“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#21 Oct 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Maybe the person with the sever peanut allergy should have stayed home for one effing game. It's completely obnoxious that 50,000 or however many folks should be banned from eating peanuts at a game so 1 person with a peanut allergy can attend the game.
I by the way have a peanut allergy ... it's not severe and I don't avoid them, even though my doctor said I should and that it could change over time into a life threatening allergy. Even if that were the case, that would be on me ... I'd never expect everyone else in society to adjust their behaviors because of something that is personal to me.
The Trib article I posted mentions other non-student fans that are thrilled to be going to a game and not have to worry about dying.

And I don't see why ANYBODY not going to the game is giving one fig about this. You are not a Northwestern alum, it's a private school so your tax dollars are not being used to clean the stadium, and as far as I know you will not be attending this one game.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 Oct 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the person with the sever peanut allergy should have stayed home for one effing game. It's completely obnoxious that 50,000 or however many folks should be banned from eating peanuts at a game so 1 person with a peanut allergy can attend the game.
I by the way have a peanut allergy ... it's not severe and I don't avoid them, even though my doctor said I should and that it could change over time into a life threatening allergy. Even if that were the case, that would be on me ... I'd never expect everyone else in society to adjust their behaviors because of something that is personal to me.
The peanut allergy person doesn't even have to stay home, just refrain from patronizing the snack bar. Eat beforehand or sneak a baggie of carrot sticks in with you.
;P

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#23 Oct 16, 2013
Maybe I'm being naive, but I have a hard time imagining hordes of people keeling over at a football game from peanuts. It's not like they let loose a swarm of killer bees in the stadium; peanuts are inanimate objects. Is it really that difficult to avoid them?

I'm not being sarcastic, honestly, I'm trying to understand why so many people are so relieved.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#24 Oct 16, 2013
jmw, it can be that difficult to avoid them. If the peanut allergy is really that severe, all the seats that the family is going to sit in will need to be wiped down. People around them will need to be asked to refrain from eating peanuts. Going to the bathroom, you'll probably be stepping all over the peanut shells that people discard in the aisles. And since the stadium will not let you bring in your own food, you would have to buy food from a vendor that you KNEW did not handle peanuts.

Unless you have lived with the constant worry about touching or eating the wrong thing because that thing could kill you, it's really hard to understand what these families go through. Normal, usually joyful childhood experiences turn into a game of russian roulette.

It is harming no one (except for the food vendors, of course, who may lose about $1000 this game) for Northwestern to do this.

I wonder why people totally unaffected by this are getting their panties in a twist?

Since: Aug 08

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#25 Oct 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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The Trib article I posted mentions other non-student fans that are thrilled to be going to a game and not have to worry about dying.
And I don't see why ANYBODY not going to the game is giving one fig about this. You are not a Northwestern alum, it's a private school so your tax dollars are not being used to clean the stadium, and as far as I know you will not be attending this one game.
It doesn't matter. The more and more places that accommodate these folks, the more they will demand that it become the norm. Pretty soon these effing cry babies will be lobbying to have peanuts completely removed from everywhere and from the entire food industry. And why wouldn't they ... if they feel they are right to demand that an entire stadium of folks forgo eating peanuts just so they can come to a came, what is to stop them from taking it further. It's the same mentality, me, me, me, entitled, entitled, entitled, the world revolves around me, me, me.

Sorry if you are allergic to something that's your deal, not anyone elses. You deal with the consequences of it ... if that means you are too chicken shyte to go to a football game, than stay your a$s at home.

Since: Aug 08

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#26 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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The peanut allergy person doesn't even have to stay home, just refrain from patronizing the snack bar. Eat beforehand or sneak a baggie of carrot sticks in with you.
;P
No doubt.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#27 Oct 16, 2013
thEn stay your a$s at home, not thAn.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#28 Oct 16, 2013
L1: I don't think it's about the price of the condoms, otherwise the daughter would ask her mother for the money. Teenagers are notorious for outrageous stuff and then get embarrassed over the simple, normal things in life -- like buying condoms. Buy in bulk, tell 'em about planned parenthood cheapies and move on. Telling a teenage girl to keep their legs closed unless she buys her own birth control will probably result in a pregnancy. Would it be worth it to be right? I don't think so.

L2: You need to have counselling or parenting classes. You need to get on the same page.

L3: Put a bug in the designer's ear and have him organize the contest.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#29 Oct 16, 2013
Blunt Advice wrote:
I'm still curious what these prizes could be and if they are possibly worth fighting over.
An extra bottle of prune juice?

Since: Aug 08

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#30 Oct 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
jmw, it can be that difficult to avoid them. If the peanut allergy is really that severe, all the seats that the family is going to sit in will need to be wiped down. People around them will need to be asked to refrain from eating peanuts. Going to the bathroom, you'll probably be stepping all over the peanut shells that people discard in the aisles. And since the stadium will not let you bring in your own food, you would have to buy food from a vendor that you KNEW did not handle peanuts.
Unless you have lived with the constant worry about touching or eating the wrong thing because that thing could kill you, it's really hard to understand what these families go through. Normal, usually joyful childhood experiences turn into a game of russian roulette.
It is harming no one (except for the food vendors, of course, who may lose about $1000 this game) for Northwestern to do this.
I wonder why people totally unaffected by this are getting their panties in a twist?
Then stay your a$s home. It harms someone who wants to get peanuts at a game. By your own admission, they are literally everywhere in a stadium such that a person with said allergy can't possibly even step foot in a stadium without going into convulsions. The fact that they are everywhere means that people obviously like to eat them.

