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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24960 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24961 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 #24962 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 #24963 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24964 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 #24965 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 #24966 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 #24967 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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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24968 on: January 06, 2014, 08:25:46 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 problem is that that behavior does get that results. The rest of us need to complain and complain LOUDLY be the squeeky wheel so management and corporate stop appeasing bad parents and instead kick them out.

I remember one time we flew to Washington DC. Because of the timeing of our flight we got to the hotel before "check in time". The travel agent had made arrangements for us to check in early, but something happened and our rooms weren't ready. Dad didn't let sis and I run around causing trouble. He ask if they had a luggage room to hold our luggage, and then we would go stretch our legs and get a bite till the rooms were ready.

They put our luggage in a storgage type room. We went for a walk, ate a light meal, took another walk. Got back to the hotel about 15 min after the time they gave us. Our luggage was already in our rooms. They gave use the keys. We went up. Turned on the TV - and heard the announcement that the then Vice-President had NOT been shot at that day. (A car had backfired near were he was or something). (Stuck in my mind because the then President was injured in an assasination attempt a short while after the trip.)

That was the same trip I posted about before where a SS family had let their kids run loose, and one had injured me in the revolving door (First trapping me - the slamming it forward so the door hit my ankle causing it to fissure bleed profusely.). The management did kick them out. The fact my Dad was on a slow but hot burn + the fact the injury looked deeper/more serious that it was because of my skin condition probably had something to do with their decision.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24969 on: January 07, 2014, 07:41:21 AM »
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.

No one touches my kindle or my mobile unless I am right there watching you.  At least the few times my sister or her kids have touched either, they know how expensive they are and to take care as they have similar items.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24970 on: January 07, 2014, 07:46:26 AM »
Yes, the special snowflakes are out in full force with the winter weather: the drivers who go by and have hardly any snow cleaned off their cars - give bonus SS points if the snow they have not removed hits other cars around them;  people who are not watching the traffic when trying to turn on the roads from driveways or from 1 road to another causing a few near misses - my horn was in use a few times to give them warnings ; my mother who thought I'd call off work today just because it was to be around -12 below all day today - but my car started and it took about 45 minutes compared to a 20 minute drive but I arrived in one piece ;

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24971 on: January 07, 2014, 03:36:39 PM »
Can I add the SS who was tailgating me when I was maintaining the correct spacing between my car and the traffic ahead, even though our streets are snowpacked and slippery as all get out?

Yes, the special snowflakes are out in full force with the winter weather: the drivers who go by and have hardly any snow cleaned off their cars - give bonus SS points if the snow they have not removed hits other cars around them;  people who are not watching the traffic when trying to turn on the roads from driveways or from 1 road to another causing a few near misses - my horn was in use a few times to give them warnings ; my mother who thought I'd call off work today just because it was to be around -12 below all day today - but my car started and it took about 45 minutes compared to a 20 minute drive but I arrived in one piece ;

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24972 on: January 07, 2014, 03:49:53 PM »
Can I add the SS who was tailgating me when I was maintaining the correct spacing between my car and the traffic ahead, even though our streets are snowpacked and slippery as all get out?

Absolutely!

I'd like to add in the one who was tailgating me (complete with hand gestures and flashing lights) this morning. We're not having the big freeze you are, we are having torrential rain, lots of localised flooding, very high winds with lots of debris on the road..

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24973 on: January 07, 2014, 04:17:44 PM »
The undergrads are back in town and fail to remember that you can't walk 4 abreast down the sidewalk, you have to look both ways before crossing a street, you have to cross with the light, you can't meander slowly across the diagonal of an intersection, at a busy street you really should walk down 20 feet and cross in the crosswalk, cyclists have to follow traffic rules, you shouldn't ride a bike on a sidewalk, and the list goes on and on. All of this was in the space of about 10 minutes as I attempted to run an errand on main campus, but I gave up before I became a crazy ranting person.

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« Reply #24974 on: January 07, 2014, 05:59:44 PM »
The undergrads are back in town and fail to remember that you can't walk 4 abreast down the sidewalk, you have to look both ways before crossing a street, you have to cross with the light, you can't meander slowly across the diagonal of an intersection, at a busy street you really should walk down 20 feet and cross in the crosswalk, cyclists have to follow traffic rules, you shouldn't ride a bike on a sidewalk, and the list goes on and on. All of this was in the space of about 10 minutes as I attempted to run an errand on main campus, but I gave up before I became a crazy ranting person.

Don't forget the whole "bicyclists must stop at 4-way stops, just like cars do" thing. I swear we had a girl with a death-wish last year who would FLY through the busiest 4-way stop on campus. She never slowed even a bit.