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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19635 on: February 22, 2013, 09:03:52 AM »
I encountered a SS at the movies the other night.  My husband and I went to see Django Unchained, which - as you may know - is pretty long (it's about 2 hours 45 minutes).  Just as the movie was starting, I crossed my legs, and my foot accidentally brushed the back of the seat in front of me.  And when I say "brushed", I really mean it - I didn't kick it or even tap it.  That didn't stop the seat's owner from turning around and giving me the Glare of Death.

I was paranoid for the 2 hours 45 minutes that followed every time I had to shift position, thinking that I was going to touch his seat again and start a fight.

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« Reply #19636 on: February 22, 2013, 09:54:30 AM »
Siamesecat,

did you HAVE to say the SS was from Texas and you were in NJ?  Now everyone will think Texans are SSs   ;D
and we aren't!!!  She was probably from Dallas, they are real spesh-ul there   ;)

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I live in the DFW area and I'm definitely not a SS.  I therefore demand compensation for the anguish you have caused me, plus pay any dr fees incurred due to my having to see a specialist to deal with the trauma.  Oh, and you'll most likely be hearing from my lawyer............................... >:D

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« Reply #19637 on: February 22, 2013, 10:09:32 AM »
(which means they are sort of mottled)  I can't count the number of times I've gone up to the counter to wash my hands and come away with a giant water spot on my shirt.

It's not just brushing teeth, it seems some people can't wash their hands without soaking the counter.  I understand your hands are wet and they will drip as you reach for a paper towel, but please wipe it up.  I have had the misfortune of not getting my shirt wet, but the front of my pants since I have leaned against the counter while washing my hands.  It now looks like I couldn't hold it and had an accident on the way to the bathroom.  I rush back to my desk and hope it dries before I have to get up again.  What gets me is that most of the people that are using the men's room are well educated professionals but I swear a lot of them are complete slobs.

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« Reply #19638 on: February 22, 2013, 10:16:13 AM »
Siamesecat,

did you HAVE to say the SS was from Texas and you were in NJ?  Now everyone will think Texans are SSs   ;D
and we aren't!!!  She was probably from Dallas, they are real spesh-ul there   ;)

LL

I live in the DFW area and I'm definitely not a SS.  I therefore demand compensation for the anguish you have caused me, plus pay any dr fees incurred due to my having to see a specialist to deal with the trauma.  Oh, and you'll most likely be hearing from my lawyer............................... >:D

If it makes any difference, she was from San Antonio :)

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« Reply #19639 on: February 22, 2013, 10:35:39 AM »
I found evidence of a terribly special snowflake earlier today. Someone decided it would be a good idea to trim her fingernails in a bathroom stall. I would not ordinarily care about such an activity, except that this person left the clippings all over the floor. It was definitely a full hand's worth of trimmings, so I'm guessing it was not an emergency situation (such as breaking or chipping a nail and clipping it so it doesn't snag or break worse).

Seriously, use the trash can that is right outside the door, or clip your nails over the toilet or something. Or, best of all, perform such personal grooming habits at home!

A runner up to this is the person (or people) who brushes her teeth at the bathroom sink and manages to get water on just about every horizontal surface in the process. And, of course, does not wipe it up. The counters are made of recycled glass (which means they are sort of mottled) and are mostly white, which means that water on the counter is nearly impossible to see from most angles. I can't count the number of times I've gone up to the counter to wash my hands and come away with a giant water spot on my shirt.

My dad does that all the time.  Drives me nuts.  I've learned to look first before I put a book down on the edge of the sink, because if there's water on the sink it'll warp the cover.  I just wipe it up and go about my business, because he's not going to change, and it's his house.

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« Reply #19640 on: February 22, 2013, 11:01:06 AM »
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 think the OP was rude. The receptionist probably doesn't know your family well enough to know someone has died. A simple, "My stepfather recently died and we wanted to let you know so you can remove him from your system," is perfectly straightforward.
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« Reply #19641 on: February 22, 2013, 11:12:09 AM »
I encountered a SS at the movies the other night.  My husband and I went to see Django Unchained, which - as you may know - is pretty long (it's about 2 hours 45 minutes).  Just as the movie was starting, I crossed my legs, and my foot accidentally brushed the back of the seat in front of me.  And when I say "brushed", I really mean it - I didn't kick it or even tap it.  That didn't stop the seat's owner from turning around and giving me the Glare of Death.

I was paranoid for the 2 hours 45 minutes that followed every time I had to shift position, thinking that I was going to touch his seat again and start a fight.

I work with a SS who will scold anyone who touches her chair during a staff meeting/lunch. They are rolling chairs with arms, they are less than two inches apart. It is nigh impossible not to touch your neighbor's chair. I can't wait until she retires.

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« Reply #19642 on: February 22, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »
mmswm wrote:

"Yup, my own mother told me I should have just trusted that the other soups weren't made near any tomato products, and god would have protected me."

God did protect you, by giving you the good sense to avoid eating soups of unknown provenance.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19643 on: February 22, 2013, 12:18:08 PM »
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"Yup, my own mother told me I should have just trusted that the other soups weren't made near any tomato products, and god would have protected me."

