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2013-01-18 02:43:33 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


No, so go ahead and hire that hooker.
 
2013-01-18 02:43:38 PM  

doubled99: Hey! Is this where I act all offended and praise special needs kids to show how good a person I am?


No, it's where you display your deft understanding of human nature with regards to the internet in one of the most interesting posts in the thread that _really_ gets you thinking and analyzing what motivates us on a minute by minute basis.

Thank god there are people like you out there.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:07 PM  
Whatever Laurenzo's is pretty good despite being too close to the Pearl Bar.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:08 PM  

durbnpoisn: I've seen people switch tables in restaraunts to avoid my kids, and they are even special needs. My kids are actually very polite and well behaved.

Some people just cannot tolerate young people.


all kids are polite and well behaved until viewed through the eyes of complete strangers.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:21 PM  

WhippingBoy: durbnpoisn: I've seen people switch tables in restaraunts to avoid my kids, and they are even special needs. My kids are actually very polite and well behaved.

Some people just cannot tolerate young people.

What's wrong with that? As long as the restaurant is able to accomodate them in a reasonable manner, I see no problem with this.


I am one of those people who will ask to move if possible rather than be seated next to a kid. Your kids may well behave well, or you may THINK your kids behave well, but the odds of kids screaming, making a fuss, kicking the seat or whatever are too great to risk it. I don't go out to eat that often, and when I do, I want to enjoy it, not have a bad time because I have to deal with someone else's ill-behaved kid that they can't or won't control, or even better, don't realize they SHOULD control.  Again, your kid may behave just fine. I'd just rather not take the chance.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:26 PM  

Fear the Clam: I recognize Kelly Osbourne, but who's the old lady?


That's exactly what I thought haha.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:37 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


Nope, actually, as long as they are legally able to consent for themselves. And there's a good chance the kid will come out "normal", so to speak.

WhippingBoy: durbnpoisn: I've seen people switch tables in restaraunts to avoid my kids, and they are even special needs. My kids are actually very polite and well behaved.

Some people just cannot tolerate young people.

What's wrong with that? As long as the restaurant is able to accomodate them in a reasonable manner, I see no problem with this.


There's a difference in asking to move to another table, and going on a diatribe about how 'tards should be kept in the basement. One is polite, the other's being a total douche.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:41 PM  
So far this thread has taught me that it's a far greater crime to joke about adulterating someone's food, than to ridicule handicapped children.

Fark is a weird place.
 
2013-01-18 02:44:43 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


Why don't you ask your mom?
 
2013-01-18 02:44:51 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo:
Sorry, I have a son who is autisitic (non-verbal). Other than his inability to speak and some slow developed social skills, just looking at him you can't tell.
.


Apparently, they can tell.
 
2013-01-18 02:45:27 PM  

doubled99: Hey! Is this where I act all offended and praise special needs kids to show how good a person I am?


Oh no, you've already said enough.
 
2013-01-18 02:46:28 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


calm down, you crusty barnacle.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 02:47:00 PM  

Phil Moskowitz

doubled99: Hey! Is this where I act all offended and praise special needs kids to show how good a person I am?

No, it's where you display your deft understanding of human nature with regards to the internet in one of the most interesting posts in the thread that _really_ gets you thinking and analyzing what motivates us on a minute by minute basis.

Thank god there are people like you out there.



Is that an insult???
 
2013-01-18 02:47:29 PM  

serpent_sky: I am one of those people who will ask to move if possible rather than be seated next to a kid. Your kids may well behave well, or you may THINK your kids behave well, but the odds of kids screaming, making a fuss, kicking the seat or whatever are too great to risk it. I don't go out to eat that often, and when I do, I want to enjoy it, not have a bad time because I have to deal with someone else's ill-behaved kid that they can't or won't control, or even better, don't realize they SHOULD control.  Again, your kid may behave just fine. I'd just rather not take the chance.


You can move yourself to any seat at McDonald's. You don't need permission.

/too easy
 
2013-01-18 02:47:40 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: So far this thread has taught me that it's a far greater crime to joke about adulterating someone's food, than to ridicule handicapped children.


You know where else you could've learned that?

The criminal code of your state.
 
2013-01-18 02:47:44 PM  
The real question I want answered was did the other table tip him well?
 
2013-01-18 02:47:53 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: doubled99: Hey! Is this where I act all offended and praise special needs kids to show how good a person I am?

Oh no, you've already said enough.


I knew there was a reason I ignored that guy.
 
