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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19860 on: March 05, 2013, 11:56:13 PM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?

Ooooooo!  Good idea!  We should make sure it has pockets for wine glasses and wine keys as well.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19861 on: March 06, 2013, 01:10:47 AM »
The price comparison was so great that Its one of th reasons that DH and I want to go back.

What can you expect to pay in the US for a martini? Here, as I said, it's 15-20.

Sometimes, 'expensive' and cheap vary GREATLY by part of the country--each state sets it's own tax rates for some of this stuff.
I'd expect $10 for a martini in a bar...but I also usually make my drinks at home, where it's closer to $5. (give or take $4, because I can vary the quality of my liquor  ;))

Exactly. $15 to $20 would be viewed as ridiculous around here, and the cost of living isn't exactly cheap. $5 to $10 depending on the bar, maybe $15 for an incredibly high brow place imported artisinal vodka or gin with a local organic olive.

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« Reply #19862 on: March 06, 2013, 01:43:50 AM »
The price comparison was so great that Its one of th reasons that DH and I want to go back.

What can you expect to pay in the US for a martini? Here, as I said, it's 15-20.

Sometimes, 'expensive' and cheap vary GREATLY by part of the country--each state sets it's own tax rates for some of this stuff.
I'd expect $10 for a martini in a bar...but I also usually make my drinks at home, where it's closer to $5. (give or take $4, because I can vary the quality of my liquor  ;))

Exactly. $15 to $20 would be viewed as ridiculous around here, and the cost of living isn't exactly cheap. $5 to $10 depending on the bar, maybe $15 for an incredibly high brow place imported artisinal vodka or gin with a local organic olive.

$30 would get me 1.75 liters of my fav booze which= way way drunk at half a bottle.  Add in pop, juice or water to cut it and $40 would have me smashed for 3 days.  And I am a drinker.

Which is why I drink at home and not at bars or, in this case, on a ship.

And being on water with no bottom (as far as I am concerned) with maybe sharks or bad viruses (just watched the bad zombie flick set on a ship*) would have me nursing way more alcohol than would be etiquette-ly approved. I don't like being on water with "no bottom" (almost drowned as a toddler in a creek where the water was muddy but only maybe 4 - 5 feet deep) and again in a pool where it was 30 or more feet deep (had  a springboard way, way up.. very old school and is gone nowadays.). I don't swim very well: can dog paddle, breast stroke and float.. back then I knew how to just dog paddle. Which only works if you are on top of the water.

But that's also why I will never be an SS on a cruise ship  >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19863 on: March 06, 2013, 05:49:09 AM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?


I knew someone whose mother sewed pockets into a jacket lining for them to smuggle alcohol into sporting events for them.  :D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19864 on: March 06, 2013, 06:01:33 AM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?


I knew someone whose mother sewed pockets into a jacket lining for them to smuggle alcohol into sporting events for them.  :D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19865 on: March 06, 2013, 08:28:02 AM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?


I knew someone whose mother sewed pockets into a jacket lining for them to smuggle alcohol into sporting events for them.  :D

But his dad doing it would be ok? ;)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19866 on: March 06, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
I don't think that was a critical comment about the mother doing it. I think it was ironic.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19867 on: March 06, 2013, 08:33:24 AM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?


I knew someone whose mother sewed pockets into a jacket lining for them to smuggle alcohol into sporting events for them.  :D

But his dad doing it would be ok? ;)

Depends if the dad knew how to sew.  ;)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19868 on: March 06, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
People who snuggle alcohol in cruise ships.

Really, the drinks are cheap compared to land ($9 martinis which are usually $15 to $20) and they go to do much effort to conceal the grog with the risk of it getting found...

Why bother?

Actually, we do bring our some of own alcohol aboard.  We certainly patronize the bars but we enjoy having a drink on the balcony before going to bed.  Also, Mr. Thipu enjoys a brand of bourbon that rarely shows up on ships. 

We've never thought of ourselves as SS and we've never had any trouble bringing the stuff aboard. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19869 on: March 06, 2013, 09:06:50 AM »
People who snuggle alcohol in cruise ships.

Really, the drinks are cheap compared to land ($9 martinis which are usually $15 to $20) and they go to do much effort to conceal the grog with the risk of it getting found...

Why bother?

Actually, we do bring our some of own alcohol aboard.  We certainly patronize the bars but we enjoy having a drink on the balcony before going to bed.  Also, Mr. Thipu enjoys a brand of bourbon that rarely shows up on ships. 

We've never thought of ourselves as SS and we've never had any trouble bringing the stuff aboard.

If it's not against the rules to bring alcohol aboard, then you are not a SS :)
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19870 on: March 06, 2013, 09:25:02 AM »
Who is going to invent a Snuggie with a wine bottle pocket?


I knew someone whose mother sewed pockets into a jacket lining for them to smuggle alcohol into sporting events for them.  :D

But his dad doing it would be ok? ;)

Depends if the dad knew how to sew.  ;)

DH is the lone operator of the sewing machine at our house.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19871 on: March 06, 2013, 09:37:03 AM »
AAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many times, how many times MUST you be shown how to do a print preview, how to increase and decrease the size of a photo, BEFORE you send it to print and then blame our printer (once again) for making the photo so tiny/too big/B&W (because, "click the color option RIGHT HERE" seems to be beyond your understanding)????  Seriously, you have been coming here for six months and my colleagues and I have shown you how to do this half a dozen times each.  We aren't wizards at this, we just follow the directions.  You appear to be literate so why can't YOU do this?

To add to that...

This exchange:

Me: *counting copies* Okay, that's 6 copies, that'll be 90 cents.
Them: I only had three pages.
Me: You were at computer 9?
Them: Yes.
Me: You had the prints about *whatever it is*
Them: yes.
Me: you have 6 pages.  Fifteen cents a page, that's 90 cents.
Them: but I only had three pages.
Me: You had two pages that were only page, but your third was actually four pages.
Them: I only wanted the first page.
Me: If you don't do a print preview, or tell it that you just want page 1/4, it'll print them all.  Sorry, but you still have to pay for all the prints.
Them: but I only want the first page.  This page *hands me page 4* only has something at the top.  I don't need it.
Me: Sorry, but it's policy.  You have to pay for all prints.  *Policy is clearly stated at all computers*
Them: *grumbles, pays, walks off*

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19872 on: March 06, 2013, 11:43:45 AM »
Very SS, and the total was less than a cup of coffee.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19873 on: March 06, 2013, 12:08:45 PM »
How did you keep from shouting "Are we really arguing about 90 cents?!"
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« Reply #19874 on: March 06, 2013, 12:18:36 PM »
How did you keep from shouting "Are we really arguing about 90 cents?!"

When I worked in the bridal salon, I had a MOB have a melt down over TWO CENTS. The poor bride was so embarrassed by her mother, who was screaming and yelling so much about it, that she wasn't hearing the clerk tell her, "It's okay, we'll just write it off the bill. No problem." Finally, I went over and handed her two pennies from my petty cash drawer and told her to give them to the clerk. "BUT IT'S THE PRINCIPLE!" she shrieked, slamming her hand down on the desk. I then told her, "The principle is this -- we have your mother of the bride gown. If you want it, then eitiher give the clerk back those two cents or listen to her when she's telling you that we'll just wipe out the two cents on your account." I finally told her to go outside to calm down and come back when she was ready to listen. Which she did. The bride looked at me and then giggled, "You just gave her a time out!"