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Old 01-11-2015, 08:02 AM
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<bg> I work in the photo department of a drugstore. Since it is, after all, a DRUGstore, we are quite used to dealing with people who aren't all there -- stoned, drunk, just got out of the hospital, what have you.

But tonight. Tonight was one for the record books, as far as I'm concerned.

I'm working away when I notice a female person at our photo kiosk looking confused. Now she was older (not any older than me, but older than 50). Many people that come into the store around that age either: don't understand computers OR refuse to learn them. Whatever ... I'm 57, was hired into this job at 54 and I figured it out!

So I bop over to offer my assistance. She wants to scan in a photo and get a print. Okay great! I can help you with that! We scan her photo and I bring the scanned photo up on the screen. It's a picture of her 3 grandchildren and Santa (I know this because she gave me about 10 minutes of all of their geneology - who is whose daughter/son, how they're related to her, how old they all are, their grades in school, you get the idea).

Okay, so now we're down to the IMPORTANT decision ..... how do you want this print to look? Well, you see, she wants 2 of the grandchildren CUT OUT of the picture. <say WHAT?????> Okay, I do what I can, but try as I might I cannot entirely erase the entire existence of these 2 other children out of the picture. There's a little bit of the shoulder of one of them and a little bit of the chin of the other one in the picture. I can't remove that without either cutting off Santa's head, or trimming down the *treasured grandchild*'s arm.

Well SIGH "if that's the best you can do" SIGH. Okay, so I print the picture. I give it to her and she wants me to cut it. Oh no, I'm not doing that, and no I don't have any scissors. She has a box cutter, however, and starts to make cuts to completely remove any evidence of those children. WHOAA!!!!!! "You need to pay for this first".

It's a whole $0.42, but she doesn't have that! Has to use the credit card sheesh!

Anyway, after she pays, she slices and dices and wanders happily off into the sunset.

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:25 AM
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Holy crap, that is really awful Sadly happens a lot. I was browsing Facebook and came across a profile of someone I went to school with. I'd seen her on there before, but just ignored her because she's vile, bullied me at school, and when I last saw her, she still called me names (this was when we were both 23). This time, I decided to browse her wall and came across a conversation there. Basically, she was telling another woman that her kids have ruined her life and if she could go back in time, she'd never have had them. I just... what. You would actually WANT them to not exist if you could go back in time? For serious? I mean, I know it's impossible, but the very idea of that thought going through her head in the first place makes me sick to my stomach.

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Old 01-11-2015, 11:01 AM
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I wonder if these women will complain when these kids don't visit them in the nursing home.
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:07 AM
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I wonder if these women will complain when these kids don't visit them in the nursing home.
"We'll put you in that crooked nursing home we saw on 60 minutes!"
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:06 PM
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"We'll put you in that crooked nursing home we saw on 60 minutes!"
Shady Pines Ma!

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Old 01-11-2015, 04:37 PM
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"We'll put you in that crooked nursing home we saw on 60 minutes!"
Homer: "Let's put my dad in a home!"
Lisa: "You already put him in a home!"
Homer: "Let's put him in a home he can't get out of!"

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Shady Pines Ma!
"Hey Ma, I hear Shady Pines is run by German's now"

This woman's future doesn't look too good right now...

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Old 01-11-2015, 11:00 PM
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"I'll be good..."
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:50 PM
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This creeps me out a bit. I had a customer place a birthday announcement for her granddaughter, a beautiful little girl that she positively dotes on, from what I can tell. But she also told me that she has a grandson as well, the little girl's brother. And she's never placed a birthday announcement for him, although she's done one for the girl twice now. She just kind of mentioned the boy in an offhand sort of way. I really hope she doesn't completely ignore the poor kid in favor of his sister.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:39 PM
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This creeps me out a bit. I had a customer place a birthday announcement for her granddaughter, a beautiful little girl that she positively dotes on, from what I can tell. But she also told me that she has a grandson as well, the little girl's brother. And she's never placed a birthday announcement for him, although she's done one for the girl twice now. She just kind of mentioned the boy in an offhand sort of way. I really hope she doesn't completely ignore the poor kid in favor of his sister.
That's how my mom's dad and stepmother (before she died, anyhow) were like......they seemed to favour my "Uncle Joe's" kids, particularly the two boys. (who were into/excelled at sports) Meanwhile, they didn't exactly ignore the rest of us, but my sister and I definitely picked up on the favouritism.

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:46 PM
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Be nice to your children and grand-children. They will choose your retirement home.
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