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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25650 on: February 25, 2014, 12:52:32 PM »
^^ Yeah, we had that problem in the neighborhood where we used to live. One of the reasons I don't miss living there.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25651 on: February 25, 2014, 12:52:53 PM »
Yeah, it takes all of, what, 30 seconds? While the dog is pooping, you get your bag ready. Dog finishes, you bend over, pick it up in the bag or whatever, and close it.

OK, OK, maybe I'm exaggerating. 60 seconds.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25652 on: February 25, 2014, 01:47:08 PM »
Agreed. I pick up after my dog whether it's raining, snowing, dark out, whatever. It's part of dog ownership.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25653 on: February 26, 2014, 01:37:40 AM »
This article is about a woman who adopted two girls from China and how people made rude comments. I am cackling at how one of the kids handled a rude SS  >:D

"...recently, a couple approached the family and the woman remarked, 'I couldnít love someone I didnít give birth to," to which Lily cleverly responded, 'Oh, did you give birth to your husband?' before walking away."

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/kim-kelly-wagner-photo-series-girls-adopted-china-191940669.html

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25654 on: February 26, 2014, 07:23:23 AM »
This article is about a woman who adopted two girls from China and how people made rude comments. I am cackling at how one of the kids handled a rude SS  >:D

"...recently, a couple approached the family and the woman remarked, 'I couldnít love someone I didnít give birth to," to which Lily cleverly responded, 'Oh, did you give birth to your husband?' before walking away."

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/kim-kelly-wagner-photo-series-girls-adopted-china-191940669.html

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25655 on: February 26, 2014, 08:04:19 AM »
In general, I agree that it's the responsibility of the dog owner to clean up after their dog; I can make an exception if the dog had skittered out into foot-deep snow on a long leash. I don't expect heroics.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25656 on: February 26, 2014, 10:19:02 AM »
This article is about a woman who adopted two girls from China and how people made rude comments. I am cackling at how one of the kids handled a rude SS  >:D

"...recently, a couple approached the family and the woman remarked, 'I couldnít love someone I didnít give birth to," to which Lily cleverly responded, 'Oh, did you give birth to your husband?' before walking away."

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/kim-kelly-wagner-photo-series-girls-adopted-china-191940669.html

I am trying to wrap my head around the idea that some people considered this gal's photo project a parenting fail.  I think is was inspired.

I predict great things for this girl.

...and a lifetime of closed-mindedness for the woman.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25657 on: February 26, 2014, 04:09:06 PM »
My "shower" isn't going to be until after the baby is born, probably when he's about 3 months old. My sisters want to host it together and they're interstate. And baby is going to be born midwinter, so we've set a tentative date of "sometime in September" when the weather is better.

I have to admit, this hurt my brain for a few moments.  I was thinking: How could the baby be born mid-winter and then only be 3 months old in September?

Then I remembered, you're in the southern hemisphere, so your winter is during my summer.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25658 on: February 26, 2014, 04:37:56 PM »
My "shower" isn't going to be until after the baby is born, probably when he's about 3 months old. My sisters want to host it together and they're interstate. And baby is going to be born midwinter, so we've set a tentative date of "sometime in September" when the weather is better.

I have to admit, this hurt my brain for a few moments.  I was thinking: How could the baby be born mid-winter and then only be 3 months old in September?

Then I remembered, you're in the southern hemisphere, so your winter is during my summer.

I had the same problem! I was like..wait, but the baby will be there...and then was like, oh right wrong hemisphere. Never mind.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25659 on: February 26, 2014, 05:11:06 PM »
A lot of times with the dog poo problem it's "everybody else does it" (or in this case, doesn't do it - namely cleaning up after the dog).  And then when one person gets caught they get indignant. "Well I don't see you ticketing my neighbor who does it too!" they exclaim while someone's writing them a ticket for littering (saw this one happen in person), or "the management doesn't stop those nasty people in the next building from doing it, so they won't stop me."  (Also witnessed) ... There is no real way to stop every single one, and as soon as one does it someone else thinks "oh well it's okay" and it snowballs (pun not really intended). 

I don't LIKE cleaning up after my pets, be it poop or hairballs or what have you, but I do it.  Although... granted, in my own yard/house I do tend to let it "sit" a few minutes so it's not quite as... warm and goopy, because I have a terrible gag reflex.  But it does get cleaned up!  When I was a teenager and had first gotten my dog, I did the "Well nobody will notice in the snow" and then the terrible discovery come thaw time.  Learned my lesson. 

