Originally posted by noonebutme
Originally posted by James1982
Really? Have you met someone with a severe peanut allergy before? Doubt they'd find it "hilarious"...
What is the purpose behind this silly rule?
To help stop children with severe peanut allergies from dying...
If a child is too stupid to get the hint, then maybe it's just survival of the fittest at work.
You're a f-ing moron for that comment. And you obviously a) don't have children and b) have no idea how children behave
You're entire post shows how ignorant of the facts you are and you're either trolling (which, well done, I'm pulled) or you truly are that stupid
and have no idea how bad a peanut allergy is.
MY oldest has a peanut allergy. A severe one. She cannot be in the same room as peanuts. She didnt ask for this, we didnt want her to have it, we
did nothing different - she simply has it. She has to carry an EpiPen around with her all the time and the school has one as well in case of
So far we've been very lucky. Thankfully she has never had to deal with the ignorance of someone like you.
Would you like some more straw, or are you already full up?
Please, PLEASE, do not put words into my mouth. Of all the crap here on ATS that puts me in a state of rage like nothing else. If you want to disagree
with me about this ban being ridiculous, go ahead. But don't sit there smugly inferring that I find severe food allergies funny. Any half intelligent
person would find it easy to realize what I was talking about.
It's pretty obvious to most people that the thing I found hilarious is that in a very short period of time, something as benign as a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich has become the cornerstone of a controversy at TWO different schools for TWO different reasons. The other story was about some
idiot teacher (from my city unfortunately) that said PB&J was somehow racist. So yes, that's funny to me. I chuckled out loud to myself. With all the
things wrong in this world a PB&J sandwich is capable of causing controversy TWICE over the course of a few weeks at two different schools.
And no, for your information, I'm not trolling. I take my time here at ATS seriously and not once have I trolled. My comment about survival of the
fittest was made with my tongue firmly in my cheek. I can't blame you for not getting that, but I can certainly blame you for your straw man you seem
so keen to build.
My heart goes out to your child, but because of your attitude I couldn't care less about anything YOU have had to deal with. You aren't anymore
"right" or anymore deserving of an opinion on the matter because you have a child with allergies.Obviously nobody chooses to have an allergy, I
don't know why you felt the need to point that out. But it's THEIR allergy. If the person with it is a child, then it's their parents
responsibility to keep their kid safe and healthy. If the person with an allergy is an adult, it's their responsibility to manage their own issues.
It's not the world's responsibility to cater to every single person's unique issues.
If you think about this issue by applying logic instead of emotion (which is obviously the only thing that guides your opinions on the matter) you'd
realize banning kids from bringing peanut products into school isn't going to accomplish anything.
If someone's allergy is SO severe that the mere smell of a peanut will cause them problems, it doesn't matter if someone has peanut products at
school or at their home.
Think about this. A kid eats peanut products for breakfast. After that he goes to school. He still has peanut products on his mouth. On his breath.
Maybe a little on his hands or shirt. He will pose the same danger as someone who simply ate a sandwich at lunch.
Do you have the right to tell all of the kids in your child's school, and all of their parents, and all of the people their parents have visit their
house that they cannot eat peanut products in their OWN HOME because it's possible that their child will bring a slight scent of peanut to school
with them? Yes? If you think you have the right to dictate the home life of anybody but your own family your off your rocker. If the answer is NO,
then why do you think you have the right to dictate what other people eat at school?
Like I said, there are some VERY simple ways to avoid direct contact with peanut products. Have your kid wash his hands. Make it perfectly clear it's
a matter of life or death. Tell him not to stick stuff in his mouth. He won't get contaminated with peanut products.
If he has serious issues because of a SMELL than keeping peanuts away from the school won't solve any problem, because like I said kids could still
track in peanut odors from home.