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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24960 on: January 02, 2014, 11:49:23 PM »
I had an old boyfriend do this to me with my dog. He insisted the dog was invited to a party, we show up and I discover it's a fancy party (so I was under-dressed) and the dog was definitely not invited. I think he felt the pup should have been invited or that he envisioned us as being the couple with the cool, laid back and appropriately socialized dog. I don't think the reality of who would actually have to do the work ever crossed his mind, which was true of many situations in our relationship.
That sounds more like my DH than it being a deliberate power play, but it is still a power move.

KB - Thank you for your concern, but please drop it.  This is my favorite thread & I'm not going to be the one to shut it down for oversharing. :-[
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24961 on: January 03, 2014, 10:46:31 PM »
KB - Thank you for your concern, but please drop it.  This is my favorite thread & I'm not going to be the one to shut it down for oversharing. :-[

No worries, will do!

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« Reply #24962 on: January 04, 2014, 05:47:49 PM »
Our notorious neighbors have left. As in they were living there Friday, and they were gone Monday. They did not notify the management, left broken windows and a ton of garbage behind. Biggest problem? We have had rain nearly every day this week and there are broken windows on the third floor of that unit. I called management yesterday to make sure they knew to keep more water from getting into the town house.

I know they took the puppy with them, and that is all I know.

DH and I were out today, running errands and when we returned home, there was a moving truck and two of the women that lived across the street were there. Apparently, although they physically left, they did not take their possessions. I know they didn't pay the utilities, as there were multiple shut off notices posted on the door.

I wonder what happened!

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« Reply #24963 on: January 04, 2014, 08:16:10 PM »
The question about disappearing email reminded me of this one.

I was once the recipient of misdirected e-mail. It was user error. The sender was just putting the handle part of the email in the addess slot. People that were on the same ISP as her would get the e-mail. One of the people in her mass mailing list of hate had the  same handle as me but was @aol.com instead or our ISP.

I told her about the problem. I got acussed of hacking her email, stealing her friend's e-mail address. She was going to report me to to ISP. She reported me to the ISP. ISP appologized for everything and tried to educate her.

Finally she sent out a hate filled email that called for the murder of the then first lady and their child. I had had it.  I sent a reply to all that was worded to sound like I was sending it to the Secret Service reporting her and all the intended recipients for making threats against the President's family. I did send the email to the abuse@Isp address for every recipient. (I actually considered sending it to the secret service, but cooled off enough to realize that might make trouble for me)

I stopped at my ISP on the way home, to find out how to block this idiot. They told me it wasn't nessessary, she had gotten my e-mail, flew into their store front and cancelled her account demanding that they delete her entire history. The ISP guys loved it.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24964 on: January 04, 2014, 11:57:56 PM »
The question about disappearing email reminded me of this one.

I was once the recipient of misdirected e-mail. It was user error. The sender was just putting the handle part of the email in the addess slot. People that were on the same ISP as her would get the e-mail. One of the people in her mass mailing list of hate had the  same handle as me but was @aol.com instead or our ISP.

I told her about the problem. I got acussed of hacking her email, stealing her friend's e-mail address. She was going to report me to to ISP. She reported me to the ISP. ISP appologized for everything and tried to educate her.

Finally she sent out a hate filled email that called for the murder of the then first lady and their child. I had had it.  I sent a reply to all that was worded to sound like I was sending it to the Secret Service reporting her and all the intended recipients for making threats against the President's family. I did send the email to the abuse@Isp address for every recipient. (I actually considered sending it to the secret service, but cooled off enough to realize that might make trouble for me)

I stopped at my ISP on the way home, to find out how to block this idiot. They told me it wasn't nessessary, she had gotten my e-mail, flew into their store front and cancelled her account demanding that they delete her entire history. The ISP guys loved it.

Yikes.  You sure have a very interesting life with lots of wild and crazy people you meet (or don't meet, in this case).  Glad you don't have to worry about her anymore!   :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24965 on: January 06, 2014, 03:40:46 PM »
I had a woman get snippy with me at the book store because I wouldn't let her small child play games on my new Kindle Fire.  A) It was a new Christmas present.  B) I didn't know the lady, or her child, who looked to be about 4.  C) I wasn't nasty, nor did the kid cry.  The mother seemed more put out than the child.  How am I the bad guy again?

