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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19665 on: February 22, 2013, 06:37:25 PM »
Tonight we had to drop DH's car off to get his brakes changed. On the way there, we saw several flashes of the red light camera at the busiest intersection in town. There are lots of red light runners there; I imagine the city makes tons of money off of that intersection. Running red lights has always seemed a very snowflakey activity to me; in addition to endangering other drivers to save a few minutes of time, you are basically saying to other drivers that you are more important than them. You don't have time to wait at a red light, so you will run it and make them wait to go through their green light. Before the red light cameras were installed, I actually sat through an entire green light more than once because people just kept running the red light.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19666 on: February 22, 2013, 07:34:11 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.

I'm having a hard time with this.  Are you saying you messed yourself instead of going somewhere else or trying another stall?  I know you said you can't bend your leg, but clearly you must have crutches with you and can use those to help. I know I certainly have experience doing that.   Either that or get someone to get her out.  I would use the men's restroom before allowing her to have that much control over my day.  And she laughed hysterically because she was around when it happened?  Clearly she is one of the most evil people to have ever lived because I can't even comprehend it.  I'm very sorry.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19667 on: February 22, 2013, 07:37:36 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.

I'm having a hard time with this.  Are you saying you messed yourself instead of going somewhere else or trying another stall?  I know you said you can't bend your leg, but clearly you must have crutches with you and can use those to help. I know I certainly have experience doing that.   Either that or get someone to get her out.  I would use the men's restroom before allowing her to have that much control over my day.  And she laughed hysterically because she was around when it happened?  Clearly she is one of the most evil people to have ever lived because I can't even comprehend it.  I'm very sorry.

Perhaps OP didn't have time to get somewhere else or ask for someone to get her out, hence why she needed to change her clothes.  Further, crutches from that angle aren't necessarily stable and I would try to wait as long as I could before I'd risk falling over with an entire leg cast and hurting myself all over again.

That being said, I'd have made that girl's day miserable before I had to change clothes because of her.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19668 on: February 22, 2013, 07:45:37 PM »
She had at least half an hour though, I would think that's plenty of time to find another loo or to get someone to deal with the SS.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19669 on: February 22, 2013, 07:47:23 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.

I'm having a hard time with this.  Are you saying you messed yourself instead of going somewhere else or trying another stall?  I know you said you can't bend your leg, but clearly you must have crutches with you and can use those to help. I know I certainly have experience doing that.   Either that or get someone to get her out.  I would use the men's restroom before allowing her to have that much control over my day.  And she laughed hysterically because she was around when it happened?  Clearly she is one of the most evil people to have ever lived because I can't even comprehend it.  I'm very sorry.

Perhaps OP didn't have time to get somewhere else or ask for someone to get her out, hence why she needed to change her clothes.  Further, crutches from that angle aren't necessarily stable and I would try to wait as long as I could before I'd risk falling over with an entire leg cast and hurting myself all over again.

That being said, I'd have made that girl's day miserable before I had to change clothes because of her.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19670 on: February 22, 2013, 08:32:15 PM »
I'm sorry snow dragon, but I'm really having a hard time understanding this.  You were able to wait 30 minutes, but you never sought out an alternative bathroom?  I understand having a full cast is hard (and I'm impressed that your doctor is allowing you to swim in a competitive lap lane!) but this seems just a bit outlandish.  I've met some evil people who likely would do that, but I'm not sure why you didn't take your crutch or anything else and start wailing on the door after her snide comment. Or for that matter, head to a different building or floor on campus. Or call campus security. If this truly happened the way you say, you and your friend should be heading to students with disabilities and lodging a complaint about the insensitivity of your fellow classmates. Twice in a short amount of time is just ludicrous.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19671 on: February 22, 2013, 09:15:04 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.

I'm having a hard time with this.  Are you saying you messed yourself instead of going somewhere else or trying another stall?  I know you said you can't bend your leg, but clearly you must have crutches with you and can use those to help. I know I certainly have experience doing that.   Either that or get someone to get her out.  I would use the men's restroom before allowing her to have that much control over my day.  And she laughed hysterically because she was around when it happened?  Clearly she is one of the most evil people to have ever lived because I can't even comprehend it.  I'm very sorry.

