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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25155 on: January 25, 2014, 03:00:03 PM »
Spending $5000(or whatever amount) on a dress if the couple and/or family has that kind of money to spend doesn't mean the bride cares any more about the dress than the marriage and future spouse.  I'm glad everyone got such good deals but it's starting to sound pretty judgemental in here.

Nah, $5000 is great if that's in your budget. I only wish it had been in mine, then perhaps I could have gotten one I really wanted.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25156 on: January 25, 2014, 03:23:06 PM »
Grocery store Special Snowflake
1. I was turning down an aisle. Because of displays between the end caps and the refrigerators across from the ends of the aisle I had to make a pretty sharp turn. There were two people coming up the aisle. The person going the wrong way up the aisle says in a very ugly tone - I hope you don't drive your car that way. (If she had been on the right hand side of the aisle My way would have been clear.) The person on the right says to her, You just nearly ran me over.

2. A couple minutes later I've picked up something, put it in the basket, and am looking at my list (Which is on my phone in Grocery IQ app) to figure out the next thing I need. She comes down the empty aisle and snapps watch where you are going. I wasn't moving.

3. I'm at the spices section - I'm getting several for a new recipe. I look at my list pick two and find them, put them in the basket, check them off start looking for black pepper that they had relocated. She comes down the aisle and snaps why don't you put that phone down. There is a young boy I would say 7 or 8 standing with his parents - SS leaves and boy asks, "Why was that lady so rude to her (points at me)".

4. Checking out I hear her being very rude to the cashier. I stop and speak to the manager letting her know that the SS was on a tear and that the cashier probably hadn't done anything wrong.

Note - Paper and pencil list would take much more time and be more distracting. The app keeps a running total for me. It take me much longer to do that by hand.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25157 on: January 25, 2014, 03:26:52 PM »
My friend said that she could not bear to listen to all her relatives talking about how beautiful Cousin was at her wedding, and she knew, from decades of experience, that they would say this to her face, and would pressure her to agree with them that Cousin was such a great beauty, while no one would comment about what a pretty bride she was. .

OK, I know it wasn't nice for the bride to pick a dress that wouldn't flatter the beautiful cousin, but how absolutely cruel for the family to not only make comparisons between the cousins but insist that the bride agree with them and talk about the Cousin's beauty.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25158 on: January 25, 2014, 04:04:23 PM »
And maybe this makes me a SS, but I did care what my wedding dress looked like, I did want my photos to be beautiful, and my wedding day really was the best single day of my life even now (8 years later). No-one at my wedding felt unwelcome, and I'm sure the vast majority had a good time. I don't think I'm 'sad' because of any of that.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25159 on: January 25, 2014, 04:06:52 PM »
1. I was turning down an aisle. Because of displays between the end caps and the refrigerators across from the ends of the aisle I had to make a pretty sharp turn. There were two people coming up the aisle. The person going the wrong way up the aisle says in a very ugly tone - I hope you don't drive your car that way. (If she had been on the right hand side of the aisle My way would have been clear.) The person on the right says to her, You just nearly ran me over.

I never realised there were rules for which side of the aisle to stay on. I just stick with whichever side has the item I want. Guess I've been rude to people for years without realising it!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25160 on: January 25, 2014, 07:18:44 PM »
1. I was turning down an aisle. Because of displays between the end caps and the refrigerators across from the ends of the aisle I had to make a pretty sharp turn. There were two people coming up the aisle. The person going the wrong way up the aisle says in a very ugly tone - I hope you don't drive your car that way. (If she had been on the right hand side of the aisle My way would have been clear.) The person on the right says to her, You just nearly ran me over.

I never realised there were rules for which side of the aisle to stay on. I just stick with whichever side has the item I want. Guess I've been rude to people for years without realising it!

IME people tend to stick to the 'driving' side. Around here, anyway, we push trolleys on the left and if we want something on the right we just leave the trolley on the left while we pick it up. Of course that's in an ideal world. When the supermarket gets crowded you just do your best and have lots of patience.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25161 on: January 25, 2014, 08:54:33 PM »
I spent $22 on my wedding dress  :D My husband spent way more on a nice shirt and pants since he had to go to an overpriced big & tall store. Brides who make the wedding all about how they look are so missing the point.

I paid $60 for the fabric, and got exactly what I wanted.  My dress was a very simple pattern, except that the curves in the front yoke nearly made me swear.  Mr. Sirius wore his black suit with a black silk shirt and a white bow tie, and as far as I'm concerned he was the best looking thing there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25162 on: January 25, 2014, 08:58:07 PM »
can we move the wedding dresses to a separate topic please
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25164 on: January 25, 2014, 09:34:12 PM »
A short one: Ma'am, please don't get huffy with me when I tell you that you'll have to stay with your kids during an R rated movie. It's the law, and I'm not going to become a felon just because you don't want to see Devil's Due.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25165 on: January 25, 2014, 10:20:43 PM »
Today there was a utility truck from the electric company parked in the road fixing a downed power line. They had part of one lane blocked (two lane rural highway). I was in the opposing lane, no one behind me for miles, when a pickup truck that had been sitting behind the utility truck decided that they would go around the truck RIGHT NOW. In my lane. I had to slam on my brakes and the pickup truck barely made it back into their own lane, fishtailing the whole way.

Had he waited just 10 more seconds I would've been safely past him and he could have easily gone around the truck without risking an accident.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25166 on: January 26, 2014, 07:11:02 AM »
A short one: Ma'am, please don't get huffy with me when I tell you that you'll have to stay with your kids during an R rated movie. It's the law, and I'm not going to become a felon just because you don't want to see Devil's Due.

I was working at a cinema when Bridesmaids came out in the UK, and the amount of  parents who tried to help their kids sneak into it was incredible. Apparently, because it was a "chick flick", they'd decided that it would be fine for their little froo froos, in spite of it being a 15.

I took to looking parents in the eyes and declaring "It starts with an explicit sex scene and doesn't get better from there." Most of them would grab their little "angels" and run out, scandalised.

(Interestingly, the other largest group going to see the film while I was working was Seniors! I'd always check they knew it was pretty rude and crude, and they were perfectly happy with that!)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25167 on: January 26, 2014, 07:14:44 AM »
A short one: Ma'am, please don't get huffy with me when I tell you that you'll have to stay with your kids during an R rated movie. It's the law, and I'm not going to become a felon just because you don't want to see Devil's Due.

I was working at a cinema when Bridesmaids came out in the UK, and the amount of  parents who tried to help their kids sneak into it was incredible. Apparently, because it was a "chick flick", they'd decided that it would be fine for their little froo froos, in spite of it being a 15.

I took to looking parents in the eyes and declaring "It starts with an explicit sex scene and doesn't get better from there." Most of them would grab their little "angels" and run out, scandalised.

(Interestingly, the other largest group going to see the film while I was working was Seniors! I'd always check they knew it was pretty rude and crude, and they were perfectly happy with that!)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25168 on: January 26, 2014, 10:51:26 AM »


And in some stores, if they feel your wedding date is too far away they won't let you try on dresses, either.
Considering the number of brides who change sizes before the wedding, I can see that as a practical consideration. They don't want to alter the dress when ordering a different size would have been an option.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25169 on: January 26, 2014, 10:54:26 AM »


(Interestingly, the other largest group going to see the film while I was working was Seniors! I'd always check they knew it was pretty rude and crude, and they were perfectly happy with that!)
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