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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19890 on: March 06, 2013, 05:33:31 PM »
There are adults like that in the workplace, coming in and spreading their germs and thinking they're being heroes for coming in that state.

They're not, they make it worse for everyone. DH was just getting over glandular fever last year and made it back to work only to sit next to someone with a cold.

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« Reply #19891 on: March 06, 2013, 06:44:02 PM »
I have a coworker who "doesn't see the point" of staying home when he's sick.   Meanwhile, he's got the biggest, wettest, germ-spreadingest disgusting sneezes you ever heard.   >:(

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« Reply #19892 on: March 06, 2013, 06:46:07 PM »
http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Child-Reportedly-Struck-By-Vehicle-In-Topeka-195705401.html

5 year old hit getting off a bus by a SS who drove around a school bus with the stop sign extended. The boy was taken to the hospital and not injured.

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« Reply #19893 on: March 06, 2013, 06:51:26 PM »
http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Child-Reportedly-Struck-By-Vehicle-In-Topeka-195705401.html

5 year old hit getting off a bus by a SS who drove around a school bus with the stop sign extended. The boy was taken to the hospital and not injured.

Unfortunately these things happen far too often.  I just don't understand why people do this.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19894 on: March 06, 2013, 08:11:42 PM »
There are adults like that in the workplace, coming in and spreading their germs and thinking they're being heroes for coming in that state.

They're not, they make it worse for everyone. DH was just getting over glandular fever last year and made it back to work only to sit next to someone with a cold.

Ohhhh yeah. Let me tell you how mad I was at all my coworkers who kept coming in sick during flu season this year. I was avoiding them, and they kept joking about getting me sick.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19895 on: March 06, 2013, 10:28:10 PM »

Last month DS was ill during on of the team tournaments and didn't go. This is individual sport like diving, so the only consequence of his missing is potentially reducing the overall team score.  His coach is making him sit out this month's tournament because if he was really a "team player" he'd have played ill.  So she'd rather he get on a bus for a 90 minute ride and expose all her players to illness during flu season rather than have him miss one tournament.

Forget that, because there's at least a visceral appeal to the whole "Walk it off, rub some dirt on it, play injured" argument. I'm not saying it's always a good idea, but I can see where people like that are coming from in some cases. Not this one, really, but in general terms.

What this nitwit decided was that since your son missed one tournament and deprived the team of points while he was sick and not his best, the punishment should be for him to miss another tournament and deprive the team of points when he's no longer sick. How is that not idiotic? What exactly does it accomplish?

"Deprive us of points, eh? I'll show you! You're going to do it again!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19896 on: March 06, 2013, 10:34:37 PM »
There are adults like that in the workplace, coming in and spreading their germs and thinking they're being heroes for coming in that state.

They're not, they make it worse for everyone. DH was just getting over glandular fever last year and made it back to work only to sit next to someone with a cold.

Ohhhh yeah. Let me tell you how mad I was at all my coworkers who kept coming in sick during flu season this year. I was avoiding them, and they kept joking about getting me sick.


I had a manager once that slept on a couch in his office because he was ill. He had a horrible cold, and wouldnt take a day off to get well. I wound up catching it TWICE. So did others. We were not happy.

I was running a cash register when I had a customer come up and tell me that she was bringing in this money for her friend that was out in the car. The friend couldnt come in because she had a GI bug and was suffering the effects in the parking lot. I put the money under the drawer until the lady left and brought it back out and Lysol'd it.  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19897 on: March 06, 2013, 10:54:35 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.
No! Do NOT put pockets in your Snuggie for wine glasses! That will make plopping down on the couch very uncomfortable.

No, instead one of those camelbak reservoirs should be sewed on. Nice and squishy.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19898 on: March 06, 2013, 11:33:57 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.
No! Do NOT put pockets in your Snuggie for wine glasses! That will make plopping down on the couch very uncomfortable.

No, instead one of those camelbak reservoirs should be sewed on. Nice and squishy.

*Cough*

Yes, it exists!  One of the women on my float for Mardi Gras had one!  ;D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19899 on: March 07, 2013, 04:30:50 AM »
I'm nominating one of my son's coaches and one of my co-workers.

Last month DS was ill during on of the team tournaments and didn't go. This is individual sport like diving, so the only consequence of his missing is potentially reducing the overall team score.  His coach is making him sit out this month's tournament because if he was really a "team player" he'd have played ill.  So she'd rather he get on a bus for a 90 minute ride and expose all her players to illness during flu season rather than have him miss one tournament.

