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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20730 on: April 29, 2013, 07:29:26 AM »
Anyway, he answered the door once, and it was a proselytizer who he was politely trying to turn away and wouldn't go away.  Finally, I yelled out, "Tell her we're Catholic!"  DH said my disembodied shout visibly startled her, DH then said, "Sorry, but we're Catholic" and the woman finally simply handed him one of her stupid pamphlets and left (which DH promptly threw out).

I read the bolded as 'prost itute' and could not figure out why she had pamphlets.

Who knows where they lived? In Vegas, I'm told they have pamplets. With coupons, even.

I can't envision that being something I would use a coupon for.  Once you go for that I think you are obligated to pay full price (and lets not even start on tipping if you do use the coupon, do you tip for full cost or coupon price?).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20731 on: April 29, 2013, 07:33:20 AM »
Anyway, he answered the door once, and it was a proselytizer who he was politely trying to turn away and wouldn't go away.  Finally, I yelled out, "Tell her we're Catholic!"  DH said my disembodied shout visibly startled her, DH then said, "Sorry, but we're Catholic" and the woman finally simply handed him one of her stupid pamphlets and left (which DH promptly threw out).

I read the bolded as 'prost itute' and could not figure out why she had pamphlets.

Who knows where they lived? In Vegas, I'm told they have pamplets. With coupons, even.

I can't envision that being something I would use a coupon for.  Once you go for that I think you are obligated to pay full price (and lets not even start on tipping if you do use the coupon, do you tip for full cost or coupon price?).

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Buy 2, Get 1 Free?  >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20732 on: April 29, 2013, 07:36:29 AM »
When I burst into spontaneous hysterical laughter on my upcoming LV trip I choose to blame y'all.

 >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20733 on: April 29, 2013, 08:06:02 AM »
When I burst into spontaneous hysterical laughter on my upcoming LV trip I choose to blame y'all.

 >:D

It was so bad when DH and I went 10 years ago that we started collecting call girl trading cards.  It became a game for us trying to get a complete set.  (Kinda like Pokeman...gotta get them all!)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20734 on: April 29, 2013, 08:12:36 AM »
I tend to stay away from The Strip after dark, but it's pretty bad even in the daytime. 

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« Reply #20735 on: April 29, 2013, 08:48:30 AM »
When I burst into spontaneous hysterical laughter on my upcoming LV trip I choose to blame y'all.

 >:D

It was so bad when DH and I went 10 years ago that we started collecting call girl trading cards.  It became a game for us trying to get a complete set.  (Kinda like Pokeman...gotta get them all!)
Nice to know DH & I aren't the only one who play that game!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20736 on: April 29, 2013, 09:13:02 AM »
About two weeks ago we had some real special snowflakes come to the restaurant I work at.

We close at 9:00. Our hours are posted in very visible text on all of the doors.

It was 9:02. Our front door was locked. The staff was eagerly bustling around trying to get the heck out of dodge. We see a car pull in to the parking lot and think nothing of it- our lot is H shaped and really good for turning around in, plus 9:00 is when some of the staff gets off, so their rides show up then. It might also be a customer, but since it's past nine, they're unfortunately out of luck for the evening.

The car parks and a middle age couple get out. The walk to the front door. They read the hours. The man tries the door anyway and finds it locked. He walks off and we assume he got the message and go back to cleaning stuff.

Suddenly the side patio door opens and in walks the man, followed by his slightly irritated looking wife. They approach our completely empty counter and start looking at the menu. I'm in the back, so I go get my manager to help them understand what's going on here. The conversation that followed was very SS.

Manager: I'm sorry guys we close at nine.
(Clocks all over the place saying it's now 9:10)
Man: But the door was still unlocked.
Manager: I'm sorry, I must have missed one when I was locking up, but the kitchen is closed.
Woman: But it's not even 9:15!
Man: Your door was still unlocked, we're only a few minutes late, can't you just make us some (expletive) food?!

