Don\'t respond!!!!

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 3:32am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

pCould everyone try and ignore the ignorant posts that have recently been occurring. It's likely a couple of high school kids already bored with summer./p

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 6:48am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

From the juvenile tone of their posts, they seem more like grade school kiddies to me. I agree with you. I won

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 8:48pm
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Joined: 05/30/2002 - 09:00

Yes, they are obviously very immature and completely ignorant on the subject. I initially felt I had to counteract with something but you're right---you get no where. They are just baiting us. We should ignore their juvenile behaviour.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 3:47am
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Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

I don't post often anymore - just kind of visit every once in awhile.
If I may, I don't believe kids are behind the recent maliciousness stenching up the boards. NEEDS A MODERATOR and a better registration system (recognizing ip addresses, etc).
[This message has been edited by arachide (edited June 28, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 7:34am
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Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

While I agree that the picture of the peanuts on the manufacter's board was cruel and ridiculous, this is a place to express opinions. Even if they are not the majority opinion I think they have every right to express the opinion. Do I think that they should at least express it in a constructive way, yes absolutely, there's no need for cruelty from anyone. The just plain juevenile posts that are here that are meant to hurt and annoy can be done without but none the less they are here and we should just deal. After all, they are getting exactly what they want out of posting that stuff and that is getting people mad and upset. Don't let them. Don't give them the satisfaction of a response. They are only doing it to get a rise out of people.
But the posts I have seen from Mr Peanut or Token for example, I see nothing wrong with, they have a right to come here and say what they think too. If you don't like what they have to say, everytime you see their names on a post, skip it! I for one have no problem seeing other's opinions whether they agree with mine or not, so I say whatever your opinion go ahead and write it, but please do so constructivly and without malice. Thanks for hearing my opinion!
kcmom [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 8:37am
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Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Once again, I agree with kcmom. These points-of-view are probably shared by people we know-- people who currently exist in our lives but haven't expressed their opinions to us (at least not directly to us, tho likely to others behind our backs). I see it as valuable insight because I need to know what I'm dealing with and prepare to counter.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 9:51am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Gail, so far the attitude on this board has been to "counter" with removing the people who disagree with your opinions. Not surprising from people who want to (and have) run a valuable food resource out of restaurants and schools.
I can't speak for the other newcomers but if I interacted with someone suffering with a peanut allergy in person I would be extremely accommodating. If I sent my son to a school where there was a kid with a peanut allergy in his class I would no longer give him peanut butter. But if I am told that I CANNOT give him peanut butter I will FIGHT so that he can have it.
And remember that your child's safety is important to anyone with a sense of humanity and community, but your child's comfort is completely unimportant when it comes to robbing others of comfort. Thus my disdain for your restaurant bannings.
I disagree with most people's perspective here on peanut butter in the schools. You want everything to be handed to you, I think the schools should adapt to you but not at the exepnse of anyone else.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:10am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

I guess this is where you confuse me. School is really the only place that my daughter MUST go. We can choose not restaurants and other places that are optional. But she is required to attend school.

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:21am
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Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

Peanuts rule- that is all I ask. For you to just kind of help me out. I don't plan on demanding you not feed your child PB but I may explain my circumstance and ask if you can help me out on it. And if you say that you are the kind of person who will do so that is all I ask and I think it is great! I would also give the same consideration to you. But please understand also that not all people have that opinion, some people will say, even if it is explained to them calmly and rationally, 'I really don't care if my son's PB sandwhich kills your child, it's cheap and easy for me to make so tough on you' That is where it puts us in a difficult position. Believe me if I had the means to school my child at home so no one else would be inconvenienced I would do so but unfortunetly that is not an option. When my dd goes to school I do not plan on demanding a peanut-free school or anything like that but I may ask the parents if they would mind helping to keep my child alive and I am a little scared of the ones that may say "nope, don't care if it kills your child, my johnny is gonna eat peanutbutter!"
Certainly you can understand that right? As always thanks for your point of view though, I do enjoy hearing it. [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:38am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Gail: What I'm saying in regard to schools and peanuts is that I would find it perfectly acceptable for a school to accomodate your daughter to the best of their abilities. I would endorse them designating a special area for her and her friends to eat. I would endorse them implimenting handwashing after lunches so that kids that did have peanuts don't spread their lunch on objects your child.
What I disagree with is forcing all of the other kids to miss out on something - like peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter cookies or the endless list of peanut products you're all so aware of - so that your child does not have to feel ostracized. Do I feel bad that your child's disease places them on the fringe sometimes in activities? Slightly, but I would rather the one kid miss out then all of the kids but one miss out.
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.
It is easy to be very myopic when it comes to your child's safety. I'm not a psychologist but even I know enough about human nature to say that if you go into a situation and demand or even urge change for the sake of your kid you are going to meet with resistance. How you break down that resistance is up to you, but you'll lose a lot of friends if you enact change by forcing a peanut ban or something similar. It may require less effort and putting yourself on the line less then my suggestion or dozens of other options, but many won't like you for what you've done and how you have inconvenienced them.
No matter how hard you try you will never get assurances from this world when you send your child to school. There will always be a risk.
[This message has been edited by PEANUTS RULE! (edited June 28, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 10:38am
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Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

Does anyone else find it strange that all of these posts from "different" people are all occurring around the same time? Don't respond, they don't want our point of view.


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