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#795404 - 06/18/09 10:26 AM Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders??
Missy41
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Hey everyone! I was thinking about my old gliders and how annoying it was to actually show them off because people would ask the STUPIDEST questions lol. I would usually just let people peek in the pouch and this is the MOST frequent question I got:



"Can you take them out or will they fly away?"

roflmao Everytime I hear that I think OMG wow are you that dumb? lol


So cmon guys share some of yours!

Missy


Edited by Missy41 (06/18/09 10:27 AM)

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#795409 - 06/18/09 10:34 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
monluvspagen
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"What is it, a bat"

"Do they fly?"..."No the only mammals that can fly are bats"

And my favorite:
"Do they poop all the time in your bra"...and I say back "Do you poop and pee in your sleep?" I rest my case lol

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#795412 - 06/18/09 10:44 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
suggiemom1980 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 13746
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If I have them in a pouch, "Can they BREATHE in there???"
If they're in my bra, "Do they bite?"
And, after I've explained what they are to someone, they will invariably describe them to their friend or co-worker as, "Look! It's a flying squirrel!"
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#795428 - 06/18/09 11:13 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: suggiemom1980]
gliderma Offline
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Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 5402
Loc: Michigan
I get tired of explaining, NO they are not rats or bats or rodents. They do not fly, they glide and NO they are not flying squirrels, or snake food! YES that is the sound they make when they are upset! NO, I'd prefer that you did not touch them and YES they do bite. Why do I have such a creature? Just look at them, how could you not want one! Well actually 14 and counting! roflmao
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#795437 - 06/18/09 11:25 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: gliderma]
Kiiru Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 2969
Loc: Syracuse, NY
roflmao Great topic! I never take my guys out and about with me because quite frankly...a bonding pouch just doesn't look normal! ^^ And if I do decide to bring them, people look at me funny because I have a pouch across my chest with it on my hip and my hand on it so it doesn't swing.

I've heard things like "Do they drink blood since they're nocturnal?" "Ewww!! Why would you want to own rats?" "What are those? Mice?" (yes...that's with the pouch opened up)

No...but really. If I do bring them with me, I make it a point to talk to "myself." Like, I was checking out at Walmart and this guy was trying to see what I had...well, turns out that he was parked next to our car! So, as I was walking by, I felt movement in the pouch and said kind of loudly "UH OH! We have a wiggler!! It's ok, cutie." roflmao The look on his faaaaaaaace was amazing. I didn't even realize I did it so I quickly held up the pouch and looked in the screen window and said "whatcha doin, girlie?" roflmao
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#795438 - 06/18/09 11:27 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: gliderma]
Zuki_Mom Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 325
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My favorite one is "Is it real?!" yes my gliders ARE real, they are alive. Their normal response is "Oh, I thought it was one of them new animatronic things" Ugh lol
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#795451 - 06/18/09 11:38 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Zuki_Mom]
Guerita135 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
I hate when people ask: "Is that a rat?!"

I had Gollum with me at the movie store the other day and he had his head peeking out of my shirt, which, of course, drew a couple people's attention, lol. I was more then happy to bring him out and show him to them, but it irritated me when they asked if my beautiful boy was a rat! tant

Does this look like a RAT to you?!



Edited by LSardou (06/18/09 11:52 AM)
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#795458 - 06/18/09 11:46 AM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Zuki_Mom]
AmyLynn
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When I take my girls out with me. I talk to them and people look at me funny and ask me "what do you have in there?" And I tell them and they say "what is that?" and I explain and show them. Then they go on to say something stupid like "Oh a flying rat" shakehead or some people get real scared of them or some want to touch them. But I tell them you can look but you can not touch. They bite!! And I go on about hard they are to take care of when I hear them say "Oh I want one" Yeah ok just a minute ago you did not even know they existed.

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#795505 - 06/18/09 01:20 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
Chelsie
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I was buying baby links for the cage at a second hand baby store when someone was listening to my conversation and over heard me say they were for the gliders. She turned and looked at me and said " you have sugar gliders?: I said yes and she said to me " Ewww those are ugly and nasty". I looked at her and couldnt stop myself I said " maybe people thing your ugly and nasty.. but I am sure someone loves you"...

After it was said I felt bad.. but I coudlnt help it... those are my children she was talking about...

Sometimes my mouth gets the best of me.. I guess...

Just had to share.. smile People say some off the wall things when it comes to gliders!!!


Edited by Chelsie (06/18/09 01:20 PM)

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#795506 - 06/18/09 01:22 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
buttercup
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Oh my all time favorite...

"What's a marsupial??"

Are they kidding me?

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#795508 - 06/18/09 01:24 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
buttercup
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Oh and another thing...they are sugar GLIDERS...so NO...they can't fly...if so, they'd be called sugar FLYERS!

