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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20280 on: April 02, 2013, 08:54:40 AM »
There are places that will cook food you bring to the restaurant.

There's a place in the neighborhood that introduced the world to the horror that is the deep-fried Twinkie. They've since added the option of deep-fried pizza. Fortunately, there's a hospital two blocks up the hill.   I haven't noticed it lately but, for a while, their menu stated, 'If you bring it in, we'll deep-fry it for you'. 

I can see another problem with the vegans.  Most Italian pasta does not contain egg. Unless these people also have problems with gluten, commercial pasta should be fine for them. 


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« Reply #20281 on: April 02, 2013, 09:19:49 AM »

If the couple in question is not near a decent-sized city, I can understand their frustration, but even less-sprawling metropolis' have vegan restaurants and/or menus.

* as others have mentioned - it's the labor not necessarily the food driving prices, especially pasta. We're not talking Kobe steak here.

They are; I, and they, live in NJ, very close to NYC. and there are tons of great restaurants in NJ as well, so its not like there's a shortage of good places to eat. I think they are just being SS's, but I also think, as I mentioned upthread, they are not being quite honest as I cannot see the "50-60" restaurants they've been to over the last year accomodating their requeset to cook their own pasta. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20282 on: April 02, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
Today at work I encountered The-Microwave-Hog-With-Revolting-Mannersus

Not surprisingly at peak lunch time, the microwaves at my job are a hot commodity for those of us who bring our own lunches in that require some method of reheating. One of the microwaves was in use by a woman who had multiple items to nuke, which wasn't the problem. The problem was that after she nuked her items, she stood in front of the microwave making a huge production assembling her sandwich, not using the microwave at all. Said production involved a great deal of finger licking, lip smacking, groans of "So good!" as she put on each layer.

I politely asked if she could put her meal together somewhere else because she wasn't using the microwave anymore.

She snarls at me, "I'm already here, you're just gonna have to wait, now aren't you?"

The other people waiting for the microwaves, as well as the people using the other ones all gave her this look of  :o

Fortunately, one of the other microwaves became available so I could nuke my soup, but I'm still shaking my head at her response to my question. And yes, I was prepared for no for an answer, but not the way she said it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20283 on: April 02, 2013, 11:39:41 AM »
Today at work I encountered The-Microwave-Hog-With-Revolting-Mannersus

Not surprisingly at peak lunch time, the microwaves at my job are a hot commodity for those of us who bring our own lunches in that require some method of reheating. One of the microwaves was in use by a woman who had multiple items to nuke, which wasn't the problem. The problem was that after she nuked her items, she stood in front of the microwave making a huge production assembling her sandwich, not using the microwave at all. Said production involved a great deal of finger licking, lip smacking, groans of "So good!" as she put on each layer.

I politely asked if she could put her meal together somewhere else because she wasn't using the microwave anymore.

She snarls at me, "I'm already here, you're just gonna have to wait, now aren't you?"

The other people waiting for the microwaves, as well as the people using the other ones all gave her this look of  :o

Fortunately, one of the other microwaves became available so I could nuke my soup, but I'm still shaking my head at her response to my question. And yes, I was prepared for no for an answer, but not the way she said it.

(bloo rubs her typing fingers together)

Ooh, Reika, this sounds like the perfect time for a passive-aggressive sign. Something that mentions 'hogging the microwave' and 'not licking your fingers while using community property'. Muuwahahahaha...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20284 on: April 02, 2013, 11:42:19 AM »
(bloo rubs her typing fingers together)

Ooh, Reika, this sounds like the perfect time for a passive-aggressive sign. Something that mentions 'hogging the microwave' and 'not licking your fingers while using community property'. Muuwahahahaha...

 >:D

Tempting, but they already ignore the numerous signs saying "No fish or popcorn in the microwave."

One can dream though.  >:D

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« Reply #20285 on: April 02, 2013, 11:48:16 AM »
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.

Or this dude, in our old neighborhood.




I have to ask, where? Why?  I love peacocks, I'd love one wandering around the neighborhood  :D (if you don't want to reveal the 'where' that's Ok!)

I live in Houston.  There are several neighborhoods close to use that have peacocks.

They are nice to look at when you visit, but I am really glad they do not live in our neighborhood. They are messy, they are VERY noisy, and they love to harrass dogs.

About once a year, we'll end of with a couple that decide to take a wander and come to our neighborhood. Twice now they've decided it's fun to sit on top of our garage on the edge and peer down at our beagle who then spends the time howling his head off until we drag him back into the house. And it will sit there for a day before it decides to move onto someplace else.

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« Reply #20286 on: April 02, 2013, 11:53:03 AM »
Peacocks are a pain. Our old neighborhood is in south Dallas.  There are dozens of them.  Luckily, they tended to live at the end away from us. In seven years, they came TO our house only once. We see them sometimes driving or walking around, but don't have to live with them.

One of our rental properties is right in Peacock Central. They scream "HALP! HALP!" all the time, and the porch is always covered in large, smelly peacock dooks.

