Am I CRAZY??

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:13am
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Ok, it is just me...It drives me crazy to see commercials or programs where kids are eating pbj or nuts. I dont know what my problem is or how to correct my way or viewing the commercials and shows. Anyone else ever feel this way?

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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:20am
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You're not crazy. I'm worse. I get MAD. So does my DD (who might not even be allergic anymore... skin prick negative). I have been known to throw things at the TV when a Reese's commercial comes on.
I get MAD when people start ranting about how they need to BAN this or that because it MIGHT harm someone. Guess what, all your MIGHTS can kiss my butt. There's something out there which HAS killed people... outright KILLED them, and we have to fight school systems just to get a peanut free table?
MAD is what I get. And queasy, and nauseous and annoyed. And sometimes even sad. My DS and DD were both PA. My DD might have outgrown it. My DS... has got FA's and EA's now.
~phos
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 3:02am
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Its part of the process...
Eventually, it doesnt bother you anymore.
I dont know how long it takes though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Jason
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 3:34am
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I dont get mad at all. I do get bummed that my daughter wont get to try all the great things made with peanuts, but thats ok. She's learning now that peanuts make her "sick". So whatever peanut comes on TV is good for me to show her what she cannot have. I definately dont want her to be mad about it.
The fact of the matter is PA's are still a small percentage of the population, and peanuts are BIG business. There will always be a BIG market for peanuts on TV and on store shelves. Therefore, I feel its not something to get mad at, its something to accept and move on.
I should note that this does not reflect my opinion on schools...thats a different argument. This only applies to TV and getting mad about whats on TV.
Tim

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:04am
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Quote:Originally posted by TarynsDad:
[b]I should note that this does not reflect my opinion on schools...thats a different argument. This only applies to TV and getting mad about whats on TV[/b]
I have a bad habit of getting mad at what's on TV, from crappy programming, to annoying shows, to inappropriate commercials (can anyone say Girls Gone Wild??? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) Flipping from one news show about how people are suing to have this or that banned outright cuz someone MIGHT be harmed by it to a luscious commercial containing joyful kids indulging on peanut candies... I'm sorry, it does **** me off.
Nobody really wonders too much WHY I pretty much ONLY watch the Sci-Fi channel, do they? No Enzite commericals, no Girls Gone Wild, and last time I checked, no kids eating peanut butter candies. Just nice, relaxing, ESCAPISM.
~phos

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:31am
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How about Peeps Gone Wild?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[url="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5676918446&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT"]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5676918446&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT[/url]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:41am
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Too funny, Jason! I can't believe all the bids that chick has!!!
I used to get really upset even talking about nuts and peanuts, and in stores I still get nervous for my son with all the nut products everywhere, but then I met a woman who's son has life-threatening allergies to milk and I realized what my house and life must look like to her...then I calmed down a bit and realized it is ok to educate people and speak up, but not to take it as a personal attack when someone (who doesn't know about my son's allergies) offers me something with nuts in it.
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mom to Ari(5) - severe nut allergies, asthma, you name it - and Maya (8), mild excema

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:44am
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ROFLMAO Jason. That was hilarious. Thank you for cheering me up today! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
~phos

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:45am
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ROTFL Jason. That peep has bids. Do people really pay all kinds of money for that? I see these joke listings and wonder if they really get paid?! Becca

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 5:14am
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Jason that is so funny! Perfect timing. But seriously, right now it is up to $60 for one Peep! Add $5 for shipping -- HOLY COW! What a way to make some money!

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 6:25am
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I get mad when they play horror movie commercials during prime time and during family-type entertainment. I could care less if they choose to show Janet Jackson's private parts again. Big deal, but leave the severed arms until after bedtime!
I don't really get mad about the PB commercials so much, but I do find myself wondering why companies feel the need to fill up the store shelves with peanut-containing products. Aren't there enough?
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