I don't think believing in a diety requires me to do something idiotic and potentially deadly. Your mom is- special.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19644 on: February 22, 2013, 12:36:29 PM »
SS from school yesterday. I need the handicapped stall - as I can not get off the other toilets with out help due to a cast on my leg from the thigh to my ankle .  SO on my way in I stopped in the bathroom to find the stall occupied...not by someone actually using it, not even for changing, but by someone having a phone conversation. Noticing that I was waiting for it, she calls  out " I am going to be a while and if you wait - I'll just be longer!"  This is a small building and this is the only handicapped stall in it.  So I left and came back a half hour later, only to hear her say "Yeah, I am in the bathroom, in the handicapped stall, it's so funny, there's this chick who keeps coming back and I am holding her up!" and then laughed.
  I ended up needing to change my clothes because of her, and she thought this was hysterical.  I don't get it. Luckily most people are not like this.

 

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« Reply #19645 on: February 22, 2013, 12:40:58 PM »
SS from school yesterday. I need the handicapped stall - as I can not get off the other toilets with out help due to a cast on my leg from the thigh to my ankle .  SO on my way in I stopped in the bathroom to find the stall occupied...not by someone actually using it, not even for changing, but by someone having a phone conversation. Noticing that I was waiting for it, she calls  out " I am going to be a while and if you wait - I'll just be longer!"  This is a small building and this is the only handicapped stall in it.  So I left and came back a half hour later, only to hear her say "Yeah, I am in the bathroom, in the handicapped stall, it's so funny, there's this chick who keeps coming back and I am holding her up!" and then laughed.
  I ended up needing to change my clothes because of her, and she thought this was hysterical.  I don't get it. Luckily most people are not like this.

 

That is disgusting on her part.  If I could have held my temper, I think I would have gotten building management involved after the first comment.  I'm sorry that happened to you.  (If I couldn't have held my temper, I probably would have done some very un-ehell approved things, involving loud noises to ensure she couldn't hold her conversation.  Singing songs from Les Mis at the top of my lungs comes to mind.)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19646 on: February 22, 2013, 12:46:47 PM »
SS from school yesterday. I need the handicapped stall - as I can not get off the other toilets with out help due to a cast on my leg from the thigh to my ankle .  SO on my way in I stopped in the bathroom to find the stall occupied...not by someone actually using it, not even for changing, but by someone having a phone conversation. Noticing that I was waiting for it, she calls  out " I am going to be a while and if you wait - I'll just be longer!"  This is a small building and this is the only handicapped stall in it.  So I left and came back a half hour later, only to hear her say "Yeah, I am in the bathroom, in the handicapped stall, it's so funny, there's this chick who keeps coming back and I am holding her up!" and then laughed.
  I ended up needing to change my clothes because of her, and she thought this was hysterical.  I don't get it. Luckily most people are not like this.

 

That is disgusting on her part.  If I could have held my temper, I think I would have gotten building management involved after the first comment.  I'm sorry that happened to you.  (If I couldn't have held my temper, I probably would have done some very un-ehell approved things, involving loud noises to ensure she couldn't hold her conversation.  Singing songs from Les Mis at the top of my lungs comes to mind.)

I'm horrified and disgusted on your behalf.  Though I do like the idea of singing at the top of my lungs.  Maybe something SSish like "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood" from "Camelot" would have worked.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19647 on: February 22, 2013, 12:48:15 PM »
SS from school yesterday. I need the handicapped stall - as I can not get off the other toilets with out help due to a cast on my leg from the thigh to my ankle .  SO on my way in I stopped in the bathroom to find the stall occupied...not by someone actually using it, not even for changing, but by someone having a phone conversation. Noticing that I was waiting for it, she calls  out " I am going to be a while and if you wait - I'll just be longer!"  This is a small building and this is the only handicapped stall in it.  So I left and came back a half hour later, only to hear her say "Yeah, I am in the bathroom, in the handicapped stall, it's so funny, there's this chick who keeps coming back and I am holding her up!" and then laughed.
  I ended up needing to change my clothes because of her, and she thought this was hysterical.  I don't get it. Luckily most people are not like this.

 

Oh Dear Deity!!  This goes waaaaay beyond a mere 'breach of etiquette'!  I think I'd have certainly told someone and had her butt shuttled out of there pronto!  What an unbelievable jerk!

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« Reply #19648 on: February 22, 2013, 12:52:02 PM »
Are you serious?  She took up the handicapped stall for the better part of an hour because she was on the PHONE?  If she'd been having one of "those" calls of nature and happened to be in the handicapped stall at the time, that'd be bad but understandable, but this goes beyond the pale.   :o

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« Reply #19649 on: February 22, 2013, 12:57:15 PM »
SS from school yesterday. I need the handicapped stall - as I can not get off the other toilets with out help due to a cast on my leg from the thigh to my ankle .  SO on my way in I stopped in the bathroom to find the stall occupied...not by someone actually using it, not even for changing, but by someone having a phone conversation. Noticing that I was waiting for it, she calls  out " I am going to be a while and if you wait - I'll just be longer!"  This is a small building and this is the only handicapped stall in it.  So I left and came back a half hour later, only to hear her say "Yeah, I am in the bathroom, in the handicapped stall, it's so funny, there's this chick who keeps coming back and I am holding her up!" and then laughed.
  I ended up needing to change my clothes because of her, and she thought this was hysterical.  I don't get it. Luckily most people are not like this.

 

That is disgusting on her part.  If I could have held my temper, I think I would have gotten building management involved after the first comment.  I'm sorry that happened to you.  (If I couldn't have held my temper, I probably would have done some very un-ehell approved things, involving loud noises to ensure she couldn't hold her conversation.  Singing songs from Les Mis at the top of my lungs comes to mind.)

I'd have flushed the other stall(s).  Repeatedly.

ETA - perhaps not totally Ehell approved, but it is a sound to be expected in public facilities.   Also, desperate situations call for desperate measures.
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