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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821705
08/13/09 01:46 PM
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why is that thing in your shirt?!

When they start crabbing "Oh it must not like you why is it doing that? "Because it's day time and it dosent like you"

"can i touch it will it bite?"

"So its a flying squirell" (no its a sugar glider for the third time) " In other words a flying squirell?" (ugh)

"why wont u let me touch it?"

So can i throw him to make it glide?

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821761
08/13/09 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: GnG


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



I get this one a lot. What does it do? It's like a hamster, right? What's the point, why don't you just get a hamster?

Grrrr

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821790
08/13/09 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Enoli

So can i throw him to make it glide?


I got this one once. In fact, I just had to go visit that person the other day- they are still in the hospital from my swift retribution. agree

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821803
08/13/09 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Enoli


So can i throw him to make it glide?


My boss always asks me this. Super annoying.

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821813
08/13/09 04:59 PM
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Is it a rat???
~No it's not a rodent. Its a marscipial.
Oh so it's a tiny monkey?
~No, it is a Sugar Glider.
Oh So he'll fly if I throw him?
~No, he glides when he wants to, and were ever he wants to.
Is that URINE on you shirt/pants?
~Well yes it is, do you use the bathroom when you first wake up, and do you like to go where you sleep as well?
So can you put a diaper on them?
~Do you wear a diaper at your age?
Seriously they can breath through that, they really get enough air?
~Yes, the general rule is that if we can breath through it with out any trouble so can they.
Well don't they run out of air?
~Hmm..have you run out of air yet?


~~Yaniah~~

Now that all my children are older ( I had my own liter, literately) I am getting back into gliders again.
Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Yaniah] #821841
08/13/09 06:07 PM
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Is it a.......(So far I have gotten):
rat?....Nope
mouse?....Still Nope
rodent?....That's the same thing as a rat and a mouse
flying squirrel?....Not Quite
oppossum?.....Warmer
monkey?....Colder
bat?....Yes because they have cured rabies
badger?...Yes because they are friendly
small cat?....Yes because they are making them that small now

The "small cat" is by far my favorite! It was my cable guy and I thought he was joking. Was he?.....not quite. Stupid?.....Warmer.

Seriously? I am just going to wear a sign. Sometimes I want to wear a sandwich board and take Xanax before I leave the house!


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821845
08/13/09 06:09 PM
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I guess I'm just too old and crotchety - I don't have time for STUPID & DUMB questions or remarks -

When I get those - I usually turn around or walk past and just smile like I know something they don't -

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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #821851
08/13/09 06:20 PM
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I have had quite a few irritational comments / suggestions come through my hands. When I first got Fuzzy and Luna, my brothers wanted to see their 'wings', so I pulled fuzzy out and let them touch his patigium. They asked me "if you hold him by his tail, will he flap them?" And this is why very young children do not need gliders around without responsible adult supervision... ohwell

The other one i get is "OMG look! It's a squirrel!!!!"

"where do they poop?"

"are you selling him? How much?"

"so they eat just ferret and rat food right? Like the pellets?"

*rolls eyes* I have a slew of questions I am asked daily. Ugh.


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: chattrbabe] #821855
08/13/09 06:40 PM
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I have posted various ads and have ALWAYS stated to experienced glider homes only!!! but I still get responses all the time like: "how much are they?" Not what do you have available or anything else about them, just the cost! if it was all about money, we wouldn't all be here! Yes you need to know about the actual glider cost, but there's so much more to it and if you have to ask the cost, you don't know a thing about them! Oh, and they are not rats, bats or squirrels!


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Sabarika] #821858
08/13/09 06:45 PM
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Ok, so no really, I'm soo glad to now be a part of the '3rd boob community' roflmao
My temper is short with stupid and ignorant people, but after reading this, I'm fully prepared with plenty of smart-elic remarks dance

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: suggiegirl1988] #822282
08/14/09 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: suggiegirl1988
I had my leuistic glider "lou" out with me and a girl asked me if i bleached him.lol. It honestly shocks me how stupid people are.


Oh my gosh. THAT is crazy! I kinda laughed since that is a really stupid question. (to me)


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Kage] #822291
08/14/09 06:43 PM
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I think its the worst when people actually have the audacity to ARGUE with you about whether it's a flying squirrel or not. I've actually had this happen, and they were completely serious and convinced I was wrong about my animal's species. Here's another great one...

