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Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 6:24am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[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. [/b]
Guilty.
But can't be the [i][b]single most[/i][/b] respulsive thing. I can think of lots more. Like smacking bubble gum is [i]much, much worse.[/i]

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 6:31am
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I'm going to go with Corvallis Mom on this one (as if I didn't for so many things). As a society we [b]have[/b] pushed the limits way too far out there for eating in public. Way.
I have said and will continue to say something to people who are affecting my DS. These situations are typically in theatres where we've paid dearly for our seats, and people really, really, really should not be snacking. Goodness. DS had an airborne reaction at a ballet performance, and I turned around and gave the peanut M&M mucher the evil eye. I also tried to buy up all the peanut M&Ms before the next performance (DS was in the 1st act of this performance).
When people are really not supposed to be eating and there are signs asking them not to and their eating peanut products interferes with our intended purpose, there eating get trumped. Sorry.
Now, at places like the rodeo or the circus when we try to go, we just expect to move. We don't expect people to not eat peanuts because we're there. We wipe off the seats (and the backs, too--they're yucky with peanut), take a cover for the seat, dose DS up, he wears long sleeves--and we know we'll have to move a few times. But we tend to pick nosebleed seats for those occasions so we have more freedom.
At Target I probably wouldn't say something. But if the cashier in my line were snacking on peanuts, you better bet I'd move to another line, and I'd say why. They need to be aware of these things, and folks aren't going to think of it on their own.

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 12:49pm
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
But can't be the [i][b]single most[/i][/b] respulsive thing. I can think of lots more. Like smacking bubble gum is [i]much, much worse.[/i]
no, [i]cracking[/i] gum is. It's just so [i]deliberate[/i].
Anywhoo. People aught learn that if it's moist, and entering or leaving a body cavity, it should be done in [i]private[/i], or at least not audible. don't get me started on people who snap their fingernails.
[This message has been edited by MommaBear (edited October 28, 2006).]

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2006 - 11:27pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] no, [i]cracking[/i] gum is. It's just so [i]deliberate[/i].
Anywhoo. People aught learn that if it's moist, and entering or leaving a body cavity, it should be done in [i]private[/i], or at least not audible. don't get me started on people who snap their fingernails.
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Ew, ew, ew. Yes. And people who [i]clip their fingernails[/i] in public. That's horrendous. When I hear that little [i]clip[/i] sound, I almost throw up. I knew someone who did it in (yes) meetings (wasn't in one I called). The limits are too far out there indeed.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited October 29, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 1:16am
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You know, McCobbre, I think I'd find [i]lunch[/i] with you too appealing, and I'd overlook the ice chewing, if you wouldn't mind the fact I drag the fork over my front teeth when taking a bite.

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 8:48am
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OMG. You've got me pegged, and you knew exactly what would make me scream.
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Who needs to pick on people for eating peanuts in public when there are so many choices on the menu distasteful behaviors?

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 6:40am
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I would speak up ONLY if it directly affected my DD's safety in any way and/or if I was unable to move from their vicinity (such as with the train ride).
While I think there are lots of behaviors I find revolting and innappropriate in public - I don't feel responsible (or warranted) in changing a complete strangers actions because I don't like them. Especially a person that I'm going to walk away from in just a moment.
My responsibility is to my daughter and as strongly as I feel about her safety and food allergies in general - I don't feel it gives me the right to correct someone who is enjoying what is a safe snack for themselves. Even if they are eating it in a place I find innappropriate.
Just my two cents.

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 8:54am
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[b]if you wouldn't mind the fact I drag the fork over my front teeth when taking a bite. [/b]
That made me cringe just reading it.

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 12:22pm
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I'm so happy to read your comments. I've often wondered what I'd do and one day at a college football game where we had taken our kids, a couple of people behind us opened a bag and started eating shelled peanuts. We noticed right away and as the panic built up inside me about what to do and keeping his jacket and our things away from the potential exposure, my son couldn't take his eyes off them. He nudged me and said "mom look" with his face turning red from what I think was also rising panic. The people noticed him and asked us; we explained and they, very understanding and politely put it away until the end of the game. We continued discussion and they were very happy to be more aware, while we were relieved they were so understanding. I learned from my son that day that we can't be afraid of what people think -- no matter what, we need to protect our pa kids!

Posted on: Wed, 11/29/2006 - 11:57pm
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In the original situation, at Target (oe whatever store), I wouldnt have said a darn thing and just kept moving.
In a supermarket? Ditto.
At a baseball game? Maybe moved.
On the street, walking? C'mon... I'd either move sides, or speed up/slow down.
People can eat whatever they want, generally, wherever they want.
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