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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21540 on: June 11, 2013, 10:32:16 AM »
I was looking up something about cruises and came across this SS in an old thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=905934

I've seen worse. I recall one where someone was insistent his infant should be allowed in the swimming pool in swimmies (I believe they are also known as "tea bags").
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21541 on: June 11, 2013, 11:34:54 AM »

RE: Dunkin' Idiot

How does not getting a receipt entitle you to ANYTHING but a warm fuzzy feeling that you saved paper?

Oh, dear.  The Amy's Baking Company virus has claimed a victim in Florida.

What on earth did this woman hope to achieve?  Was she bucking for a job as a hard-hitting consumer advocate on a local news show?  Was she auditioning for PITA of the year?   Did she just leave her senses at home that morning?

No one with half a brain could possibly condone what was in that video.  I know we're not supposed to offer medical advice but that woman has real problems with reality.

This could definitely be considered PD as well, no one in their right mind would hire this idiot for anything now...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21542 on: June 11, 2013, 03:57:29 PM »
I just posted this in a thread about microwave popcorn, but I think it also belongs here.

he offices of an Important Elected Official were temporarily relocated to one of the upper floors of the office building where I worked. Not long after, the fire alarm went off. We dutifully left the building until the Fire Dept. sounded the All Clear. The building manager later told me what happened. Yep. Burnt popcorn in one of those offices. However, what really did not amuse the Fire Dept. was that the staff had decided that they were Too Special to have to abide by the "no smoking anywhere in this building" rule. So they had taped plastic bags over the smoke detectors, just in case they were sensitive enough to catch cigarette smoke.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21543 on: June 11, 2013, 05:07:21 PM »
I was looking up something about cruises and came across this SS in an old thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=905934

Sis and BIL were facing a similar dilemma with Brett, a few years ago. Their solution - sit Brett down with them in front of the computer. They showed him all the fun stuff he would get to do in the ski school program. Their plan was if he was potty trained he got to do the fun stuff. If he wasn't they would switch off days. He really wanted to ski - his slightly older cousin (5 months) was going to be in ski school. He was daytime trained in a weekend. The next weekend he learned to get out of his ski suit.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21544 on: June 11, 2013, 05:36:03 PM »

RE: Dunkin' Idiot

How does not getting a receipt entitle you to ANYTHING but a warm fuzzy feeling that you saved paper?

Oh, dear.  The Amy's Baking Company virus has claimed a victim in Florida.

What on earth did this woman hope to achieve?  Was she bucking for a job as a hard-hitting consumer advocate on a local news show?  Was she auditioning for PITA of the year?   Did she just leave her senses at home that morning?

No one with half a brain could possibly condone what was in that video.  I know we're not supposed to offer medical advice but that woman has real problems with reality.

I think we need to give the man in the plaid shirt an award for "not engaging the crazy" though. 

She was ranting about taking a one way trip to Mars soon?  We could only hope...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21545 on: June 11, 2013, 07:20:38 PM »
Here's a NSFW snowflake.  :o

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

The most amazing part, to me, is that this idiot apparently thought everyone in the world would be on her side when the video hit the web. The Dunkin Donuts worker may - or may not, let's be honest - have forgotten to give her her receipt, which gives her a minor but legitimate gripe. But in her mind it justified a vile, racist rant and she honestly thought she'd be the hero of the recording. Who thinks like that?
Racists.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21546 on: June 11, 2013, 07:24:26 PM »
I was looking up something about cruises and came across this SS in an old thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=905934

Sis and BIL were facing a similar dilemma with Brett, a few years ago. Their solution - sit Brett down with them in front of the computer. They showed him all the fun stuff he would get to do in the ski school program. Their plan was if he was potty trained he got to do the fun stuff. If he wasn't they would switch off days. He really wanted to ski - his slightly older cousin (5 months) 
They potty trained a baby less than 5 months old? How did he get into the bathroom?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21547 on: June 11, 2013, 07:26:43 PM »
I was looking up something about cruises and came across this SS in an old thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=905934

Sis and BIL were facing a similar dilemma with Brett, a few years ago. Their solution - sit Brett down with them in front of the computer. They showed him all the fun stuff he would get to do in the ski school program. Their plan was if he was potty trained he got to do the fun stuff. If he wasn't they would switch off days. He really wanted to ski - his slightly older cousin (5 months) 
They potty trained a baby less than 5 months old? How did he get into the bathroom?
I think she meant the cousin was 5 months older.  Not that they potty trained a 5 month old or taught a 5 month old to ski.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21548 on: June 11, 2013, 07:29:51 PM »

RE: Dunkin' Idiot

How does not getting a receipt entitle you to ANYTHING but a warm fuzzy feeling that you saved paper?

