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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24405 on: November 16, 2013, 04:13:56 PM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24406 on: November 16, 2013, 07:41:19 PM »
Can we please get back to Special Snowflake stories please?

POD. I'm tired of the hair stories too.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24407 on: November 16, 2013, 10:54:21 PM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

That's exactly it, if it were really about religious beliefs they would have left upfront and not dined there.  It was just a SS excuse to be a cheap, nasty person while still making themselves feel as though they had the moral high ground.   "I'm not cheap, just principled!"     By doing so they make others who share their religion look bad by association. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24408 on: November 17, 2013, 03:12:02 AM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

That's exactly it, if it were really about religious beliefs they would have left upfront and not dined there.  It was just a SS excuse to be a cheap, nasty person while still making themselves feel as though they had the moral high ground.   "I'm not cheap, just principled!"     By doing so they make others who share their religion look bad by association.

So by their logic, I could refuse to tip a person wearing a cross necklace because I don't agree with their "lifestyle." Which everyone knows is illegal and unconstitutional. See how it works, homophobes?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24409 on: November 17, 2013, 07:59:22 AM »
Sounds like the work of a cheapskate to me. As a pp pointed out, they had no problem with her waiting on them.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24410 on: November 17, 2013, 09:08:14 AM »
I saw a dangerously special snowflake at the gym this week. The gym has an aisle that allows you to walk between two long rows of machines. After I had been on my machine for a while I noticed that one woman had pulled her machine out from her row so that it was blocking the entire aisle and was right against the rowing machine that had (originally) been across the aisle from her (making it unusable). The front of the machine was still about 6-12 inches in the original row, which means you couldn't walk in front of it, either. The aisle is wide enough for walking, but it's not very wide, and certainly not wide enough to allow for a large cross-trainer machine.

I was watching in the reflection of a window, so at first I thought I was seeing it incorrectly. But, no, I wasn't. People wanting to get by her either had to climb on top of and over the rowing machine behind her (coming dangerously close to the back swing of her legs), or they had to step over the back end of the treadmill to her left (which was in use), walk through the space where her machine should have been, then walk over the back end of the treadmill to her right (also in use) in order to get back to the aisle. I'm amazed nobody was hurt. After a few minutes a staff member came up and said something to her, then the staff member struggled to push the machine back while the special snowflake watched. Staff member wasn't strong enough to push it back, so after another minute the snowflake finally helped.

Definitely one of the oddest things I've seen at the gym. I can't imagine why she pulled the machine into the aisle in the first place, or why she didn't think, "Gee, I'm blocking the way," when she saw people climbing over other machines to get around her.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24411 on: November 17, 2013, 11:33:56 AM »
SS "More Important than Rush Hour Traffic"

I started a new temp position about a month ago. I have to drive on Interstate Horrible, which is the only east-west interstate connecting more than half of the metro area, and so is impossible to avoid for most of the metro population. As you can imagine, rush hour traffic is always horrible, even without any accidents or morons.

There are 3 lanes in each direction. I was approaching the I-19 exits. You hit the southbound exit first, and then the northbound exit is about 1/3 mile ahead. As I'm driving past, I see a car reach the northbound exit and pull to the shoulder, so about 1/4 of the car is still sticking out into the lane. The car then throws it into reverse and proceeds to drive backwards the full 1/3 mile to the southbound exit, his car still part of the way into a lane of traffic, at rush hour. I have no idea how the idiot managed to avoid hitting anyone, but by George he made it to the southbound exit. ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24412 on: November 17, 2013, 11:49:53 AM »
Definitely one of the oddest things I've seen at the gym. I can't imagine why she pulled the machine into the aisle in the first place, or why she didn't think, "Gee, I'm blocking the way," when she saw people climbing over other machines to get around her.
She probably thought "They can just wait until I'm done."  No idea why she moved it, though.  Maybe she felt crowded by the other machines?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24413 on: November 17, 2013, 04:24:32 PM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

That's exactly it, if it were really about religious beliefs they would have left upfront and not dined there.  It was just a SS excuse to be a cheap, nasty person while still making themselves feel as though they had the moral high ground.   "I'm not cheap, just principled!"     By doing so they make others who share their religion look bad by association.

So by their logic, I could refuse to tip a person wearing a cross necklace because I don't agree with their "lifestyle." Which everyone knows is illegal and unconstitutional. See how it works, homophobes?

There's nothing illegal or unconstitutional about not tipping for any reason.  And the Constitution applies to what the US government can and cannot do, not private citizens.  :)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24414 on: November 17, 2013, 05:07:37 PM »
Getting back to SS's...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24415 on: November 17, 2013, 05:09:54 PM »
They don't have to tip, but unless their refusal is business related (the service was awful), there is absolutely no reason to announce the reason why.  This was just a blatant display of smug self righteousness.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24416 on: November 17, 2013, 05:55:45 PM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

That's exactly it, if it were really about religious beliefs they would have left upfront and not dined there.  It was just a SS excuse to be a cheap, nasty person while still making themselves feel as though they had the moral high ground.   "I'm not cheap, just principled!"     By doing so they make others who share their religion look bad by association.

So by their logic, I could refuse to tip a person wearing a cross necklace because I don't agree with their "lifestyle." Which everyone knows is illegal and unconstitutional. See how it works, homophobes?

There's nothing illegal or unconstitutional about not tipping for any reason.  And the Constitution applies to what the US government can and cannot do, not private citizens.  :)

Then, allow me to clarify, I could [do/not do any action] based on my not agreeing with their Christian lifestyle, and announce it, which could indeed be problematic. Not to mention a jerk move!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24417 on: November 17, 2013, 07:05:45 PM »
A waitress and former marine was refused a tip on religious grounds.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/new-jersey-waitress-dayne-morales-denied-tip-because-of-gay-lifestyle/story-fnixwvgh-1226760859617

Don't these people realize that acting rude in this way doesn't help or convince anyone? I don't think religion us enough of an excuse to be rude. And it's not the first time it happened.

Notice the idea of her being lesbian did not stop them from letting her wait on them.  Same story, new slant.  They are just cheap and insulting.

That's exactly it, if it were really about religious beliefs they would have left upfront and not dined there.  It was just a SS excuse to be a cheap, nasty person while still making themselves feel as though they had the moral high ground.   "I'm not cheap, just principled!"     By doing so they make others who share their religion look bad by association.

So by their logic, I could refuse to tip a person wearing a cross necklace because I don't agree with their "lifestyle." Which everyone knows is illegal and unconstitutional. See how it works, homophobes?

There's nothing illegal or unconstitutional about not tipping for any reason.  And the Constitution applies to what the US government can and cannot do, not private citizens.  :)

Then, allow me to clarify, I could [do/not do any action] based on my not agreeing with their Christian lifestyle, and announce it, which could indeed be problematic. Not to mention a jerk move!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24418 on: November 17, 2013, 07:08:18 PM »
Definitely one of the oddest things I've seen at the gym. I can't imagine why she pulled the machine into the aisle in the first place, or why she didn't think, "Gee, I'm blocking the way," when she saw people climbing over other machines to get around her.
She probably thought "They can just wait until I'm done."  No idea why she moved it, though.  Maybe she felt crowded by the other machines?

What I want to know is if she moved it on her own, how did it take two people plus her to move it back???
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24419 on: November 17, 2013, 07:17:11 PM »
What I want to know is if she moved it on her own, how did it take two people plus her to move it back???
Because the staff member was not strong enough to move it by herself, even though the SS was. That was what contributed to the SS-ness of the matter- that she was well-capable of putting the machine back, but was just standing there watching the other woman struggle.