“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89934 Aug 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I posted there this morning, dahgts. I'm so glad I"ve never met an allergy "faker." They annoy the bejeezus out of me.
Yeah, most of the LWs and subjects mentioned in these columns annoy me.
Where did all these allergies come from? Must be the liberal media...:p

And MM missed telling the one who tucks money in her bra about money belts, waist and wrist ones.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#89935 Aug 22, 2013
You forgot the side of WTF.
StinaRocks wrote:
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He'd jsut get offended by you asking and then want to know why you didn't just google it.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89936 Aug 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, most of the LWs and subjects mentioned in these columns annoy me.
Where did all these allergies come from? Must be the liberal media...:p
And MM missed telling the one who tucks money in her bra about money belts, waist and wrist ones.
When I worked as a cage cashier at a riverboat casino, I dreaded seeing the ladies reach into their bras. I knew I was going to be handed a nasty, sweaty bill. Eew.

But in a pinch, I'll stash stuff in there too.
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89937 Aug 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
You forgot the side of WTF.
<quoted text>
Oops - I did!
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89938 Aug 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Yeah, most of the LWs and subjects mentioned in these columns annoy me.
Where did all these allergies come from? Must be the liberal media...:p
And MM missed telling the one who tucks money in her bra about money belts, waist and wrist ones.
The gf sounds like a nutjob. I would say something to my brother.

LW2: I thought the bra thing was weird. There are lots of safe places to put your money. I carry a small bag that I wear diagonal across my body so no one can grab it and it zips up so no one can reach in. What's wrong with that? I've had a wrist bracelet one, too, but I think that would be easier to lose. Putting your money in your bra is something they did in movies, not something to do IRL.

Since: Oct 12

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#89939 Aug 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Yeah, most of the LWs and subjects mentioned in these columns annoy me.
Where did all these allergies come from? Must be the liberal media...:p
And MM missed telling the one who tucks money in her bra about money belts, waist and wrist ones.
I agree, i just don't recall many kids having so many allergies, when we were young...Hell, i drank outta the gardenhose til i was 12...lol...And your right about moneybelts...I actually took $1800 on a trip to Asia, all folded up and completely hidden.....
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89940 Aug 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, i just don't recall many kids having so many allergies, when we were young...Hell, i drank outta the gardenhose til i was 12...lol...And your right about moneybelts...I actually took $1800 on a trip to Asia, all folded up and completely hidden.....
My daughter had to skip lunch one day at camp this summer because her dad accidentally gave her a PB&J and she was afraid she'd get in trouble for eating it. Crazy.... I don't blame her dad. It was an accident and her school doesn't push all those restrictions on the whole student body, so we're not used to it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#89941 Aug 22, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
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My daughter had to skip lunch one day at camp this summer because her dad accidentally gave her a PB&J and she was afraid she'd get in trouble for eating it. Crazy.... I don't blame her dad. It was an accident and her school doesn't push all those restrictions on the whole student body, so we're not used to it.
Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??

Is this the world you want, people?

Since: Jan 10

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#89943 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
If it means a few kids with severe peanut allergies don't die as a result, I"m okay with it.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89945 Aug 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, i just don't recall many kids having so many allergies, when we were young...Hell, i drank outta the gardenhose til i was 12...lol...And your right about moneybelts...I actually took $1800 on a trip to Asia, all folded up and completely hidden.....
High school cafeteria had the normal foods, slabs of meat, mashed potatoes and gravy and milk, white and chocolate. That's it. No soda, juices or water. Don't remember anyone dropping from allergies. My favorite for 4 years was a baloney and potato chip sandwich on white bread. Still is. Our city water was from underground and was almost brown from minerals. I'm healthy... so far.

Since: Oct 12

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#89946 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
I doubt we have any control over how society, medicine and nutrition all interact...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#89947 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
my son's syarting his second year in public school and i give him a pb sandwich every day. Never been a problem. O'm guessing it never will be until a kid with a severe allergy enrolls

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89948 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
Clearly you've never loved someone with a deadly food allergy.

Since: Jan 10

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#89949 Aug 22, 2013
I used to think it was crazy that kids couldn't take pb&j to school because some other kid had an allergy.

But I also used to think "dry" weddings were crazy and I'd never have a dry wedding myself. Then someone in a forum I posted at before you guys existed ;) phrased it more as a "What if you have a relative you love very much and are close to, and he can't be around alcohol because of where he is in his struggle with sobriety? Do you serve alcohol and not have your favorite uncle there?"

At which point I decided I would be open to having a dry wedding reception due to those kinds of circumstances.

It's about caring about other people and putting their essential needs ahead of my fleeting wants.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#89950 Aug 22, 2013
It is, my whiskers would have chafed your pretty boy skin.
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>The way you obsess about me it is a good thing I did not let you kiss me.
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89951 Aug 22, 2013
I am sympathetic when it comes to people with severe food allergies, but I think the odds of it being THAT severe that someone 20 feet away is eating 1 oz of PB in a sandwich and it affects them (and yes, I know it does happen) are slim - practically like winning the lotto. I don't think it's fair for 200 people to have to change their lives because someone MIGHT have a food allergy. I do have an issue with that. And most people (even kids) with food allergies know what to do when there is a reaction. I have a friend with a severe tree nut allergy. She taught me early on where her pen is and how to use it, too.

And I don't ever remember, in all the years I was in school, anyone EVER having a reacting on the cafeteria. And, more recently, it has never happened at my kid's school and she is in her 6th year there. The kids just aren't allowed to share food.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#89953 Aug 22, 2013
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>WTF?!! Some people are deathly allergic to any nut product. Just being in the same room with a PB&J sandwich can KILL them. A Utah boy and a California girl have died just this year from severe nut allergic reaction.
Two examples. Out of three hundred million people? Allergies THAT severe are extremely rare. Not common enough for the rest of the world to alter their eating habits.

And one word: Darwinism.

Since: Jan 10

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#89955 Aug 22, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
I am sympathetic when it comes to people with severe food allergies, but I think the odds of it being THAT severe that someone 20 feet away is eating 1 oz of PB in a sandwich and it affects them (and yes, I know it does happen) are slim - practically like winning the lotto. I don't think it's fair for 200 people to have to change their lives because someone MIGHT have a food allergy. I do have an issue with that. And most people (even kids) with food allergies know what to do when there is a reaction. I have a friend with a severe tree nut allergy. She taught me early on where her pen is and how to use it, too.
And I don't ever remember, in all the years I was in school, anyone EVER having a reacting on the cafeteria. And, more recently, it has never happened at my kid's school and she is in her 6th year there. The kids just aren't allowed to share food.
I agree that kids shouldn't have to do anything different based on a "maybe." I meant that the accommodations should start when a kid with a severe allergy actually enrolls.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89956 Aug 22, 2013
Computer, political and conspiracy folk.

I am not generally paranoid. But

The NASDAQ shut down this afternoon due to a computer error.
Last week Google was offline for 5-7 minutes
WaPo was hacked at about the same time

NYTimes is reporting it and Fox doesn't mention it at all.

What's going on?
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89957 Aug 22, 2013
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>We've come a long way. We even have laws that say we MUST buckle up in case we MIGHT have an accident. You tell me WTF is the difference with being cautious and using food safety around allergy sufferers?
Banning something that has a lightning strike chance of hurting someone is far more than cautious. Now, don't ge tme wrong, if there were definitely a kid with a severe allergy at school, for instance, I'd be on board with that. But a blanket rule for an off chance of something happening?

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