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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19935 on: March 08, 2013, 12:48:14 PM »
WOW, stitchygreyanonymous.  If someone I was dating threw my music out the window, that would have been our last date.

(Every so often, I wonder why my FIL - who's a nice, decent guy - married my shrewish controlling MIL.  I can only assume that they're compatible in a way that I don't understand, and don't want to.)

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« Reply #19936 on: March 08, 2013, 12:52:32 PM »
Snowflake Agreewithmyrudeness Specialia:

My SO’s mother was recounting the story of one of her first dates with her husband to me. Evidently, they were on a drive through the mountains, and she put one of his 8 track tapes in for music. It turned out to be some sort of heavy metal band ("you know, that rwaaaar rwaaar rwaaaar kind of music… horrible!"), so she took great delight in telling me that she rolled down the window, chucked it out, and "he’s never listened to anything but country western and easy listening since!"

I must admit, I wasn’t very graceful either, because as she stared at me, obviously expecting me to praise her for her great handling of the situation and training of said husband, all I could respond with was "sounds like a waste of a great 8 track" (I happen to love late-70s metal, myself).  That was much kinder than what my brain was screaming ("seriously, why did this man keep dating you, let alone marry you after this and other similar stories!").

WOW!  That's just...I think I'd be staring at her in disbelief myself. DH and I don't see eye to eye on some forms of music (He loves anime but is not a huge fan of musicals.  I'm the opposite) but I wouldn't dream of throwing his cd's out the window!
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« Reply #19937 on: March 08, 2013, 02:56:57 PM »
Here is a link for your amusement or dismay.

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/582249/Anti-social-media.html?nav=5047

Two women were in a verbal exchange at a local small village board meeting.  One of the women is a village trustee, and the other is a village resident.  These two apparently are feuding. 

The resident complained that the trustee had posted on facebook about her[the resident's] unpaid water bill.  The trustee claims that this is public information already posted on the county website.

The resident made this SS statement:  "I don't want to pay a water bill when I feel like I am getting nothing for it."

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« Reply #19938 on: March 08, 2013, 03:32:26 PM »
WOW, stitchygreyanonymous.  If someone I was dating threw my music out the window, that would have been our last date.

(Every so often, I wonder why my FIL - who's a nice, decent guy - married my shrewish controlling MIL.  I can only assume that they're compatible in a way that I don't understand, and don't want to.)

I wouldn't even let the date go to the end. I'd pull over and wait while they went back for my music, or I'd pull over and they could walk home.
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« Reply #19939 on: March 08, 2013, 05:00:18 PM »
WOW, stitchygreyanonymous.  If someone I was dating threw my music out the window, that would have been our last date.

(Every so often, I wonder why my FIL - who's a nice, decent guy - married my shrewish controlling MIL.  I can only assume that they're compatible in a way that I don't understand, and don't want to.)

I wouldn't even let the date go to the end. I'd pull over and wait while they went back for my music, or I'd pull over and they could walk home.

I can easily imagine a date not agreeing with whatever kind of music the driver was playing, but I can not imagine her yanking the tape out and throwing it out the window!!  Good grief!

Even more surprising is that they apparently not only continued to date, but actually got married!!  One would think that  incident would have given him pause!

He must have felt she had some truly amazing other qualities to counteract that!!   :)

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« Reply #19940 on: March 08, 2013, 05:11:18 PM »
Here is a link for your amusement or dismay.

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/582249/Anti-social-media.html?nav=5047

Two women were in a verbal exchange at a local small village board meeting.  One of the women is a village trustee, and the other is a village resident.  These two apparently are feuding. 

The resident complained that the trustee had posted on facebook about her[the resident's] unpaid water bill.  The trustee claims that this is public information already posted on the county website.

The resident made this SS statement:  "I don't want to pay a water bill when I feel like I am getting nothing for it."


Who honestly cares? I would have liked to kick both of them out since they can't behave like adults.

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« Reply #19941 on: March 08, 2013, 05:19:16 PM »


The resident made this SS statement:  "I don't want to pay a water bill when I feel like I am getting nothing for it."