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#795509 - 06/18/09 01:27 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
Kiiru Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 2969
Loc: Syracuse, NY
roflmao Omg...Chelsie, that's amazing! sounds like something I'd do.

One of my customers asked what type of pets I have so I told him. He was all "ohhh!!! Sugar gliders!!! I've heard of them!!" so I said "really? You really know what they are?" "Ya...they're a type of dog, right?" =X
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#795510 - 06/18/09 01:30 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Kiiru]
chattrbabe Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 4108
Loc: Phoenix AZ
"Do they really fly?"

My response? "do they look like a bird"
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#795528 - 06/18/09 01:53 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: chattrbabe]
BelladonnasMom
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I would have to agree with Connie, "Can they breath in there?" (Meaning the bonding pouch.) I generally say yes. But what I REALLY want to say is, "No, I'm hoping to kill the tiny creature I go through the trouble of carrying around with me in a special pouch! You know, I don't wanna miss the blessed event!" UGH!

Something else that bugs the snot out of me... "What's in that bag you're carrying???" Do any of us run around asking other people what they carry in the various purses, wallets, totes and bags they carry????? What makes perfect strangers think it is okay to question someone about what they are carrying on their person??? It really strikes me as nosy and quite invasive of my privacy...

Other than that I don't really mind the questions. If I don't feel like answering questions when someone starts to wiggle or crab, I leave them at home. LOL

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#795548 - 06/18/09 02:10 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
JillMarie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 7748
Loc: New Jersey
LOL I almost fell out of my chair! this is sooo funny!
I love rubbing Arwen when she is sleeping between my boobs! such funny looks. A person asked "what's in there? some animal" and I said "no just me"
I dont like when everyone has to crowd around and stick their face close buy and wonder why I ask them to to step back. so I stuck my face up close to someone and grinned real big and said real loud "does THIS frighten YOU?"
I have finally gotten to the point I dont open the pouch or show Arwen off (she REALLY doesnt like it) I show pictures of her instead. I told one woman "I dont bring her out of the house for YOU, I bring her out for US" (meaning me and Arwen of course)
One woman wanted to touch her and I said "no I dont know where you have been"
Honestly...I like to show her to people who act as those they are truly interested and not that kind of interest people have when they see an accident or something. I like to educate people about them...but I dont like exposing her to risk either (ie: someone who may be ill)
stupidest question: too many to list
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#795553 - 06/18/09 02:16 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
Karma
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most annoying hmm. i would have to go with "is it a bat, rat flying squirrel"?
I have had mine for over 2 years now and my parents still refer to them as "do you still have the RATS" no mum but i do have sugar gliders.
and Chelsie? I don't blame you one bit. it is a huge pet peeve of mine when people say something rude and hurtful to me or about my kids, furkids or family, and yet think *I* am still obligated to be polite to *them*.

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#795565 - 06/18/09 02:28 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
JillMarie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 7748
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Karma
it is a huge pet peeve of mine when people say something rude and hurtful to me or about my kids, furkids or family, and yet think *I* am still obligated to be polite to *them*.


I fully relate to this one! Someone at work makes a bad remark about them but then when I repeat the remark and insert the name of their pet they think I have just committed a a huge sin!
I get really tired of people expecting me to think like they do but I dont see them trying to think like me! LOL wouldnt THAT be scary hahahaha
AH I GOT IT THE STUPIDEST QUESTION!!!!

I swear on a stack of Bibles in front of GOD himself this person really said this!!!
I am in this discovery learning type store. You know the kind of store that teachers get alot of toys and other supplies from and everything is really over priced...well I am buying "supplies" for my gliders to make toys and a cashier asks me if I am a teacher, I say "No, I am buying this to make toys for my sugar glider" then I show her the pouch under my shirt and explain she is in there and sleeping, they are nocturnal, marsupials and they come from Australia, blah blah blah and she says ***drum roll please*** "Oh is that like one of those sea monkeys? we might sell them here" ummmmm yeah ok right sure they are and those sea monkeys are TINY LITTLE BRINE SHRIMP? or little tiny monkeys you can carry in a cloth pouch? and who would want to? fine then, I was OUTA THERE!
LOL
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#795566 - 06/18/09 02:37 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: JillMarie]
Karma
Unregistered


I can not believe she actually said that! oh wow. that is terribly sad. on the bright side that means she won't want one as a pet lol

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#795568 - 06/18/09 02:40 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
Juanita
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I would have to say the most annoying question for me would be are they RATS! Ugh seriously why would I want a rat in my shirt! When I first brought my babies around family members they were all like omg its a rat, no its a rat that flies, no its a flying squirrel, or they come from bats! Really bats???

