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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23640 on: September 30, 2013, 05:32:16 PM »
"Wonderful FiancÚ"?!  I think not.

Run, run like a frightened gazelle!  Flee!

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« Reply #23641 on: September 30, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
"Wonderful FiancÚ"?!  I think not.

Run, run like a frightened gazelle!  Flee!

Good grief!  Tell future SIL to save up her money for her boob job for her OWN wedding.  This one is NOT ABOUT HER!!!

But actually, I totally agree with Lorelei and I don't think our thoughts are evil at all.  They are simply good advice.

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« Reply #23642 on: September 30, 2013, 06:16:05 PM »
Or at least see if House of the Gilded Knockers will set up a payment plan.

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« Reply #23643 on: September 30, 2013, 06:44:20 PM »

But *I* burned the steaks to charcoal...

Or as my FIL would describe them, 'Just right!'

No - literally charcoal - no longer "meat" but cinders of meat.....no ashes, it hadn't caught fire....
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« Reply #23644 on: September 30, 2013, 06:47:39 PM »
I have been known to enjoy charcoal bits.


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« Reply #23645 on: September 30, 2013, 06:58:43 PM »
I was driving in a grocery store parking lot on a Sunday morning. Not too busy.  There is room for two vehicles to pass in the lane I'm driving in, and cars angle parked along the sides.

SS Van Driverus decides to stop and change drivers.  In the middle of the lane, so we can't drive by.  When there are SIX free parking spaces directly beside them that they could have pulled into before changing drivers. As we watch in amazement, the new driver starts driving the van away before the other two people are actually IN the van, causing yet more delays as he nearly runs his friends over. 

It's the total lack of consideration for anyone else that always amazes me about SS.
I've heard that's called a Chinese fire drill.

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« Reply #23646 on: September 30, 2013, 07:57:03 PM »
I was driving in a grocery store parking lot on a Sunday morning. Not too busy.  There is room for two vehicles to pass in the lane I'm driving in, and cars angle parked along the sides.

SS Van Driverus decides to stop and change drivers.  In the middle of the lane, so we can't drive by.  When there are SIX free parking spaces directly beside them that they could have pulled into before changing drivers. As we watch in amazement, the new driver starts driving the van away before the other two people are actually IN the van, causing yet more delays as he nearly runs his friends over. 

It's the total lack of consideration for anyone else that always amazes me about SS.
I've heard that's called a Chinese fire drill.

Only at red lights.  And everyone is back in the car before the light changes - that's the point of it.

These people - just stupid and rude.

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« Reply #23647 on: September 30, 2013, 08:05:18 PM »
Hope I haven't told this one before.  Sirius' post reminded me.

Best friend was hugely pregnant and was diagnosed with something that had to do with toxins and the baby's heart and her heart. Can't remember what it was called. To protect her and the baby, she was required to stay on the couch or in bed all day with a 15 minute break allowed every couple of hours for bathroom.

I put together half a dozen casseroles and brought them to her.  Her husband's comment:  "Oh, I am so glad you did that.  With this toxemia thing, she barely has time to slap together a sandwich and bring it to me before she has to lie down again."

I asked him why he couldn't make his own sandwich...and one for her while he was at it.  His reply:  "Hey, I work all day!  I expect someone else to fix my meals for me when I get home!"

Yeah, they have been divorced for almost ten years now......scariest thing?  She originally wanted to set ME up with this jewel of a man.  I feel as though I dodged a bullet.....

Wow, there are guys who actually do the "woman, make me a sandwich" thing? I guess I was kind of hoping that was a cliche!
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« Reply #23648 on: September 30, 2013, 08:30:49 PM »
Our crazy neighbors have not been behaving. Again.

This time, the assistant property manager was showing the model unit, and the neighbors (all young women in their 20's) were screaming at each other and throwing things at each other in the street in between the buildings. Property manager called law enforcement and reported it as a domestic incident. Then crazy neighbors had someone come to visit and the parked in the middle of the street for over an hour. The police came, and had the car towed and wrote a citation to crazy neighbors.

To top it all off, they now have a puppy, who they leave on the balcony all day and all night. Which is not allowed in the lease agreement.

Sigh.

Evil Snowfire grabs a bowl of popcornand a drink and settles into the recliner for what is sure to be a continuing saga of misbehavior.

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« Reply #23649 on: September 30, 2013, 10:33:11 PM »
To top it all off, they now have a puppy, who they leave on the balcony all day and all night. Which is not allowed in the lease agreement.

Sigh.