I might let my little cousins play around with it, but I would still be holding it while they messed around with the touch screen.  Some stranger's kid?  Nuh-uh.  Not to be mean, but I don't want it getting broken (especially since I just got it!), and also I don't know how clean the kid's hands were.  Judging by the red nose that would rival Rudolph's, not very clean!

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« Reply #24966 on: January 06, 2014, 03:47:24 PM »
I won't even let my own kids touch my kindle, especially after the lighted cover was rendered unusable after my middle child tried to figure out how it works. And as mine's one with the offers on it, I had to password protect it after the youngest one managed to get onto Amazon.com by hitting the "select" button while it was off and showing a special offer.  Thankfully he didn't manage to order anything but I am not taking any more chances.

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« Reply #24967 on: January 06, 2014, 04:22:46 PM »
I remember shopping in a book & music store (which has sadly left these island) and watching a child amusing themselves by knocking all the books displayed on the racks onto the floor - one by one - methodically working his (her?) way through the aisles.  No adult in sight.  I finally found an employee and they said, "Not much we can do about it; Just put the books back after they leave." :o
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« Reply #24968 on: January 06, 2014, 04:45:23 PM »
That would make me bananas! We don't have many book stores left in our town, or rather none that sell all new books but for the Books A Million in the mall which is small and thus doesn't stock much.  Other than that we have a 2nd and Charles where the Borders used to be, and that's a cool store, and we have another second hand book store too.  I do miss having stores that have the little train sets for little kids though.   

But I do really like 2nd and Charles for having good deals on just about anything, movies, books, music, and even vinyl.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24969 on: January 06, 2014, 06:24:56 PM »
I remember shopping in a book & music store (which has sadly left these island) and watching a child amusing themselves by knocking all the books displayed on the racks onto the floor - one by one - methodically working his (her?) way through the aisles.  No adult in sight.  I finally found an employee and they said, "Not much we can do about it; Just put the books back after they leave." :o
In cases like that, I will say to the child, 'Don't do that- you might get hurt.' Followed by my mother's patented Look, which allows children to speculate on the source of the potential injury. 
 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24970 on: January 06, 2014, 06:34:58 PM »
I read an entry on a parenting blog about some new program being offered by her children's pediatrician.  What stood out for me, though, was the author describing her recent visit to the doctor's office.  She had her 6 month old and 2 year old, and after they were shown into the exam room, she serenely describes how the 2 year old 'wandered all over the room, touching everything' and 'pulled a display of brochures onto the floor'.

Of all the places where I wouldn't want my child 'touching everything', I would think a doctor's office would be at the top of the list.  Aside from the etiquette issues, imagine the germs he's picking up.

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« Reply #24971 on: January 06, 2014, 07:04:59 PM »
Along those same lines, this news story, though I suspect it might be made up just for fun.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/be-rude-and-ill-unleash-my-kids-on-you/story-fni0cvc9-1226794914343

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24972 on: January 06, 2014, 07:27:54 PM »
Along those same lines, this news story, though I suspect it might be made up just for fun.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/be-rude-and-ill-unleash-my-kids-on-you/story-fni0cvc9-1226794914343

The daily telegraph specialises in 'outrage journalism'. This will have been written to get as many comments as possible  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24973 on: January 06, 2014, 07:44:51 PM »
Along those same lines, this news story, though I suspect it might be made up just for fun.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/be-rude-and-ill-unleash-my-kids-on-you/story-fni0cvc9-1226794914343

The daily telegraph specialises in 'outrage journalism'. This will have been written to get as many comments as possible  ::)

I suspected as much. Though, I'll be honest. It did make me giggle. Til I realized that people actually do stuff like that!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24974 on: January 06, 2014, 07:51:13 PM »
Along those same lines, this news story, though I suspect it might be made up just for fun.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/be-rude-and-ill-unleash-my-kids-on-you/story-fni0cvc9-1226794914343

The daily telegraph specialises in 'outrage journalism'. This will have been written to get as many comments as possible  ::)

I suspected as much. Though, I'll be honest. It did make me giggle. Til I realized that people actually do stuff like that!

The best (worst?) part was the people in the comments defending the behavior.
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