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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23700 on: October 02, 2013, 02:18:41 PM »

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I could definitely see a "breaking news - ____________. More details at 10", but I am so TIRED of shows being interrupted to watch "news" which consists of interviewing anyone and everyone walking by to get their take on the matter. If there's actual news, fine, but that is almost never what's happening.

And yes, you should have to watch the news to get your news. Or sign up for updates to your phone if it's important to you to stay up-to-date. But just because I like my trashy tv show uninterupted by Joe Everman saying, "Oooo scary!" doesn't make me SS. Just means I want my brain candy.

But your show will be on DVD at some point or be rerun again. My news stories will not

But I'm saying that it's not actual news. It's mostly conjecture and useless interviews with random people on the street. There are plenty of 24-hour local and national news channels that you could turn to if you want to see your news. But being upset or annoyed that your "news" over-taking my shows when you have other options to get what you want and me missing this show means I'm probably not going to see it again for weeks (by which time it's going to be spoiled) is not SS or anything like it.

This. If it is really something that requires citizen action then I can understand an hour of "breaking news" coverage. But when they have an hour of the same talking heads repeating the same information, doing interviews with on lookers who are providing no real information just their opinions, or showing the same video over and over, it is providing little to no value. In this case, unless you were impacted by the airport closure, I'm not sure why you would need immediate coverage.

But I'll admit this is a pet peeve of mine. I live in Houston where the local NBA team was in game 5 of the finals and was interrupted by the stupid OJ Simpson 30 mile an hour car chase. We all wondered if the local stations would switch to the city rioting about the disruption.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23701 on: October 02, 2013, 02:29:35 PM »
I respectfully request the television topic move to a spinoff thread.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23702 on: October 02, 2013, 08:02:44 PM »
Setting new standards for picky:

A friend was telling me about her father, who has always tended toward "surly" but has gotten downright grumpy as he's gotten older.  Her parents had the gutters redone recently; her father got out a ladder to check out the job.  And then called the gutter company to complain because they used some tan nails, some brown nails, and some silver nails, and they should all match the gutter!  (You can't see the nails at all from the ground.)

Apparently the owner of the gutter company apologized and sent out a bag of properly-colored nails for the father to re-do himself if he wanted to.  He also mentioned that nobody had ever complained about the color of the nails used before  :o

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23703 on: October 02, 2013, 08:48:51 PM »
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I respectfully request the television topic move to a spinoff thread.
Done!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23704 on: October 03, 2013, 08:21:16 AM »

Even worse is the hours-long "breaking news" that it's snowing in Wisconsin. News in July, not so much in January. Besides, we know the storm is pretty ugly. That's why we stayed home from work and off the slippery, dangerous streets. Now feed my junk-TV-loving soul instead of telling me "it's still snowing". Yep. Looked out the window and goldurnit, you're right!


This made me laugh out loud.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23705 on: October 04, 2013, 10:08:30 AM »
The people who like to make a big huge deal out of nothing, and get themselves all worked up in a tizzy, in the hopes they'll get something free.

DH belongs to an online forum dedicated to a specific make and model of car. One of the posters was ranting this morning about his most recent service appointment. Yes, the dealership fixed what was wrong with his car. Yes, they were timely and courteous and reasonably priced. The problem? There was a lighter sitting on the driver seat when he picked up his car. Most people would probably assume said lighter fell out of the pocket of the person who pulled his car around.

Not this guy. He is so distraught over finding a lighter sitting on his driver seat that he is going to call the vehicle manufacturer and complain about this dealership. Because....

Obviously the mechanics were smoking in his car!!! Does it smell like smoke inside his car? Well, no, but what if the mechanic took a stinky smoke break and then got into his car??!!! Does it smell like smoke inside his car? Still no. So what in the world is the issue? Yeah, I'm not sure either but he obviously expects the vehicle manufacturer to "do something" to ease his pain and suffering.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23706 on: October 04, 2013, 07:13:39 PM »
Does it smell like smoke inside his car? Still no. So what in the world is the issue? Yeah, I'm not sure either but he obviously expects the vehicle manufacturer to "do something" to ease his pain and suffering.

