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Old 03-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #22951
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How do you get to Pennsylvania on the Mississippi?
I think you turn east at Cairo Ill. and head up the Ohio.

My random thought, my 11 year old daughter made brownies this afternoon, they were goooood!!!!!

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I went to the Chinese place tonight. There are always signs that say, "children under 12 must have adult supervision". You would think people would supervise the mentally handicapped in their party.

I was sitting there, and I see this adult down syndrome man walking by the dessert table. He becomes enthralled by the chocolate fountain. He sets down his food plate, and watches...

Then he looked around, checking to see if anyone is watching, and then plunged his hand in and started licking. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. The look on his face of pure "died and gone to heaven" happiness was just freaking awesome.

Well, that wasn't enough. So after dipping and licking a couple more times, he stuck his whole face into the chocolate fountain. It was awesome! He started dancing and giggling and clapping his hands.

Then his sister discovered what was going on. Turned out, he was there with his Mom and 3 adult sisters (the siblings ranged from mid twenties to mid/late thirties).

That's when the trouble started. He didn't want to go to the women's restroom to clean up, and the sister didn't want to go to the men's to help. I ended up taking him to the men's room and helping him clean the chocolate out of his hair and off his face.

Then the manager went ape nuts on ME because he thought the guy was with me and it was my fault he was unsupervised. A little quick talking and some sincere apologies got all that straightened out. He asked the family if they would be willing to pay an extra ten bucks to replace the chocolate that now had come into contact with his face and hands (they would have to dump it all, clean the fountain, and start over).

They agreed and all was well.

But the look on the down syndrome man's face was absolutely priceless. If I hadn't left my phone I would have taken a picture.
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I went to the Chinese place tonight. There are always signs that say, "children under 12 must have adult supervision". You would think people would supervise the mentally handicapped in their party.

I was sitting there, and I see this adult down syndrome man walking by the dessert table. He becomes enthralled by the chocolate fountain. He sets down his food plate, and watches...

Then he looked around, checking to see if anyone is watching, and then plunged his hand in and started licking. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. The look on his face of pure "died and gone to heaven" happiness was just freaking awesome.

Well, that wasn't enough. So after dipping and licking a couple more times, he stuck his whole face into the chocolate fountain. It was awesome! He started dancing and giggling and clapping his hands.

Then his sister discovered what was going on. Turned out, he was there with his Mom and 3 adult sisters (the siblings ranged from mid twenties to mid/late thirties).

That's when the trouble started. He didn't want to go to the women's restroom to clean up, and the sister didn't want to go to the men's to help. I ended up taking him to the men's room and helping him clean the chocolate out of his hair and off his face.

Then the manager went ape nuts on ME because he thought the guy was with me and it was my fault he was unsupervised. A little quick talking and some sincere apologies got all that straightened out. He asked the family if they would be willing to pay an extra ten bucks to replace the chocolate that now had come into contact with his face and hands (they would have to dump it all, clean the fountain, and start over).

They agreed and all was well.

But the look on the down syndrome man's face was absolutely priceless. If I hadn't left my phone I would have taken a picture.
Good on you for helping out and laughing WITH the guy instead of at him. Too many of us would have done the opposite. Sounds like it all ended well for everyone. Again, well done sir.
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I went to the Chinese place tonight. There are always signs that say, "children under 12 must have adult supervision". You would think people would supervise the mentally handicapped in their party.

I was sitting there, and I see this adult down syndrome man walking by the dessert table. He becomes enthralled by the chocolate fountain. He sets down his food plate, and watches...

Then he looked around, checking to see if anyone is watching, and then plunged his hand in and started licking. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. The look on his face of pure "died and gone to heaven" happiness was just freaking awesome.

Well, that wasn't enough. So after dipping and licking a couple more times, he stuck his whole face into the chocolate fountain. It was awesome! He started dancing and giggling and clapping his hands.

Then his sister discovered what was going on. Turned out, he was there with his Mom and 3 adult sisters (the siblings ranged from mid twenties to mid/late thirties).

That's when the trouble started. He didn't want to go to the women's restroom to clean up, and the sister didn't want to go to the men's to help. I ended up taking him to the men's room and helping him clean the chocolate out of his hair and off his face.

Then the manager went ape nuts on ME because he thought the guy was with me and it was my fault he was unsupervised. A little quick talking and some sincere apologies got all that straightened out. He asked the family if they would be willing to pay an extra ten bucks to replace the chocolate that now had come into contact with his face and hands (they would have to dump it all, clean the fountain, and start over).

They agreed and all was well.

But the look on the down syndrome man's face was absolutely priceless. If I hadn't left my phone I would have taken a picture.
I would have loved to see that picture! People with Downs are some of the sweetest and most innocent people on Earth. Gotta love 'em.
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Simple happiness brings me great joy. Seeing my 7 month old nieces smiling and laughing their asses off with only about 3 teeth between them, a dog getting excited over a bone, a cat going crazy over catnip...

When the mental capacity isn't there to allow someone/thing to take the simple things for granted, and they get just SO FREAKING HAPPY over the simple things, I end up getting dust in my eyes and pissed off at people cutting the onions.
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Was laughing till crying today for the same simple reason today. I helped chaperone a girl scout outing to a swim park today. This little kid was about a year old. His mom kept dipping his feet in a fountain, which made him kick his head back and howl with laughter. I could hear him 30 feet away over the roar of kids screaming and laughing. Priceless.
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I went to the Chinese place tonight. There are always signs that say, "children under 12 must have adult supervision". You would think people would supervise the mentally handicapped in their party.

I was sitting there, and I see this adult down syndrome man walking by the dessert table. He becomes enthralled by the chocolate fountain. He sets down his food plate, and watches...

Then he looked around, checking to see if anyone is watching, and then plunged his hand in and started licking. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. The look on his face of pure "died and gone to heaven" happiness was just freaking awesome.

Well, that wasn't enough. So after dipping and licking a couple more times, he stuck his whole face into the chocolate fountain. It was awesome! He started dancing and giggling and clapping his hands.

Then his sister discovered what was going on. Turned out, he was there with his Mom and 3 adult sisters (the siblings ranged from mid twenties to mid/late thirties).

That's when the trouble started. He didn't want to go to the women's restroom to clean up, and the sister didn't want to go to the men's to help. I ended up taking him to the men's room and helping him clean the chocolate out of his hair and off his face.

Then the manager went ape nuts on ME because he thought the guy was with me and it was my fault he was unsupervised. A little quick talking and some sincere apologies got all that straightened out. He asked the family if they would be willing to pay an extra ten bucks to replace the chocolate that now had come into contact with his face and hands (they would have to dump it all, clean the fountain, and start over).

They agreed and all was well.

But the look on the down syndrome man's face was absolutely priceless. If I hadn't left my phone I would have taken a picture.
Trip, you ae a classy guy with a big heart. you sir, have my respect again!
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Trip, you ae a classy guy with a big heart. you sir, have my respect again!
Did I lose it?
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Trip, you ae a classy guy with a big heart. you sir, have my respect again!
Why do you think I love him so much?
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