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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22380 on: July 22, 2013, 04:32:14 PM »
This one from Not Always Right.

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« Reply #22381 on: July 22, 2013, 04:39:28 PM »
SS or not?  I know what I would have done if it was my child, but it wasn't my child.

Was at the Bullseye today and stopped for the usual popcorn and drink special on the way out.  There is a fountain drink machine and a 4-flavor Icee machine that has transparent rotating drums so you can see the color of the Icee, as well as written labels for each flavor..  Small child was at Icee machine who wanted mixed flavors and wants to mix her own.  She might have been too young to read, and definitely was too small to see the color of the mix.  She was almost too small to reach the handles, but she managed.  So she pulls each handle, allowing some of Icee (probably about a half-cup with each pull) to flow into the drain tray area.  She then proceeds to mix her drink.  Both parents were with her, and NEITHER made an effort to tell her the flavors, or what flavor was in each cylinder.  They just stood back and let her pull on the handles.  Before the child arrived, the drain area was clean.  After she mixed her Icee, it was a multi-colored mess.  I felt sorry for the cleanup crew. 

Should I have stopped them?  I admit I was a little shocked, but maybe I just have different values (I am not sure I COULD have stopped them, anyway).

I would have told the child what was in each, and let her do the mixing.  But that would have been me and my child.

Parents were SS.

A few weeks ago, we stopped at a local gas station/convenience store to get drinks. I noticed a young woman with two teenage girls. Each girl was sticking their fingers inside each nozzle of the Icee dispenser, then would lick their fingers and do it again. I immediately went to the manager and told her they had to be cleaned before any customer dispensed them. The young woman with the two girls was completely oblivious to what they were doing.  ::)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22382 on: July 22, 2013, 05:44:12 PM »
SS or not?  I know what I would have done if it was my child, but it wasn't my child.

Was at the Bullseye today and stopped for the usual popcorn and drink special on the way out.  There is a fountain drink machine and a 4-flavor Icee machine that has transparent rotating drums so you can see the color of the Icee, as well as written labels for each flavor..  Small child was at Icee machine who wanted mixed flavors and wants to mix her own.  She might have been too young to read, and definitely was too small to see the color of the mix.  She was almost too small to reach the handles, but she managed.  So she pulls each handle, allowing some of Icee (probably about a half-cup with each pull) to flow into the drain tray area.  She then proceeds to mix her drink.  Both parents were with her, and NEITHER made an effort to tell her the flavors, or what flavor was in each cylinder.  They just stood back and let her pull on the handles.  Before the child arrived, the drain area was clean.  After she mixed her Icee, it was a multi-colored mess.  I felt sorry for the cleanup crew. 

Should I have stopped them?  I admit I was a little shocked, but maybe I just have different values (I am not sure I COULD have stopped them, anyway).

I would have told the child what was in each, and let her do the mixing.  But that would have been me and my child.

Parents were SS.

A few weeks ago, we stopped at a local gas station/convenience store to get drinks. I noticed a young woman with two teenage girls. Each girl was sticking their fingers inside each nozzle of the Icee dispenser, then would lick their fingers and do it again. I immediately went to the manager and told her they had to be cleaned before any customer dispensed them. The young woman with the two girls was completely oblivious to what they were doing.  ::)

__Teenagers__ were doing this?!? Wow.  Gross. Ew.  And definitely old enough to know better.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22383 on: July 22, 2013, 08:10:19 PM »
This one from Not Always Right.

I give you fashionable SS

Oh wow. What is wrong with some people? how on earth do you schedule something, sell tickets and expect it to just happen magically?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22384 on: July 22, 2013, 08:39:25 PM »
Alamo Drafthouse will kick you out for using your cell phone period

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs (language caution)


"Magnited State of America" >:D

One of the things I miss most (along with HEB grocery stores) about Austin. We went almost every week and I've seen them escort out unruly patrons.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22385 on: July 22, 2013, 09:00:21 PM »
Alamo Drafthouse will kick you out for using your cell phone period

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs (language caution)


"Magnited State of America" >:D

One of the things I miss most (along with HEB grocery stores) about Austin. We went almost every week and I've seen them escort out unruly patrons.

We got the first one outside of TX here.  I have to say they do seem to run a tight ship.  We went to see Despicable Me 2 last weekend - herds of kids, but the only sound I heard from the audience (other than laughter) after the movie started was "She's gonna say it!" and then "awww" when she did.  It enhanced the experience.

(If you've seen the movie, you will know what I mean.  Details omitted because it would be a spoiler)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22386 on: July 23, 2013, 12:17:34 AM »
SS neighbor story about family friends (let's call them the Smiths): The Smiths have a pool, one of those screened hot tub gazebos and a  fence in their backyard. The Smiths have some odd neighbors behind them, the Green family.

