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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20775 on: May 01, 2013, 06:57:41 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 #20776 on: May 01, 2013, 07:07:00 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
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20777 on: May 01, 2013, 07:18:41 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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« Reply #20778 on: May 01, 2013, 07:47:51 AM »
My SS next door neighbour parks his motorbike on the pavement.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20779 on: May 01, 2013, 07:53:38 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 #20780 on: May 01, 2013, 07:58:26 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 #20781 on: May 01, 2013, 08:00:31 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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« Reply #20782 on: May 01, 2013, 08:09:11 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20783 on: May 01, 2013, 08:13:31 AM »

After church, I mentioned to DH that it would have been better if one of our ushers approached the family and asked them to take the baby to the quiet room.  DH said that would be unkind and could turn that whole family away from attending the church.  I said OK, but what about Emily and her family, who we've all known for years?  Shouldn't we be concerned about their feelings, too?  I called the baby's family special snowflakes.  DH said they weren't, and maybe the mother was just nervous about leaving the baby in the baby nursery.  I said that would be fine, she could still go to the quiet room out of consideration to the rest of the congregation - even if there wasn't important ceremony going on.  It's polite to take a baby out of a quiet setting when he or she is crying.  He says that's not very welcoming.

So what say you?
They should have moved the child to the quiet room. When they didn't either the ushers or the minister should have told them to take the child out. I hope at the very least the minister or someone from the church makes it clear in the future crying babies should be removed.

I agree with this.  If they are asked politely and kindly to have someone take the child outside until the child has calmed down, there is no reason why they should have their feelings hurt or feel unwelcome.

And if they did get their feelings hurt or feel unwelcome, then they may not be the right fit for this particular church community. Asking someone to take a disruptive child away from a solemn ceremony is not, in any way, shape or form, out of line. If a simple request to respect the rest of the community puts their knickers in a twist, what else will they do?

Oh, the stories I could tell about entitled parents and screaming kids in a church...

I guess i have an awesome church because just the other day the pastor's  daughter who is like 2 was at the service with the pastor's wife. She (daugther) was making babbly 2 year old sounds...no problem...but when the babbly turned into constant almost whinyness then whhhhoooosh the pastor's wife whisked her out of there.  Perfect balance of babies "making a joyful noise" and disturbing the sermon.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20784 on: May 01, 2013, 08:15:52 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!

I hate this. There's someone who picks up someone else in my complex, and they will sit there and honk. when the apt can't even see out to where the car is, so no way of knowing who is actually honking! is someone is picking me up, i am outside waiting for them

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20785 on: May 01, 2013, 08:24:40 AM »
We have an area near a classroom building that has a very narrow one way lane allowing people to get to the disabled parking and official vehicle parking. There are signs stating no stopping/standing/parking/drop-offs there, because there is no way around. The only way for people dropping off others to get back out involves pulling into a disabled parking space (where they need a permit) to turn around. It was so bad the last three weeks of this semester, I wish the police would issue tickets for all the people dropping off! Bad enough already, but they seem to take their time getting out of the car, saying goodbye, and giving departing hugs.

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« Reply #20786 on: May 01, 2013, 08:26:06 AM »
Piratebabe is usually pretty good once he's brought into the church from the nursery, just babbling quietly but the other day he came back of a mind to make some joyful noises, that echoed.  ::) :-[

There was no whining until the very end, after the hymn and final salutation so I had no problem slipping out the side rather than standing in the aisle to shake hands with the priest.

Afterwards people joked "He ought to join the choir!" or "I enjoyed the extra music today!" as well as people sharing stories of their toddlers making a scene, like one who said his daughter ran out of the church and into the Catholic church next door during their service. 

Note to self, bring snacks and his binky next time. I've been trying to wean him off it during the day but I think once a week for about 15 minutes I can make an exception.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20787 on: May 01, 2013, 01:33:07 PM »
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!

I hate this. There's someone who picks up someone else in my complex, and they will sit there and honk. when the apt can't even see out to where the car is, so no way of knowing who is actually honking! is someone is picking me up, i am outside waiting for them

Oh , we get this, too. There is one guy who does it every morning - I assume he is picking up someone to take to work. It's mostly when I'm leaving for work myself, but it's early enough that there must be people still in bed...  the family across the street seem to have lots of visitors/friends who do the same, often late at night. They tend to have really loud, raucous conversations in the street when they get home, too. >:(

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« Reply #20788 on: May 01, 2013, 04:22:31 PM »
One at the dog park the other day. This is a designated off leash area and generally all the dogs play really well together. My dog loves it. Except for one poor dog with a SS owner who can't be bothered to train or supervise it properly. The dog was still at that full-grown-but-puppy stage where it likes to 'rough play'. Although this is a normal stage MOST puppies grow out of it when older dogs teach them that they Don't Like It. I had already called my dog away from this other dog once because the other dog just wouldn't get out of his face and the owner was nowhere to be seen. I also saw several other dogs get annoyed with this dog.

Anyway, we had then moved right over to the other side of the park to avoid problems when who should come bounding up but this dog, again. He then proceeded to do that "I'm going to growl push you to the ground and bite your neck" play thing that some younger dogs like. My dog responded with a firm "Get off me!" that I could tell might move to a nip if this dog didn't back off. Not wanting to deal with that hassle I called my dog to me and held his collar and tried to put my body between him and the other dog. Which would just not go away. His SS owner looked up from his conversation, saw what was happening and then just kept chatting. I actually assumed that his owner was nowhere around because the people I could see were not reacting so I thought they mustn't have anything to do with this dog.

After a good full minute though, he finally deigned to stroll over and do something about his dog, and then said quite snootily "He's only playing you know" like I was just an hysterical woman who was panicking over nothing. I replied in as icy a voice as I could muster under the circumstances "Yes, but my dog is older and doesn't like it. Older dogs don't." Honestly, the guy was too stupid to realise that I was actually trying to *protect* his dog. I'm betting he'll be the first to complain when another dog bites his, which is what is going to happen if he doesn't control it a bit better.
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« Reply #20789 on: May 01, 2013, 05:13:58 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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I don't even want to contemplate what EvilMidnightKitty would do to a SS woman who would mock another person's tribute to their beloved equine companion.  It wouldn't be pretty and probably not legal. :-[ That's why we keep EvilMidnightKitty securely locked up.
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