At this point my manager told them they needed to leave, unlocked the front door, and held it open until they left.



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20737 on: April 29, 2013, 11:15:06 AM »
My dad once told me of a time he and my mother went to a Japanese restaurant and he seemed so proud of himself but I kept thinking "You are such a jerk" (didn't know the tern SS at the time.

He had explained that in the Japanese culture they don't like to tell you "no", and went on to tell his story.  In the mood for sushi, my parents had gone out to a Japanese restaurant downtown that's on a lake.   The hostess starts leading them to a table by a window which was nice and clean, but my parents decide they want one of the tables where you kneel to eat at a low table behind bamboo screens.  There were only two of these, I believe (I've been to this restaurant) and the hostess says "Oh but this table is nice too!"

They kept trying and trying to get the table they wanted, and my dad says he wanted to see how many ways he could get her to say "no" without saying the word, before finally taking the seat they were offered.   ::)  I felt so bad for that poor waitress.  And he thought he was oh so funny and clever.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20738 on: April 29, 2013, 01:42:25 PM »
Amusing SS sighting, in the form of my brother in law..

BG, some of you may have read my posts about DH's younger brother, who is 27(ish), has had issues with drugs, won't stay in rehab or hold a job, is violent, and is perpetually being enabled by MIL.
DH called MIL a few days ago to ask about her sister, who just found out she has cancer.
MIL said that she thinks this experience has opened BIL's eyes, and related the following conversation they had a few days prior:

BIL: I can't believe Aunt has cancer.. really makes you think.
MIL: Yes, it does.. I'm sure it's scary for (aunt's daughter, who is around BIL's age)
BIL: Yeah.. I can't imagine if anything happened to you, I don't know what I'd do.
MIL: Well, you know I'm not getting any younger, you might want to think about that.
BIL: I don't know. I'm sure that (me and DH) wouldn't take me in.

At this point I had to stop DH's repeating because I was laughing too hard. He's absolutely right, there's no way we'd "take him in".. but what a SS attitude, that the normal "get a job, get a life, take care of yourself" concept is so far from his realm that he doesn't even consider it an option.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20739 on: April 29, 2013, 01:48:59 PM »
Amusing SS sighting, in the form of my brother in law..

BG, some of you may have read my posts about DH's younger brother, who is 27(ish), has had issues with drugs, won't stay in rehab or hold a job, is violent, and is perpetually being enabled by MIL.
DH called MIL a few days ago to ask about her sister, who just found out she has cancer.
MIL said that she thinks this experience has opened BIL's eyes, and related the following conversation they had a few days prior:

BIL: I can't believe Aunt has cancer.. really makes you think.
MIL: Yes, it does.. I'm sure it's scary for (aunt's daughter, who is around BIL's age)
BIL: Yeah.. I can't imagine if anything happened to you, I don't know what I'd do.
MIL: Well, you know I'm not getting any younger, you might want to think about that.
BIL: I don't know. I'm sure that (me and DH) wouldn't take me in.

At this point I had to stop DH's repeating because I was laughing too hard. He's absolutely right, there's no way we'd "take him in".. but what a SS attitude, that the normal "get a job, get a life, take care of yourself" concept is so far from his realm that he doesn't even consider it an option.
 ::)

Please, please, please tell me your MIL answered, "You're right.  I'm sure they wouldn't!"

Maybe it would have given him a little incentive as to just maybe he should learn how to take care of himself? 

Nah. 

He'd have just tried to figure out who else might 'take him in'.   :-\

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20740 on: April 29, 2013, 01:53:46 PM »
Amusing SS sighting, in the form of my brother in law..

BG, some of you may have read my posts about DH's younger brother, who is 27(ish), has had issues with drugs, won't stay in rehab or hold a job, is violent, and is perpetually being enabled by MIL.
DH called MIL a few days ago to ask about her sister, who just found out she has cancer.
MIL said that she thinks this experience has opened BIL's eyes, and related the following conversation they had a few days prior:

BIL: I can't believe Aunt has cancer.. really makes you think.
MIL: Yes, it does.. I'm sure it's scary for (aunt's daughter, who is around BIL's age)
BIL: Yeah.. I can't imagine if anything happened to you, I don't know what I'd do.
MIL: Well, you know I'm not getting any younger, you might want to think about that.
BIL: I don't know. I'm sure that (me and DH) wouldn't take me in.