LOL!  People in HER house don't need to ever bathe, do dishes, drink or cook with water, do laundry, flush a toilet or clean?  That must be some family!!   ;D

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« Reply #19942 on: March 08, 2013, 05:38:26 PM »
LOL!  People in HER house don't need to ever bathe, do dishes, drink or cook with water, do laundry, flush a toilet or clean?  That must be some family!!   ;D

Sadly, most people won't be able to get past the smell to find out how awesome they are.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19943 on: March 08, 2013, 05:38:52 PM »
I was thinking the same.

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« Reply #19944 on: March 08, 2013, 05:39:08 PM »
Here is a link for your amusement or dismay.

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/582249/Anti-social-media.html?nav=5047

Two women were in a verbal exchange at a local small village board meeting.  One of the women is a village trustee, and the other is a village resident.  These two apparently are feuding. 

The resident complained that the trustee had posted on facebook about her[the resident's] unpaid water bill.  The trustee claims that this is public information already posted on the county website.

The resident made this SS statement:  "I don't want to pay a water bill when I feel like I am getting nothing for it."

This is an easy fix. Turn off her water, and she can figure out what she's getting by paying that bill. Eeesh.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19945 on: March 09, 2013, 07:03:22 PM »


I used to work in a bank, and I'm very familiar with what you describe here.  Whenever someone who shorts change responds in that way, it's a very good indicator that they're skimming and trying to shame the target into letting the matter drop.   

I read once about a large company whose payroll was done by an employee who was his company's Bob Cratchitt. After several decades, loyal Mr. Crachitt suddenly did not show up for work one day. When they checked on him, they found his residence vacated and no one had any idea where he was.
In the course of the audit that followed, they discovered Mr. Cratchitt had been siphoning off some small odd amount from every check he issued (say, 12 cents), for most of his employment (that is, since he realized he was his company's Bob Crachitt) and those 12-cent-s had been channeled into an offshore account in the Caribbean. Where, apparently, Mr. and Mrs. Crachitt were now enjoying a delightful retirement.
 

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« Reply #19946 on: March 09, 2013, 07:49:31 PM »


I used to work in a bank, and I'm very familiar with what you describe here.  Whenever someone who shorts change responds in that way, it's a very good indicator that they're skimming and trying to shame the target into letting the matter drop.   

I read once about a large company whose payroll was done by an employee who was his company's Bob Cratchitt. After several decades, loyal Mr. Crachitt suddenly did not show up for work one day. When they checked on him, they found his residence vacated and no one had any idea where he was.
In the course of the audit that followed, they discovered Mr. Cratchitt had been siphoning off some small odd amount from every check he issued (say, 12 cents), for most of his employment (that is, since he realized he was his company's Bob Crachitt) and those 12-cent-s had been channeled into an offshore account in the Caribbean. Where, apparently, Mr. and Mrs. Crachitt were now enjoying a delightful retirement.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19947 on: March 09, 2013, 09:22:55 PM »
Today I was dragging myself around the gym's indoor track with my toddler sleeping on my back (no gym childcare on most Saturdays), watching my daughter climb up and down the rock wall. The rule at this gym is that all minors under age 14 must be supervised by an adult. There are extra gym workers at the pool and the climbing wall so kids can hang out in those spots.

Anyway. A group of about 7-8 preteens, mostly boys with a couple girls, were racing around each other, racing the wrong way on the track (apparently I was an obstacle), leaping from one piece of exercise equipment to another, being general nuisances for a few minutes. One of the center's supervisors rounded them all up and informed them this wasn't acceptable, they needed to be supervised by an adult. They pointed at a woman standing in a corner, back to them, talking on her cell phone. Apparently this was their adult.

Next time I saw them they were sweating it out on a row of bicycles, the lady's cell phone was put away and she was leaning on a pillar staring at them with a tired-looking frown. I hope they sleep well tonight.

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« Reply #19948 on: March 09, 2013, 10:30:18 PM »
That reminds me of an ex-neighbor who, when her children were particularly rumbustious, would send them outside to "do a lap around the house!"  Or multiple laps.  Every once in a while, they had to be REALLY tired before they were allowed back inside.  Did wonders for pre-teen attitudes!
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« Reply #19949 on: March 10, 2013, 12:18:52 PM »
That reminds me of an ex-neighbor who, when her children were particularly rumbustious, would send them outside to "do a lap around the house!"  Or multiple laps.  Every once in a while, they had to be REALLY tired before they were allowed back inside.  Did wonders for pre-teen attitudes!

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