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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21630 on: June 14, 2013, 09:16:35 PM »


It's happened. My Mom works the front desk at one of the cheaper hotels. She was working one day mid-afternoon, and all of a sudden there were tons of management running around, escorting a rather shocked-looking family of 4. Seems they had come back to their room in the middle of the day to go swimming, only to discover two cast members (a maid and a janitor) having s3x on their bed.

They got moved to a premium hotel for the rest of their stay, for free.

Wait!!  Two cast members?   ???  Do the cast members double as maids and janitors?  Or did you just mean two employees of the park?

In any case, yeah, that family of four deserved a clean spotless ick-free room!  Yikes!  How do you explain that 'show' to your kids?

New form of CPR? Pilates? An hilarious escapade whereby one of them fell over and the other tried to help them, but slipped as well on that banana peel (you didn't see the banana peel? You kids should be more observant!) and the maid had just sprayed the bed with special cleaning spray so they just KEPT slipping, and ....

Yeah, I got nuthin'
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21631 on: June 14, 2013, 09:23:11 PM »
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New form of CPR? Pilates? An hilarious escapade whereby one of them fell over and the other tried to help them, but slipped as well on that banana peel (you didn't see the banana peel? You kids should be more observant!) and the maid had just sprayed the bed with special cleaning spray so they just KEPT slipping, and ....

Yeah, I got nuthin'


LOL!  You're a quick thinker!!  Sad thing is, I think we could probably have pretty much convinced our kids that that's just what happened and we're getting a new room because it's taking awhile to clean up all that slippery banana juice!   ;D

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« Reply #21632 on: June 14, 2013, 09:42:59 PM »
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New form of CPR? Pilates? An hilarious escapade whereby one of them fell over and the other tried to help them, but slipped as well on that banana peel (you didn't see the banana peel? You kids should be more observant!) and the maid had just sprayed the bed with special cleaning spray so they just KEPT slipping, and ....

Yeah, I got nuthin'


LOL!  You're a quick thinker!!  Sad thing is, I think we could probably have pretty much convinced our kids that that's just what happened and we're getting a new room because it's taking awhile to clean up all that slippery banana juice!   ;D

Thanks - I love the internet. My mind is NEVER as quick as my tongue, but it can be as quick as my fingers. And that banana juice can be the devil to shift, especially when there's carpet :)
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« Reply #21633 on: June 14, 2013, 10:07:04 PM »
Reminds me of when we went to the zoo in San Diego and two baboons started doing like they do on the Discovery Channel and this little girl goes "Mommy, they're hugging!"
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« Reply #21634 on: June 14, 2013, 10:21:06 PM »


It's happened. My Mom works the front desk at one of the cheaper hotels. She was working one day mid-afternoon, and all of a sudden there were tons of management running around, escorting a rather shocked-looking family of 4. Seems they had come back to their room in the middle of the day to go swimming, only to discover two cast members (a maid and a janitor) having s3x on their bed.

They got moved to a premium hotel for the rest of their stay, for free.

Wait!!  Two cast members?   ???  Do the cast members double as maids and janitors?  Or did you just mean two employees of the park?

In any case, yeah, that family of four deserved a clean spotless ick-free room!  Yikes!  How do you explain that 'show' to your kids?

IIRC Disney considers all employees of their parks to be "cast members"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21635 on: June 14, 2013, 10:28:45 PM »


It's happened. My Mom works the front desk at one of the cheaper hotels. She was working one day mid-afternoon, and all of a sudden there were tons of management running around, escorting a rather shocked-looking family of 4. Seems they had come back to their room in the middle of the day to go swimming, only to discover two cast members (a maid and a janitor) having s3x on their bed.

They got moved to a premium hotel for the rest of their stay, for free.

Wait!!  Two cast members?   ???  Do the cast members double as maids and janitors?  Or did you just mean two employees of the park?

In any case, yeah, that family of four deserved a clean spotless ick-free room!  Yikes!  How do you explain that 'show' to your kids?

