible to borrow the card of a person behind you in line, it wouldn't be so bad. This wording and the immediate walking away is really rude to the poor cashier who then has to get someone to put everything away and cancel the transaction and explain to her manager what happened when she has no idea why you left.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19517 on: February 17, 2013, 08:54:27 PM »
I think I may have been a bit SS tonight. I'm on day 14 of a horrific migraine and I'm just not in the mood to deal with anything.  I had to go to the grocery store, and as it's Cheap Chocolate Day, I browsed the clearance bins.  There was a bag of chocolate that I like with a large sticker on it with a marked down price.  I had a half dozen other items.  The bag of chocolate was the last thing scanned, but it scanned for full price. I questioned the price and the cashier said that the price on the large, day-glo orange sticker was only valid with the rewards card.  I said, you know what, you can keep it, and started walking away.  She shouted after me, asking if I was just going to leave the rest of the stuff and I replied that I was just leaving, and kept walking.

Now, the whole rewards card thing bothers me anyway, but most stores use them.  I've begrudgingly accepted this fact.  The line here was the large day-glo orange price sticker that said nothing about a rewards card, just a price.  That's what sent me over the edge.  I didn't raise my voice, but I probably should have been nicer about it, or maybe even bought the rest of the stuff, as I really needed the other stuff and wound up going to a different store (one that doesn't use discount cards) to get what I needed.

I totally understand being frustrated with the policy, but I'd have to say that it's a pretty awful thing to do to the cashier. If you'd told her you didn't want any of it, or asked if it was possible to borrow the card of a person behind you in line, it wouldn't be so bad. This wording and the immediate walking away is really rude to the poor cashier who then has to get someone to put everything away and cancel the transaction and explain to her manager what happened when she has no idea why you left.

  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 
 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19518 on: February 17, 2013, 08:57:07 PM »
I think I may have been a bit SS tonight. I'm on day 14 of a horrific migraine and I'm just not in the mood to deal with anything.  I had to go to the grocery store, and as it's Cheap Chocolate Day, I browsed the clearance bins.  There was a bag of chocolate that I like with a large sticker on it with a marked down price.  I had a half dozen other items.  The bag of chocolate was the last thing scanned, but it scanned for full price. I questioned the price and the cashier said that the price on the large, day-glo orange sticker was only valid with the rewards card.  I said, you know what, you can keep it, and started walking away.  She shouted after me, asking if I was just going to leave the rest of the stuff and I replied that I was just leaving, and kept walking.

Now, the whole rewards card thing bothers me anyway, but most stores use them.  I've begrudgingly accepted this fact.  The line here was the large day-glo orange price sticker that said nothing about a rewards card, just a price.  That's what sent me over the edge.  I didn't raise my voice, but I probably should have been nicer about it, or maybe even bought the rest of the stuff, as I really needed the other stuff and wound up going to a different store (one that doesn't use discount cards) to get what I needed.

I totally understand being frustrated with the policy, but I'd have to say that it's a pretty awful thing to do to the cashier. If you'd told her you didn't want any of it, or asked if it was possible to borrow the card of a person behind you in line, it wouldn't be so bad. This wording and the immediate walking away is really rude to the poor cashier who then has to get someone to put everything away and cancel the transaction and explain to her manager what happened when she has no idea why you left.

  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 
 

Which is exactly why I wasn't upset that the milk was ringing up at full price, instead of at the discounted price advertised on the sale placard stuck to the refrigerator door. 