Preventing them from eating them so .1% of people who have a severe peanut allergy can attend the game is harming them because it restricts their freedom of choice. You can say it's a minimal harm, but it's still harm. If anyone should be restricted when it comes to choice, it shouldn't be innocent bystanders, but rather the person with the allergy, who as I have said many times can stay their a$s home. Going to a football game is not a necessity in life, no more so than eating peanuts are. Therefore while you say folks who can't eat peanuts aren't being harmed ... I say folks who have to stay home aren't being harmed ... in both cases it is a restriction on freedom. IMO restricting 50,000 people from eating peanuts is far more restrictive and hurtful in a cumulative sense than 10 people having to stay at home and watch a game on tv.

Also, do you really think they stadium officials are going to wipe down every single chair in that stadium and disinfect the whole place from the previous weeks peanut contamination? Please.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#31 Oct 16, 2013
I don't understand the mean-spiritedness, Sub. One game, one peanut-free section at the cubs game, one peanut-free flight. What is the skin off your nose about this? These people just want to do what other people do without worrying they might die, why is that such a problem for you?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#32 Oct 16, 2013
And yeah, at the rate society is handling people with peanut allergies, I can foresee a complete ban on peanut products in the near future. Can't even allow them in the supermarkets because, you know, that's a public place, and someone with an allergy could get exposed to them.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#33 Oct 16, 2013
Eating peanuts is also part of the whole experience. One of the rare times I ever eat peanuts is when I go to a game.

F' it's even referenced in the song "take me out to the ballgame." Notice the song doesn't include the line "don't buy peanuts and cracker jack for some one with allergies could have a heart attack."

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#34 Oct 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Also, do you really think they stadium officials are going to wipe down every single chair in that stadium and disinfect the whole place from the previous weeks peanut contamination? Please.
Excellent point. There's NO WAY this is happening.

One of my co-workers has a grandson with severe food allergies. She brings her lunch, never goes out with a group, washes her hands before she sees her grandson because she considers the burden to be on her and her family, not the rest of the world.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#35 Oct 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
Eating peanuts is also part of the whole experience. One of the rare times I ever eat peanuts is when I go to a game.
F' it's even referenced in the song "take me out to the ballgame." Notice the song doesn't include the line "don't buy peanuts and cracker jack for some one with allergies could have a heart attack."
HA! I'm totally singing it that way the next time I'm at a baseball game.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#36 Oct 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Then stay your a$s home. It harms someone who wants to get peanuts at a game. By your own admission, they are literally everywhere in a stadium such that a person with said allergy can't possibly even step foot in a stadium without going into convulsions. The fact that they are everywhere means that people obviously like to eat them.
I'm going to use your line: call the whambulance. If you want to eat your peanuts so effing bad, eat them before you go to the game.
Sublime1 wrote:
Preventing them from eating them so .1% of people who have a severe peanut allergy can attend the game is harming them because it restricts their freedom of choice. You can say it's a minimal harm, but it's still harm. If anyone should be restricted when it comes to choice, it shouldn't be innocent bystanders, but rather the person with the allergy, who as I have said many times can stay their a$s home. Going to a football game is not a necessity in life, no more so than eating peanuts are. Therefore while you say folks who can't eat peanuts aren't being harmed ... I say folks who have to stay home aren't being harmed ... in both cases it is a restriction on freedom. IMO restricting 50,000 people from eating peanuts is far more restrictive and hurtful in a cumulative sense than 10 people having to stay at home and watch a game on tv.
One game, Sub. One game. Call the whambulance.
Sublime1 wrote:
Also, do you really think they stadium officials are going to wipe down every single chair in that stadium and disinfect the whole place from the previous weeks peanut contamination? Please.
Yes, at the Northwestern game, they are scrubbing down every seat. But I was addressing jmw about going to a regular game, and the *family* would have to do that.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#37 Oct 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I don't understand the mean-spiritedness, Sub. One game, one peanut-free section at the cubs game, one peanut-free flight. What is the skin off your nose about this? These people just want to do what other people do without worrying they might die, why is that such a problem for you?
Going to a football game is not a requirement in life. It's a want. We all have "wants." Demanding that 50,000 folks forgo their "wants" so .05% can have their "wants" is completely obnoxious.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#38 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Excellent point. There's NO WAY this is happening.
One of my co-workers has a grandson with severe food allergies. She brings her lunch, never goes out with a group, washes her hands before she sees her grandson because she considers the burden to be on her and her family, not the rest of the world.
The antithesis of that sort of mindset is what drives me nuts, folks who think their own personal medical condition is the entire worlds problem and the entire world must cater to them so they can do stuff they wanna do, but don't have to do.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#39 Oct 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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I'm going to use your line: call the whambulance. If you want to eat your peanuts so effing bad, eat them before you go to the game.
No eff them. They can stay home from the game. There is nothing wrong with eating peanuts. They are good for you. Why should 50k folks not be able to eat peanuts so .05% of folks with a severe peanut allergy can attend a game.

Maybe they should ban alcohol so alcoholics who can't be around alcohol without relapsing can attend games.
squishymama wrote:
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One game, Sub. One game. Call the whambulance.
So you don't get to go to a Northwestern game. That's a total 1st world problem. Call the effing whambulance.
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, at the Northwestern game, they are scrubbing down every seat. But I was addressing jmw about going to a regular game, and the *family* would have to do that.
There is no way they can possibly remove every possible source of contamination from an entire stadium.

Since: Aug 08

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#40 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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HA! I'm totally singing it that way the next time I'm at a baseball game.
:D

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