My co-worker was telling me that his two boys placed high in their state championship competition this past month in a very close contact sport, think wrestling.  His youngest (around 9) "came in 4th in state and probably would have placed hire is he hadn't been competing with the flu and 103 degree fever."  Yeah, it would have sucked for his kid to miss it, but we aren't talking about scholarship qualifications or even Jr. Olympics.  But his kid getting to compete was more important than any concern for the 5 or 6 other competitors his son came into very close contact with during that day.

 edited because an "8" next to a ")" becomes a  8) . so I figure around 9 is just as good. ;)
The coach is beyond SS - and probably should be reported to the governing authority to be retrained or removed. The idea of a child sick with the flu diving is scary. I had the flu once in 3rd grade - I couldn't walk a straight line, got dizzy and had to sit down on the floor just to walk to the bathroom. The idea of climbing a latter and diving in that condition is scary.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19900 on: March 07, 2013, 05:11:18 AM »
BIL is a whining Super SS. He's decided to go back to school because it's "depressing" that DH, the younger brother, is done with school, has a job/house/family and he (BIL) has none of these things. He's working towards the same degree DH got, so he's constantly asking DH's advice on every.little.thing. Thanksgiving was overshadowed by talk of what classes he needed in the spring semester, and which teachers are the best/easiest/most lenient. He skypes with DH, and google chats every day asking for help with projects and general support/encouragement. He was coming over 2-3 times per week and saying til midnight getting help from DH with his school work. Every time DH would try to say it's getting late, BIL had "just one more quick thing'  ::) We did finally get that under control. Now he's over once or twice a week, and has to be out by 10.
While Other BIL was in town (3 month internship) we all got together on Friday nights. I would make dinner, and we would hang out. Then talk at the dinner table was taken over by computer talk. Until I finally broke in and forcibly changed the subject. After dinner the laptop came out again.
Meanwhile, I'm taking some night classes. So Mon-Wed DH comes home from work, we have up to an hour and a half, then I leave for class. DH is also in crunch time for a project at work, so he's been working late.
Last night we were having dinner when the computer chimed with a notification on google chat. DH ignored it. Then his phone rang. DH ignored it. Google chat went off again. Then his text message alert went off. Then my phone rang. I picked up and said, "We're eating dinner right now, DH will call you back later," and I hung up. DH thinks I was super rude, and we start to argue a bit about it, when google chat goes off again. BIL is horribly offended, it was important that he got in touch with us because he needed to know if we were at his house, knocking on the door. :o ::) >:( I still don't know why he couldn't get up, walk the 12 feet to his front door and check, but in his mind it made more sense to keep trying to call/message us.
Google chat has blown up, and I had to leave for class. BIL has been sending nastygrams telling DH that he 'demands more respect than that' (being hung up on) and that he has been 'nothing but nice...not talking on the phone during dinner is a stupid rule...[he] can only put up with so much' and now on top of everything else, he doesn't feel welcome in his own brother's home  ::)  ::)  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19901 on: March 07, 2013, 06:49:03 AM »
he doesn't feel welcome in his own brother's home  ::)  ::)  ::)

You might have been given a gift there - don't let him feel welcome again!

His behaviour is extremely rude, and borders on harassment.

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« Reply #19902 on: March 07, 2013, 07:17:30 AM »
...not talking on the phone during dinner is a stupid rule...

When I grew up there was a few rules around dine times, no TV on, even if it was in another room, sit-down diner and no phone. Well the no phone one I guess was just something I thought existed - in reality sometimes my mom will call or answer just after finishing cooking and before serving the food, this should take from 3 to 10min if we are busy elsewhere. It drives me mad sinceit's not just a quick "hey, call you later".
I'm pretty sure it would be quite frowned upon if her kids did it.
There's also the times when one of my parents will call someone in the living room, while we are watching TV, and expect the TV-watcher to turn the volume down  :o. I was quick to put my foot down here, you can move and call from somewhere more quiet, I can't just take the TV under my arm and go elsewhere.
(And anytime we eat in the diningroom/living room (when we have company, kitchen table is only good for 3) and the TV is still on I make it a point to turn it off, even though it's supposed to be their rule!)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19903 on: March 07, 2013, 07:22:32 AM »
A few years back I bought some meat from a butcher at the market. The price was x.99 and he kept my 1p change saying he had no change and needed it more than I did. I asked how he came to that view, but left it at that.
He has of course lost a customer for the sake of that 1p whereas if he had given me 2p back I could probably have found another 1p in my purse.

This is partially a 'I'm never shopping there again!' story too, but I once had a kid at a Taco Bell drive-through try to cheat me out of 10 cents.  One thin dime. When I pointed it out, he gave it to me while muttering, 'I never heard anyone b***** about a dime before'.

Well buddy, it's MY DIME!

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« Reply #19904 on: March 07, 2013, 07:43:07 AM »
This is partially a 'I'm never shopping there again!' story too, but I once had a kid at a Taco Bell drive-through try to cheat me out of 10 cents.  One thin dime. When I pointed it out, he gave it to me while muttering, 'I never heard anyone b***** about a dime before'.

Well buddy, it's MY DIME!

Ooh, I've had that happen, too. It was 5c, but still, I'm the type of person who sums things as I go and expects a certain amount of change before I get to the register. So when I get my change, I point out that 'it looks like you forgot 5c here' and all of a sudden I'm the cheapest person on earth.

Again: it's my money, and it's not up to you to decide if it's not enough for me to want.