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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22065 on: July 03, 2013, 10:58:34 AM »
Karma will hit before then. They will be in their thirties, and wondering why the "who, lil ol' me?" act that got them through as teenagers is no longer working.

I have learned to be careful of women who still like to refer to themselves as "little girls". They may as well carry a sign that says, "I'm not going to take adult responsibility for anything I do".
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22066 on: July 03, 2013, 01:33:39 PM »
Speaking of karma - I saw a bumper sticker on the subject I really coveted the other day.

Remember the old Visa slogan - "It's everywhere you want to be"?  This was "Karma - It's everywhere you're going to be."

Something to remember, IMO.
"The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it's the right place and the right time. Pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22067 on: July 03, 2013, 03:24:40 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22068 on: July 03, 2013, 03:46:13 PM »
I think I need to show that to a friend of mine who works retail.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22069 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:46 PM »
People who leave their children in the store should remember what happened to Adam Walsh.  (Warning -- link mentions child death.)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22070 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:57 PM »
I saw a really special snowflake at one of our outlet store strip malls today. Someone had parked their pickup truck perpendicularly across four handicapped parking spaces. Who does this? And for heaven's sake, why?

http://cheezburger.com/6547162368

(bad parker gets parked in by several other annoyed people).

Unless there's some backstory on that link, I think that the four annoyed people were being ridiculous.  That parking lot is empty, and the car taking up so many spaces is neither right in front nor blocking anyone in.  Not to mention that the way that they parked to block the car in takes up way more spaces than is necessary.  I call that a whole blizzard.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22071 on: July 03, 2013, 04:29:20 PM »
People who leave their children in the store should remember what happened to Adam Walsh.  (Warning -- link mentions child death.)

He's the reason my mother never let me out of her sight, even when I preferred to be.  She was pregnant with me (her first kid) when he disappeared.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22072 on: July 03, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »
I saw a really special snowflake at one of our outlet store strip malls today. Someone had parked their pickup truck perpendicularly across four handicapped parking spaces. Who does this? And for heaven's sake, why?

http://cheezburger.com/6547162368

(bad parker gets parked in by several other annoyed people).


Unless there's some backstory on that link, I think that the four annoyed people were being ridiculous.  That parking lot is empty, and the car taking up so many spaces is neither right in front nor blocking anyone in.  Not to mention that the way that they parked to block the car in takes up way more spaces than is necessary.  I call that a whole blizzard.


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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22073 on: July 03, 2013, 05:55:24 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22074 on: July 03, 2013, 06:32:28 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.

I do too - I loved the one where she went in to buy RAM for her computer and got basically patted on the head and told that what she REALLY needed was a new computer.....nobody at that store made that mistake again.....
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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22075 on: July 03, 2013, 06:37:07 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.

I do to - I loved the one where she went in to buy RAM for her computer and got basically patted on the head and told that what she REALLY needed was a new computer.....nobody at that store made that mistake again.....

Kestrel had a deliciously... visceral way of dealing with idiots.  :)
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Nikko-chan

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22076 on: July 03, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.

off topic but there is now a sequel. Warning: Bad words ahoy. http://punchanpie.keenspot.com/daily/20070222.html

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22077 on: July 03, 2013, 06:48:11 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.

I do to - I loved the one where she went in to buy RAM for her computer and got basically patted on the head and told that what she REALLY needed was a new computer.....nobody at that store made that mistake again.....

Ahem  http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20021104.html
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22078 on: July 03, 2013, 06:49:22 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

Kestrel  is my hero >:D. I am so showing that to my sister ;D!

Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22079 on: July 03, 2013, 08:46:14 PM »
My sister works in a large (box store) book store. There is a sizable children's section at the back and it's not that unusual for parents to leave their kids there while they wander in other sections of the store.

Enter SS. A mother comes in, parks her two kids (early school age) in the kids' section and is then seen by an employee heading out of the store. A manager is alerted and goes chasing after the mother. Manager caught up to mother in the parking lot and said "You will come back and get your children. They cannot be left unattended." Mother wasn't impressed, complained that she was just going across to big box furniture store waaaaayyyy across the parking lot, but did go back and get her kids. Yay, manager!

As an aside, although the store is well staffed, being a large bookstore, there are many shelves and not always clear line of sight and therefore...hiding places. A couple of years ago, a man was arrested and later convicted of exposing himself to a child in the children's section of the store after she had been left to read there on her own.


Aaaaaaand this: http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031205.html is all I can think about now.

Warning for naughty word.

I miss that strip SO much.

off topic but there is now a sequel. Warning: Bad words ahoy. http://punchanpie.keenspot.com/daily/20070222.html

It got so randomly updated that I stopped following it.  And Angela is no Kestrel.  :P
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