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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22680 on: August 05, 2013, 06:50:57 AM »
Not to mention, what would a baby do with a PS2?

(Granted, Bittybartfast can now turn on her own TV shows on the Wii - at 13 months - but that's mostly because she loves to steal the Wiimote and push buttons.  So far she's turned on Jaws 2, Breaking Bad, and My Little Pony.  I kinda doubt she'd get much use out of the Wii if it weren't already on Netflix all the time . . . yeah, that's just about all we use it for nowadays too!)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22681 on: August 05, 2013, 06:55:50 AM »
Not to mention, what would a baby do with a PS2?

(Granted, Bittybartfast can now turn on her own TV shows on the Wii - at 13 months - but that's mostly because she loves to steal the Wiimote and push buttons.  So far she's turned on Jaws 2, Breaking Bad, and My Little Pony.  I kinda doubt she'd get much use out of the Wii if it weren't already on Netflix all the time . . . yeah, that's just about all we use it for nowadays too!)

Forgot to mention "Grandbaby" is nearly eleven. Her Wii died on her.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22682 on: August 05, 2013, 10:38:14 AM »
Not to mention, what would a baby do with a PS2?

(Granted, Bittybartfast can now turn on her own TV shows on the Wii - at 13 months - but that's mostly because she loves to steal the Wiimote and push buttons.  So far she's turned on Jaws 2, Breaking Bad, and My Little Pony.  I kinda doubt she'd get much use out of the Wii if it weren't already on Netflix all the time . . . yeah, that's just about all we use it for nowadays too!)

Forgot to mention "Grandbaby" is nearly eleven. Her Wii died on her.

And thus the difference between a special snowflake and an unentitled person.

See if your mom or aunt had offered to purchase the items for your niece, you might've considered gifting it to her or giving her a ridiculously good deal. Or not. Nothing wrong with saying 'no' to those requests. But you might've been moved to say a form of yes if they weren't somewhat entitled.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22683 on: August 05, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »
Adelaide wrote:

"I was sitting in the back trying to think of some way to get the cab driver to shut up and take me to the airport but he eventually stopped talking and continued driving. It's a good thing I didn't have a flight to catch!"

The way to get the cab driver to shut up and drive is to get out of the cab and refuse to pay him.  He'll either realize what he's doing and get you there or you can go inside and call the cab company to send you a driver who will actually take you where you want to go, and you'll be stunned how fast the dispatcher will rip him up if he doesn't get outright fired.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22684 on: August 05, 2013, 11:37:22 AM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

This is a ways back but the Crazy Rhubarb Lady exchange reminds me of some I had with...um...ladies who provided a certain service for money in my back yard.  Apparently, they had EVERY RIGHT to conduct business there and would only move along when I started to dial the police.  I am so happy we have a fence now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22685 on: August 05, 2013, 11:52:58 AM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

This is a ways back but the Crazy Rhubarb Lady exchange reminds me of some I had with...um...ladies who provided a certain service for money in my back yard.  Apparently, they had EVERY RIGHT to conduct business there and would only move along when I started to dial the police.  I am so happy we have a fence now.

You should have put up a "No solicitation" sign in the area they were hanging around in  ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22686 on: August 05, 2013, 11:59:30 AM »
Or decide to water your yard with the hand held hose   >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22687 on: August 05, 2013, 12:04:25 PM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

That happened to me, too!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22688 on: August 05, 2013, 12:16:13 PM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

I may have told this story before, but DH and I were visiting either Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire.  On our way back into the visitor center, the guy behind me decided that it would be hilarious to use his mass to stop the revolving door.  It was a small door, and I am claustrophobic.  Thankfully, just as I started to panic DH (who is a pretty big guy) realized what was going on and shoved the door.  I hadn't even realized what was going on - I didn't see the guy behind me - but DH said that by the look on his face the guy was definitely not expecting to have someone challenge him like that.  Then once we were inside the guy old me to smile  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22689 on: August 05, 2013, 12:57:50 PM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

This is a ways back but the Crazy Rhubarb Lady exchange reminds me of some I had with...um...ladies who provided a certain service for money in my back yard.  Apparently, they had EVERY RIGHT to conduct business there and would only move along when I started to dial the police.  I am so happy we have a fence now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22690 on: August 05, 2013, 01:36:25 PM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

This is a ways back but the Crazy Rhubarb Lady exchange reminds me of some I had with...um...ladies who provided a certain service for money in my back yard.  Apparently, they had EVERY RIGHT to conduct business there and would only move along when I started to dial the police.  I am so happy we have a fence now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22691 on: August 05, 2013, 02:21:16 PM »
Adelaide's taxi driver story reminds me of the people who will get partly on an elevator and hold the door open while they continue chatting to someone who ISN'T getting on the elevator.   Meanwhile, everyone else on the elevator has to wait until he/she finishes her conversation.   Drives me batty!

