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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
originally posted by: Restricted
I repeat, in this pathetic, wide-open, no privacy society - mind your own f***ing business.
I am just proposing this as a thought experiment, i am not being literal.
put your self in the OPs shoes, you believe 100% that this child is at risk of SIDS due to the unintentional actions of the child's parents.
Now i can understand you saying "mind your own business", i totally get that mentality, I probably would not say anything either.
But lets pretend we are talking about something else, its not to much detergent, the child's parents are feeding the kid on nothing but MacDonald's and they spend all day chain smoking in front of the kid. You know full well the huge health risks the young child is at, would you still not say anything, would not at the very least feel compelled to act?
a reply to: kosmicjack
I want to mention something about their fabric softeners
get tough,..the time for talking is over...call it extreme if you like, but the prefered proposal is too hit them hard and hit them fast with a major leaflet campaign and while they are reeling from that, follow up with series of charity drives, t-shirts and possibly even a benefit concert.
I want to mention something casually but I don't want to overstep and be that looney, babbling conspiracy nut neighbor.
a reply to: kosmicjack
The deal is - they reek of dryer sheets
a good idea is to stop worrying about other people and their family
originally posted by: kosmicjack
Our neighbors just had a baby and we are super excited for them. We're not overly close because they are typically quiet and reserved and so they don't typically socialize with hardly any neighbors but we do occasionally chat and they have been wonderful neighbors for ten years.
The deal is - they reek of fabric softeners, dryer sheets and detergents. When they do laundry, the smell wafts all over the yards on our corner. When they have been to our house, the dryer sheet smells linger long after they've gone. All of that is simply background but has no bearing on me or our family.
My only concern here is their new baby and the growing link between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and detergents, fabric softeners and other fragrances. It's thought that the smells overwhelm tiny nervous systems whose natural, automatic defense is to stop breathing. And when they are so tiny and sleeping, sometimes they forget to start again.
I want to mention something casually but I don't want to overstep and be that looney, babbling conspiracy nut neighbor. But I'd rather endure a hundred awkward moments of them avoiding me later than to not say something and risk tragedy.
My hubby and I disagree on mentioning it to them so I'm hoping you all can weigh in with some other perspective.
What would you do ATS. Any suggestions?)