Whenever the Smiths go swimming, the Greens parked themselves at the fence to watch. It was very creepy to the Smiths. Not to mention that the Greens had enough room in their yard / enough to entertain themselves with that this was unnecessary. After the Smiths put in the hot tub gazebo, the Greens put their outdoor glider right behind the gazebo, less than one foot from it. So the Smiths finally set up a barrier, in addition to the fence that was already there. Now the Greens are being vocal about it's unfair they don't a view into the Smith yard anymore.

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« Reply #22387 on: July 23, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
SS neighbor story about family friends (let's call them the Smiths): The Smiths have a pool, one of those screened hot tub gazebos and a  fence in their backyard. The Smiths have some odd neighbors behind them, the Green family.

Whenever the Smiths go swimming, the Greens parked themselves at the fence to watch. It was very creepy to the Smiths. Not to mention that the Greens had enough room in their yard / enough to entertain themselves with that this was unnecessary. After the Smiths put in the hot tub gazebo, the Greens put their outdoor glider right behind the gazebo, less than one foot from it. So the Smiths finally set up a barrier, in addition to the fence that was already there. Now the Greens are being vocal about it's unfair they don't a view into the Smith yard anymore.
ewwww that's just odd

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22388 on: July 23, 2013, 03:51:54 AM »
SS neighbor story about family friends (let's call them the Smiths): The Smiths have a pool, one of those screened hot tub gazebos and a  fence in their backyard. The Smiths have some odd neighbors behind them, the Green family.

Whenever the Smiths go swimming, the Greens parked themselves at the fence to watch. It was very creepy to the Smiths. Not to mention that the Greens had enough room in their yard / enough to entertain themselves with that this was unnecessary. After the Smiths put in the hot tub gazebo, the Greens put their outdoor glider right behind the gazebo, less than one foot from it. So the Smiths finally set up a barrier, in addition to the fence that was already there. Now the Greens are being vocal about it's unfair they don't a view into the Smith yard anymore.

Creepy. That's really weird.

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« Reply #22389 on: July 23, 2013, 11:10:44 AM »
SS neighbor story about family friends (let's call them the Smiths): The Smiths have a pool, one of those screened hot tub gazebos and a  fence in their backyard. The Smiths have some odd neighbors behind them, the Green family.

Whenever the Smiths go swimming, the Greens parked themselves at the fence to watch. It was very creepy to the Smiths. Not to mention that the Greens had enough room in their yard / enough to entertain themselves with that this was unnecessary. After the Smiths put in the hot tub gazebo, the Greens put their outdoor glider right behind the gazebo, less than one foot from it. So the Smiths finally set up a barrier, in addition to the fence that was already there. Now the Greens are being vocal about it's unfair they don't a view into the Smith yard anymore.

Creepy. That's really weird.

It is, but I'm betting they figured if they stared long enough, the Smiths would get tired and simply invite them over to partake in the pool, hot tub, etc. That's my theory anywya.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22390 on: July 23, 2013, 11:17:10 AM »
California paradise defiled

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Avid campers and backpackers who practice leave-no-trace ethics are running headlong into people who defile pristine areas.

Some people do not seem to know any better, come from a culture where this behavior is tolerated or simply choose not to do the right thing and do not fear enforcement from rangers or outrage by fellow campers.

The story is about people who have no problem leaving "used toilet paper, trash and human waste" along trails and in hike-in campsites.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22391 on: July 23, 2013, 11:20:17 AM »
SS neighbor story about family friends (let's call them the Smiths): The Smiths have a pool, one of those screened hot tub gazebos and a  fence in their backyard. The Smiths have some odd neighbors behind them, the Green family.

Whenever the Smiths go swimming, the Greens parked themselves at the fence to watch. It was very creepy to the Smiths. Not to mention that the Greens had enough room in their yard / enough to entertain themselves with that this was unnecessary. After the Smiths put in the hot tub gazebo, the Greens put their outdoor glider right behind the gazebo, less than one foot from it. So the Smiths finally set up a barrier, in addition to the fence that was already there. Now the Greens are being vocal about it's unfair they don't a view into the Smith yard anymore.

Creepy. That's really weird.

It is, but I'm betting they figured if they stared long enough, the Smiths would get tired and simply invite them over to partake in the pool, hot tub, etc. That's my theory anywya.

Yup, me too.  I wonder if they climb over the fence when the Smiths go on vacation.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22392 on: July 23, 2013, 11:37:23 AM »
If I had neighbours like that, it wouldn't take me long to plant a bamboo hedge!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22393 on: July 23, 2013, 11:58:53 AM »
If I had neighbours like that, it wouldn't take me long to plant a bamboo hedge!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22394 on: July 23, 2013, 12:28:52 PM »
And the bunny from Monty Python.

My driving pet peeve is when people will drive down a residential road, see someone they know coming the opposite direction and just stop their cars and carry on a conversation in the middle of the road. And not a short "Hey how ya doin', see ya later" No it's more like those conversations that are probably delving into how the fishing is, the health of the family, last movie they saw, and updates on EVERYONE from church. 

Pull over people if you're going to go into that much detail with your catching up!!
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