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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20130 on: March 23, 2013, 02:05:21 PM »
More than likely the scenario there. I just never had that happen before. They were patient about though, unlike what you had to put up with.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20131 on: March 23, 2013, 09:30:22 PM »
Came across 3 SS walking down the middle of the road this morning. They were walking next to each other, and didn't have the common decency to move over so we could go around them. They did break into a trot, but that really didn't fix the problem.

Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20132 on: March 23, 2013, 09:31:48 PM »
I had a special snowflake today - the parkingspothogges


at the rec center there was a mostly empty lot in front of the gym/weight lifting/pool wing - and a mostly packed lot in front of the soccer field wing

A guy in a little convertable parks in the soccer lot, notices that people start to park next to him then change directions - he gets out, discovers he's about 4-5" inches at an angle over the line (the rear of his car was over the line which prevented anyone from using that  parking spot) - then he walks over to the gym wing

if he wanted empty spaces by his car there was plenty of room in the other lot - where he went; but taking 2 spaces in front of the soccer wing - when there aren't that many open spaces ... ::)

I usually can fit my car into a space that someone has deliberately over-flowed into and I often do.  It's worth it to watch them squeeze back into their badly parked car and inch out.


I've done that too. I did it so well at the Y over the summer that two of the staff took pictures and showed them off at a party later that evening.

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« Reply #20133 on: March 23, 2013, 10:20:52 PM »
I would like to nominate the snowflake who basically shut down a fastfood drive through this morning.   The drive through lane is pretty narrow anyway due to the placement of a fence and the menu sign.  And despite the fact that there are no parking spots anywhere next to the drive through lane, someone took it upon themselves to park perpendicular to the drive through lane, backing up until their tires hit the little concrete divider that separated the drive through lane from the rest of the lot.   So about two feet of this car's trunk hung over into the drive through lane, making it impossible for anything bigger than a subcompact car to pull through past the menu sign to the window.  This resulted in chaos as larger cars got stuck, unable to pull through, had to back out, setting off a chain reaction of backing out among subsequent customers. 

The restaurant eventually shut down the drive through and posted an employee outside the restaurant (in freezing old temperatures) asking people to go inside and order.  The poor staff apologized profusely and offered everyone free coffee or hot cocoa.  They said they had no idea who the car belonged to, but suspected it was a guest at one of the adjacent motels.  The staff had called a tow truck, but it was taking a while to get there.

Seriously, who does that?

ETA: Because of the placement of the window, the staff was not able to see who parked there or when they did it.
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« Reply #20134 on: March 23, 2013, 11:17:23 PM »
Oh, I do hope the tow truck driver got there before the owner of the car had a chance to retrieve it.  I don't often wish ill events on people, but that person really deserved to have to pay an impound fee.
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« Reply #20135 on: March 24, 2013, 02:05:59 AM »
Oh, yeah.  EvilMe wanted to do exactly that, especially since I drive a tiny little civic and hadn't pulled all the way forward (but the back end of my car was still completely in the spot) and this woman was driving a full sized Cadillac. If I'd left my cart near where the front of my own car was, she'd have never been able to get her car completely in the spot without either having to get out and move the cart, or bumping into the cart and potentially causing damage to both her car and the other vehicles that were in the area.

I have found that "little things" like fitting into the space properly doesn't stop people from parking there anyway. Every time I go out, I always find some vehicle with the back end overhanging the space. Usually it's a foot or two overhanging, but on my last trip to the grocery, I found the worst offender yet and practically 1/3-1/2 of the vehicle was not pulled into the space. The aisle was wide enough for two cars to pass each other, but with this vehicle sticking out so far, it was reduced to a one lane aisle. It was ridiculous.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20136 on: March 24, 2013, 07:42:07 AM »
Came across 3 SS walking down the middle of the road this morning. They were walking next to each other, and didn't have the common decency to move over so we could go around them. They did break into a trot, but that really didn't fix the problem.

Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

I haven't had all my coffee yet this morning, so I had to re-read this before I understood it.  Then I laughed.  Loud!  ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20137 on: March 24, 2013, 07:52:47 AM »
Came across 3 SS walking down the middle of the road this morning. They were walking next to each other, and didn't have the common decency to move over so we could go around them. They did break into a trot, but that really didn't fix the problem.

Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

They're probably friends with the pheasant I met a while back. I must have followed it at least quarter of a mile down a narrow lane as it ran ahead of me. It was too thick to turn off into the side, or wild suggestion, use its wings to get out of the way.
The situation was resolved when the road turned at right angles and it kept straight on.

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« Reply #20138 on: March 24, 2013, 08:44:54 AM »
Came across 3 SS walking down the middle of the road this morning. They were walking next to each other, and didn't have the common decency to move over so we could go around them. They did break into a trot, but that really didn't fix the problem.

Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

I haven't had all my coffee yet this morning, so I had to re-read this before I understood it.  Then I laughed.  Loud!  ;D

Turkeys are silly. I was once on my way to my parents, and traffic had come to a stop on a busy road. at first glance, it looked like two cars, going in the opposite direction, had stopped to chat. Which really woudl have been an SS move. As I was able to move up a smidge, i realized there were turkeys in the middle of the road, and a woman in a car going the other way was leaning out of her window, clapping her hands and yelling at them.

They finally did, and then the darn turkeys chased her car! i was laughing so hard i almost had to pull over!

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« Reply #20139 on: March 24, 2013, 10:19:24 AM »
There is a girl at my school who refuses to be wrong. She'll stone-wall you over anything, even if it's something stupid. The other day someone mentioned that there were three Hunger Games books as she was saying "No, there's four." She had an entire table of people telling her that she was wrong, and she would not back down. I finally googled them and showed her. After pausing for a minute and staring at me, she proceeded to explain that she thought there were four because one of the movies is getting split into two parts. NEVER admitted that she was wrong. And it's always stupid stuff, stuff that we'd feel embarrassed arguing with her about because it's so petty. But if you tell her she's wrong, she'll just pause and give you The Look like you're a total idiot. Someone said they thought she'd be a great lawyer because she refused to back down, but I think that she'll be a terrible one if she can't spot the weaknesses in her own argument, because opposing counsel sure will be able to.

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« Reply #20140 on: March 24, 2013, 10:26:30 AM »
The turkey stories reminds me of when I saw a goose crossing a busy highway with a gaggle of babies behind her.    They weren't moving quickly, of course, so a driver honked at her.   Mama Goose stopped dead, glared at him, and honked right back.

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« Reply #20141 on: March 24, 2013, 11:04:09 AM »
The turkey stories reminds me of when I saw a goose crossing a busy highway with a gaggle of babies behind her.    They weren't moving quickly, of course, so a driver honked at her.   Mama Goose stopped dead, glared at him, and honked right back.

That made my day!  SS should not have been honking at Mother Goose! 

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« Reply #20142 on: March 24, 2013, 11:33:00 AM »
When my MIL was in college she had a range plants class. There were many field trips in which the students would pile into a large van (15 passenger) and drive out into the middle of nowhere to gather, study or just identify plants from the fields where range animals eat. Sounds incredibly exciting, I know....

So, on one occasion, there was a huge bull standing in the road. The van couldn't get around said animal. The driver let out a brief Beep. The bull stood there. Longer honk. Nothing. Someone in the van calls out "Bump it!" The driver slowly moves forward and pushes on the animal with his front bumper.

The bull backed up, put his head down and BANGED into the front of the van. The driver tried to back out of the way before the bull could do it again, but the engine fell out. With a huff, the animal lumbered away, proud head in the air.

Never, ever hurry a one-ton creature with an attitude.

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« Reply #20143 on: March 24, 2013, 11:44:31 AM »

Never, ever hurry a one-ton creature with an attitude.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20144 on: March 24, 2013, 12:41:29 PM »
When I lived in the country, I carried a super-soaker in my car to clear sheep and cows out of the road.