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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22350 on: July 21, 2013, 12:22:55 PM »
I have issues with my feet from time to time.  I still wear shoes to work, and we are allowed to wear tennis shoes as we have a casual dress code but flip flops are still not allowed unless you did something like break a bone or something in your foot or ankle (but some people do get away with it if a manager does not notice).  I would NEVER wear slippers to work and never walk around the office barefoot or in stocking feet, but only do so when I am working from home where I do not wear shoes and/or socks

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22351 on: July 21, 2013, 01:33:40 PM »
I once hobbled around work for a while with a regular black flat on one foot and a black slipper on the other. A car had run over my foot, and it was too swollen to put a shoe on it! But even then I didn't go with flip-flops -- I tried to get something that blended as well as possible. Some people didn't even realize I was wearing a slipper. :)

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« Reply #22352 on: July 21, 2013, 04:49:57 PM »
At KMart tonight.  An older woman rammed her cart into another shopper - hard enough to move the other woman's cart back into her body and says "Tall. Get me that." the woman who had been slammed into said "No." and walked away. The woman who needed something reached then went and complained to someone else that the other woman would not help her.  There were three clerks that she could have asked, had she bothered.

Tall Shopper handled that flake-attack quite well!

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« Reply #22353 on: July 21, 2013, 05:11:02 PM »
If someone very short or otherwise unable asks me to get something not over-heavy/awkward or otherwise dangerous to get down ....and they ask *politely* I really don't mind putting my height to use. I would object to being barked at or ordered around. As it is, generally speaking an "Excuse me but could you reach the pudding mix for me dear" has never failed for the many folk who've asked me nicely.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22354 on: July 21, 2013, 05:29:25 PM »
Anthony is the same...he's tall with a long wingspan so he can reach just about anything.  If someone needs him to reach something, he's always happy to help as long as he's asked politely.
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« Reply #22355 on: July 21, 2013, 05:46:32 PM »
Went to a restaurant where you bus your own table.  Prices for wonderful fresh food stay low and you don't tip.  I saw several tables that not only left their plates and trays on the table, but left a mess of food, napkins, wrappers, and crumbs all over the table and floor.  Gross.

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« Reply #22356 on: July 21, 2013, 06:40:34 PM »
If someone very short or otherwise unable asks me to get something not over-heavy/awkward or otherwise dangerous to get down ....and they ask *politely* I really don't mind putting my height to use. I would object to being barked at or ordered around. As it is, generally speaking an "Excuse me but could you reach the pudding mix for me dear" has never failed for the many folk who've asked me nicely.

I'm not that tall, but have helped out others who are shorter than I am. My issue is with short arms. I once had to ask a worker in target if he could please reach the yogurt that was waaaay back on the top shelf for me. But I said please and thank you, just like my mom taught me :)

And another time, at trader joes, I wanted to know if they had any more jam which was on the bottom shelf, but not visible. due to bad knees and back, I was unable to crouch down, and so i asked one of the guys working there if he could look for me. I felt terrible that he actually lay down on the floor (only way to see if any were on the very back of the shelf) but as I said to him, there was no way if i got down, i'd be able to get back up!

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« Reply #22357 on: July 21, 2013, 06:44:50 PM »
I have no problem getting stuff for someone who needs help if they ask politely.  But if you ram me with your cart and/or bark an order at me?  'No, thank you.'
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22358 on: July 21, 2013, 06:47:38 PM »
Not sure if this is a special snowflake or something worse.

Yesterday afternoon, a truck came through a parking lot at a very high rate of speed.
So high a rate that the skid mark extended across *eight* parking stalls.  :o

The speed was so great that when it rammed into DD's parked car it pushed the front end of her car into the next parking space.  :o :(

The truck then backed up, turned and took off - again at a very high rate of speed.  >:( >:(

Fortunately, where this snowflake fell, there were also some snow angels.
One witness went and found the owner of the car (DD).
Others followed the truck and got the plate number and called it in.
Still others went directly to the police station and gave statements.
Others left their info with DD in case their statements were also needed. (Turns out there were so many the police had more than they needed!)

By the time I got there and we called the police, they knew all about it. They were actually a bit delayed getting out to the scene because they had located the other driver and were busy arresting him.  :)

The damage is repairable and it was a car and not a pedestrian or - horror - a child.

DD's were, of course, very upset, but they too realize it could have been much worse. Right now, we're all just mad at the other driver and wondering what on earth he was thinking.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22359 on: July 21, 2013, 06:49:36 PM »
I'm wondering if he was impaired.   >:(

ETA:  I'm glad everyone is OK!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22360 on: July 21, 2013, 07:47:24 PM »
Yeah.  The car can be repaired.  Better he plowed into that than the girls as they were getting into or out of the car!  That must have been scary enough for them as it was!!

But good job on the part of all the witnesses who stepped up to the plate and provided appropriate information to the authorities.  Glad it wasn't the " ... Oh, well.  None of my business.  I don't want to get involved" group!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22361 on: July 21, 2013, 07:58:08 PM »
Went to a restaurant where you bus your own table.  Prices for wonderful fresh food stay low and you don't tip.  I saw several tables that not only left their plates and trays on the table, but left a mess of food, napkins, wrappers, and crumbs all over the table and floor.  Gross.

To be fair, it's sometimes hard to tell at counter service restaurants whether you're supposed to bus your own table or not.  I wouldn't be surprised if I've left stuff on the table in places I shouldn't have, just because I looked around and didn't see a trash can and made an assumption which may have been incorrect.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22362 on: July 21, 2013, 08:22:05 PM »
Went to a restaurant where you bus your own table.  Prices for wonderful fresh food stay low and you don't tip.  I saw several tables that not only left their plates and trays on the table, but left a mess of food, napkins, wrappers, and crumbs all over the table and floor.  Gross.

To be fair, it's sometimes hard to tell at counter service restaurants whether you're supposed to bus your own table or not.  I wouldn't be surprised if I've left stuff on the table in places I shouldn't have, just because I looked around and didn't see a trash can and made an assumption which may have been incorrect.

It's very obvious you're suppose to bus yourself, but even if you don't do it, the mess I saw today was very extreme and disgusting.  Never saw such a mess at fast food or full-service.

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« Reply #22363 on: July 21, 2013, 11:09:58 PM »
I saw yesterday a woman who had parked her car on the road (not very busy but the main road to a small town), on top of a hill and it was illegal to pass her while she was talking on her phone. Fortunately she soon started driving again but it was pretty stupid.

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« Reply #22364 on: July 22, 2013, 10:53:43 AM »

Like Uncle said, "Well, his house fell off it's blocks*, so he's not living there anymore."

(*manufactured or mobile home, no foundation, up on cinder blocks)

I thought at first that was a euphemism.

Yeah, I thought people might not realize that was meant literally. Heck, Uncle needed to explain it to a room full of family members when he told us the story.