2013-01-18 02:47:59 PM  

WhippingBoy: DoBeDoBeDo: A little boy did a double take on him as he passed and his mom tells him "don't pay attention to him, he's 'special'"

So I looked at the boy and said "that's right, your mom thinks my kid is special, and apparently doesn't think the same of you!"

She gave me a very bad stink eye and walked off.

No offense, but you're a jerk.


Yeah, my take on what the other mother said was that she was trying to tell her kid not to make a big deal of the other kid humming to himself, because that is just how he is.
 
2013-01-18 02:49:45 PM  
www.metalsucks.net
Was once at a restaurant where they brought in their potato-counter with them of around 15 years of age. This.......thing wasn't like your average Downsy-but-still-normal-enough type of Corky. This one was of the Tard Elite. Hockey helmet, smells of indescribable origin, shrieking like a banshee between bursts of vomiting & pissing himself, etc. It was like every foul odor known to Man was reeking from this bloated carcass.

I've watched Peter Jackson's "Bad taste" while gobbling down a bowl of pistachio pudding on a dare, I could eat peanut butter while seeing "2 Girls 1 Cup", but this was too much to stomach. The beast cleared the whole joint with 20 minutes from it's nonstop fits of yowling, reeking, and spewing/oozing as many vile substances as possible in great distances, painting the walls and ceiling with his fluids.

Never again. If this ever happens once more in my lifetime, I am quickly going to stop everything right there at the table even if all I had was one bite, rush to pay my receipt, and GTFO before the show starts.
 
2013-01-18 02:49:51 PM  

BronyMedic: doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?

Nope, actually, as long as they are legally able to consent for themselves. And there's a good chance the kid will come out "normal", so to speak.

WhippingBoy: durbnpoisn: I've seen people switch tables in restaraunts to avoid my kids, and they are even special needs. My kids are actually very polite and well behaved.

Some people just cannot tolerate young people.

What's wrong with that? As long as the restaurant is able to accomodate them in a reasonable manner, I see no problem with this.

There's a difference in asking to move to another table, and going on a diatribe about how 'tards should be kept in the basement. One is polite, the other's being a total douche.


I was responding to the poster, not the original post. durbnpoisn seemed offended that some people didn't want to sit by her kids. Who farking cares?
 
2013-01-18 02:51:32 PM  

WhippingBoy: DoBeDoBeDo: A little boy did a double take on him as he passed and his mom tells him "don't pay attention to him, he's 'special'"

So I looked at the boy and said "that's right, your mom thinks my kid is special, and apparently doesn't think the same of you!"

She gave me a very bad stink eye and walked off.

No offense, but you're a jerk.


I hate to say "this" but this.

That farker really showed that "little kid" who was the boss!
 
2013-01-18 02:52:49 PM  
Leaving in a huff, the Upsidedowns family vowed to open their own chain of Mongolian BBQ restaurants.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-18 02:52:53 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


It's illegal NOT to.
 
2013-01-18 02:53:54 PM  

kindms:
You want us to believe the above but then say a small child did a double take when passing your child ? and the mother was able to recognize your child had special needs but he doesn't look it at all ?


Believe what you want. I'm guessing the kid did the double take/curious look because my son was humming to himself. Either way the kid was, again, more curious but the mom went to full jerk mode. So, yeah I reciprocated.
 
2013-01-18 02:56:04 PM  
Waiter to the woman: "What would you like tonight?"
Woman:"Prime Rib, medium rare and a baked potato."
Waiter: "And the vegetable?"
Woman "Oh, he'll have the same thing."
 
2013-01-18 02:56:21 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [www.metalsucks.net image 250x200]
Was once at a restaurant where they brought in their potato-counter with them of around 15 years of age. This.......thing wasn't like your average Downsy-but-still-normal-enough type of Corky. This one was of the Tard Elite. Hockey helmet, smells of indescribable origin, shrieking like a banshee between bursts of vomiting & pissing himself, etc. It was like every foul odor known to Man was reeking from this bloated carcass.

I've watched Peter Jackson's "Bad taste" while gobbling down a bowl of pistachio pudding on a dare, I could eat peanut butter while seeing "2 Girls 1 Cup", but this was too much to stomach. The beast cleared the whole joint with 20 minutes from it's nonstop fits of yowling, reeking, and spewing/oozing as many vile substances as possible in great distances, painting the walls and ceiling with his fluids.

Never again. If this ever happens once more in my lifetime, I am quickly going to stop everything right there at the table even if all I had was one bite, rush to pay my receipt, and GTFO before the show starts.


