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Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 8:31am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Thanks for clarifying... I happen to agree, though I would add that a lot of places historically haven't been confronted with people thinking that it [i]was okay to eat there.[/i] KWIM? Social acceptance shifted on them. Thirty years ago, no library needed to impose posted policy on the matter (outside of universities, where grad students have always sneaked coffee into the stacks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )... now people assume some pretty outrageous things about what is okay personal behavior. Let's face it-- just because it isn't specifically prohibited doesn't make it okay!!
I mean, there isn't a sign at the library that says I can't mix myself a scotch and soda during preschool story time, either. The grocery store doesn't have a sign that says "No farm animals allowed" either. There is nothing to prevent me from wearing lingerie to a parent-teacher conference as far as I know... but none of these are (at the moment, anyway...) socially acceptable. YET. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
As an amusing aside here, my FIL to this day maintains that [i]'They've never proven that second-hand smoke ever hurt ANYONE.[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] Unbelievable. [/b]
believe it or not, my library actually has vending machines!!!! full of soda, candy bars, bags of peanuts, peanut butter crackers, etc. needless to say, i never bring dd there -- i just pick up books by myself. and needless to say, it is one more reason i can't wait to move out of arizona!

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 8:32am
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I would prefer to see a return to civility and manners when it comes to eating in public: keep it in the food courts, the fast food seating areas, the movie theatres (not the ballet or symphony), at picnics, and any other venues where it would be truly appropriate. Eat in the car & put your garbage & food scraps INTO THE GARBAGE not out onto the parking lot ground (including the last swallows of beverage that you just HAVE to dump out of the car).
And don't even get me started on chewing gum.
HEAR HEAR!!! (Wild applause!!!)
Personally, I would feel that way with or without food allergies. I find the idea of food-smeared people of any age pawing at clothing I might be trying on to just be revolting.
Though I, too, almost NEVER say anything. For the same reasons that Shoshana doesn't, incidentally. But I refuse to give in and behave just like them. (Just as I don't laugh at inappropriate jokes, even if I don't say anything.) And hey, holding off on that scotch and soda during storytime was occasionally a real sacrifice. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] And I have [i]always[/i] wanted to take a llama with me to get produce. I think it would be fun.
Be the change you seek. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited October 27, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 8:37am
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corvallis mom,
i'm thinking...bloody mary! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
tomato juice in a cup? no one would be the wiser...
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Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 8:43am
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Pina colada.
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Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 10:13am
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I do speak up on occasion if a person dealing with the public (i.e. cashier) is eating nuts on the job . . . I don't all the time, but sometimes I do.
I have approached people eating peanuts and/or nuts and or donuts in study areas in the library where no food is allowed. I leave carrot-stick munchers and coffee drinkers be, however [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 1:22pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b] Never mind all of the ignoramuses in the world who shall continue to slurp down frappucinos til they pop.... I should know better.
[/b]
I [i]hate[/i] people who chew ice. I give them the [i]evil eye[/i].
It's the single most repulsive thing I've ever encountered.

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 1:31pm
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Quote:Originally posted by patsmommy:
[b] I am shamed. With the DD in one of the local supermarkets i have to admit once in awhile I do get a cup of coffe to drink while shopping. Don't I feel like a hypocrite. Shamed seriously. [/b]
awwwwwwwwwww. [i]we love you[/i]. Seriously. I grab that little mini cup of joe from the machine in our store too. (it's free). I just don't use the creamer and sugar (gross--gross-gross). I only grab a bakery sample if my cubs aren't with me, and it's [i]new and fresh[/i].
But never, never, NEVER chew ice around me.
Seriously. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 1:34pm
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Quote:Originally posted by happycat:
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Obesity epidemic aside, [/b]
we're gonna need more electric carts. . .

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 4:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] we're gonna need more electric carts. . .
[/b]
... with double-wide seats.
All the better to bring the groceries home in, my dear.

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 5:22am
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ROFLMAO!!!! (My lard A**, that is...)
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