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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19530 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 #19531 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 #19532 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 #19533 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 #19534 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 #19535 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 #19536 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19537 on: February 18, 2013, 01:31:13 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.

no you're not.  I would be extremely uncomfortable with it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19538 on: February 18, 2013, 01:42:44 AM »
I'm only up to page 55 on this thread, and I'm obsessively trying to catch up.  I figure I'll get up there in a year or two.  I'm at the point where there are several posts about people going too slow on the highway and impeding traffic, which reminded me of a post I had read years ago, and was in my favorites folder. 

It took about 15 minutes to slog through all the dead links (I really need to clean out that favorites folder), but I found it.

http://researchgrrrl.livejournal.com/60084.html

My question is, does Kimberley go straight to e*hell?  Was this rude?

Rude? More like "completely stupid and too immature to have a driver's license".

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19539 on: February 18, 2013, 02:13:48 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.

Nope, not alone and not weird. I'd be completely nonplussed as well, and I've had no pregnancies and no specialists or residents/interns coming in to discuss my girl parts. It's underwear, it's temporary, it's for an understandable purpose. I've got absolutely no problems with it.
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19540 on: February 18, 2013, 02:19:18 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.

I'm not a modest person - stripping off for appropriate reasons and in appropriate settings is fine by me.   But I agree with you, I do not want to see my coworkers in their underwear and would consider it very inappropriate for them to change in the public bathroom area.  It's an office restroom, not a restroom at the beach or gym.

I would expect a stall to be used for that purpose.  If the restroom is so busy that all stalls are occupied then the person changing would be equally underfoot changing outside a stall as in one - I have never worked in an office with enough space for somebody to stand in the middle changing without blocking the sinks or doors!

I do agree that using a toilet stall as a changing room would be inappropriate if the toilet is busy, they should wait or go elsewhere.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19541 on: February 18, 2013, 10:03:28 AM »
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.

I once pumped in a restroom (not a stall, at the counter by the sinks) during a layover at O'Hare.  I needed a plug in and I asked security what my options were.  It was in the bathroom or in the hallway.  I did my best to be discreet, but anyone who has nursed a child and is away from that child knows that when you have to pump, you have to pump. I was surprised there wasn't a better option - it's not that odd for a woman to need to pump while traveling (I was on a business trip).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19542 on: February 18, 2013, 10:08:45 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.

Nope, not alone and not weird. I'd be completely nonplussed as well, and I've had no pregnancies and no specialists or residents/interns coming in to discuss my girl parts. It's underwear, it's temporary, it's for an understandable purpose. I've got absolutely no problems with it.

I think this is a bit confusing, because in the first line you're saying that you're nonplussed/confused about seeing someone in their skivies, but then go on to explain that you're really have no problem seeing someone.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19543 on: February 18, 2013, 11:07:33 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.

Nope, not alone and not weird. I'd be completely nonplussed as well, and I've had no pregnancies and no specialists or residents/interns coming in to discuss my girl parts. It's underwear, it's temporary, it's for an understandable purpose. I've got absolutely no problems with it.

I think this is a bit confusing, because in the first line you're saying that you're nonplussed/confused about seeing someone in their skivies, but then go on to explain that you're really have no problem seeing someone.

Sorry, English isn't my first language. I took mmswm's post as that she would be completely fine with seeing people change, and I wanted to agree with that. Like she wrote, "I just don't see where it's a big deal"
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19544 on: February 18, 2013, 11:10:48 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.

Nope, not alone and not weird. I'd be completely nonplussed as well, and I've had no pregnancies and no specialists or residents/interns coming in to discuss my girl parts. It's underwear, it's temporary, it's for an understandable purpose. I've got absolutely no problems with it.

I think this is a bit confusing, because in the first line you're saying that you're nonplussed/confused about seeing someone in their skivies, but then go on to explain that you're really have no problem seeing someone.

Sorry, English isn't my first language. I took mmswm's post as that she would be completely fine with seeing people change, and I wanted to agree with that. Like she wrote, "I just don't see where it's a big deal"

Yeah, I should've quoted mmswm's post first!  "Nonplussed" means confused so that had me a bit confused ;D