CSB: I was in the checkout line at Wal-Mart, stocking up on toilet paper and booze. Just as I get to the cashier, two older people walk through the entrance pushing a grown adult in a wheelchair, who is absolutely going out of his mind. Shrieking. Long, drawn out, "i'm legitimately being killed", piercing screams. I immediately shut down all eye contact and speech, and start to bite my tongue because I want to laugh. The guy getting his bags in front of me just takes off running holding his hand over his face. I look up at the cashier, and she asks me, deadpan but strained, "debit or credit?"

And as I start to say "credit", I lose it. In front of the parents of the handicapped guy. Tears streaming down my face, laughing my ass off, as this guy continues shrieking like a howler monkey. The clerk starts laughing, too, and turns around so the parents can't see it. I paid, got my bags, and ran out of the store giggling like the fool I am.

Wasn't that cool of a story. You'd have to have been there to appreciate it. Don't read any of this. Too late.
 
2013-01-18 02:56:48 PM  
"Let me tell you something else. I've seen a lot of spinals, Dude, and this guy is a fake. A farking goldbricker."

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 02:56:52 PM  
A disruptive kid is a disruptive kid regardless of mental abilities. Parents should realize this and take responsibility. Some people don't do well in certain situations; like an infant at the 10 pm showing of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or the drunk who screams at the bartender that he's not drunk and refuses to leave.
 
2013-01-18 02:57:23 PM  

halfof33: WhippingBoy: DoBeDoBeDo: A little boy did a double take on him as he passed and his mom tells him "don't pay attention to him, he's 'special'"

So I looked at the boy and said "that's right, your mom thinks my kid is special, and apparently doesn't think the same of you!"

She gave me a very bad stink eye and walked off.

No offense, but you're a jerk.

I hate to say "this" but this.

That farker really showed that "little kid" who was the boss!


Highly unlikely that this actually happened. If you've really got a special needs child, other people's opinions are very very low on the old priority scale.
 
2013-01-18 02:59:13 PM  
I love a good tard thread. This is making my afternoon fly by and this is definately not a bookmark for when I get home
 
2013-01-18 02:59:44 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: kindms:
You want us to believe the above but then say a small child did a double take when passing your child ? and the mother was able to recognize your child had special needs but he doesn't look it at all ?

Believe what you want. I'm guessing the kid did the double take/curious look because my son was humming to himself. Either way the kid was, again, more curious but the mom went to full jerk mode. So, yeah I reciprocated.


No actually, she didn't and you were totally farking out of line for talking to her kid, and in particular saying that the kid's mom didn't think the kid was "special."
 
2013-01-18 03:00:05 PM  

Tunacrab: I believe it, and here's why: people being waited on feel an entitlement for some reason... like the table is "theirs" and the waiter is in "their area.".


Almost like they're paying for the privilege of being served at your place of employment.

IMO, you are purpose-bound to accomodate any reasonable request made by a customer. It's your god damned raison d'etere.

If I don;t want to sit near a blustering drunk douchebag trying desperately to get laid, or some clucking farking hens, or noisy goddamned kids, I should be able to request another table.
If none are a vailable, fine. Your little seating chart, which is for your convenience, not mine, is not a farking factor.
 
2013-01-18 03:00:07 PM  
If you sit at a chain restaurant, no matter what kind of chain restaurant, you are consenting to sit amongst The Masses. That includes people with all manner of children.

You want fancy, go to Masa's or Chez Panisse.
 
2013-01-18 03:00:18 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


img851.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-18 03:00:46 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


You're good as long as you got it too.

img2-2.timeinc.net
 
2013-01-18 03:01:38 PM  

halfof33: DoBeDoBeDo: kindms:
You want us to believe the above but then say a small child did a double take when passing your child ? and the mother was able to recognize your child had special needs but he doesn't look it at all ?

Believe what you want. I'm guessing the kid did the double take/curious look because my son was humming to himself. Either way the kid was, again, more curious but the mom went to full jerk mode. So, yeah I reciprocated.

No actually, she didn't and you were totally farking out of line for talking to her kid, and in particular saying that the kid's mom didn't think the kid was "special."


I swear, if I hear someone describe their kid as "special" one more time (whether or not that kid is "normal", downy, aspie, or just plain farked up), I'm going to blatz!!!
 
2013-01-18 03:01:45 PM  
TV's Vinnie:  I could eat peanut butter while seeing "2 Girls 1 Cup",

Youtube or it didn't happen.
 
