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2012-10-16 11:56:34 PM
www.seriessub.com

Approves
 
2012-10-17 12:06:20 AM
img0.etsystatic.com
 
2012-10-17 12:10:06 AM
Teacher sounds like a Grade A biatch.
 
2012-10-17 12:11:29 AM
I've got my own nut scented candle.
 
2012-10-17 12:14:32 AM
Id like to shove her nut scented candles up her ass -- while lt of course.
 
2012-10-17 12:38:27 AM
What the hell is a nut candle? I've never heard of such a thing? Why would someone want a candle that smelled like nuts?
 
2012-10-17 12:39:00 AM
In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.
 
2012-10-17 12:55:58 AM

Ambivalence: What the hell is a nut candle? I've never heard of such a thing? Why would someone want a candle that smelled like nuts?


 
WE ALL LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!
 
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2012-10-17 12:58:47 AM
Nguyenner Nguyenner Chicken Dinner
 
2012-10-17 01:14:30 AM
It smells like a burning jock strap, or what?

/seriously... nut scented candles?
//and allergies thereto?
///methinks nuts are not the primary odor here
 
2012-10-17 02:10:59 AM
www.mediaite.com
 
2012-10-17 05:54:21 AM
Cute 16 year old, Subby?

[why don't you have a seat over there.jpg]
 
2012-10-17 05:59:01 AM
Isn't that against a fire code or something?
 
2012-10-17 06:01:10 AM
jonathanturley.files.wordpress.com

"Pfft. Amateur."
 
2012-10-17 06:03:09 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It smells like a burning jock strap, or what?

/seriously... nut scented candles?
//and allergies thereto?
///methinks nuts are not the primary odor here


Quickie Google says likely Banana Nut Bread.

Can we have a Georgia tag now?
 
2012-10-17 06:05:41 AM
The mother could snort my nuts - for starters.
 
2012-10-17 06:06:09 AM
This isn't a Nguyen-Nguyen situation.
 
2012-10-17 06:06:24 AM
img171.imageshack.us
Funny. She doesn't look Nguyen.
 
2012-10-17 06:07:45 AM

Ambivalence: What the hell is a nut candle? I've never heard of such a thing? Why would someone want a candle that smelled like nuts?


I love the smell of peanuts. I'd buy a peanut-scented candle.
 
2012-10-17 06:07:55 AM

H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?


Only if there are flammables like paper or books in the vicinity...
 
2012-10-17 06:10:30 AM
origin.kaboodle.com
 
2012-10-17 06:18:20 AM
FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me. Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.
 
2012-10-17 06:19:42 AM
Hmm, I smell something, too.

I think it's... bullshiat. 

Does that come in a candle, too? Because I think this girl's mom bought up the store.
 
2012-10-17 06:23:49 AM
Switch to twat-scented candles. Everybody wins.
 
2012-10-17 06:24:03 AM
Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?
 
2012-10-17 06:25:13 AM

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.
 
2012-10-17 06:26:18 AM
www.overthinkingit.com
 
2012-10-17 06:27:44 AM
I guess bullied is the new key word. Everyone wants to think that if they have their feelings hurt now and days it's bullying.
 
2012-10-17 06:29:05 AM
bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.
 
2012-10-17 06:30:05 AM

SkunkWerks: FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me. Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.


agreed, its like this years "he got raped by the river card".
 
2012-10-17 06:30:37 AM
why does the headline say the exact opposite
 
2012-10-17 06:35:13 AM

TerminalEchoes: She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


Presumably would release particulate of the oil into the air which causes her respiratory issues. Seems reasonable to me considering how thick the smell is from scented candles.
 
2012-10-17 06:35:13 AM

baufan2005: I guess bullied is the new key word. Everyone wants to think that if they have their feelings hurt now and days it's bullying.


If the teacher had ordered the candle online, it would be a clear-cut case of Cyberbullying.
 
2012-10-17 06:40:40 AM
i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention
 
2012-10-17 06:42:40 AM
I'd like to know why the teacher has a fondness for nut scented candles and why she's allowed to burn them in a classroom? Schools are so paranoid these days that I can't believe they allow it. At my nephew's outdoor Christmas pageant last year the school made them use battery powered candles instead of real ones.