Perhaps OP didn't have time to get somewhere else or ask for someone to get her out, hence why she needed to change her clothes.  Further, crutches from that angle aren't necessarily stable and I would try to wait as long as I could before I'd risk falling over with an entire leg cast and hurting myself all over again.

That being said, I'd have made that girl's day miserable before I had to change clothes because of her.


  I don't know about you but I am not asking anyone but my family or best friend to pull me off the toilet and see me naked from the waist down.   I did ask the secretary for the department housed in that building to call for security, to deal with it, but I don't know if  they were slow incoming or she never called but I never saw them come.  There is no way I would be able to use the smaller stall with crutches, they are that tiny. 

A.P. Wulfric - the next closest bathroom is in the gym, up several steps. I do not know of an accessible one in the immediate area.  Other than the gym there would be the theater - locked except when in use,  and several dorms - locked at all times and you need to live there to get in.  The communications center is a good 10  minutes walk even on two good legs. The campus is not laid out for convenience at all.

Wailing on anything is the last thing you want to do on crutches. 

 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19672 on: February 22, 2013, 11:19:56 PM »
snowdragon, I am beyond appalled at your experience. I think you should seriously considering taking this to a dean or even a VP at the school. The intentional cruelty compounded by your need to use the handicapped stall is beyond reprehensible. And the failure of the staff--secretary, security, etc.--to take immediate action is almost as bad. This needs to be addressed at a high level and it needs to be addressed now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19673 on: February 22, 2013, 11:26:31 PM »
Can people please stop surreptitiously calling shenanigans on Snowdragon?  This is one of my favorite threads (despite the fact that I don't post in it much  :P ) and would really hate to see it get locked.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19674 on: February 23, 2013, 03:24:46 AM »
Can people please stop surreptitiously calling shenanigans on Snowdragon?  This is one of my favorite threads (despite the fact that I don't post in it much  :P ) and would really hate to see it get locked.

Seconded. Either have the courage to accuse her directly or keep it to yourself.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19675 on: February 23, 2013, 03:44:57 AM »
Can people please stop surreptitiously calling shenanigans on Snowdragon?  This is one of my favorite threads (despite the fact that I don't post in it much  :P ) and would really hate to see it get locked.

Seconded. Either have the courage to accuse her directly or keep it to yourself.


Except that that is the opposite of what the Dame has explicitly told us to do.

Be very careful how you call shenanigans.   It is very acceptable to ask people for clarifications on what you perceive to be holes in the story.  Outright claiming they are lying is not acceptable.  Ask questions in such a way that it becomes obvious by their own answers that they've hung themselves....that's what we mean by giving people plenty of rope to hang themselves.  Some members are very good at setting up great questions and the stupid troll slams the ball right out of the ball park with their answers.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19676 on: February 23, 2013, 05:31:41 PM »
Please return to the snowflake stories.  Questions about forum operations should go in the relevant folder.

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« Reply #19677 on: February 23, 2013, 06:00:20 PM »
SSS: AF Edition.

Had weekend duty today. No one likes weekend duty, but we aren't paid by the hour, and are technically "on duty" 24/7, so weekends happen. The guy that was supposed to be on my crew today didn't answer his phone when called repeatedly, was quite rude on the phone when told we had to come in, and was complaining that he shouldn't have to work the duty because he was a midshift person. That'd be a valid excuse if he'd worked the shift prior, but he had been off since Friday morning, and he knew he had to work. Apparently he thought that he was a Super Special snowflake and didn't have to do what everyone else had to.

As much as I hate paperwork, I'm going to make an exception for this kid. I'm pretty easygoing, but I really dislike whiners who think that rules shouldn't apply to him.
My inner (r-word) is having a field day with this one.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19678 on: February 23, 2013, 06:08:29 PM »
SSS: AF Edition.

As much as I hate paperwork, I'm going to make an exception for this kid. I'm pretty easygoing, but I really dislike whiners who think that rules shouldn't apply to him.

Good!  And thank you.  People like you (and my Dad - 20 year AF Veteran) give me faith in our military.  People like him need need to remember what he signed up for.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19679 on: February 23, 2013, 06:18:05 PM »
one of my coworkers was an SS after work the other day -


I'm driving away and she's walking towards the parking lot.  Her route goes right in front of me - she makes eye contact with me and walks out in front of me - I had to slam on the breaks to keep from hitting her  :o 

Who does that?


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