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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23850 on: October 15, 2013, 04:26:19 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

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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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« Reply #23851 on: October 15, 2013, 04:56:11 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 #23852 on: October 15, 2013, 05:02:33 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


Edited for copyright laws.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2013, 12:12:15 AM by cass2591 »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23853 on: October 15, 2013, 05:09:40 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.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23854 on: October 15, 2013, 05:22:25 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23855 on: October 15, 2013, 09:42:51 PM »
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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23856 on: October 15, 2013, 09:48:33 PM »
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.
I had my FB account hacked, and it sent out emails supporting a political position I definitely do not support. Friends who knew me well were amused by this, and posted notes joking about the change in my politics. Another friend, who DOES support that position, jumped on one of those posters, criticizing her politics. I posted a note saying that it was just a joke about my politics, and that surely Another Friend would have been struck by the incongruity of me espousing that position, since upon many, many occasions we had discussed politics and didn't she think it was amusing to imagine me making such a 180 turn?
Apparently it wasn't amusing to her, because she unfriended me. I am not distraught.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23857 on: October 15, 2013, 09:53:41 PM »
Car pool just b**d's SS - they multiply by 10 in the rain. This morning and this afternoon drivers decided to ignore the giant "exit only" signs and yellow arrows pointing "out" from the driveway to the street and make illegal turns from the street into the parking lot using the exit lanes.  Horns honking this morning were rewarded with blushes and sheepish grins ( happened right in front of me). The one this afternoon almost got rear ended by the person behind her on the street and I was rewarded by "the finger" since i honked as I was pulling out as she pulled in and almost hit me

Very nice attitude at a private, faith- based school. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23858 on: October 16, 2013, 07:19:36 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.
I had my FB account hacked, and it sent out emails supporting a political position I definitely do not support. Friends who knew me well were amused by this, and posted notes joking about the change in my politics. Another friend, who DOES support that position, jumped on one of those posters, criticizing her politics. I posted a note saying that it was just a joke about my politics, and that surely Another Friend would have been struck by the incongruity of me espousing that position, since upon many, many occasions we had discussed politics and didn't she think it was amusing to imagine me making such a 180 turn?
Apparently it wasn't amusing to her, because she unfriended me. I am not distraught.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23859 on: October 16, 2013, 08:07:15 AM »
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


Edited for copyright laws.

So many places charge for extra condiments these days anyways.  I remember when I worked at the Golden Arches that the only condiments we charged extra for was the salad dressing or cheese on the sandwich (extra slice or add on to one that came with cheese).  I see signs up for how much will be given to you before they charge for extras.  I would hate to deal with people if I worked at the Golden Arches again that would go ballistic over things like extra ketchup or dipping sauces!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23860 on: October 16, 2013, 09:22:50 AM »
Here's a closed-doesn't-actually-mean-closed snowflake:

http://q13fox.com/2013/10/15/teacher-ticketed-for-trying-to-take-students-to-national-park/?hpt=us_bn10#axzz2hjmV1Wm5

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<snip>This weekend, Sanders was hosting some international students from Japan. She wanted them to see the park, so she did a quick check on the National Park Service website to see if she could go.

“I didn’t see anything saying I could not,” she said. “When I got to the park, there was a partial barricade. But there was a full lane open.”

There was a sign on the barricade, but Sanders was confused by the use of the word ‘facility.’

“I thought that meant the gift shop and the restrooms and the ranger station, I didn’t think it meant the waterfall and the path. It didn’t occur to me that I was breaking the law, at all.”

But within minutes, a park ranger showed up and wrote her and several other visitors $125 tickets for ‘violation of closure.’

I actually wanted to look it up to see if it’s a real law I violated, or if it’s just to communicate a point,” Sanders said.

Really?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23861 on: October 16, 2013, 09:30:02 AM »
Here's a closed-doesn't-actually-mean-closed snowflake:

http://q13fox.com/2013/10/15/teacher-ticketed-for-trying-to-take-students-to-national-park/?hpt=us_bn10#axzz2hjmV1Wm5

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<snip>This weekend, Sanders was hosting some international students from Japan. She wanted them to see the park, so she did a quick check on the National Park Service website to see if she could go.

“I didn’t see anything saying I could not,” she said. “When I got to the park, there was a partial barricade. But there was a full lane open.”

There was a sign on the barricade, but Sanders was confused by the use of the word ‘facility.’

“I thought that meant the gift shop and the restrooms and the ranger station, I didn’t think it meant the waterfall and the path. It didn’t occur to me that I was breaking the law, at all.”

But within minutes, a park ranger showed up and wrote her and several other visitors $125 tickets for ‘violation of closure.’

I actually wanted to look it up to see if it’s a real law I violated, or if it’s just to communicate a point,” Sanders said.

Really?

See, I vote for this as SS not b/c they didn't seem to know what closed meant, but rather, What rock have you been living under to not know that the National Parks are closed?!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23862 on: October 16, 2013, 09:48:01 AM »
We've had several provincial parks closed here because of budget cuts.  You are no longer allowed to drive in; there are no rangers; there are no programs being run; the washroom facilities are locked.  But you are still allowed to walk in and use the trails, beaches, whatever natural amentities are available, basically at your own risk.  And you no longer have to pay for it!

So a visitor to the area, I could understand.  But not a local.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23863 on: October 16, 2013, 09:56:05 AM »
We've had several provincial parks closed here because of budget cuts.  You are no longer allowed to drive in; there are no rangers; there are no programs being run; the washroom facilities are locked.  But you are still allowed to walk in and use the trails, beaches, whatever natural amentities are available, basically at your own risk.  And you no longer have to pay for it!

So a visitor to the area, I could understand.  But not a local.

Because of the federal government shutdown in the US, all national parks are closed.  This has been widely discussed in every form of news media - tv, radio, online, print - so it's odd that she hadn't at least heard of it. 

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« Reply #23864 on: October 16, 2013, 10:22:28 AM »
Hillia wrote:

"Because of the federal government shutdown in the US, all national parks are closed.  This has been widely discussed in every form of news media - tv, radio, online, print - so it's odd that she hadn't at least heard of it."

The teacher's comments indicated that she didn't think that "closed" applied to the area at large, only to the facilities that would be run by employees, and that's not a completely unreasonable belief.  To be honest, a lot of the signage I saw pertaining to the park closures didn't explicitly say that the area was closed (a barricade saying "Closed" but not "Do not enter" is a badly marked barricade in my opinion, especially when it's not laid across the entire entrance road).  So it's still possible to know about the closures and not think that it meant that you weren't allowed past the gate.  Her SSitude sprang forth when she commented that she was going to look up the citation to see if it was real, because the citation's existence should indicate that she broke a real law.

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