Poor puppy.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23650 on: September 30, 2013, 11:12:49 PM »
I know someone who's husband moved out a few weeks after their daughter was born because she never had anytime for him anymore.  >:( 

They have been divorced for years now.

One of my friend's coworkers had a "surprise" baby with his girlfriend.  The baby was colicky and cried a lot. So friend's coworker moved out when the baby was three months old because he "couldn't handle the stress" of a crying baby.  But his girlfriend, I suppose, could handle it all on her own.  ::)

Oh, and when he wasn't dashing out of the door to avoid the baby's crying, he was griping at the girlfriend over her eating habits.  He was a super-clean, paleo diet type and when he found a bag of potato chips in the house, he took it as a "personal betrayal" and woke her up from a nap (you know, to get the sleep she missed while caring for their crying baby ALONE because he was too stressed) to start an argument over bringing chips into the house. She told him good riddance and they do not have contact beyond his weekend visits with the now toilet trained, non-colicky preschooler.

.... and he didn't understand why my friend didn't think this was reasonable behavior.  My friend doesn't talk much to him anymore.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23651 on: October 01, 2013, 12:31:10 AM »
One of the things that convinced me that I should break up with my ex was that when I broke a bone in my foot, and was laid up on pain meds for three weeks, that I had to stand in the kitchen for a good two hours washing dishes at the two week mark because the ex had not been doing them.  There was nothing clean to cook in or eat off of or drink out of - and I realized when I went to wash out my cup that I couldn't do that because the dishes were stacked too high in the sink to actually run water into the glass.  The dishwasher?  Empty except for a few bits and bobs that hadn't been used since the last time I ran it before I broke my foot.  :o

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« Reply #23652 on: October 01, 2013, 12:44:56 AM »
...   Father: "If I'd known you didn't have that channel anymore, I wouldn't have bothered coming!" ...

Well, there are two ways to avoid having a repeat of this problem:

1.  Check the sports section of the TV channel guide and never schedule another family event on the day of a 'big game'.
2.  Don't invite the FIL since he obviously has far more important things to do than spend time with his grandchildren.

I vote for choice 2.
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« Reply #23653 on: October 01, 2013, 01:38:09 AM »
Hope I haven't told this one before.  Sirius' post reminded me.

Best friend was hugely pregnant and was diagnosed with something that had to do with toxins and the baby's heart and her heart. Can't remember what it was called. To protect her and the baby, she was required to stay on the couch or in bed all day with a 15 minute break allowed every couple of hours for bathroom.

I put together half a dozen casseroles and brought them to her.  Her husband's comment:  "Oh, I am so glad you did that.  With this toxemia thing, she barely has time to slap together a sandwich and bring it to me before she has to lie down again."

I asked him why he couldn't make his own sandwich...and one for her while he was at it.  His reply:  "Hey, I work all day!  I expect someone else to fix my meals for me when I get home!"

Yeah, they have been divorced for almost ten years now......scariest thing?  She originally wanted to set ME up with this jewel of a man.  I feel as though I dodged a bullet.....

Wow, there are guys who actually do the "woman, make me a sandwich" thing? I guess I was kind of hoping that was a cliche!

There's a tumblr dedicated to collecting tweets of guys who post a variant of the sandwich phrase, but then contrasted with another of their tweets that emphasis how immature, sad and lonely they actually are (probably because of their attitudes to women). If you google the phrase "make a sandwich tumblr" you should find it.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23654 on: October 01, 2013, 08:26:21 AM »
Hope I haven't told this one before.  Sirius' post reminded me.

Best friend was hugely pregnant and was diagnosed with something that had to do with toxins and the baby's heart and her heart. Can't remember what it was called. To protect her and the baby, she was required to stay on the couch or in bed all day with a 15 minute break allowed every couple of hours for bathroom.

I put together half a dozen casseroles and brought them to her.  Her husband's comment:  "Oh, I am so glad you did that.  With this toxemia thing, she barely has time to slap together a sandwich and bring it to me before she has to lie down again."

I asked him why he couldn't make his own sandwich...and one for her while he was at it.  His reply:  "Hey, I work all day!  I expect someone else to fix my meals for me when I get home!"

Yeah, they have been divorced for almost ten years now......scariest thing?  She originally wanted to set ME up with this jewel of a man.  I feel as though I dodged a bullet.....

Wow, there are guys who actually do the "woman, make me a sandwich" thing? I guess I was kind of hoping that was a cliche!

What's weird is that my brothers would be perfectly happy to make their own sandwich, but it would never occur to them to ask 'I'm making a sandwich. Do you want anything?'   
Yeah, they're self-sufficient, but totally ignorant of anyone outside of their own bubbles.