I hate air fresheners/scented candles/cheap incense etc. I rather be in a room full of smokers. They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors? Why do we have to mask every odor under the sun? I know it's a gazillion dollar business but it's really getting out of hand. To quote Elmer Fishpaw, "... this whole world stinks...so get used to it."
 
2012-10-17 06:46:21 AM

RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?


She's 16 bro. You'd probably do time.
 
2012-10-17 06:50:00 AM
why do all bullied kids look the same. like that sunken eyes gay look. like "i'm too gay to fend for myself"
 
2012-10-17 06:50:04 AM
As someone with tree nut allergies, I'd have gone straight to the principal, and if that didn't work I'd have thrown that biatches candle in the trash the next school day. I think the school board would side with me on it.

farking dumbass teacher.
 
2012-10-17 06:50:48 AM

MagSeven: RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?

She's 16 bro. You'd probably do time.


Yeah, was going to hold off on the "I have something candle shaped that smells like nuts that she can smell" jokes for two years myself.
 
2012-10-17 06:52:46 AM
Thanks, subby, for having "cute" actually mean "cute" -- unlike the way "smokin' hot" is used around here.

Though "smokin' hot" would have been reasonable in this case.

(16 is legal in Georgia!)

/taking a seat over there
 
2012-10-17 06:53:47 AM

DanZero: Nguyenner Nguyenner Cashew Chicken Dinner


/fixed
 
2012-10-17 06:56:55 AM

TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


Scented candles and room fresheners etc can trigger allergic reactions in many people.
 
2012-10-17 07:03:48 AM
Teacher got on her wick.
 
2012-10-17 07:06:12 AM

Satanic_Hamster: MagSeven: RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?

She's 16 bro. You'd probably do time.

Yeah, was going to hold off on the "I have something candle shaped that smells like nuts that she can smell" jokes for two years myself.


Age of consent in my state is 16...and she's not my student
 
2012-10-17 07:16:42 AM
pjmedia.com

/deliberately hotlinked to steal pyjamas media's bandwidth
 
2012-10-17 07:22:19 AM
I was on the student's side until I saw that the mom has her name hyphenated. Now I am anti-mom instead of pro-student.
 
2012-10-17 07:22:55 AM
If she was ugly, I wouldn't care. I probably wouldn't have even clicked the link. Thanks, Mail Online!
 
2012-10-17 07:34:24 AM

RatMaster999: Satanic_Hamster: MagSeven: RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?

She's 16 bro. You'd probably do time.

Yeah, was going to hold off on the "I have something candle shaped that smells like nuts that she can smell" jokes for two years myself.

Age of consent in my state is 16...and she's not my student


Crossing state lines, dude!
 
2012-10-17 07:34:32 AM
Is it standard practice for teachers to burn candles in class now? I went to school a long time ago, but the only thing that was lit in class was a bunsen burner.
 
2012-10-17 07:35:30 AM
This thread is so full of Nguyen!
 
2012-10-17 07:37:03 AM

fusillade762: Teacher sounds like a Grade A biatch.


I thought so at first, but she may not have been aware that she couldn't burn the candle even when the student wasn't in the room. It doesn't seem she ever had it burning while the student was in the room and not being an allergist she probably didn't know it left nut oils all over.
 
2012-10-17 07:41:45 AM

Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.


Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.
 
2012-10-17 07:43:14 AM
Not a case of bullying. And the teacher should be disciplined for burning the candle, not because it was nut-scented, but because it's stupid to burn scented candles in a common space like a classroom where it can bother others. However, the kid and mom are dumb, too, for waiting until AFTER the girl failed the class to complain about it, when they knew that the teacher did it the first time. Makes them look like they are looking for an excuse. I had 7 panic attacks in my last semester of high school and had to leave for the day each time- I still didn't fail any of my classes.
 
2012-10-17 07:44:03 AM
Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen 

hyphenating the name seems a bit odd; in this case they should have just merged the two.
 
2012-10-17 07:44:12 AM

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


Well, I guess you have to ask if it was an allergy, or an allergy-allergy. I mean, in the case of legitimate allergy the body has a way of shutting down to prevent intake of more of the allergen.
 