I don't go to Dunkin any more because of the local one's complete inability to get an order right, but they had a sign in the window stating if they didn't give you a receipt your order was free.  I think you had to call the manager or something.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21549 on: June 11, 2013, 08:50:36 PM »
The most amazing part, to me, is that this idiot apparently thought everyone in the world would be on her side when the video hit the web. The Dunkin Donuts worker may - or may not, let's be honest - have forgotten to give her her receipt, which gives her a minor but legitimate gripe. But in her mind it justified a vile, racist rant and she honestly thought she'd be the hero of the recording. Who thinks like that?

Racists.

Even most racists are smart enough to realize that spouting off in public is likely to go badly for them. They might think the people who react badly are wrong, or that most of America agrees with them but are too afraid/brainwashed to admit it, or something else equally stupid, but they don't generally act as if they fully expect everyone within earshot to be on their side. Especially when they turn it up to 11 like this idiot did.

Heck, even the Klan and the Illinois Nazis (whom I hate) generally don't go all in like this woman did anymore. I've got five bucks says if anyone contacts whatever's left of the Klan in the area this happened, they'd be sure to mention this woman is not in any way associated with them. Even they don't want this kind of PR.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21550 on: June 11, 2013, 09:38:11 PM »
I nominate this woman and her husband.

http://notalwaysworking.com/water-you-brainless-part-2/30357

I wouldn't call them special snowflakes, but I would definitely say they have a skewed sense of priorities.

I consider anybody who leaves their biological waste in the manager's office but asks for free movie tickets a SS.
And was the woman an hour from giving birth supposed to ask for a mop and clean it up?  Although I think that asking for a refund IS being a little too much.

Two movie tickets at $12-15, or $30 for nothing would prompt me to ask for a refund also.   If the movie was a blockbuster, I'd certainly want to see it at a later time.  As for her water bursting, the manager was delaying their departure by asking for proof.  Perhaps if he'd just given them their money back they would have been in the parking lot or car before that happened.  Also, theater custodians are prepared to clean up grossest messes.  They don't like it, but it's sometimes unavoidable and part of the job.  (I've seen a guy at Target rush in with a mop and bucket after one ladies water burst - saw her water burst too!  Yuck, but what could she do?  Hold it in?)  I'd totally give them a pass on this one.

Why on *earth* should they get a refund? There was nothing wrong with the movie, they didn't have a bad experience at the cinema, the movie wasn't cancelled, they left of their own accord (reason doesn't matter). By asking for a refund they are the specialest of special snowflakes.

I disagree. She was nine months pregnant - she knew that baby could come at any minute. She took a chance and lost, then left biological waste all over the floor for some poor kid probably on minimum wage to clean up, to boot. Selfish, irresponsible and entitled to dare to ask for a refund. If I was the manager not only would I be not giving them a refund, but banning them from the cinema.

Sometimes "the customer is always right" goes too far. This is one of those occasions.


oh thank goodness others agree,  it wouldn't even occur to me to go the to cinema when 9 months pregnant, and i certainly wouldn't expect a refund if i went into labour.

I went to the movies when I was 9 months pregnant on purpose! I was hoping it would start labour. It worked for my mother, she went to the movies and I was born 4 hours later. Alas it didn't work for me, DD stuck around for another week before arriving.

I see no harm asking for a refund, many places would give it. As for the waters breaking, that isn't her fault at all, it's actually pretty rare for it to happen outside the hospital so there was a good chance she didn't think that would happen.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21551 on: June 11, 2013, 10:04:56 PM »
I was looking up something about cruises and came across this SS in an old thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=905934

Sis and BIL were facing a similar dilemma with Brett, a few years ago. Their solution - sit Brett down with them in front of the computer. They showed him all the fun stuff he would get to do in the ski school program. Their plan was if he was potty trained he got to do the fun stuff. If he wasn't they would switch off days. He really wanted to ski - his slightly older cousin (5 months) 
They potty trained a baby less than 5 months old? How did he get into the bathroom?
Sorry I have a sinus head ache The boys were both 3 yo at the time like the kid in the story. The cousin is 5 months older, than Brett.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21552 on: June 11, 2013, 10:07:09 PM »
The most amazing part, to me, is that this idiot apparently thought everyone in the world would be on her side when the video hit the web. The Dunkin Donuts worker may - or may not, let's be honest - have forgotten to give her her receipt, which gives her a minor but legitimate gripe. But in her mind it justified a vile, racist rant and she honestly thought she'd be the hero of the recording. Who thinks like that?