SS store: there's a store near me that sells an item that I love.  Except they seem to have some issues keeping it in stock. I don't know if it's simply that they don't order enough and people buy it out (it's a popular item) - or if they have it in the back and stockers don't keep up with refilling it on the shelf, or if the warehouse doesn't send them enough in a regular, timely manner... but every now and then they go for weeks without having any on the shelf when I go to do my weekly grocery shopping.  The tag is there, etc etc.  I've asked about it, and they just shrug at me and say "come back later."  (Once, out of curiosity, I checked three times in a week to see if there was a trick to the stocking cycle, and nope - never showed up on the shelf.  I actually had a clerk start mocking me out loud for wanting this item.  No, it's not necessary to live, but it's tasty and I want to pay you for it, so what's the problem? 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25660 on: February 26, 2014, 05:30:01 PM »
SS store: there's a store near me that sells an item that I love.  Except they seem to have some issues keeping it in stock. I don't know if it's simply that they don't order enough and people buy it out (it's a popular item) - or if they have it in the back and stockers don't keep up with refilling it on the shelf, or if the warehouse doesn't send them enough in a regular, timely manner... but every now and then they go for weeks without having any on the shelf when I go to do my weekly grocery shopping.

I'm not sure what the item is. But here's the problems our store has with keeping things in stock:
- We have warehouse shelves in the store room (plus a dairy room and a frozen food room). They're packed to the gills, but only with a couple boxes of each product. There isn't enough space to keep a full supply of every produt.
- Some products (like Nabisco cookies) are vendor products. Our store doesn't keep vendor products in the store room. If we run out of Nabisco cookies, well, we're out until the Nabisco rep comes back next week to stock his shelf.
- Our products go through some sort of weird inventory system. A truck will dump off, say, a couple cases of candles with us. But until the candles are scanned into inventory, it gets listed as "not in stock" on the store computers. 
- Stockers don't have a say in what needs to be put out. Trust me, they're not going "Yeah, I don't feel like putting out more laundry detergent today."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25661 on: February 26, 2014, 05:56:20 PM »
SS store: there's a store near me that sells an item that I love.  Except they seem to have some issues keeping it in stock. I don't know if it's simply that they don't order enough and people buy it out (it's a popular item) - or if they have it in the back and stockers don't keep up with refilling it on the shelf, or if the warehouse doesn't send them enough in a regular, timely manner... but every now and then they go for weeks without having any on the shelf when I go to do my weekly grocery shopping.  The tag is there, etc etc.  I've asked about it, and they just shrug at me and say "come back later."  (Once, out of curiosity, I checked three times in a week to see if there was a trick to the stocking cycle, and nope - never showed up on the shelf.  I actually had a clerk start mocking me out loud for wanting this item.  No, it's not necessary to live, but it's tasty and I want to pay you for it, so what's the problem?

For us, it is Chobani plain fat free yogurt (the big tubs, not single serve). Both my sister and her roommate ate this for breakfast every morning, and they started a mini (but good natured) war over the scant Chobani stock at their local grocery. One day, sister said to roommate that she was going to stop at the store because she was out of yogurt. The store was all out -- Sad. She gets home and goes to put her other purchases into the fridge, and what should she see on her ROOMMATE's shelf of the fridge but FIVE brand-new Chobani yogurts. Roommate had gone to the store over lunch and bought them all out!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25662 on: February 26, 2014, 06:10:25 PM »
I've stopped buying bananas at the grocery store when I go because they never have any green ones.  Usually I prefer to get two bunches, one mostly yellow, the other green, because my li'l guy loves bananas and I know he won't want to wait till they ripen and being 2 he doesn't yet get that Green=not ripe.

I don't really want to have to make a special trip to the store on another day for bananas, and I shop on Fridays cause DH gets paid Thursday nights so changing the day of shopping wouldn't really work either.

I did find that Target has nice green bananas on Fridays so I might have to make a trip there and figure out other things to get so I'm not just going for bananas.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25663 on: February 26, 2014, 08:37:55 PM »
Target sells bananas over there?  ??? Here it's a low to kid-tier department store with homewards, clothes, books etc. No food.

I find some products DH and I used to get from our local supermarket have been disappearing. Like a certain flavour of pizza bases, we like the herb and garlic but they only have plain. Or ginger beer cordial that I like. They have other products of that brand, but not those ones which we like. We have to go to the other supermarket near where DH works to get them sometimes.

As for the hemisphere thing...some people just don't get at all we have Christmas in summer. Like the season and the date somehow go together. The weather is, hopefully, getting cooler now we're moving into autumn. It's been a long hot summer where we have had som 40+C days.

It does make me feel a bit funny when people complain about snow and cold...you can do something about snow and cold. There's not much you can do about a day that's 43C and you are outside.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25664 on: February 26, 2014, 09:15:09 PM »
Target sells bananas over there?  ??? Here it's a low to kid-tier department store with homewards, clothes, books etc. No food.

Some of them do, yes. There's also "Super Target" stores with an all-out grocery section, instead of just a small one.
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