My friend: What is a 'sugar glider'?
Me: Its a marsupial, in the same family as a kangaroo and they originate in Australia.
My friend: Well then how did you get it HERE?!

I believe the correct answer to this would be magic. agree


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: etrnalsunshinee] #822297
08/14/09 06:49 PM
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I don't think I've ever laughed as hard as I have reading this thread! I get all of the above questions on a regular basis, but what I really enjoy is that people at work can NEVER remember what they're called and always ask how my "honey creepers" "candy bears" or "sugar babies" are doing. I think I like "honey creepers" the best. smile The crazy names they come up with always get me laughing so hard I am unable to answer them. Why is is so hard to remember "sugar glider?"

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #822298
08/14/09 06:58 PM
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I never get annoying questions because I never let people see them anymore. I got sick and tired of explaining what a marsupial is. I mean seriously, don't you have to go through 4th grade science to learn about marsupials??


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: kelii] #822300
08/14/09 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: kelii
I never get annoying questions because I never let people see them anymore. I got sick and tired of explaining what a marsupial is. I mean seriously, don't you have to go through 4th grade science to learn about marsupials??

This! People have outright NOT believed me because "marsupials live in Australia not the US!" What the good gracious is an opossum then!?!? "A varmit." *dies inside*


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: Sabarika] #822369
08/14/09 09:40 PM
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My aunt calls them my "creatures"....


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Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: chattrbabe] #822413
08/14/09 11:52 PM
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My newest one

does it bite?
(anything that has a mouth bites)

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #822431
08/15/09 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: Enoli
My newest one

does it bite?
(anything that has a mouth bites)



At work (petsmart), I get that a lot, and I say "well everything with a mouth can bite, shoot sometimes I even bite"... people are so dumb, like I can read an animals mind if they are going to bite or not...

Most of my friends just call them my children or babies now since that is what I refer to them as "Oh I got to get home and play with my children. Or I have to get home and feed my babies"... story of my life smile

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #825484
08/22/09 12:39 AM
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I was just thinking about something we all seem to get just about the same few questions... hm

I guess we must be the only educated people in the world

Re: Most annoying question ppl ask about gliders?? [Re: ] #825527
08/22/09 02:06 AM
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Most of the people I hang with have gliders, so that's not a problem. My husband either calls them my rats, just to get on my nerves, or my suggie babies. I get all knda of questions, but more often than not the first hing out of their mouth is, "Do you mind if I ask you a question?" I say no go right ahead. Then comes what do you have in the pouch.

Last time I was in PetSmart I actually had the cashier ask me if I was the one with gliders. When I said yes, I suppose so. She ask me if I remembered a lady speaking with me about them. Duh, I have ALOT of people ask me about them, lol. Well she hands me a note an tells me that the lady ask if she sees me again will I give me this note. I open it to read this......

Dear Miss, (she was an older lady, maybe late sixties,)

After I ran into you at the store I couldn't wait to run home and do some reading up on them. I found lots of interesting sites (she didn't say which ones,) and I was wondering if I could speak with you more about these adorable little animals? If you wouldn't mind speaking with me, please call ###-####. Thanks for your time and hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Prissy $%#^&*(

Well I call her and we peak for over an hour. She had the usual UNusual questions, but alot of very interesting ones too. You guys know the ones.....

How long do they live?
What would be the best diet for them?
Is it hard to find vets to treat them?

etc, etc, etc.

Well turns out she has been widowed for over a year and is finally doing all the things she always wanted. She has already bought a rather large bird, and I swear the cage was to die for, I'd give my left arm for one (she sent me a pic of the bird and cage.)

I'm pretty sure he's going to be getting at least 2 if not more. She was even asking about colors (but she thought my pretty grey was adorable. I gave her a few peoples numbers and told her to contact them (yes their was a couple of rescues brought up.)

So remember even some of those questions are dumb, they could very well be leading up to something momentous (maybe not in a good way, ugh!! but who knows.)

But the whole point of this long winded story is I was getting rather annoyed with the bumb $%@ questions too. But this lady gave me reason to hope that not everyone os as stupid as they seem, lol.

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