Evil me would tell Sheldon Cooper over there "I bet the mechanic took your car out for a joy ride with some ladies of ill repute. The lighter probably fell out of their purses. Oh man, what if they rode around Times Square hanging out the sun roof smoking and flashing people! You should check the car for random stray wig hairs. And they probably set back the odometer! Did your car seem too clean when you got it back ? Eww, I can only imagine what happened if they had to clean it up. You should check the fender well and under the driver's seat for drugs. I heard this true story on Snopes that some valet borrowed a car for a drug sale, left a bit behind by accident and boom, poor sap owner got arrested during a traffic stop later..."  >:D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23707 on: October 05, 2013, 08:42:46 AM »
I enjoy watching a webcam at our local cruise port when the cruise ships sail in and out. Yesterday, while watching, a very SS man decided it was his moment in the spotlight to first reveal his upper body, then his backside, then his lower front.  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23708 on: October 05, 2013, 09:13:31 AM »
Ran into a snowflake this morning.  In Manhattan, there are a lot of food trucks around.  One of my favorite food trucks does vegan dishes and is always near my office on Wednesdays, so I always make a point to stop there to get breakfast.  This one only has three people - one who acts like the cashier and give food out, and two to cook the food.

Today there was a lady who was arguing with the cashier because she thought that vegan meant peanut-free, so she was upset that some of their products had peanuts in them and they can't guarantee completely peanut-free.  She was ranting and raving and monopolozing the cashier, and when he started ignoring her and tried to take other people's orders, she started yelling at the other customers, too.  What a special snowflake.


And the idiot ball goes to this woman. Vegan and Vegetarian options are MORE likely to have peanuts in them because of the protein.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23709 on: October 05, 2013, 09:34:15 AM »
Ilove it when people claim to be something and have no idea what it really means - it so makes e eryone else look bad.  Like the two women who came into my hubby's store proclaiming  "we're Vegan we must have organically grown portabela mushrooms"!!  My hubby tried to explain why organically grown mushrooms were not Vegan friendly but they would not listen.  Just got louder and shriller, demanding  he give them "organically grown prtabela mushrooms because we are Vegan and we NEED them!!"

So after several attempts to explain that organically grown mushrooms are grown in sterilized horse manure and therefore NOT Vegan friendly, he gave up and sold them what they asked for.  By the way they acted they had no clue what was involved in actually following a Vegan lifestyle, especially since he noted they were also both carrying purses of a brand that only uses leather to make their  products

Sadly, they were not the first or last to ask for that item for that reason, but most people would listen while he explained what that wasn't what they really wanted.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23710 on: October 05, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
A friend of mine posted this link about complaints regarding various overseas trips. It made me cringe because it sounds like some of the snowflakes that call my job.

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/its-enough-to-make-you-cancel-your-reservation/

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23711 on: October 05, 2013, 11:45:11 AM »
A friend of mine posted this link about complaints regarding various overseas trips. It made me cringe because it sounds like some of the snowflakes that call my job.

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/its-enough-to-make-you-cancel-your-reservation/

I don't think those people were snowflake-y, I think they were stupid...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23712 on: October 05, 2013, 01:57:23 PM »
A friend of mine posted this link about complaints regarding various overseas trips. It made me cringe because it sounds like some of the snowflakes that call my job.

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/its-enough-to-make-you-cancel-your-reservation/

I don't think those people were snowflake-y, I think they were stupid...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23713 on: October 05, 2013, 02:08:22 PM »
My personal favorite:  "The beach was too sandy."   :o

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23714 on: October 05, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
My personal favorite:  "The beach was too sandy."   :o

It's not their fault.  They don't like sand.  It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.
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