Luckily, the tenants think they're cool. The husband (a totally unflappable retired Marine), even took care of the dead peacock we all found in the back yard during the walkthrough.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20287 on: April 02, 2013, 12:16:02 PM »
Peacocks are a pain. Our old neighborhood is in south Dallas.  There are dozens of them.  Luckily, they tended to live at the end away from us. In seven years, they came TO our house only once. We see them sometimes driving or walking around, but don't have to live with them.

One of our rental properties is right in Peacock Central. They scream "HALP! HALP!" all the time, and the porch is always covered in large, smelly peacock dooks.

Luckily, the tenants think they're cool. The husband (a totally unflappable retired Marine), even took care of the dead peacock we all found in the back yard during the walkthrough.

Super soaker water gun. Doesn't hurt the birds, gets them off the road/your yard, and they lern after a couple of times what areas will get them sprayed.  I freely admit to disliking peacocks heartily because of the nails-on-chalkboard scream that they have. makes my ears bleed.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20288 on: April 02, 2013, 12:16:51 PM »
Today at work I encountered The-Microwave-Hog-With-Revolting-Mannersus

Not surprisingly at peak lunch time, the microwaves at my job are a hot commodity for those of us who bring our own lunches in that require some method of reheating. One of the microwaves was in use by a woman who had multiple items to nuke, which wasn't the problem. The problem was that after she nuked her items, she stood in front of the microwave making a huge production assembling her sandwich, not using the microwave at all. Said production involved a great deal of finger licking, lip smacking, groans of "So good!" as she put on each layer.

I politely asked if she could put her meal together somewhere else because she wasn't using the microwave anymore.

She snarls at me, "I'm already here, you're just gonna have to wait, now aren't you?"

The other people waiting for the microwaves, as well as the people using the other ones all gave her this look of  :o

Fortunately, one of the other microwaves became available so I could nuke my soup, but I'm still shaking my head at her response to my question. And yes, I was prepared for no for an answer, but not the way she said it.

Why?  I would not have taken no for an answer at all.  I would have said that no, I didn't have to wait, and reached around her to use the microwave. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20289 on: April 02, 2013, 01:09:59 PM »
Today at work I encountered The-Microwave-Hog-With-Revolting-Mannersus

Not surprisingly at peak lunch time, the microwaves at my job are a hot commodity for those of us who bring our own lunches in that require some method of reheating. One of the microwaves was in use by a woman who had multiple items to nuke, which wasn't the problem. The problem was that after she nuked her items, she stood in front of the microwave making a huge production assembling her sandwich, not using the microwave at all. Said production involved a great deal of finger licking, lip smacking, groans of "So good!" as she put on each layer.

I politely asked if she could put her meal together somewhere else because she wasn't using the microwave anymore.

She snarls at me, "I'm already here, you're just gonna have to wait, now aren't you?"

The other people waiting for the microwaves, as well as the people using the other ones all gave her this look of  :o

Fortunately, one of the other microwaves became available so I could nuke my soup, but I'm still shaking my head at her response to my question. And yes, I was prepared for no for an answer, but not the way she said it.

Why?  I would not have taken no for an answer at all.  I would have said that no, I didn't have to wait, and reached around her to use the microwave.

Pod.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20290 on: April 02, 2013, 01:13:27 PM »
I agree. Microwaves are for microwaving, especially in an environment where they are shared.

I probably would have started the whole conversation with, "Excuse me, I need to use the microwave" while reaching towards the door. Because really, it would not occur to me that someone would continue to stand in front of a microwave they were not actually using when someone else indicated they needed to use it.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20291 on: April 02, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »
If I could have reached around her, I probably would've tried after her snarky response. But she had herself parked right in front of it with her stuff spread out on the counter in front of it.

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« Reply #20292 on: April 02, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
If I could have reached around her, I probably would've tried after her snarky response. But she had herself parked right in front of it with her stuff spread out on the counter in front of it.

^^^ Of course none of us would ever actually DO this, but in my mind I have this image of my forearm just happening by accident to land on the counter top and ... oops!  clumsy me ... my arm just swipes all her stuff away from the front of the microwave and onto the floor.   >:D


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20293 on: April 02, 2013, 02:16:35 PM »
If I could have reached around her, I probably would've tried after her snarky response. But she had herself parked right in front of it with her stuff spread out on the counter in front of it.

^^^ Of course none of us would ever actually DO this, but in my mind I have this image of my forearm just happening by accident to land on the counter top and ... oops!  clumsy me ... my arm just swipes all her stuff away from the front of the microwave and onto the floor.   >:D

Or a well-timed sneeze.  One of those scenes that you play out in your head, but would never actually do.  ;D

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« Reply #20294 on: April 02, 2013, 02:20:17 PM »
If I could have reached around her, I probably would've tried after her snarky response. But she had herself parked right in front of it with her stuff spread out on the counter in front of it.

^^^ Of course none of us would ever actually DO this, but in my mind I have this image of my forearm just happening by accident to land on the counter top and ... oops!  clumsy me ... my arm just swipes all her stuff away from the front of the microwave and onto the floor.   >:D

Or a well-timed sneeze.  One of those scenes that you play out in your head, but would never actually do.  ;D

^^^  Oooo ... I like yours much better!  With mine, someone would have to clean up the mess on the floor.  With your scenario, the mess would be more  ... well, 'localized'.   ;D