New form of CPR? Pilates? An hilarious escapade whereby one of them fell over and the other tried to help them, but slipped as well on that banana peel (you didn't see the banana peel? You kids should be more observant!) and the maid had just sprayed the bed with special cleaning spray so they just KEPT slipping, and ....

Yeah, I got nuthin'

How about *"They were looking for Hidden Mickeys. I think there was one on the ceiling & one in the bedspread pattern"*

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21636 on: June 15, 2013, 10:26:45 AM »


It's happened. My Mom works the front desk at one of the cheaper hotels. She was working one day mid-afternoon, and all of a sudden there were tons of management running around, escorting a rather shocked-looking family of 4. Seems they had come back to their room in the middle of the day to go swimming, only to discover two cast members (a maid and a janitor) having s3x on their bed.

They got moved to a premium hotel for the rest of their stay, for free.

Wait!!  Two cast members?   ???  Do the cast members double as maids and janitors?  Or did you just mean two employees of the park?

In any case, yeah, that family of four deserved a clean spotless ick-free room!  Yikes!  How do you explain that 'show' to your kids?

IIRC Disney considers all employees of their parks to be "cast members"

This. Everyone is considered a cast member and to be "on stage" when in any public part of the park.

I'm afraid the first words out of my mouth were, "Wait, you have passkeys to about 5000 hotel rooms and you choose an OCCUPIED one to get funky in?"

Needless to say, it was pure PD.

The hotel manager sent the family to lunch (for free), and had someone pack up their belongings and move them to their new room.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21637 on: June 15, 2013, 02:11:26 PM »


It's happened. My Mom works the front desk at one of the cheaper hotels. She was working one day mid-afternoon, and all of a sudden there were tons of management running around, escorting a rather shocked-looking family of 4. Seems they had come back to their room in the middle of the day to go swimming, only to discover two cast members (a maid and a janitor) having s3x on their bed.

They got moved to a premium hotel for the rest of their stay, for free.

Wait!!  Two cast members?   ???  Do the cast members double as maids and janitors?  Or did you just mean two employees of the park?

In any case, yeah, that family of four deserved a clean spotless ick-free room!  Yikes!  How do you explain that 'show' to your kids?

I am reminded of an Edwardian lady's story about a similar situation. Leonie Leslie (Winston Churchill's aunt) was at a formal dance in a great house. The hostess had offered to show several of the young guests some of the unused rooms as a break from dancing. They walked into one room to find a lady and gentleman had taken advantage of the assumed privacy (both were married, though not to each other.) Luckily they hadn't gotten very far, but were caught sitting together on the rug in front of a romantic fire. The couple looked guilty, the hostess whisked her tour group out and then the question came from one young girl, "But what were they doing?" The hostess gulped. Leonie responded, "Mending the carpet- so kind," with such firmness that the subject was forever closed.
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« Reply #21638 on: June 15, 2013, 02:39:35 PM »
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Everyone is considered a cast member and to be "on stage" when in any public part of the park.
I ran into the converse of this. Many years ago, a colleague and I had to spend a whole day working at Disneyland. (Naturally I did not complain about the assignment, not wanting to be guilty of PD.) We were meeting with two cast members who worked "backstage" in design & maintenance. They did not wear uniforms, but did have cast member ID badges.

We spent the first part of the day backstage then walked to an entry gate that connected to the park itself. It was discretely tucked into a spot next to It's a Small World. On the way to the gate, we passed a big sign that said Disneyland Oceanographic Institute. I had never heard of it, so asked about it. The cast members laughed. It was a sort of in-joke. At the time, there was a railroad that went around the perimeter of the park. Right where we were, the tracks briefly crossed into backstage territory. This was deliberate, to let guests (customers are always "guests") feel they were getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse. Disney being Disney, it was, of course all carefully staged. The sign was for their benefit. It was actually the back of the submarine ride.

We suddenly heard the woo-woo of a train whistle. "Quick!" said one cast member. "The train is coming. None of us are accredited cast members. We can't be seen by the guests. We have to hide." So, while the train went by, we crouched in a huddle behind a metal storage shed, which was covered with camouflage net so it wasn't obvious to the train riders.