2012-10-17 07:44:30 AM
She failed the class and her mom looks like a sandblasted troll doll. Odds of the allergy being precious snowflake bullshiat are climbing by the minute...
 
2012-10-17 07:45:43 AM

bborchar: I had 7 panic attacks in my last semester of high school and had to leave for the day each time- I still didn't fail any of my classes.


i2.kym-cdn.com 

Yeah yeah, welcome to Fark.
 
2012-10-17 07:47:29 AM
That's funny, she wasn't complaining when I busted a nut all over....what? Oh, take that seat over there? Ok....I guess.
 
2012-10-17 07:49:39 AM

The Face Of Oblivion: She failed the class and her mom looks like a sandblasted troll doll. Odds of the allergy being precious snowflake bullshiat are climbing by the minute...


Ha! I thought so too.
 
2012-10-17 07:57:15 AM

Jamieboy: And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors?


Jamieboy: They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.


I head assploded.
 
2012-10-17 08:02:48 AM
For all those who enjoy the smell of nut candles, I recommend Mandles

Link
 
2012-10-17 08:09:15 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /seriously... nut scented candles?
//and allergies thereto?
///methinks nuts are not the primary odor here


It seems odd to me, too, since most candles appear to be artificially scented. However, scented candles in general seem to make about 10% of people gag and/or cough, which is why we never use them where I work.

This article seems to me to be a hit piece on the teacher, probably by an unstable parent. Trial by media, works every time.
 
2012-10-17 08:09:15 AM

Vangor: Presumably would release particulate of the oil into the air which causes her respiratory issues. Seems reasonable to me considering how thick the smell is from scented candles.


That's assuming they use real nut extract in the candles.
 
2012-10-17 08:10:44 AM
A nut allergy? What, does her chin break out in a rash?
 
2012-10-17 08:10:47 AM
I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?
 
2012-10-17 08:11:51 AM
Ok, this is like reading an chapter out of my life.

I'm a Nguyen, my wife hyphenated her last name as well. Main reason she hyphenated her name is because if she shows her drivers license and they look at her, she sure as hell doesn't look like a Nguyen (she's Caucasian). My daughter has severe allergy to peanuts.

My school nurse has called me to keep some meds and some emergency kits at the school in case she has an allergic reaction for whatever reason. There's been some incidents where it wasn't just peanuts, but some stuff cooked in peanut oil that caused her eyes to swell like she went a couple rounds with Mike Tyson. So reactions are pretty severe for my daughter.

That being said, I understand where this mom is coming from. If the nurse told her to cut that shiat out, then that teacher should have done it. The mom didn't wait til the end of the semester, it looked like an ongoing thing and culminated in her daughter failing that class.
 
2012-10-17 08:13:31 AM

RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?


Her lips would swell and her throat would tighten up. Wait...wouldn't that just
make the knobber better?

God, I am SO going to hell. Seriously though, the teacher sounds like a first
rate biatch. The girl told her she had an allergy, the school nurse told her
the candle was causing problems, the mother told her the same thing, and
she still kept using it.
 
2012-10-17 08:16:39 AM

TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


I don't think it's the smell per se. Some of those candles, especially the better ones, have
essential oils (e.g. peanut oil, hazelnut oil, etc...) and the residue from those oils gets put
into the air when the candles are burned.
 
2012-10-17 08:24:23 AM
If I had a teacher that used scented anything then I would complain to the DA and have her busted down to janitor.
 
2012-10-17 08:24:24 AM
The teacher's eyes remind me of Michelle Bachmann's.
 
2012-10-17 08:26:00 AM
A big question I have is this: If the school nurse knew what the problem was the first time, and actually did ask the teacher to stop burning the candle, how did that same nurse NOT recognize the cause and do something about it one of the next seven times it happened?
 
2012-10-17 08:26:19 AM

manimal2878: I thought so at first, but she may not have been aware that she couldn't burn the candle even when the student wasn't in the room. It doesn't seem she ever had it burning while the student was in the room and not being an allergist she probably didn't know it left nut oils all over.


Tell me about it. Leaving nut oil all over a classroom has gotten me in trouble with teenage girls in the past.
 
2012-10-17 08:30:09 AM
The burned kid story linked on the page got my attention. Like, I'm opposed to the death penalty but as long as Texas has it this would be a good time to use it.
 
