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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21510 on: June 10, 2013, 07:16:42 AM »
I don't think they were SS. They did not demand, they asked. If he said no and they argued then thats SS.
As far as the "biological waste" goes I don't really see it as relevant, other than as funny with the timing. She is in no way to blame.

Waters are a fickle beast and you literally have no control over them. They can go with no contractions at all and they can stay intact until after the baby is born. so implying she is a SS for them going and some one having to clean them up is a bit unfair YMMV.



 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21511 on: June 10, 2013, 08:35:49 AM »
Oh good grief.

Women do NOT have ANY control over when they go into labor (unless they are being induced or scheduled C-section, which is quite different.)

Women do NOT have ANY control over the breakage of their placenta, which causes the leakage of fluids. It is entirely an internal process activated by factors outside voluntary control.

Anyone who subsequently believes a woman has even the slightest control over either of the above and is implicating that said woman, WHILE IN LABOR, should clean it up, is exhibiting quite special snowflake behavior and should seriously reconsider their opinion.

Unless, of course, they also think that people having seizures who lose control of their bowels should clean it up, while actively seizing. Or people who are suffering from an acute stroke or normal pressure hydrocephalus should be asked to clean up the urine they spilled.

Or are those emergencies somehow ok?

In all seriousness, the implications of the argument against this are frightening. We're better than this.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21512 on: June 10, 2013, 09:18:57 AM »
The vast majority of women will not have their water break until they are at the hospital. I had all 3 of my kids water break at the hospital, and considering my last labor was less than 2 hours long, from start to finish, I would consider the lady in the theater an odd ball.

I was at the movies a few days before my middle was due, and would have never thought not to go because I was close to my due date.

I don't think the couple was wrong in asking for a partial refund, I do however, think the manager was being an SS for his attitude. He could have simply said yes or no.

If they had been denied the refund, and then gotten angry, that would have made them the SSs, but not because they asked.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21513 on: June 10, 2013, 09:23:23 AM »
Oh good grief.

Women do NOT have ANY control over when they go into labor (unless they are being induced or scheduled C-section, which is quite different.)

Women do NOT have ANY control over the breakage of their placenta, which causes the leakage of fluids. It is entirely an internal process activated by factors outside voluntary control.

Anyone who subsequently believes a woman has even the slightest control over either of the above and is implicating that said woman, WHILE IN LABOR, should clean it up, is exhibiting quite special snowflake behavior and should seriously reconsider their opinion.

Unless, of course, they also think that people having seizures who lose control of their bowels should clean it up, while actively seizing. Or people who are suffering from an acute stroke or normal pressure hydrocephalus should be asked to clean up the urine they spilled.

Or are those emergencies somehow ok?

In all seriousness, the implications of the argument against this are frightening. We're better than this.

I dont think anyone said that the woman had any control over it, rather that asking for a refund after that had just happened all over the cinema floor was SS behaviour.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21514 on: June 10, 2013, 09:31:15 AM »
Oh good grief.

Women do NOT have ANY control over when they go into labor (unless they are being induced or scheduled C-section, which is quite different.)

Women do NOT have ANY control over the breakage of their placenta, which causes the leakage of fluids. It is entirely an internal process activated by factors outside voluntary control.

Anyone who subsequently believes a woman has even the slightest control over either of the above and is implicating that said woman, WHILE IN LABOR, should clean it up, is exhibiting quite special snowflake behavior and should seriously reconsider their opinion.

Unless, of course, they also think that people having seizures who lose control of their bowels should clean it up, while actively seizing. Or people who are suffering from an acute stroke or normal pressure hydrocephalus should be asked to clean up the urine they spilled.

Or are those emergencies somehow ok?

In all seriousness, the implications of the argument against this are frightening. We're better than this.

I dont think anyone said that the woman had any control over it, rather that asking for a refund after that had just happened all over the cinema floor was SS behaviour.

But it didn't happen all over the cinema floor, then they asked for a refund.

They asked for a refund, and then while they manager was grilling them, it happened; had they asked and received a refund, or been refused, without the drawn out proof questions, they may have been safely in their car before it happened.

