Could someone please give me a list of whom is being rude.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 5:35am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

pWould it be possible for someone that is aware of the rude comments being made to please fill me in. I usually come on in the morning and look at the today topics and reply. somedays i don't get the chance to come on but i did see one from a person "snickersbar" or something like that. By having a list that way i would know what people to avoid. sometimes i get so upset i can think of nothing but what has been said by people like that. By avoiding them i would not have to /
People like that make me worry more about my son than they could ever imagine. they are the rude people that test our childrens allergy to the wrong point. This has me so angry. claire/p

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 6:25am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Some might argue whether or not all these posters are "rude", but the new comers are:
Peanuts Rule!
Mr. Peanut
The Snickers Bar

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 7:02am
CVB in CA's picture
Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

Achmed is also "new"

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 7:11am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Claire, I am so sorry to hear of how these obnoxious people are affecting you. I honestly have tears in my eyes just from reading your post. I, too, find myself quite upset, and am trying to just ignore them hoping they will go away. They either have no idea how hurtful they are or they just don't care. It's hard for me to fathom why a person (or people) would want to come into a site that apparently has nothing to do with them just to stir up trouble and make hurtful comments. Hopefully we can just ignore them. The hardest part is when someone asks a question because they are looking for support and then they get slammed by one of these posters. (By the way, I discovered that you cannot delete someone else's post!) Sending hugs, and try to remember that "this too shall pass".

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 8:24am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

I, too, am so sorry these "new comers" are hurting anyone. They don't have that affect on me at all. Don't let them do that to you. Many more are here to support you, and I truly believe that this board is still the same comfortable place to safely share our feelings if you choose to make it so.
But they do represent a reality that exists -- one I know we are all-too familiar with, but also don't get the chance to actually interact with (well, sort of interact). In a way, I almost appreciate them saying these statements here because I think there are probably lots of moms at my daughter's school, for example, who smile at me and are friendly-- and then say these similar comments behind my back. I consider reading their comments good practice in understanding how difficult it is for others to understand what this disability is really like to live with. It reminds me what to keep in mind when talking to them, and I actually feel inspired because I have the strength and tenacity to do this.
Remember that one of the true blessings of PA is that it is a sort of radar that enables us to "screen out" individuals who wouldn't make very good friends... and allows us to surround ourselves with many caring, wonderful people who will do what it takes to enjoy what we offer them. But don't rob yourself of what these controversial "new comers" can also offer you. While perhaps they don't indend to give you a gift, they are.
Just my own philosophical approach that works for me, I guess.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 8:38am
kcmom's picture
Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

Gail, we really are on the same page! They don't bother me at all either. In fact, in some cases they have brought up some very valid points. I don't mind reading their points of view, keeps me grounded that the world will not change for us and we should not expect it to, we have to adapt to it. Take care and don't be upset! You have a healthy, happy, beautiful child right?! What's there to be upset about!!?? [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:04am
Achmed's picture
Joined: 06/28/2002 - 09:00

The Something Awful post was SATIRE... Sometimes it takes satire to make others realize the simple facts... 100 people per year is statistically and economically insignificant. Attempting to legislate behavior simply does not work. A large part of this site is related to "lobbying" or writing Congress. That is the right of every American. Yet, it is also the right of the rest of America to not accomodate a simple minority. 1% of the population IS a minority... Regardless of the actual number of people.
It is far too easy to blame others, restaurants, airlines, schools, or the government for the bad hand God gave you. By placing the responsibility for accomodation on everyone and everything else, EVERYONE is hurt, whether through minor inconvenience or serious economic harm under the Draconian ADA regulations that we all pay for.
If there is suffering, then I feel sorry. But, like most others, I worry about myself and my own family over everything else - Mother Teresa I ain't. I simply get insulted when groups try to legislate their opinions on me, raising political correctness to its current level, where no-one can say anything without hurting someone's fragile feelings.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:15am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

What legislation do you mean? The only actual legislation currently being discussed in Congress (that this site is following) is on accurate labeling. Am I missing something, Achmed? How is this impossing on you?

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:18am
Achmed's picture
Joined: 06/28/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]What legislation do you mean? The only actual legislation currently being discussed in Congress (that this site is following) is on accurate labeling. Am I missing something, Achmed? How is this impossing on you?[/b]
Because all regulations increase the cost of goods and services to everybody. If it costs a company money to print new labels, then the costs are passed on to the consumer. I, for one, do not like subsidizing a minority fringe.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

[This message has been edited by mitch'smom (edited June 28, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:23am
Achmed's picture
Joined: 06/28/2002 - 09:00

Additionally, a significant portion of this board deals with calling or writing Congress. I also saw posts related to reporting businesses that do not accomodate peanut heads under the ADA. That's not politics?


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