2012-10-17 08:31:44 AM

Nick Nostril: Switch to twat-scented candles. Everybody wins loses.


Ugggg...
 
2012-10-17 08:32:07 AM

ultraholland: Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen 

hyphenating the name seems a bit odd; in this case they should have just merged the two.


You mean Baldnguyen??
 
2012-10-17 08:37:17 AM

danielscissorhands: Cute 16 year old, Subby?

[why don't you have a seat over there.jpg]


Cute does NOT mean "sexually desirable"
 
2012-10-17 08:38:45 AM

tboucher: bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton wonton distress.


/You must've teed that one up on purpose
//Home run
 
2012-10-17 08:39:53 AM

TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


Why would the school nurse be participating in this ruse? This cunning attempt to deceive? For that matter, why would the student and parent, considering that they aren't suing the school?
 
2012-10-17 08:43:48 AM
People like this should be charged with child abuse. My son is allergic to perfumes, it runs in my family. His mother likes scents and thought that is she bought 'natural' perfumes that this somehow made things better.

My son had 10 months of chronic medical problems for breathing, skin allergies and his ears got so clogged they eventually had to perform surgery to relieve the pressure. During that same 10 months he didn't have a single problem with any of those conditions while he was in my care (50%).

Finally after 10 months his mother sends over a blanket washed from her house with him (he was only 3 at the time). Took a picture of him before his nap with the blanket and one afterwards to see if the laundry detergent (she knows to use unscented but refuses) was the source of the problem. The result was a whole body rash from a single 2 hour nap with a blanket washed with perfume.

Took these pictures and sent word back to her doctors that I had before and after pictures clearly showing what was causing my sons chronic health problems. It was finally enough to get them to call CPS (CPS didn't do jack because the injuries weren't life threatening). She got word CPS was called and that was finally enough to get her to change her behavior.

Three chronic health problems were solved overnight with a single phone call. Knowingly exposing an allergic child to perfume is child abuse and she should go to prison.
 
2012-10-17 08:50:56 AM
I was at a con, once, and approached a table of people playing Talisman. One fellow remarked he knew I had peanuts on my because he was having an allergic reaction to them.

So, yeah, this is a bad thing. I can't imagine living without peanuts.
 
2012-10-17 08:51:41 AM

ultraholland: Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen 

hyphenating the name seems a bit odd; in this case they should have just merged the two.


Baldnguyen?
 
2012-10-17 08:53:56 AM
Damn you eas81:
 
2012-10-17 08:56:13 AM
Why would a candle be burned in class, period?

That said, nut scented is usually a bunch of chemicals, and no actual nuts are involved. I'm careful as I have a potentially severe(but no fatal) nut allergy. I actually sampled a Star Bucks caramel nut latte as the ingredients showed only flavoring agents, not real nuts(Hmmm...wonder if that was better or worse for me?
 
2012-10-17 08:57:22 AM

Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?



We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.
 
2012-10-17 09:02:04 AM
Met a girl in a bar. Asked if she had any food allergies. She smiled and said, "why, are going to take me me out to dinner?" "No" I replied, "but you may come in contact with some nut."
 
2012-10-17 09:02:09 AM

onyxruby: People like this should be charged with child abuse. My son is allergic to perfumes, it runs in my family. His mother likes scents and thought that is she bought 'natural' perfumes that this somehow made things better.

My son had 10 months of chronic medical problems for breathing, skin allergies and his ears got so clogged they eventually had to perform surgery to relieve the pressure. During that same 10 months he didn't have a single problem with any of those conditions while he was in my care (50%).

Finally after 10 months his mother sends over a blanket washed from her house with him (he was only 3 at the time). Took a picture of him before his nap with the blanket and one afterwards to see if the laundry detergent (she knows to use unscented but refuses) was the source of the problem. The result was a whole body rash from a single 2 hour nap with a blanket washed with perfume.

Took these pictures and sent word back to her doctors that I had before and after pictures clearly showing what was causing my sons chronic health problems. It was finally enough to get them to call CPS (CPS didn't do jack because the injuries weren't life threatening). She got word CPS was called and that was finally enough to get her to change her behavior.

Three chronic health problems were solved overnight with a single phone call. Knowingly exposing an allergic child to perfume is child abuse and she should go to prison.


