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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23205 on: August 28, 2013, 04:59:36 PM »
DH and DS both have a mild form of dyslexia that is only a problem when letters and numbers are combined. Like algebra.

SS driver: I saw you behind me. I saw how fast you were going when you nearly rear-ended my car. I saw your hand gestures and the flipping of your hair that indicated you were upset. However, since I was passing other traffic legally and did not need to change lanes, I did not move over for you. When I did move over to exit, and you passed me, I had a very nice look at your license plate and reported you to the highway patrol along with the description of your car and you as the driver. I do hope they explain the rules of the road to you when they write that nice fat aggressive driving ticket.

This driver was swerving onto the shoulder, tailgating, and making gestures that would make my teen blush. Terrible driver in a very small sporty car. She did not intimidate me or my medium sized SUV.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23206 on: August 29, 2013, 12:21:21 AM »
So I have a question. Where or how can an adult get tested for dyslexia?  My DS2 was tested but to be truthful I felt that the tester didn't do a good job as it was done at the end of his junior year.  He was at the very bottom of his class and the school didn't care at all about him.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23207 on: August 29, 2013, 03:44:48 AM »
Summer here brings out the shopping tourists - all headed for the largest mall in North America. My sighting today:

Pickup truck with Saskatchewan plates and a rear window decal advertising some company from Maui in a left-turn-only lane as I was in the straight-ahead lane, waiting for the light to turn green. On green, I proceeded straight ahead. Saskatchewan pickup also went straight (in a "MUST TURN LEFT" lane!), then began honking loudly at me. They pulled in behind me, signalling a right turn at the next light, while both the driver and front-seat passenger gave me the classic one-finger salute. I shook my head, laughed, and proceeded on my way when the light became green.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23208 on: August 29, 2013, 06:54:40 AM »
SS There-is-no-one-but-me-in-the-parking-lot-us

So....I was exiting the parking lot from the hairs dresser. The last store in the fairly large strip mall is a Michaels. The parking lot driving area between the store curb and the begining of the actually parking lines is about three cars wide. This lady (thankfully about 75 feet in front of me) decides to stop. Now where did she decide to stop you ask? Next to the curb where her cart was you ask? Of course not. HA! That would be logical. She stops in the middle of the driving area. A car could have passed her on the outside or on the inside between her and the curb. She FLINGS open her drivers side door, does not look for any cars that might be coming. LEAVES it all the way open. Pops the trunk and goes to unload her cart on the curb. Who does that???? :o >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23209 on: August 29, 2013, 11:06:22 AM »
SS There-is-no-one-but-me-in-the-parking-lot-us

So....I was exiting the parking lot from the hairs dresser. The last store in the fairly large strip mall is a Michaels. The parking lot driving area between the store curb and the begining of the actually parking lines is about three cars wide. This lady (thankfully about 75 feet in front of me) decides to stop. Now where did she decide to stop you ask? Next to the curb where her cart was you ask? Of course not. HA! That would be logical. She stops in the middle of the driving area. A car could have passed her on the outside or on the inside between her and the curb. She FLINGS open her drivers side door, does not look for any cars that might be coming. LEAVES it all the way open. Pops the trunk and goes to unload her cart on the curb. Who does that???? :o >:(

By any chance, was the curb right in front of the store red and marked "no parking"? I can see the logic -- "look,  I didn't park in a no parking zone!"
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23210 on: August 29, 2013, 11:16:09 AM »
Summer here brings out the shopping tourists - all headed for the largest mall in North America. My sighting today:

Pickup truck with Saskatchewan plates and a rear window decal advertising some company from Maui in a left-turn-only lane as I was in the straight-ahead lane, waiting for the light to turn green. On green, I proceeded straight ahead. Saskatchewan pickup also went straight (in a "MUST TURN LEFT" lane!), then began honking loudly at me. They pulled in behind me, signalling a right turn at the next light, while both the driver and front-seat passenger gave me the classic one-finger salute. I shook my head, laughed, and proceeded on my way when the light became green.

I really wonder what people are thinking when they do that.  I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago when I was coming home from work.  I was in down town Dallas stopped at a light.  the lane to my left was a left turn only lane, my lane was a straight ahead lane.  the light turned green, I went straight and the car to my left went straight was well.  They honked long and loud at me and flipped me off because they had to slam on their brakes and get behind me.  they were the ones breaking the traffic laws, and how in Hades was I supposed to know they weren't going to turn, but somehow in their mind, I'm the one who is the bad driver.

