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Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 4:57am
EdF's picture
Joined: 06/18/2002 - 09:00

I can't believe so many others seem to know what I mean. That's great as anyone that I ever mentioned it to before thought I was crazy. I think my reaction is probably worse than most because I actually feel physically ill from them but glad that many have the idea.
I can't believe some people use those wooden nail files. What's wrong with the metal ones?
Thanks for all the responses.

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 6:35am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Too funny! I think they are kinda gross, and it is really funny that as I read this, I am eating a Philly Swirl with one of those wooden spoons. I was thinking how they taste weird, but scrape the ice better than a reg. spoon. How funny I happened upon this as I ate it! becca

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 8:42am
Triciasmom's picture
Joined: 08/03/2000 - 09:00

Geez! You are all making my skin crawl and my tongue retract into the back of my mouth, kind of a gagging feeling. The popsicle sticks weren't too bad, but the little ice cream cup spoons really got me. I think it was the taste and smell of the wood that bothered me. But I also recoil from the sound of the edge of a cardboard box scraping against the side of the box or anything metal scraping against the inside of the dishwasher, or chalkboards, or the feel of my fingernails scraping against wood....
Gotta stop now before I have a seizure. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 9:57pm
jennilee's picture
Joined: 06/18/2001 - 09:00

Hi Ed. My father and I can't stand to be near anyone eating an apple. We get goosebumps, shivers and the hairs on our arms stand up on end. To this day I can't eat or peel a raw apple. I love apple juice, and will eat stewed apples , as will my father.
Our idea of torture is to be locked in a room with someone crunching an apple. My sisters and mother would all grab an apple and eat it in the loungeroom when they wanted to watch a different TV program to my father(the boss of the remote control). Thanks guys, I don't feel so weird.
Take care,

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 11:33pm
Gwen Thornberry's picture
Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

I hate the thought of someone putting wool or acrylic in their mouth! Not something I have to face much now, but when you're in a school classroom with 30 other kids who seem to like doing just that to their wool uniform jumpers..... just think constant chalkboard feeling!!!
Funny enough though, I never actually minded the chalkboard noise!
[This message has been edited by Gwen Thornberry (edited July 24, 2002).]

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 11:53pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Me neither.
I could listen to chalkboard scraping all day, but wooden spoons of any kind make my palms sweat. Actually, what's worse than feeling a wooden spoon is cleaning the wooden spoon when it's wet. Oh, now that feeling drives me crazy. I don't own ANY wooden spoons, but my mother does at her house and I don't touch them!

Posted on: Thu, 07/25/2002 - 1:26pm
Mommy's picture
Joined: 06/20/2000 - 09:00

I have the same thing for wooden spoons an popsicle sticks. But you know it is just a thing, it's not an allergy. And I am sure millions of people have the same "thing" with peaches, agh, I just can't eat peaches! The fuzz makes me itchy.
Don't go telling people you have an allergy to popsicle sticks, then they will think your "nuts", it's just that you can't stand touching them. And so many people have this same reaction.

Posted on: Sat, 05/03/2003 - 10:58pm
Alex Plotkin's picture
Joined: 03/28/2003 - 09:00

If everyone out there continues to exert this much effort to educate and inform the grocery store managers and their corporate about the 4+ million people with the PEANUT/TREENUT allergy, Max and I can continue to do what we know best and that is to stay away from PEANUT/TREENUTS!!! Please believe me, I would really like to leave the PEANUTS for our competition to deal with!!!!! I know that I have mentioned this before, but PLEASE!!! call me at any "reasonable" eastern standard time and I would be happy to hear some comments and suggestions. My direct (cell phone) number is 813.477.41.59 and my TOLL-FREE office number is 1877.379.47.57. My email address is [email]ALEX@PHILLYSWIRL.COM[/email]. In the last few months I have spoken to approximately 300-400 parents who have children with the PEANUT/TREENUT allergy so therefore, if you do the math, I have approximately 3,999,600+ parents to speak with ASAP!!! Now my wife and I have to figure out what products contain soy and dairy and get rid of all of them or else our ZACHARY is NOT a happy camper!!! I look forward to hearing from all/some of you out there!!!
Alex Plotkin-owner/co-founder
DIRECT LINE-(cell)-813.477.41.59
TOLL FREE LINE- 877.379.47.57

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 3:41am
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Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by StaceyK (edited October 21, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 06/11/2003 - 6:33am
terri-peanut allergy teen's picture
Joined: 04/20/2003 - 09:00

i dont think im allergic to wooden sticks, but i dont like them either, i think it may be like the gag reflex i get from the wooden stivks they use at the doctor's to check your throat or give throat cultures



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