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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19560 on: February 18, 2013, 06:05:13 PM »
I went to Savannah this past weekend for my anniversary and I saw a minor SS. My husband and I were on a horse-drawn carriage tour of some of the streets with the old houses. We were passing by one of the more famous ones, and the driver stopped our carriage to tell us a little bit about it, and was waving cars to go around her. One car stopped right next to our carriage, with about five cars waiting behind it. The passenger rolled down her window and started to ask questions about the house to our carriage driver.

Our driver must have had this happen before, because she politely told them that they needed to buy a tour to get those questions answered. They then sped off with a line of cars following behind.

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« Reply #19561 on: February 19, 2013, 12:11:54 AM »

I was impressed that the one person I would have expected to be the biggest snob turned out to be the one who was most gracious and helpful and sympathetic.  That lady had real class.

That's awesome she was so kind. Maybe something similar happened to her once and knows how it felt?

That's such a nice story.

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« Reply #19562 on: February 19, 2013, 07:24:42 AM »
That's a true lady for you.  One of the nicest, most ladylike women I ever knew was the head of my Brownie troupe when I was a kid.   Her husband was rich, and they owned a huge house in the best part of town - she could've spent her days ordering around servants and shopping, but she didn't.   She had two teenage daughters who showed every indication of being just as nice.

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« Reply #19563 on: February 19, 2013, 07:34:34 AM »
Yes. A true lady or gentleman is someone who feels good enough about herself or himself to not feel the need to put others down, nor to take delight in their misfortune, and who wants others to feel good about themselves too and therefore steps up to the occasion if they see others in distress.

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« Reply #19564 on: February 19, 2013, 08:04:01 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.

Autocorrect got me.  My apologies.  I meant to type Non-Pulsed.  Those are two completely different words/phrases.
Autocorrect got you again unless you meant dead! LOL
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« Reply #19565 on: February 19, 2013, 10:09:50 AM »
It often happens that the higher people are on the social scale, the nicer they are. 

When I was a teenager, I worked as an usher at a summer theater.  Helen Hayes took a great interest in the place. She would drop by and was the model of a true lady.  She seemed to take a genuine interest in everyone, including the ushers.  Anyone could feel perfectly at ease around her. 

At the museum, Brooke Astor would drop in from time to time.  She was exactly the same way. 

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« Reply #19566 on: February 19, 2013, 10:31:03 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.

Autocorrect got me.  My apologies.  I meant to type Non-Pulsed.  Those are two completely different words/phrases.
Autocorrect got you again unless you meant dead! LOL

No. Not dead, but "not affected enough to raise the pulse", which is a common usage of the phrase.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=non-pulsed

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19567 on: February 19, 2013, 01:08:21 PM »
I'm not sure this is special snowflake, but I don't like it.  It's from the website notalwaysworking.  She could have said the situation in her first sentence (or right after the receptionist spoke), but it's like she's deliberately stringing the receptionist along just to make her feel stupid.  The receptionist is not a mind reader.

http://notalwaysworking.com/hopefully-they-get-dental-care-in-heaven/28715

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« Reply #19568 on: February 19, 2013, 01:16:18 PM »
Yeah if that's real it sounds like they deliberately phrased it so the receptionist would feel like a heel.  Would have been far better to open it with "We received a letter for my late stepfather this week from your office."
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« Reply #19569 on: February 19, 2013, 01:21:34 PM »
I'm not sure this is special snowflake, but I don't like it.  It's from the website notalwaysworking.  She could have said the situation in her first sentence (or right after the receptionist spoke), but it's like she's deliberately stringing the receptionist along just to make her feel stupid.  The receptionist is not a mind reader.

http://notalwaysworking.com/hopefully-they-get-dental-care-in-heaven/28715

I don't either. Although I don't know if she was deliberately being obtuse, or could just be one of those who can't quite get to the point. I work with people like that, and its like pulling teeth to get them to spit out what it is they actually want, without a whole song and dance getting in the way.  They feel the need to go on and on about nothing, before getting to the point.

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« Reply #19570 on: February 19, 2013, 03:27:37 PM »
I'm not sure this is special snowflake, but I don't like it.  It's from the website notalwaysworking.  She could have said the situation in her first sentence (or right after the receptionist spoke), but it's like she's deliberately stringing the receptionist along just to make her feel stupid.  The receptionist is not a mind reader.

http://notalwaysworking.com/hopefully-they-get-dental-care-in-heaven/28715

I said that exactly to M this morning!

The critical information is not "he can't make it to this appointment", or "he won't be coming to see you anymore", it's "he's fricking DEAD."  If she had just started with "Yes, it's about [name]'s appointment next week, I'm putting his affairs in order since his death, and I'm very sorry to have to cancel on those grounds."
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« Reply #19571 on: February 19, 2013, 03:42:31 PM »
I'm not sure this is special snowflake, but I don't like it.  It's from the website notalwaysworking.  She could have said the situation in her first sentence (or right after the receptionist spoke), but it's like she's deliberately stringing the receptionist along just to make her feel stupid.  The receptionist is not a mind reader.

http://notalwaysworking.com/hopefully-they-get-dental-care-in-heaven/28715

I thought that, too. I can see if she's trying to approach it delicately and not just blurt out "he's dead," but she could have gotten to the point a lot earlier.

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« Reply #19572 on: February 19, 2013, 04:09:47 PM »
I thought the same thing about that post.  That poor receptionist.  She was only doing her job and this little witch was toying with her.  I felt bad for her.
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« Reply #19573 on: February 19, 2013, 04:37:33 PM »
She definitely strung her along and I think that's mean.
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« Reply #19574 on: February 19, 2013, 07:10:55 PM »
Sorry, just got to this and had to comment:

This illustrates exactly why my library's collection gets decimated and our patrons get rowdier.  Years back we had one particular book thief who finally got caught, not by us, but by the employees of Other Town Library.  Other Town Library had thief arrested and forced into lots of community time.  During that time a police investigation turned up hundreds of our books in Thief's apartment.

Did we follow Other Town's example?  Of course not.

WE made Thief a member of the newly formed Friends of the Library Committee because THAT would give Thief perspective on stealing. 

To this day, Thief sincerely believes that they should have a say in most library programming and decisions......

So that's how Stoney got her job?  *snicker*  sorry....