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Katana_Geldar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23835 on: October 14, 2013, 07:31:05 PM »
It's people like that at sports who ruin it for everyone. Like peeing in beer cups and letting them loose during a Mexican wave.

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« Reply #23836 on: October 14, 2013, 08:01:51 PM »
It's people like that at sports who ruin it for everyone. Like peeing in beer cups and letting them loose during a Mexican wave.

What's a Mexican wave? I've heard of the "the wave" but not a Mexican one...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23837 on: October 14, 2013, 08:08:22 PM »
It's people like that at sports who ruin it for everyone. Like peeing in beer cups and letting them loose during a Mexican wave.

What's a Mexican wave? I've heard of the "the wave" but not a Mexican one...

It's what everyone outside North America calls "the wave"  :)

Katana_Geldar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23838 on: October 14, 2013, 09:14:52 PM »
Isn't calling it "the wave " a bit too ambiguous?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23839 on: October 14, 2013, 09:54:28 PM »
A thwap with a flounder to the SS who parked over the line at the library so far that I had to crawl in through the passenger door of my car. 

I know that they were SS because the spot next to me was empty when I went in, and it was on the end of the row so there was no other car on the other side forcing them to park funny.  Also that spot is wider than normal anyway.  They were a good 4 feet from the left hand side of the space and darned near a foot into mine.  I suppose it could have been worse.  I could have had SS on both sides and had to crawl in through the hatchback.  BTDT.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23840 on: October 15, 2013, 07:19:18 AM »
It's people like that at sports who ruin it for everyone. Like peeing in beer cups and letting them loose during a Mexican wave.

I was at a gig a few years ago where a jerk a few rows in front would go for a new cup of beer every 20 minutes or so, take about 3 sips and then launch it into the air to spray over all the people below. Evil!Cherry was fighting the urge to pour her water bottle over his head during a "trip" by the end.

The thing that annoyed me most was that the venue, like many, took advantage of the captive audience to overcharge massively on drinks and food. The idiot probably spent about £50 on beer so he could throw it on people.
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« Reply #23841 on: October 15, 2013, 07:26:02 AM »
This morning on one of the morning shows, I heard people talking about ways they deterred sales people who came by unsolicited.  Some of things seemed to be a bit snowflakey from what I can recall.   If a salesperson or other solicitor rings my doorbell, I will kindly turn them away - I do not need a new vacuum (have 1 already), hear your political speech (not a political person here), or you trying to tell me about your religion (happy with my choice of Deity and faith).

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« Reply #23842 on: October 15, 2013, 09:38:06 AM »
This could have gone in a few places but I thought here would work.

NSFW involves bad language.

http://tinyurl.com/SSBiologyonline


in short:

The Blog editor of Biology-Online asked our Hero if I she would like to blog for them. She asked the conditions such as pay. He explained (no pay, but Dr bigwig does it for free so you should be paying me to work on this). She said no. He then called her a very very bad name.

 ::)

Wow. WOW. Just... no. And I bet he'd have expected a high level of commitment too - not just a couple hours when she could spare them, but full time dedication for no money whatsoever.

And I'm pretty darn sure it wouldn't have happened if he's been contacting a man...

Is he trying to commit Professional Darwinism?  ??? ??? ???
At first he was being supported to the point of  DNLee's original post being taken down by Scientific American. There was major backlash and they have reversed their decision to censor her and restored her post. I haven't seen any reports of him being fired, and he should be.

He was let go by biology-online.org, where he was blogging.  However, he works for the NIH as an HIV/AIDS researcher.  He still has that job. 

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« Reply #23843 on: October 15, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »
A big 'ol roll of the eyes to the SS acquaintance who decided that the best response to a minor disagreement  was to cut me off and un-friend me on FaceBook.... who threw a tantrum that I didn't notice the un-friending until it was pointed out to me... and then threw another tantrum when my response to the news of the un-friending was "I really don't care".   

The cut direct.  Un-friending.  These do not mean what I think that you think they mean....

And this is a grown woman in her late 30s with two kids by the way... not a middle school tween, behavior notwithstanding.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23844 on: October 15, 2013, 03:08:32 PM »
 A single trip to the bank this morning, a whole flurry of SSs along the way.

Two of note:

SSIParkusWhereIWantus aka the gentleman driving the supersized SUV who parked across the driveway going in and out of the bank. I am actually glad you decided to pull over to have the intense cell phone conversation you were having instead of doing it while driving. However, you could have pulled 15 to 20 feet into the parking lot and parked in a spot to take the call instead of making it impossible to pull in or out of the bank. And glaring and swearing at the guy ahead of me who tooted his horn to get your attention was not polite either.

SSINeedusExtraSpaceusToTurnus aka the gentleman who needed to swerve out of the turn lane into the travel lane in order to make a simple 90-degree turn. That intersection is of modern design and provides plenty of room to make the turn. You were driving a smaller four-door sedan, not a full-sized semi-truck with an attached heavily loaded trailer. There was zero reason why the front part of your car needed to swerve right, into the travel lane, before following the car ahead of you to take the left turn.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23845 on: October 15, 2013, 03:26:19 PM »
I saw this on my newsfeed today http://www.komonews.com/news/crime/Police-Woman-blocking-hospital-driveway-pummels-annoyed-driver-with-cane-227843141.html

Recap:
Couple stopped in a no-parking zone, blocking the driveway to the hospital so that the woman could get out. They admit to taking a few minutes to get out of the car. A guy behind them honked his horn to let them know they were blocking traffic. They responded by assulting the annoyed driver with her cane and screaming that the driver was hitting her. The driver of her car also got out and assulted the annoyed driver.

The police got involved and while they were not arrested, the police recomended charges be filed against the couple.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23846 on: October 15, 2013, 03:56:11 PM »
This morning, dropping off DS as usual. Pulling through the exit to the parking lot, a SS driver had made a partial u-turn from the entrance and was blocking both exit lanes. I honked, as the driver stopped the car to let their child out. I honked again when the driver did not move the car and I was rewarded by a middle finger. Then I noticed the children in the back seat of the car, about ages 6 - 9. What a great example of parenting!

The driver did not move until other cars behind me started honking.  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23847 on: October 15, 2013, 04:02:33 PM »
Ok found another one this time on the police blotter!  http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2013/10/14/man-flies-into-rage-after-being-asked-to-pay-for-third-tub-of-ranch-dressing/


Man Flies Into Rage After Being Asked to Pay For Third Tub of Ranch Dip


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Redneck Gravy

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23848 on: October 15, 2013, 04:09:40 PM »
I saw this on my newsfeed today http://www.komonews.com/news/crime/Police-Woman-blocking-hospital-driveway-pummels-annoyed-driver-with-cane-227843141.html

Recap:
Couple stopped in a no-parking zone, blocking the driveway to the hospital so that the woman could get out. They admit to taking a few minutes to get out of the car. A guy behind them honked his horn to let them know they were blocking traffic. They responded by assulting the annoyed driver with her cane and screaming that the driver was hitting her. The driver of her car also got out and assulted the annoyed driver.

The police got involved and while they were not arrested, the police recomended charges be filed against the couple.

Good Gravy!

I never honk because I'm afraid someone will shoot at me - how scary has this world become?


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23849 on: October 15, 2013, 04:22:25 PM »
I'm nominating the person in front of me in the left-turn lane, who ignored the green turn arrow and just sat there until the arrow turned red, then sneaked forward and turned left through a tiny gap in the oncoming cars!
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