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#795574 - 06/18/09 02:47 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
shar0na
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Originally Posted By: Juanita
I would have to say the most annoying question for me would be are they RATS! Ugh seriously why would I want a rat in my shirt! When I first brought my babies around family members they were all like omg its a rat, no its a rat that flies, no its a flying squirrel, or they come from bats! Really bats???


Hey now, my rats enjoy being in my shirt roflmao roflmao

My boyfriend's family calls the suggies the "pencil sharpeners" because of the crabbing shakehead

I think the stupidest question I get asked, not just in regards to the suggies but all my babies is: "Does it bite?" Well.. they have teeth, so they have the ability.


Edited by shar0na (06/18/09 02:48 PM)
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#795603 - 06/18/09 03:51 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
Critteromine
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My part of the country must be very different. Most people around here are too afraid to ask what's in the pouch. I think they think its some kind of medical thing. That's fine with me though. I love showing them off to people who are genuinely curious but respectful. It's the ignorant ones that drive me crazy.

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#795612 - 06/18/09 04:18 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
cyndiekb Offline
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Loc: Cornersville TN I'M HOME :)
I have a few friends and family that ask "When we having glider on a stick?" Now I can tell you that one P's me off.
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#795619 - 06/18/09 04:27 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
GnG
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They stupidest question..bar none was:

why do you have them? what do you do with them? I mean what do they do????

ummm they are pets.. lol.. like a fish, dog, cat, etc.... you dont expect them to do anything but love you.. and even that you have to earn just like any animal.. god I really do NOT like people sometimes..

I always get rude people though.. why would you be rude about someones pet when they OBVIOUSLY love their pet?? I wouldnt think of walking up to someones dog or cat and going OMG that is the fugliest animal ive ever seen!! RUDE!

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#795624 - 06/18/09 04:37 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: cyndiekb]
Juanita
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I know what you mean. Haha My best friend likes to get me mad and she likes to make fun of my chi pom Juicy and recently she just started makin fun of my suggies. Callin them rats and stuff.


Edited by LSardou (06/18/09 06:22 PM)
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#795649 - 06/18/09 05:47 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
gliderfan97
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Well, whenever my friend is over and somebody else comes too, they might ask, "What is it???" and then my friend will say, "It's a flying rat!" It gets pretty annoying tounge Another annoying thing to here is, "AHH! Is it going to fly to me and bite me?!"

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#795665 - 06/18/09 06:31 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
PrincessGizi
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Wow alot of these made me LMAO. I can't believe people are so dumb..wait actually I can.

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#795672 - 06/18/09 07:16 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ]
cinnamonstix Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 3420
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
as they stick thier hand or finger in the pouch "Does it bite" ...well I guess we will see in about half a second if it does nor not since you fail to ask BEFORE putting your hand in...lol...cause yeah, if you startle them, they will bite you...so good luck!
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#795685 - 06/18/09 07:50 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: cinnamonstix]
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Registered: 04/21/09
Posts: 712
Loc: Red Oak Texas
I work in medical field, and I take all my single gliders (2)to work with me, I have been asked " ohhh what is the matter with you? I said, "Nothing, why?" :sick: "well you have a heart monitor in there right? "( the pouche ) heart tee heee. No I have a suger glider. " A sugar what? " First thing I say is don't put your finger in there, they might bite ( they don't bite , but the person doesn't know that ) jump ANything I dislikek more is when a stranger tries to put their hands in my pouche !!!! exclamation
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#795732 - 06/18/09 09:16 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: anjill_tree]
Nurturingnest
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These are funny

I don't have too many annoying questions but I have a good story


I was at Lowes buying PVC and such, I had taken my twins pouch off and set it down in my purse so I wouldn't bump them

At check out the guy bumped the cart kind of hard and jostled my purse that was sitting in the baby seat

The girls started crabbing really loudly and the cashier asked me if that was my cell phone

I said yep and just laughed

Someday I'm going to record the crabbing and use it as a ringtone

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#795744 - 06/18/09 09:26 PM Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: anjill_tree]
Peeka
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My parents call them "rats" and it drives me crazy, atleast my boyfriends parents get it somewhat close and call them "sugar sliders" because Jade likes to slide down the stairway banister in their house.

The most annoying thing on earth is the people that think its okay to stick their finger right into the pouch before asking. My dad has not grasped the concept of not sticking his hand in the pouch yet... frown

And the other most annoying question is "why would you want them?" Well, lets see here,
1. They are adorable
2. Each glider is individual and has its own personality and quirks
3. They provide unconditional love
4. And besides, glider people are awesome. I mean who else and walk around with a third boob and random squiriming lumps in public and not be phased at all?

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