They would have most likely been called for a "chat" had the shed not been handy.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21639 on: June 15, 2013, 02:47:33 PM »
During my recent vacation,  certainly there were a few SS's:

*the guy at the ferry dock who was not watching when he backed up his truck and hit a truck belonging to the ferry company that takes people to a popular tourist spot in my state that doesn't allow cars on the island.  The backer up guy broke off a piece of side paneling, the ferry company truck suffered a small dent.  There were about 50 people waiting for the next ferry that saw it happen.  A police officer came by and I am sure the company truck driver did not get the ticket but we do not know as he was starting to ask both drivers when the ferry was taking on the passengers.

*The SS's that were talking a bit loud inside a historical Catholic church on the island especially when they saw some people sitting in the pews quietly or kneeling in prayer before the daily Mass or after the end of the Mass.

*The parents who had to get reprimanding their kindergarten aged kids as they were trying to touch things in a few places that cannot be touched.  You would think a 5 or 6 year old should know better and listen the first time (or maybe the 2nd time).

*I wish it was not needed to have signs up reminding people to clean up their dog doo-doo.  Even on the island, there are people who go around to clean the horse stuff from the carriages.

*At a restaurant on the main land, I treated my cousin, her 2 young kids and my grandmother to lunch before I headed home later in the day.  The next table over had several kids who were about 7 to 10 years of age that kept getting up constantly and told constantly by parents to stay in their seats as the restaurant was pretty busy during the lunch rush.   At least my cousin's kids (ages 3 and 5) sat down 99% of the time (if they got up for no good reason, they sat down when asked by my cousin - their mom), were not loud, ate their kids meal without issues, and behaved themselves.

*The Road Commission was very SS IMO.  On my way home from my cousin's home, part of the main road was closed for repair with a detour, but the detour was not well posted at all especially when you came back to a main state road of which way to go.  I took the wrong turn and went 20 minutes out of my way before a kind gas station clerk pointed me back the right way, and one person in line said the same thing happened to him a week before.  Good thing that detour will go away in a few weeks time.



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« Reply #21640 on: June 15, 2013, 02:59:53 PM »
*The Road Commission was very SS IMO.  On my way home from my cousin's home, part of the main road was closed for repair with a detour, but the detour was not well posted at all especially when you came back to a main state road of which way to go.  I took the wrong turn and went 20 minutes out of my way before a kind gas station clerk pointed me back the right way, and one person in line said the same thing happened to him a week before.  Good thing that detour will go away in a few weeks time.

This isn't anywhere near being SS.  That's just poor planning/execution of their jobs.

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« Reply #21641 on: June 15, 2013, 03:08:42 PM »
*The Road Commission was very SS IMO.  On my way home from my cousin's home, part of the main road was closed for repair with a detour, but the detour was not well posted at all especially when you came back to a main state road of which way to go.  I took the wrong turn and went 20 minutes out of my way before a kind gas station clerk pointed me back the right way, and one person in line said the same thing happened to him a week before.  Good thing that detour will go away in a few weeks time.

This isn't anywhere near being SS.  That's just poor planning/execution of their jobs.

That could be, but to me it was minor but the detour could have been better set up and posted.

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« Reply #21642 on: June 15, 2013, 03:22:24 PM »
During my recent vacation,  certainly there were a few SS's:

*the guy at the ferry dock who was not watching when he backed up his truck and hit a truck belonging to the ferry company that takes people to a popular tourist spot in my state that doesn't allow cars on the island.  The backer up guy broke off a piece of side paneling, the ferry company truck suffered a small dent.  There were about 50 people waiting for the next ferry that saw it happen.  A police officer came by and I am sure the company truck driver did not get the ticket but we do not know as he was starting to ask both drivers when the ferry was taking on the passengers.

*The SS's that were talking a bit loud inside a historical Catholic church on the island especially when they saw some people sitting in the pews quietly or kneeling in prayer before the daily Mass or after the end of the Mass.