I do, however, right in my first sentence, admit to being SS in my reaction to the chocolate.  Like I said, there's a difference between a sale sticker and a regular looking price tag with absolutely no indication of a card requirement.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19519 on: February 17, 2013, 09:00:24 PM »
There are three stalls, and they're not that small - I've changed in them myself many times.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19520 on: February 17, 2013, 09:00:46 PM »
I think I may have been a bit SS tonight. I'm on day 14 of a horrific migraine and I'm just not in the mood to deal with anything.  I had to go to the grocery store, and as it's Cheap Chocolate Day, I browsed the clearance bins.  There was a bag of chocolate that I like with a large sticker on it with a marked down price.  I had a half dozen other items.  The bag of chocolate was the last thing scanned, but it scanned for full price. I questioned the price and the cashier said that the price on the large, day-glo orange sticker was only valid with the rewards card.  I said, you know what, you can keep it, and started walking away.  She shouted after me, asking if I was just going to leave the rest of the stuff and I replied that I was just leaving, and kept walking.

Now, the whole rewards card thing bothers me anyway, but most stores use them.  I've begrudgingly accepted this fact.  The line here was the large day-glo orange price sticker that said nothing about a rewards card, just a price.  That's what sent me over the edge.  I didn't raise my voice, but I probably should have been nicer about it, or maybe even bought the rest of the stuff, as I really needed the other stuff and wound up going to a different store (one that doesn't use discount cards) to get what I needed.

I totally understand being frustrated with the policy, but I'd have to say that it's a pretty awful thing to do to the cashier. If you'd told her you didn't want any of it, or asked if it was possible to borrow the card of a person behind you in line, it wouldn't be so bad. This wording and the immediate walking away is really rude to the poor cashier who then has to get someone to put everything away and cancel the transaction and explain to her manager what happened when she has no idea why you left.

  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 
 

Which is exactly why I wasn't upset that the milk was ringing up at full price, instead of at the discounted price advertised on the sale placard stuck to the refrigerator door. 

I do, however, right in my first sentence, admit to being SS in my reaction to the chocolate.  Like I said, there's a difference between a sale sticker and a regular looking price tag with absolutely no indication of a card requirement.

I agree with you and I really was not even addressing your post except in how it precipitated the second. I have no issue with those who don't want to pay a different price than what's marked, just the idea that it's ok to use someone else's card.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19521 on: February 17, 2013, 09:02:07 PM »
  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 

That's fine if you think that, but I've offered the use of my card and been asked if my card could be scanned countless times in my life. I've never cared or thought it was rude. Sometimes it was because they had a card and forgot/lost it and looking it up wasn't working. Sometimes they were vacationers who really didn't need to get a card for a store they were going to use twice in a year. I don't see it as rude in the slightest to ask if someone minds scanning their card.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19522 on: February 17, 2013, 09:06:27 PM »
  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 

That's fine if you think that, but I've offered the use of my card and been asked if my card could be scanned countless times in my life. I've never cared or thought it was rude. Sometimes it was because they had a card and forgot/lost it and looking it up wasn't working. Sometimes they were vacationers who really didn't need to get a card for a store they were going to use twice in a year. I don't see it as rude in the slightest to ask if someone minds scanning their card.

  If you forgot it - then ask the cashier for the solution, if you are on vacation, you can sign up for one there and then, I have do so many times.  There are other ways to handle it than using someone else's.  I have gone with out the savings for things when I forgot my card.....if that's the policy.  Just don't make it my problem that you ( general) don't have it

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19523 on: February 17, 2013, 09:08:37 PM »
  I would find a person who refused to have their own card and wanted to borrow my rude.  You don't want it for whatever reason, fine,no problem, but then you don't get the benefits.  I made a a choice to give the store my info - in return for some savings, others don't want stores tracking them, having their info, whatever and that's where the trade off lies. Either get the card or resign yourself to paying higher prices, but you don't get to have it both ways. 

That's fine if you think that, but I've offered the use of my card and been asked if my card could be scanned countless times in my life. I've never cared or thought it was rude. Sometimes it was because they had a card and forgot/lost it and looking it up wasn't working. Sometimes they were vacationers who really didn't need to get a card for a store they were going to use twice in a year. I don't see it as rude in the slightest to ask if someone minds scanning their card.

