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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21600 on: June 13, 2013, 02:29:58 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

Or the noise would wake them up, hence why they've never used it. I don't see what's brain hurty about this.

According to the OP, it seemed as if it never even occurred to them to run it at night.  Not that they'd tried it and it made too much noise.

Or maybe it didn't occur to them because they have been in their bedrooms when the machine was running in the day time and so they knew it made too much noise to sleep through.

Maybe, yeah.  But I'm just going off of what the OP has written.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21601 on: June 13, 2013, 02:40:35 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21602 on: June 13, 2013, 02:46:18 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

Usually, but the hotter the water coming in to the dishwasher, the less electricity the dishwasher has to use to get the water hot.

I used a cleaning product on my dishwasher recently that recommended that I run hot water from the tap closest to the dishwaher for a minute before starting the dishwasher, and that the dishwasher be set to the hottest cycle.

The idea is that since hot water is a more effective cleaner, it's best to start with hot water right away rather than start with cold water.

ETA: Regarding the delay timer.  I wish I'd had this in my apartment.  That way, I could set the dishwasher at 5:30am when I left for work, but it wouldn't run until later in the morning.  Our dishwasher was loud and the acoustic insulation between the walls was nonexistent.
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« Reply #21603 on: June 13, 2013, 03:10:03 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

Not aoll of them.....some newer ones do - but it can be related to how expensive a dishwasher AND how new it is.

The detergent dissolves best if the water is really hot right away - I've been using dishwashers off & on for forty years (and missed them when I didn't have one or had one that no longer worked).
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« Reply #21604 on: June 13, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
I have to use the high temperature setting on my dishwasher because the person who installed it hooked it up to the cold water line.   ::)  I'm going to be renovating my kitchen in the next 2 or 3 years so I'll probably replace the dishwasher and have it properly plumbed at that point.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21605 on: June 13, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »
A poorly (or un-) supervised child at Disney's California Adventure. Mrs.k2002 and I were there on Monday and were in line for Toy Story Midway Mania. After a nearly hour-long wait, we had nearly reached the boarding area when the whole ride shut down. As they were letting us out (and giving us return passes), one of the cast members explained what had happened.

The boarding area(s) for the ride are about two feet above the track level. Here's a picture of the regular boarding area.



There's really no risk of someone falling onto the track because of how the gates work when you board. The second area where they transfer people from wheelchairs and with other mobility issues is more open, because they need the room to maneuver people into and out of the vehicles. Apparently, some child either jumped or fell down to the track level. There were cast members there, but they were helping with the boarding, not minding the children. When someone ends up near the track that have to hit the emergency stop, which shuts all of the power off, immediately. It takes them more than an hour to restart the whole ride, since maintenance has to come and inspect the track for damage. They also have to go back and escort the people who were trapped on the ride to an exit. Then do test runs to make sure everything is ok. All because someone couldn't keep control over their child.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21606 on: June 13, 2013, 09:29:55 PM »
A poorly (or un-) supervised child at Disney's California Adventure. Mrs.k2002 and I were there on Monday and were in line for Toy Story Midway Mania.

Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.   ::)

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« Reply #21607 on: June 13, 2013, 09:55:26 PM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

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« Reply #21608 on: June 14, 2013, 02:05:10 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Also, the kid (please don't name him Mickey or Ariel or any other Disney-fied name) will be unable to remember trips to Disneyland fondly after finding out why his parents used to go there so often...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21609 on: June 14, 2013, 09:05:57 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Aren't there hotels in the park?  They could just get a room and be able to conceive at Disney while not causing a problem for anyone else.

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« Reply #21610 on: June 14, 2013, 09:26:53 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Aren't there hotels in the park?  They could just get a room and be able to conceive at Disney while not causing a problem for anyone else.

But that's totally not the same as doing it on It's a Small World  ::)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21611 on: June 14, 2013, 09:30:53 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Aren't there hotels in the park?  They could just get a room and be able to conceive at Disney while not causing a problem for anyone else.

But that's totally not the same as doing it on It's a Small World  ::)

...there's so many jokes there.  So many really bad jokes.



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« Reply #21612 on: June 14, 2013, 09:47:42 AM »
Harriet Jones wrote:

"But that's totally not the same as doing it on It's a Small World"

Yeah, it's much more sane.  Anyway, the simple answer is that there's nowhere in a Disney park that's not on camera, unless they're hip to trying it in a restroom and I'm not really seeing the cachet in that.

artk2002, I'm not sure I could really label something like your experience as SS behavior.  Sure, it's a big inconvenience to others and parents should keep track of their kids, but unless the perpetrators made a stink about the event I could easily see a normally attentive parent getting distracted long enough for a little kid to do this, so I'd give the benefit of doubt until I observed otherwise.  I suppose it actually bothers me more that a shutdown like that takes an hour to clear.  I'd figure that a company with such deep experience could figure out a way to handle it a lot faster.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21613 on: June 14, 2013, 10:09:03 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Aren't there hotels in the park?  They could just get a room and be able to conceive at Disney while not causing a problem for anyone else.

But that's totally not the same as doing it on It's a Small World  ::)

Okay, stupid random thought here...the father to be could "take care of business" earlier and put it in a cup and then the mother to be could slip into a restroom and "finish the job" with a turkey baster or something.   

I'm sorry, that just popped into my mind and I had to share.   :P

Maybe my mind is just all scrambled from the thought of someone wanting to deliberately conceive at Disney World, and not even in an actual hotel.   :o  Why? Just...why?



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21614 on: June 14, 2013, 10:29:04 AM »
I used to run a children's museum that was in one of the original Hilton Hotels. It was no longer a working hotel but was a popular wedding and party locations. I can't tell you how many people touring the hotel told me they were going to have the guests drop their kids off for me to watch during the party. Fortunately my boss had my back - was not going to happen because
1. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Most of the weddings happened after closing
3. We weren't a licence Day Care and would need a lot more employees to meet adult:child ratio.

Now I did have a couple of times where there was a Saturday/Sunday afternoon event and 1 parent would bring in a bunch of bored kids. That was OK as long as they paid admission.
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