*The parents who had to get reprimanding their kindergarten aged kids as they were trying to touch things in a few places that cannot be touched.  You would think a 5 or 6 year old should know better and listen the first time (or maybe the 2nd time).

*I wish it was not needed to have signs up reminding people to clean up their dog doo-doo.  Even on the island, there are people who go around to clean the horse stuff from the carriages.

*At a restaurant on the main land, I treated my cousin, her 2 young kids and my grandmother to lunch before I headed home later in the day.  The next table over had several kids who were about 7 to 10 years of age that kept getting up constantly and told constantly by parents to stay in their seats as the restaurant was pretty busy during the lunch rush.   At least my cousin's kids (ages 3 and 5) sat down 99% of the time (if they got up for no good reason, they sat down when asked by my cousin - their mom), were not loud, ate their kids meal without issues, and behaved themselves.

*The Road Commission was very SS IMO.  On my way home from my cousin's home, part of the main road was closed for repair with a detour, but the detour was not well posted at all especially when you came back to a main state road of which way to go.  I took the wrong turn and went 20 minutes out of my way before a kind gas station clerk pointed me back the right way, and one person in line said the same thing happened to him a week before.  Good thing that detour will go away in a few weeks time.

Most of these things seem way less than SS.

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« Reply #21643 on: June 15, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »
During my recent vacation,  certainly there were a few SS's:

*the guy at the ferry dock who was not watching when he backed up his truck and hit a truck belonging to the ferry company that takes people to a popular tourist spot in my state that doesn't allow cars on the island.  The backer up guy broke off a piece of side paneling, the ferry company truck suffered a small dent.  There were about 50 people waiting for the next ferry that saw it happen.  A police officer came by and I am sure the company truck driver did not get the ticket but we do not know as he was starting to ask both drivers when the ferry was taking on the passengers.

*The SS's that were talking a bit loud inside a historical Catholic church on the island especially when they saw some people sitting in the pews quietly or kneeling in prayer before the daily Mass or after the end of the Mass.

*The parents who had to get reprimanding their kindergarten aged kids as they were trying to touch things in a few places that cannot be touched.  You would think a 5 or 6 year old should know better and listen the first time (or maybe the 2nd time).

*I wish it was not needed to have signs up reminding people to clean up their dog doo-doo.  Even on the island, there are people who go around to clean the horse stuff from the carriages.

*At a restaurant on the main land, I treated my cousin, her 2 young kids and my grandmother to lunch before I headed home later in the day.  The next table over had several kids who were about 7 to 10 years of age that kept getting up constantly and told constantly by parents to stay in their seats as the restaurant was pretty busy during the lunch rush.   At least my cousin's kids (ages 3 and 5) sat down 99% of the time (if they got up for no good reason, they sat down when asked by my cousin - their mom), were not loud, ate their kids meal without issues, and behaved themselves.

*The Road Commission was very SS IMO.  On my way home from my cousin's home, part of the main road was closed for repair with a detour, but the detour was not well posted at all especially when you came back to a main state road of which way to go.  I took the wrong turn and went 20 minutes out of my way before a kind gas station clerk pointed me back the right way, and one person in line said the same thing happened to him a week before.  Good thing that detour will go away in a few weeks time.

Well, if it's Mackinac Island (which is seems as it is from the description), you really can say that.   ;)

And the rest really don't seem like SS to me.  *shrug*  On vacation, a lot of people ( of all ages) don't act the way they would at home. Kids get excited.  That doesn't make them SS.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21644 on: June 16, 2013, 12:40:47 AM »
Please, people! Let's get back to stories of Special Snowflakes!

I counted, yes, I did.

On this page, so far, there are 11 posts (well, 12 now), and only one SS story.
On the previous two pages, each one has 15 posts, and each has only one SS story.

One of these days, this and the PD thread are going to get shut down because of our inability to stay on topic.

I'm begging, y'all. I love both threads - at least, I used to.  :'(
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