Deepest sympathies for your son; severe allergies and toxic parents make for a miserable life.
 
2012-10-17 09:02:24 AM

opiumpoopy: H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?

Only if there are flammables like paper or books in the vicinity...


Not necessarily. We had a few teachers who had scented candles in their rooms, and the fire marshal about had a coronary. They weren't near anything flammable, but he made us get rid of ALL candles before we could pass our inspection.
 
2012-10-17 09:05:02 AM

Jamieboy: I'd like to know why the teacher has a fondness for nut scented candles and why she's allowed to burn them in a classroom? Schools are so paranoid these days that I can't believe they allow it. At my nephew's outdoor Christmas pageant last year the school made them use battery powered candles instead of real ones.

I hate air fresheners/scented candles/cheap incense etc. I rather be in a room full of smokers. They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Every office I've ever worked in always has that one woman (usually from HR, of course) who seems to think it's fine to burn scented candles. "But they smell nice!" "What's wrong, you don't want the office to smell nice?" "Sure, and how about I bring a big bag of steer manure to work tomorrow, because that's what smells nice to me". Between candles, spray air "fresheners", etc., Americans have been convinced that smelly air is somehow cleaner and fresher than air that has no scent whatsoever.
Don't even get me started on places like Bed Bath & Beyond; I can't even walk in there to buy a god damn frying pan without my clothes stinking like nasty scented candles for the rest of the day.

 
2012-10-17 09:07:52 AM
Does the mother really make people call her Baldwin-Nguyen?
 
2012-10-17 09:09:20 AM
Add me to the pile of farkers who think this is a stupid use of the word "bullied."
 
2012-10-17 09:10:37 AM

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.


This is what I don't get: why does EVERYTHING need to be scented? You end up with citrus shampoo, coconut conditioner, cucumber deodorant, flowery soap, and mountain meadow clothes. Even if you wanted to waft about in a scented cocoon, it doesn't make sense to do so that way.

\All of my household is allergic to one scented product or another.
\Having trouble understanding why the teacher ever thought she should burn a scented candle to begin with.
 
2012-10-17 09:11:06 AM

RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?


Given that she is 16 and cute, probably some swelling, throbbing and a beating from her dad
 
2012-10-17 09:12:24 AM

give me doughnuts: Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?


We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.


A lot of that is bullshiat, though. Nut allergies are the latest popular childhood ailment.

Like Day Care Satanism Pedophilia from the early '90s.
 
2012-10-17 09:14:02 AM
So that's what Rhea Pearlman's been up to lately.
 
2012-10-17 09:14:37 AM

meanmutton: danielscissorhands: Cute 16 year old, Subby?

[why don't you have a seat over there.jpg]

Cute does NOT mean "sexually desirable"


But even if she is why should men have to pretend that we aren't interested. We are genetically wired to be interested in women once they are fully developed, regardless of their birth date. Plus in many states she is legal so long as she isn't your student.

If there is grass on the field, play ball.
 
2012-10-17 09:22:21 AM

FenixStorm1: For all those who enjoy the smell of nut candles, I recommend Mandles

Link


I went to the website. That would be a great gag gift.

\I'll take Campfire Smoke.
 
2012-10-17 09:25:25 AM
Mom, my nuts!

i154.photobucket.com

\yeah I know it's a different point in the film, so sue me, I gotta get to work.
 
2012-10-17 09:25:39 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-17 09:27:31 AM
pjmedia.com

www.treknicalities.com
Captain, I'm detecting large quantities of Nguyen in this sector.
 
2012-10-17 09:29:41 AM
Would snowflake prefer a candle smelling of Bún ốc?
 
2012-10-17 09:30:18 AM
The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts. Within one generation this gene will vanish. Stop fighting Mother Nature.
 
2012-10-17 09:30:38 AM

tboucher: bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.


Yeaaaaa....I'm gonna agree with this. Hell, I'm allergic to peanuts and tree nuts myself, but even I wouldn't consider this bullying, just stupidity/ignorance. Plus, I count myself lucky as I have to actually eat them to cause a reaction....or rub them all over my body.

/story for another day
 
2012-10-17 09:31:53 AM
Mmmm...bed bath and beyond smell.
 