2013-01-18 03:02:18 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: If you sit at a chain restaurant, no matter what kind of chain restaurant, you are consenting to sit amongst The Masses. That includes people with all manner of children.

You want fancy, go to Masa's or Chez Panisse.


I'll stick to Chez Luis, thanks. Amazing pancreas dish.
 
2013-01-18 03:03:10 PM  

WhippingBoy: Highly unlikely that this actually happened. If you've really got a special needs child, other people's opinions are very very low on the old priority scale.


Yeah probably. Plus, half the time if someone said that, the other person would drop their dick in the dirt.
 
2013-01-18 03:03:41 PM  

loki see loki do: If I don;t want to sit near a blustering drunk douchebag trying desperately to get laid, or some clucking farking hens, or noisy goddamned kids, I should be able to request another table.


That's exactly it. I don't care if people ask to move to a different table because they're too close to me and my kids, because I want the same option if I'm ever seated close to a table of dumpy, cackling, 40-something "professional" women.
 
2013-01-18 03:04:10 PM  
Children who have special needs can sometimes make a scene in public. It can be irritating to others nearby. Imagine, though, that it's your kid. Imagine the struggle of having to deal with that everywhere you ever go. Not wanting to keep your child a recluse, but always worrying that your child will act out or have a tantrum.

Cut the parents a break and just f'ing ignore the kid, people.
 
2013-01-18 03:04:21 PM  

WhippingBoy: halfof33: DoBeDoBeDo: kindms:
You want us to believe the above but then say a small child did a double take when passing your child ? and the mother was able to recognize your child had special needs but he doesn't look it at all ?

Believe what you want. I'm guessing the kid did the double take/curious look because my son was humming to himself. Either way the kid was, again, more curious but the mom went to full jerk mode. So, yeah I reciprocated.

No actually, she didn't and you were totally farking out of line for talking to her kid, and in particular saying that the kid's mom didn't think the kid was "special."

I swear, if I hear someone describe their kid as "special" one more time (whether or not that kid is "normal", downy, aspie, or just plain farked up), I'm going to blatz!!!


What did I do?
 
2013-01-18 03:04:52 PM  

topcon: Contents Under Pressure: If you sit at a chain restaurant, no matter what kind of chain restaurant, you are consenting to sit amongst The Masses. That includes people with all manner of children.

You want fancy, go to Masa's or Chez Panisse.

I'll stick to Chez Luis, thanks. Amazing pancreas dish.


Don't be too sure about being able to avoid the proles by going to classier joints.

thefoodinista.files.wordpress.com

"Come, Elwood, let us adjourn ourselves to the nearest table!"
 
2013-01-18 03:05:13 PM  

WhippingBoy: I swear, if I hear someone describe their kid as "special" one more time (whether or not that kid is "normal", downy, aspie, or just plain farked up), I'm going to blatz!!!


Don't watch football, then.

Everybody is a "special talent."

/i think you are special.
 
2013-01-18 03:05:34 PM  

thisone: durbnpoisn: I've seen people switch tables in restaraunts to avoid my kids, and they are even special needs. My kids are actually very polite and well behaved.

Some people just cannot tolerate young people.

all kids are polite and well behaved until viewed through the eyes of complete strangers.


That's why we grab other peoples kids from the park to keep perspective through the meal.
 
2013-01-18 03:05:50 PM  

doczoidberg: Is it illegal to have sex with someone who has Down Syndrome?


christ i hope not, or the 3 women i've slept with are in trouble.
 
2013-01-18 03:06:10 PM  

The Muthaship: Uranus Is Huge!: So far this thread has taught me that it's a far greater crime to joke about adulterating someone's food, than to ridicule handicapped children.

You know where else you could've learned that?

The criminal code of your state.


You sound like a blast. We should party together sometime.
 
2013-01-18 03:07:48 PM  

The Muthaship: Uranus Is Huge!: So far this thread has taught me that it's a far greater crime to joke about adulterating someone's food, than to ridicule handicapped children.

You know where else you could've learned that?

The criminal code of your state.


Also, I am POSITIVE that there is no law against joking about adulterating someone's food.
 
2013-01-18 03:07:50 PM  
Well, at least it was in the tarded section. I ask for tables in the non-tarded section, but it fills up so fast these days,

Pretty soon all restaurants will be non-tarded.
 
2013-01-18 03:10:04 PM  
This is a cool story. Also, shanrick is cool for the month of TotalFarkiness. Thanks, shanrick!

/CSB
 
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