I encountered someone in a revolving door the other day who started to leave the store but then turned around to chat with someone inside while still inside the door.  No one could get in or out until he decided he was done talking (and the chorus of "excuse me please" fell on deaf ears.)

This is a ways back but the Crazy Rhubarb Lady exchange reminds me of some I had with...um...ladies who provided a certain service for money in my back yard.  Apparently, they had EVERY RIGHT to conduct business there and would only move along when I started to dial the police.  I am so happy we have a fence now.


I would have started sounding somewhat like the Crazy Rhubarb Lady if I had been trapped by her in the revolving door.


I am mildly claustrophobic. Then when I was about 10 or so I had to go through one. The JERK behind me dragged on the door making it move at a snails pace. Then when I got to the opening he pushed with all his weight and sped it up. I caught the back of my foot, tearing open the skin on the back of one of my ankles. I lost most of the first layer of skin. Since that area fissures, it took forever to "heal" back to the the painful enough normal. I would only wear flip flop style shoes for months.


The JERK was lucky he went all the way back inside because Dad handed me to mom and went after him. Those extra seconds gave Dad time to go from Red hot to Ice Cold.  Dad demanded that the boy's family be kicked out of/leave  the hotel. The alternative was the Hotel would get the ER bill* and Dad would call the cops on the boy. The manager seemed relieved to get the ultimatum. Some comments from other staff and guests seemed to confirm that the whole family was a pain in the rear letting their kids run riot and breaking stuff. I wasn't the first he pulled the door trick with, just the only one injured. My parents got the impression it was a case of squeaky wheel and the other family squeaking louder and longer than any other guests until Dad laid down the law.


I avoid revolving doors if at all possible, but if trapped I would probably panic and flip out.


*The hotel tried to pay the ER bill, but it didn't cost us anything. Our insurance paid 100%.


As to your visitors. One of my Uncles is a principal. Where they live no-one has fences around yards (you can only swim outside 2 - 2.5 months a year you are never more than 10 - 20 min from the beach so no outdoor pools). One day he arrived at school with two bags and asked the secretary to get him the phone numbers of 2 kids' parents. Then he called the parents and offered to return the clothing their teenagers had left behind in his yard. He figured the boy might have had his boxers - but the girl must not have had a stitch on her when they left rather suddenly. Uncle's family had arrived home and the headlights hit the couple when he pulled into the driveway.



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22692 on: August 05, 2013, 05:09:45 PM »
Speaking of snowflakes who want people's stuff...

My sister's being incredibly SS. (I'm almost sure she's literally killing our mother with it, too, but I digress.)

BG: We moved from Colorado three years ago when my dad got a job here, and logistics meant that only the stuff we desperately needed could come with us. Everything we didn't bring is still in boxes in the old house's garage. We really want to bring it out here, but we have neither the time nor the money - the one time we were able to actually go down there, we had to cancel it due to a sudden death. (end BG)

Well, my sister's about to be moving into the old house, as the parents have kindly agreed to let her live there. She'll have no rent (it's paid off) and she'll only have to pay utilities. Well, apparently that makes her entitled to do whatever she wants with OUR STUFF, because yesterday she called again to kvetch about the sheer number of boxes sitting in the garage. She does this regularly, but this time she's gone too far.

She's threatening to rent dumpsters and throw everything away because we haven't had the time or money to come look through it, and she doesn't want OUR stuff to be in OUR house any more. I don't doubt she'll actually do it, and I know she'll send US the bill if she does.

My mother is now so upset she's been throwing up all night, and she can't even bear the thought of talking to my sister any more.

Are we out of line to want her to leave OUR stuff alone? It's not even her house, it's still in the parents' name, they still pay the property taxes, they're taking care of all the nitty-gritty involving sister's friend who was renting the place (we didn't want to let it sit empty, and sister wasn't going to move in at the time.) Yet she seems to think just because we're doing her a favor, she can turn around and do what she wants with a house that is NOT EVEN HERS.

I love my sister, really I do, but I really just want to strangle her. Augh.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22693 on: August 05, 2013, 05:15:52 PM »
If I were the parents I'd say, "No.  You leave our stuff alone.  This is NOT your house.  It's ours.  We have not given it to you.  We are still paying taxes on it.   We are doing you an enormous favor by allowing you to live there rent free.  If you plan to throw away OUR things, we'll have to backtrack and tell you that you may not live there.  Which way do you want to go on this?"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22694 on: August 05, 2013, 05:19:21 PM »
"If you can't live in a house with our things in the garage, move out. That is still OUR house, and our graciousness in allowing you to live in it rent-free doesn't give you any right to destroy our things or even complain about them. The next word I hear about this, you're evicted."