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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20100 on: March 22, 2013, 10:08:01 AM »
For amusement on that front, I suggest the website Da(m)n you Autocorrect, which is hilarious but oh so very much not e-Hell compliant.

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« Reply #20101 on: March 22, 2013, 03:50:00 PM »
My mother is having an SS tantrum right now.  There are 6 people in the house watching the UM/Pacific game right now.  When it started, she wasn't here.  We turned switched all 5 TV's in the house to the game so we could move about the house as necessary and not have to miss any of the action, though we are all watching it primarily on the largest TV in the living room.  She came home and immediately switched the living room TV to something else while ALL six of us were in the room and there was an actual play going on, then threw a tantrum when we got mad.  Now granted she usually controls the living room TV, but it's not really fair to ask all of the other six members of the house to crowd into either my parents' bedroom or the playroom (where the other two decently large tv's are located) or the office or classroom (where the even smaller tv's are), when none of those other rooms have enough seating capacity.  We're happy to give up one of the other four tv's, since maybe having the same game on 5 tv's is a tiny bit excessive*, we don't have to have it playing on all of them if she wants to watch something else.

*Three of my parents' 4 adult children plus a half dozen or so cousins have graduated and/or earned graduate degrees from UM. We're a bit rabid in the UM fandom around here.

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« Reply #20102 on: March 22, 2013, 04:19:33 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)
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« Reply #20103 on: March 22, 2013, 04:23:49 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)

Pretty sure it's basketball right now :)

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« Reply #20104 on: March 22, 2013, 04:27:34 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)

Pretty sure it's basketball right now :)

We can tell I'm not a sports fan, can't we? :)
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« Reply #20105 on: March 22, 2013, 04:29:30 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)

Pretty sure it's basketball right now :)

lol. Yup.  It's NCAA basketball.  U o Miami hasn't managed to put on a decent basketball team in years (though they've been steadily improving) and this year they have a real shot at taking the whole thing.  Plus, even when they haven't been in the tournament, I still watch.  I'm also a Wake Forest fan (I took several duel enrollment math classes there when I ran out of math classes to take at the boarding school I went to in HS), and though they've been having a rough time recently, they're historically a real contender.

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« Reply #20106 on: March 22, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)

Pretty sure it's basketball right now :)

lol. Yup.  It's NCAA basketball.  U o Miami hasn't managed to put on a decent basketball team in years (though they've been steadily improving) and this year they have a real shot at taking the whole thing.  Plus, even when they haven't been in the tournament, I still watch.  I'm also a Wake Forest fan (I took several duel enrollment math classes there when I ran out of math classes to take at the boarding school I went to in HS), and though they've been having a rough time recently, they're historically a real contender.

Ahem...I thought you were talking about the other M state, Michigan. Since the Miami team is not known for basketball. I was a bit confused since I thought you lived in FL...but figured I'd just read something wrong
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« Reply #20107 on: March 22, 2013, 06:04:21 PM »
In her situation, I would happily have retired somewhere away from the crowd of screaming football fans. The living room? Not unless it's in a separate building. :)

Pretty sure it's basketball right now :)

lol. Yup.  It's NCAA basketball.  U o Miami hasn't managed to put on a decent basketball team in years (though they've been steadily improving) and this year they have a real shot at taking the whole thing.  Plus, even when they haven't been in the tournament, I still watch.  I'm also a Wake Forest fan (I took several duel enrollment math classes there when I ran out of math classes to take at the boarding school I went to in HS), and though they've been having a rough time recently, they're historically a real contender.

Ahem...I thought you were talking about the other M state, Michigan. Since the Miami team is not known for basketball. I was a bit confused since I thought you lived in FL...but figured I'd just read something wrong

Ooops.  Sorry.  :-\  I did try to be clear by listing both teams playing.

Slightly off-topic, but those of us who live in Miami and are basketball fans are about to have a heart attack between the excitement of the Heat and the Hurricanes. Much to my mother's dismay, conversation around here has turned to "all basketball, all the time".  We're normally very forgiving of her for not being a fan, and rarely insist on the big living room TV, but this is the Hurricanes in the NCAA tournament!  This is a really big deal!  If they make it to the Final Four it's going to necessitate a huge party.  If they make it to the championship game, it'll be bigger than the Super Bowl.

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« Reply #20108 on: March 22, 2013, 06:09:10 PM »
This.  Just this.

(Summary of "confession" article: woman goes on dates via CraigsList and OkCupid three times a week for months for the express purpose of getting free dinner, then complains about the horrible guys who took her out.  She's astounded that her guy friends all think she's the lowest of the low for doing this.)

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« Reply #20109 on: March 22, 2013, 06:12:34 PM »
Oh, my!  I couldn't get through even the first half of that without wanting to throw something sharp at the writer.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20110 on: March 22, 2013, 06:47:13 PM »
There's a word for a woman who does things for financial compensation that she wouldn't do otherwise...let me see, what is it....hmmm.....


This woman is disgusting. And she thinks she's all that.

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« Reply #20111 on: March 22, 2013, 06:54:55 PM »
There's a word for a woman who does things for financial compensation that she wouldn't do otherwise...let me see, what is it....hmmm.....


This woman is disgusting. And she thinks she's all that.

Employed? Because I do things for financial compensation that I wouldn't do otherwise every weekday. All day.

Look I agree that what she did was pretty selfish but "Disgusting" and "Low rate prostitute" (from the article) seem pretty far fetched to me.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20112 on: March 22, 2013, 07:34:44 PM »
I think she's pretty obnoxious, and posting this as if it's a clever idea- yuck. It's rude, and pretty foolish- what happens if she gets stuck with the bill?

However, I also object to calling her names.
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« Reply #20113 on: March 22, 2013, 07:56:43 PM »
Also, not to be rude, but she's behaving worse than a prostitute. Whether you agree with them legally or morally, they generally offer a service for the money paid. She's just a scammer.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20114 on: March 22, 2013, 08:23:03 PM »
Also, not to be rude, but she's behaving worse than a prostitute. Whether you agree with them legally or morally, they generally offer a service for the money paid. She's just a scammer.

Just what sort of "service" was she supposed to provide?  I don't like what she did either, but to imply she owed these men anything other than her company at dinner for a couple hours is disturbing.