I don't see anything SS about asking (as long as they were willing to accept a 'no'). I also don't see anything SS about a manager saying no, unless they had a refund for any reason policy. The SS part would be the managers attitude, although with that site, I don't hold much hope that we get the full story or nuances of delivery and body language, so even then, it may have not been SS (although 'proof' of labor does sound it).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21515 on: June 10, 2013, 09:36:12 AM »
We will have to agree to disagree. Had they just got up and left as they should have done in that situation, they also would have been in the car, or at least out of the building, before it happened. Because they stopped to ask for a refund for something that was in *no way* the cinema's fault, some poor minimum wage kid was probably stuck having to clear up the mess.

Refunds should be reserved for occasions when there is something wrong with the merchandise. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21516 on: June 10, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
I think it was SS of them to ask for a refund. I don't agree that 9 months pregnant women shouldn't go to movies, but they should go with the awareness that labor could happen at any moment. IMO, it's only reasonable to request a refund if missing the movie was the theater's fault in some way. If I had to leave a movie because I became ill, received an emergency call, or some other circumstance far less predictable than going into labor at 9 months pregnant, it would never occur to me that I was entitled to a refund.

Also, for those saying they weren't rude to ask as long as they accepted no for an answer, it seems to me that the manager's reluctance was a pretty clear "no." When he didn't immediately seem inclined to grant the refund, they should have let it go.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21517 on: June 10, 2013, 09:55:09 AM »
I think it was SS of them to ask for a refund. I don't agree that 9 months pregnant women shouldn't go to movies, but they should go with the awareness that labor could happen at any moment. IMO, it's only reasonable to request a refund if missing the movie was the theater's fault in some way. If I had to leave a movie because I became ill, received an emergency call, or some other circumstance far less predictable than going into labor at 9 months pregnant, it would never occur to me that I was entitled to a refund.

Also, for those saying they weren't rude to ask as long as they accepted no for an answer, it seems to me that the manager's reluctance was a pretty clear "no." When he didn't immediately seem inclined to grant the refund, they should have let it go.

While I would never personally request a refund if missing the movie was my fault, I don't think it’s SS to do so—especially in certain areas where it is expected. If not a refund, at least vouchers for a different movie. I think many movie theaters—particularly chains—expect it (according to friends who have worked at theaters). And yes, the managers reluctance is a good indication of no, but I can also imagine a situation where the manager was on a script and says "we need proof to provide a refund," not internalizing how silly of a question it was in this instance; particularly after a long day and when the underling didn't give much explanation to the manager, and the manager started his script before asking why they want a refund. We just don't have enough info from the Not Always Right short format.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21518 on: June 10, 2013, 10:04:03 AM »
If I had to leave a movie because I became ill, received an emergency call, or some other circumstance far less predictable than going into labor at 9 months pregnant, it would never occur to me that I was entitled to a refund.

I would be furious if my husband was looking for a refund while I was in labor.  Under any such situation, I would be shocked that someone would rather wait for the manager than rush to the hospital.  I think it is SS to expect others treat you like an emergency, but not have the same urgency yourself.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21519 on: June 10, 2013, 10:10:54 AM »
I'm not sure I believe the story.  It just seems off to me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21520 on: June 10, 2013, 10:50:56 AM »
Move on please.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21521 on: June 10, 2013, 04:21:29 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21522 on: June 10, 2013, 04:23:15 PM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21523 on: June 10, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
I went everywhere before DD was born so I could see being in a theatre.  I personally wouldn't have asked for a refund, I just wouldn't be bothered by the $20 loss.  If my water broke I would have or DH would have offered to clean it up.  For most people, water breaking doesn't not mean going to the hospital immediately.  My water broke at home and I stayed home for about 5-6 hours after until contractions were stronger. I was able to shower, etc. as well.

That said, I worked at a theatre for years, I would have given the refund just for business image.  It is bad for business if customers have negative stories.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21524 on: June 10, 2013, 05:14:28 PM »
Here's a NSFW snowflake.  :o

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/taylor-chapman-dunkin-donuts-viral-video-856341

That's really horrible.  Just plain awful.

That lever of racism isn't even NSFW... it's Not Safe For Mealtime.
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