Racists.

Even most racists are smart enough to realize that spouting off in public is likely to go badly for them. They might think the people who react badly are wrong, or that most of America agrees with them but are too afraid/brainwashed to admit it, or something else equally stupid, but they don't generally act as if they fully expect everyone within earshot to be on their side. Especially when they turn it up to 11 like this idiot did.

Heck, even the Klan and the Illinois Nazis (whom I hate) generally don't go all in like this woman did anymore. I've got five bucks says if anyone contacts whatever's left of the Klan in the area this happened, they'd be sure to mention this woman is not in any way associated with them. Even they don't want this kind of PR.
Your ability to understand that your comments might be incendiary really depends upon the people with whom you surround yourself. One of my student workers just got back from a student trip abroad that included five other schools from various parts of our region. One school was from a small town in Minnesota. Several of the kids from that school made the MOST appalling racist comments -- not only in public, not only in front of their peers, but in front of peers who were people of color. They had no flicker of concern or self-consciousness. They were absolutely shocked when the other kids rose up in arms about their comments and when the tour guide leader told them to stop or they'd be sent home. They are not dumb kids. They are kids who not only believed what they were saying was acceptable, they truly believed they were correct. They also had never once had a personal experience in being told that saying the words out loud was wrong, let alone that the thinking was wrong. In 2013, racism is alive and well and "normal" depending upon where you live.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21553 on: June 11, 2013, 10:56:59 PM »
Your ability to understand that your comments might be incendiary really depends upon the people with whom you surround yourself. One of my student workers just got back from a student trip abroad that included five other schools from various parts of our region. One school was from a small town in Minnesota. Several of the kids from that school made the MOST appalling racist comments -- not only in public, not only in front of their peers, but in front of peers who were people of color. They had no flicker of concern or self-consciousness. They were absolutely shocked when the other kids rose up in arms about their comments and when the tour guide leader told them to stop or they'd be sent home. They are not dumb kids. They are kids who not only believed what they were saying was acceptable, they truly believed they were correct. They also had never once had a personal experience in being told that saying the words out loud was wrong, let alone that the thinking was wrong. In 2013, racism is alive and well and "normal" depending upon where you live.

Yes... I once was teaching a year 8 maths class right after an assembly where there'd been a short bit about Amnesty International and asylum seekers. I was absolutely shocked at the kinds of venom these kids said, especially since they said these things as though they were making a casual comment about the weather. Due to the demographic of the school, these kids had almost all heard their parents make similar remarks, and thought they were fact. We spent ten minutes of that lesson getting a few basic things straight via Wiki and Google (how people can consider themselves experts enough to make judgements in a topic without having ever looked anything up is beyond me). They were very shocked to discover that most asylum seekers aren't actually evil terrorists. They also were pretty amazed to find out that the majority of illegal refugees in the part of the country we were in were actually young girls forced into the sex-trade who were staying against their wishes. It was a huge eye-opener for them.

These kids had just never heard any differently, and had no idea what they were saying was not only blatantly incorrect, but horrendously rude and disrespectful. I just hope that they'd never said any of that bile to an actual refugee.

So yeah... the hallmark of an enabled SS is someone who has spat these kinds of things out at others their whole life but has never been told that it is inappropriate. Of course, many other SSs will be have been told many times to keep these kinds of opinions to themselves, but they will decide that they know best anyway...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21554 on: June 11, 2013, 11:07:21 PM »
So yeah... the hallmark of an enabled SS is someone who has spat these kinds of things out at others their whole life but has never been told that it is inappropriate. Of course, many other SSs will be have been told many times to keep these kinds of opinions to themselves, but they will decide that they know best anyway...
And, alas, the Internet has enabled people to find like-minded bigots to chat with, so that they may assume that 'everyone' thinks like they do. I once had a man interrupt me and tell me that I secretly agreed with his very conservative political views, because 'everyone' believed that way. I was so shocked at being called a hypocrite to my face, that I didn't have the poise to say, 'Actually, I DO believe what I'm saying.' And I refrained from inquiring how his hostile opinions against the poor could possibly co-exist with his much-publicized religious views.  >:D