  If you forgot it - then ask the cashier for the solution, if you are on vacation, you can sign up for one there and then, I have do so many times.  There are other ways to handle it than using someone else's.  I have gone with out the savings for things when I forgot my card.....if that's the policy.  Just don't make it my problem that you ( general) don't have it

There is also, oftentimes, the option to get the card but not bother going online or returning the response form that actually collects personal information - I've known people who have done that.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19524 on: February 17, 2013, 10:17:29 PM »
I'd be lying if I said that I was never tempted to do that. Legality of using a phone while driving aside, I giggled a little.  I vote SS however, only because it could have caused an accident.

Wouldn't it be more likely that going 15 mph below the speed limit would cause an accident, rather than speeding up to the posted speed limit?

I live near a road that has a speed limit that goes from 50 to 45 to 50 to 55 in a roughly five mile stretch. In the first two zones (50 and 45), it is not at all uncommon to see several cars driving 35. It drives me nuts. In driver's ed, we were always taught that it is your responsibility as a driver to keep up with traffic or find an alternate route where you can, and that not doing so is dangerous to yourself and other drivers. I can't even tell you how many times I've been stuck behind someone crawling along at 15-20 mph below the speed limit and looked in my rearview mirror to see someone going 50 mph come zooming up behind me. It hasn't happened yet, but the probable inevitable outcome is that I, or someone else in the same situation, will be rear ended.

I'm more so thinking the guy freaking out and swerving while he is trying to figure out who is calling him in traffic. Or slamming his brakes... or attempting evasive maneuvers. I don't know, I'd do something pretty funky if I got a phone call like that.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19525 on: February 17, 2013, 11:22:18 PM »
There are three stalls, and they're not that small - I've changed in them myself many times.
And if I needed a toilet and were the 4th person to enter that restroom I would consider you to be a snowflake for using a stall when you didn't need one.   

I once changed clothing in a restroom stall at O'hare.  It was acceptable only because the restroom was quite large and nearly empty.  There was immediate seating available the whole time I was in the stall. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19526 on: February 17, 2013, 11:27:50 PM »
I wouldn't call that snowflakey - I'd call that courtesy! I don't want to trip over someone's clothes on the floor or have to avoid looking in the mirror to avoid seeing anything more than they'd display outside the bathroom. If that means having to wait a few extra seconds, well, them's the breaks, and perhaps the office needs more bathroom facilities or a dedicated locker/changing room. I'm certainly not interested in showing my extra skin to anyone passing by outside when the next person opens the door.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19527 on: February 18, 2013, 01:17:17 AM »
I wouldn't call that snowflakey - I'd call that courtesy! I don't want to trip over someone's clothes on the floor or have to avoid looking in the mirror to avoid seeing anything more than they'd display outside the bathroom. If that means having to wait a few extra seconds, well, them's the breaks, and perhaps the office needs more bathroom facilities or a dedicated locker/changing room. I'm certainly not interested in showing my extra skin to anyone passing by outside when the next person opens the door.

I'd fall somewhere in between - changing that involves stripping down to your skin or spending extensive time in a state of undress should be done in the stall (assuming one has room), but I think a quick clothing change which doesn't involve taking off intimate apparel and doesn't show more than a swimsuit would is better done somewhere that won't clog up a stall.  That assumes that the person changing isn't being more of an exhibitionist than absolutely necessary, though.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19528 on: February 18, 2013, 01:21:28 AM »
Am I alone in finding the thought of unexpectedly walking in on someone in a public or work restroom in their skivvies to be...weird? I'm not particularly prudish, but I don't need to know what colour panties my boss wore to work.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19529 on: February 18, 2013, 01:24:44 AM »
I might be alone in being completely nonplussed about seeing anybody in their skivies.  After three high risk pregnancies with a team of 9 attendings of various specialties and what seemed like hundreds of residents and interns coming in to discuss my girl parts, I sort of lost any sense of modesty. Add to that the fact that most underpinnings show far less than the typical bikini, and I just don't see where it's a big deal.  Then again, I might be the weird one.
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