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Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:43am
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I write for Something Awful, I wrote the article about this site. My girlfriend who also has an account here posted a link to this forum on our forums and we all discussed your forum, including one of our memebers who has a peanut allergy and another who has a severe gluten allergy.
I opted not to post a link to this forum in my article because we receive tens of thousands of viewers a day and they have a habit of coming to sites we link to and attacking them.
I have learned a lot from reading this forum, I would think many would appreciate that, but obviously you do not.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:57am
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I do appreciate that you've learned a lot from this site. Thanks for acknowledging it.
And just for the record, I haven't asked for and don't want a peanut ban at our school. What they do is exactly what you suggested: my daughter sits at her "peanut free" table with friends who elect not to bring pb. And the kids that do have it wash their hands. The school decided that her classroom would not have any food. I actually wasn't in favor of that, but their decision was based on reducing their liability (and I can respect that). So if anyone brings in food to share (birthday celebration, for example), they just go to the cafeteria and implement the procedure I already described. My daughter has a box full of alternative safe treats that she can share with other kids who sit with her.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and for "revealing" yourself. I've enjoyed your comments.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 11:17am
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kcmom: I don't mean to sound condescending but if you're having problems with parents refusing to accomodate your child you're the one that needs to bend over backwards to make things different, not them. You could offer to make food for their kids, or buy them food that isn't peanut butter. Expensive? It could get that way if someone decides to take advantage of you, but I think even people resistant to the idea of stopping the peanut butter and jelly will rethink their hardline stance when they see how far you are willing to go to ensure your daughters safety, yet at the same time being considerate of their needs.
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I never, in any way said this was not something I was fully ready and willing to do. You are the one who said you would try to accomdate if asked and I was simply trying to tell you that is appreciated. And I have never had trouble as of yet with people helping me out. I am surrounded by wonderful loving people who will do anything to keep my dd safe but they know that what they do is their decision and I would never think of them badly for choosing not to help me out. I know the day will come when somone doesn't want to help and that is something I am aware of. You seem to think that all of us here expect the world to bend to our needs and that is simply not true. There are some who do think this way but certainly not all of us. But what is wrong with asking people for a hand sometimes. If they don't want to help, fine, we'll adjust, but what is so wrong for asking. You yourself said you would be happy to help if asked but then it feels like you turn around and criticize me for asking. I don't understand. I do not now and never will try to force someone to bend to my dd's needs but I may ask and all I will ever ask is that you consider helping me out. I will ALWAYS do what it takes to protect my child even if it means doing what you said above, it was never not a consideration of mine, you were not suggesting anything above that I already haven't thought of and am not prepared to do. I am not sure where I gave you the impression it wasn't. All I was really trying to say was thank you for being one of those people who cares and would help me. I don't really understand why you offer to help in one breath but then try to make me feel bad for asking in another.
Again, thanks for your opinion and thanks for caring! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
kcmom

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 11:19am
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I also appreciate that you learned something here as I in turn have learned from you and I thank you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
kcmom

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:06pm
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kcmom: I'm sorry, I am sometimes referring to the board as a whole, but if you're not imposing restrictions like "no peanut butter at school" on people, then I have nothing against you. I didn't mean to be confusing.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:11pm
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No problem at all, I just wanted you to understand we aren't all for banning the peanut. Most of us are just here to share experiences, read about manufacturers info and just talk. I try to stay out of the banning peanuts issue, I can't say I agree with it. But again, good to hear from you and thanks for talking with us!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
kcmom

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:18pm
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Thank you both for seeing where I'm coming from and having a civil discussion with me. I appreciate your situations and the situations of people who have been less civil than the two of you. I know this has to be really difficult at times to manage and I know it's something you didn't ask for. But thanks for considering how other people enjoy their lives.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:19pm
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Peanuts rule, you are so funny!!! We have concluded that is what you are trying to be! You might try using a dictionary though, instead of making up words and making a fool out of yourself!

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 12:57pm
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As a humorist I'm glad you find me funny, although I'm not too sure what you mean about making up words.

Posted on: Sat, 06/29/2002 - 10:17am
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PeanutRule...as a former copy editor (award winning, as I toot my own horn), I respect your vocabulary and usage. Rock on!

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