On another note, I had a SS driver today.  I was on my motorcycle, I had turned right onto a service type road.  On the right was a Home Depot, if you went straight, you would turn left to get into the parking lot of a small strip mall.  I was slowing down for a stop sign, when a car zoomed past me on my right, and then cut me off.  It turned out she was going to the same location I was.  I didn't say anything to her but I was thinking, was it really worth risking my life just so we could get to the same place at the same time.  As a matter of fact, if she hadn't cut me off, she still would have arrived and parked at the same time as me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23211 on: August 29, 2013, 11:47:12 AM »
Summer here brings out the shopping tourists - all headed for the largest mall in North America. My sighting today:

Pickup truck with Saskatchewan plates and a rear window decal advertising some company from Maui in a left-turn-only lane as I was in the straight-ahead lane, waiting for the light to turn green. On green, I proceeded straight ahead. Saskatchewan pickup also went straight (in a "MUST TURN LEFT" lane!), then began honking loudly at me. They pulled in behind me, signalling a right turn at the next light, while both the driver and front-seat passenger gave me the classic one-finger salute. I shook my head, laughed, and proceeded on my way when the light became green.

I assume you're talking about the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN?

If so, you might consider parking at the Park & Ride at Fort Snelling and riding the Light Rail to the mall (about $2.00/person and valid for 2.5 hours, or $4/person for a 6-hour pass).  Avoiding the crazy drivers around the MOA is well worth that cost.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23212 on: August 29, 2013, 01:03:14 PM »
The bicyclist at school who insisted on riding between cars at the stop lights, turning on a red light and cutting off a bus.
  Then flipped off the bus because he had to slam on the brakes to avoid killing her.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23213 on: August 29, 2013, 02:10:56 PM »
I live in a city that is associated with a certain type of motorcycle.  In fact, there is a fairly big party going on all weekend here celebrating this motorcycle and it means that devotees of these bikes are coming in from all around the world.  It doesn't really affect me much - more traffic, can't get a hotel room so my parents aren't coming this weekend as potentially discussed, but really - they come, they spend money, they have fun and then they leave. 

But there are a few SS riders.  Such as the ones today - a couple driving down the road, one bike in each lane, next to each other, going 5 - 10 miles below the speed limit (they'd speed up and slow down a lot).  During rush hour, on a major road...I was the first car behind them and the line of cars behind me was getting longer and longer. 

So annoying!!!


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23214 on: August 29, 2013, 05:10:44 PM »
My town has an annual bike fest, and every year, a local radio host BEGS the riders to "please wear clothes."

Not for safety of road rash or even sunburn, just, "ewww, my eyes, my eyes!"
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23215 on: August 29, 2013, 05:16:19 PM »
My town has an annual bike fest, and every year, a local radio host BEGS the riders to "please wear clothes."

Not for safety of road rash or even sunburn, just, "ewww, my eyes, my eyes!"

That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23216 on: August 29, 2013, 06:31:09 PM »
My town has an annual bike fest, and every year, a local radio host BEGS the riders to "please wear clothes."

Not for safety of road rash or even sunburn, just, "ewww, my eyes, my eyes!"

That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

Then there's the "Freedom From Pants" ride in Minneapolis every 4th of July.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23217 on: August 29, 2013, 06:59:42 PM »
My town has an annual bike fest, and every year, a local radio host BEGS the riders to "please wear clothes."

Not for safety of road rash or even sunburn, just, "ewww, my eyes, my eyes!"

That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

that's got to be ah really uncomfortatble.  :o

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23218 on: August 29, 2013, 10:19:00 PM »
I live in a city that is associated with a certain type of motorcycle.  In fact, there is a fairly big party going on all weekend here celebrating this motorcycle and it means that devotees of these bikes are coming in from all around the world.  It doesn't really affect me much - more traffic, can't get a hotel room so my parents aren't coming this weekend as potentially discussed, but really - they come, they spend money, they have fun and then they leave. 

But there are a few SS riders.  Such as the ones today - a couple driving down the road, one bike in each lane, next to each other, going 5 - 10 miles below the speed limit (they'd speed up and slow down a lot).  During rush hour, on a major road...I was the first car behind them and the line of cars behind me was getting longer and longer. 

So annoying!!!


If I am guessing correctly, you live in Wisconsin, about 60 miles due north of the WI/IL state line. Many years ago, when that particular motorcycle celebrated an aniversary, we were camping at a campground that quickly filled with bikes and riders for the celebratory weekend. Thankfully, they were all very well behaved.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23219 on: August 29, 2013, 11:40:52 PM »
My town has an annual bike fest, and every year, a local radio host BEGS the riders to "please wear clothes."

Not for safety of road rash or even sunburn, just, "ewww, my eyes, my eyes!"

That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

that's got to be ah really uncomfortatble.  :o

I'm sure there are special bicycle seats available for those who...need them.