At this point I had to stop DH's repeating because I was laughing too hard. He's absolutely right, there's no way we'd "take him in".. but what a SS attitude, that the normal "get a job, get a life, take care of yourself" concept is so far from his realm that he doesn't even consider it an option.
 ::)

Please, please, please tell me your MIL answered, "You're right.  I'm sure they wouldn't!"

Maybe it would have given him a little incentive as to just maybe he should learn how to take care of himself? 

Nah. 

He'd have just tried to figure out who else might 'take him in'.   :-\

I think she did say, "You're probably right about that."  And yes, I'm sure that did just get BIL thinking as to who else he could get to replace MIL as his enabler/meal ticket.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20741 on: April 29, 2013, 03:07:49 PM »
There was an SS women sitting behind me at a restaurant, discussing horses with a friend. She was mocking another horse owner who wanted to put up a memorial in a horse show stall, to mark the one year death of her horse. SS took great pleasure in  imitating her ("Wah wah, my horse is dead, I wanna honnnorrr himmm. What a dummy, it's just a horse. She's sooo stupid, who cares about her horse").  :(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20742 on: April 29, 2013, 04:09:41 PM »
There was an SS women sitting behind me at a restaurant, discussing horses with a friend. She was mocking another horse owner who wanted to put up a memorial in a horse show stall, to mark the one year death of her horse. SS took great pleasure in  imitating her ("Wah wah, my horse is dead, I wanna honnnorrr himmm. What a dummy, it's just a horse. She's sooo stupid, who cares about her horse").  :(

This type of thing rates really high on my pet peeves.  You don't mock those that another person loves. no matter who or what they are.

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« Reply #20743 on: April 29, 2013, 04:15:47 PM »
Ah, my BIL.

BG: BIL was the golden child growing up.  He's older than DH by 3 years, and he got the first, best, and often the only of everything.  Cub Scouts?  IL's threw themselves into it for BIL, but 3 years later, they were 'burned out' on scouts, so DH never got a turn.  Etc.  Anything DH had, BIL took, and their parents made only half-hearted protests.  DH is very, very nonconfrontational by nature, and it was always just easier to give in, not argue, etc than to start a fight.  DH moved away from home when he was 21, met me shortly thereafter, and began building his own life and learning to be his own person.

In 2011, DH and BIL both enrolled in the same technical school.  BIL resumed his old patterns of behavior, taking DH's shop supplies, talking down to him, etc.  DH mainly gritted his teeth and got through it, although he did push back a bit, much to BIL's surprise and irritation.  After graduation BIL returned to live with their parents, and DH got a great job in a great location a few months later.  We've moved, just bought a house, and are very happy here.

One of their teachers recommended BIL to a man who owns a business in the field that they trained in, about 2 states away from their homestate.  He's looking for someone to learn how to run the business, then buy it from him in a few years when he's ready to retire.  BIL wants DH and I to move up there with him so he won't be alone   ::).  DH turned him down, citing only that he loves his job and where we're living, not mentioning the toxic environment that BIL creates.  So now BIL is whining on Facebook and to anyone who'll listen about how he had his big chance but can't take it because - sigh - the support just isn't there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20744 on: April 29, 2013, 04:17:36 PM »
When I burst into spontaneous hysterical laughter on my upcoming LV trip I choose to blame y'all.

 >:D

It was so bad when DH and I went 10 years ago that we started collecting call girl trading cards.  It became a game for us trying to get a complete set.  (Kinda like Pokeman...gotta get them all!)

We made a card game/drinking game out of it. It was pretty awesome... now I want to hunt up the rules.
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