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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20775 on: April 30, 2013, 08:22:39 PM »
I  am nominating one of the fathers in my neighborhood. His kid ( about 9 or 10)  opened his car door into traffic - did not bother to look or anything and tried to hop out, directly in front of me. I tapped on the horn as I swerved into the ( mercifully free) on coming traffic lane and looked over at the car - only to see the father give me an obscene gesture. The guy got out screaming that I was going to kill his kid and I needed to watch where I was going because "he lives here and should be safe on HIS street."  - sigh. That kid needs to learn not open doors into traffic and look before he gets out before he does it when there is no room for the driver to move - or stop.

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« Reply #20776 on: May 01, 2013, 12:32:31 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!

Sorry had to chime in here...

But us as well!!! We have a HUGE stack of them....

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20777 on: May 01, 2013, 12:45:57 AM »
Today my wife and I were driving to the doctor's office. 

On the trip there:

1.  A number of cars were coming from an exit to merge onto the freeway, so as usual we changed one lane to the left so that the mergers could merge without factoring in our car since the road was clear behind us.  One merging driver sped up and started crossing the lanes at a 45 degree or so angle so they could get into the far left lane, when they entered our lane they would have plowed into us if my wife had not slammed on the brakes.  As it was, they missed our car by inches.  They then traveled in the carpool lane for a bit.  Until they realized the very next exit after the one they had entered on was the exit they wanted to take so they started crossing the lanes at a 45 degree or so angle back to the right.

2.  3 separate cars decided to try and change lanes on top of us.  Not "oops you were in my blind spot." but "Hey, I just won't bother to even look because I'm texting or on my phone."

When we got to the doctor my blood pressure was very high.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20778 on: May 01, 2013, 04:39:26 AM »
This is possibly worse than a snowflake, but I don't think we've got a "complete failure of humanity" thread going, so here I am.

I just read a post on another forum I follow. **Trigger warning for discussion of suicide**

Short form: the poster's friend was harassed by other World of Warcraft players, both in and out of game, to the point where she killed herself. Some... upright biped... made a new level 1 character for the sole purpose of being anonymous when they sent a private message to the poster, saying they heard her friend had committed suicide, they would too if they had to spend time around the poster, and they hoped it was painful.

I have no words, except that I really, REALLY hope she reported them, and that Blizzard banhammers them so hard that their grandchildren aren't allowed to make WoW accounts.  >:(
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20779 on: May 01, 2013, 05:12:00 AM »
This is possibly worse than a snowflake, but I don't think we've got a "complete failure of humanity" thread going, so here I am.

I just read a post on another forum I follow. **Trigger warning for discussion of suicide**

Short form: the poster's friend was harassed by other World of Warcraft players, both in and out of game, to the point where she killed herself. Some... upright biped... made a new level 1 character for the sole purpose of being anonymous when they sent a private message to the poster, saying they heard her friend had committed suicide, they would too if they had to spend time around the poster, and they hoped it was painful.

I have no words, except that I really, REALLY hope she reported them, and that Blizzard banhammers them so hard that their grandchildren aren't allowed to make WoW accounts.  >:(

That's totally disgusting. People like that don't deserve to be given internet access.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20780 on: May 01, 2013, 05:13:50 AM »
Unfortunately, MMOs are full of them. I hate starting a new character on TOR as I seem to attract them.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20781 on: May 01, 2013, 06:53:23 AM »
http://cheezburger.com/7347174144

The jist of this...

Some one leaves a note tapped to a neighbors mail box, telling them they are taking there visitors parking and to, "put my name on the visitors permit because it's MINE now."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20782 on: May 01, 2013, 07:57:41 AM »
At which point I would have building management either boot it, or tow it at snowflake's expense.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20783 on: May 01, 2013, 08:07:00 AM »
No license or registration and parked in a location belonging to someone else?  Oh, I'm betting the local authorities will be all too happy to impound this illegally parked vehicle... >:D
Those fines do add up!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20784 on: May 01, 2013, 08:18:41 AM »
Just saw an SS on a motor bike going down the footpath next to a shopping centre while I was walking home. I just stood and stared, and the idiot had a personalised easily memorisable number plate. So I went I to the TAB, the nearest shop, and asked if the teller could call security.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20785 on: May 01, 2013, 08:47:51 AM »
My SS next door neighbour parks his motorbike on the pavement.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20786 on: May 01, 2013, 08:53:38 AM »
My SS next door neighbour parks his motorbike on the pavement.

Actually that could be legal. I know it used to be legal over here, if there is 1,5 meter left over for the pedestrians and they are talking about making it legal again.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20787 on: May 01, 2013, 08:58:26 AM »
The people who stop in the middle of the street and honk repeatedly till the person they're picking up comes out of their house.  It's annoying at any part of the day, but especially when they do it after 8.  Park the dingdangity car, get out and go to the door.  If they have time to sit there and honk repeatedly, they have the time to go up to the darned door, for pity's sake!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20788 on: May 01, 2013, 09:00:31 AM »
My SS next door neighbour parks his motorbike on the pavement.

Actually that could be legal. I know it used to be legal over here, if there is 1,5 meter left over for the pedestrians and they are talking about making it legal again.

I don't think the pavement is even 1.5m wide.  It comes under an "obstruction" offence.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20789 on: May 01, 2013, 09:09:11 AM »
The people who stop in the middle of the street and honk repeatedly till the person they're picking up comes out of their house.  It's annoying at any part of the day, but especially when they do it after 8.  Park the dingdangity car, get out and go to the door.  If they have time to sit there and honk repeatedly, they have the time to go up to the darned door, for pity's sake!

Oohoohooh!  I've got a couple. 

The ones who park in the drop off area at the school, so they can hang out with their kids for a while.  You don't do that!  You pull up, kick your kids out of the car, and leave.  You don't park and hang out until your kids' friends get there!  There are parking spaces less than 20 yards from where you've parked!  Use those if you insist on staying!

And one I spotted this morning, while I was at the stop sign to pull out of the drop off area:  You do not - DO NOT - stop in the middle of a busy street and let your kids out of the car there.  Pull into the drop off area!
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