2012-10-17 09:32:14 AM

katerbug72: Does the mother really make people call her Baldwin-Nguyen?


Of course! Who doesn't like it when it's Win-Nguyen?

/hopes everyone on this thread knows how to pronounce Nguyen.
//I didn't until I went to college.
 
2012-10-17 09:36:21 AM

AbbeySomeone: TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.

Scented candles and room fresheners etc can trigger allergic reactions in many people.


Whatever they put in potpourri knocks me on my ass. That, and horses. it sucks. I can never be a cowboy.
 
2012-10-17 09:36:24 AM

oryx: Is it standard practice for teachers to burn candles in class now? I went to school a long time ago, but the only thing that was lit in class was a bunsen burner.


When I went to school, it was standard practice not to breathe a word regarding the bell jar full of mercury the Earth Sciences teacher had in his closet.
 
2012-10-17 09:40:34 AM
More like the student didn't like the teacher, saw the nut candle, then all of a sudden developed a "nut allergy" to get back at her.
 
2012-10-17 09:46:34 AM
What is asinine about this is that candles are usually scented with artificial materials that are in no way chemically similar to the scent produced. Those really allergic to nuts (most people aren't; they are just told they are) are allergic to a protein in the meat of the nut, not the oil. If the girl was having the type of reaction the FA describes (an IgE reaction), the school nurse would be calling an ambulance, not treating her herself. So I'm calling bullshiat on the Daily Fail article. Sounds to me like mommy and daughter are trying to cash in.
 
2012-10-17 09:48:39 AM

cantsleep: Jamieboy: And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors?

Jamieboy: They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

I head assploded.


I also divided by zero reading that post
 
2012-10-17 09:50:24 AM

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.



A couple brands of deodorant have an unscented version and are labelled as such. Shouldn't be hard to find at most drug/grocery stores. Usually you have to buy the men's version, but whatever. Pretty sure speed stick is one brand that has an unscented,Detergent is easy. Both sunlight and tide make a version labelled "FREE"(No dyes/perfumes). As for shampoo, I can't help you there. Maybe try a lemon? I occasionally use them for a hair conditioner.
 
2012-10-17 09:51:28 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention


You try entirely too hard to be edgy and offensive. I suppose that's why no-one responds to your mind-numbingly stupid posts, half of Fark must have you on ignore by now. You're like Sarah Silverman without the looks, star-farking career, and talent. And considering she has no talent what-so-ever, that puts you in a pretty pathetic place. Quit trying so hard and you might actually come off as funny some day. Maybe. Probaby not, though.

/cue overly sarcastic attempt at witty comeback...
 
2012-10-17 09:51:32 AM

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


I doubt anybody is claiming the allergy is a fake, the issue usually is why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.
 
2012-10-17 09:56:47 AM

NephilimNexus: The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts.


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-17 10:02:18 AM

Warlordtrooper: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

I doubt anybody is claiming the allergy is a fake, the issue usually is why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.


If the school was trying to tell everyone not to have peanut butter in their homes because of possible cross contamilnation, then I agree with you. However, it is not an imposition on anyone to ban scented candles in the classroom. Most of them stink horribly anyway.
 
2012-10-17 10:03:36 AM

SkunkWerks: NephilimNexus: The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts.

[media.tumblr.com image 479x183]


cache02.casttv.com
 
2012-10-17 10:08:21 AM

ComicBookGuy: I was at a con, once, and approached a table of people playing Talisman. One fellow remarked he knew I had peanuts on my because he was having an allergic reaction to them.

So, yeah, this is a bad thing. I can't imagine living without peanuts.


You had peanuts on your WHAT?
 
2012-10-17 10:12:19 AM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: \Having trouble understanding why the teacher ever thought she should burn a scented candle to begin with.


because kids / teenagers stink. That part isn't hard to understand.
 
2012-10-17 10:14:33 AM
A girl named "Vi"? Is her brother called "emacs"?
 
2012-10-17 10:15:37 AM

FenixStorm1: For all those who enjoy the smell of nut candles, I recommend Mandles

Link


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-10-17 10:23:31 AM
My God, someone did something that annoys/harasses you = newspaper article?
 
2012-10-17 10:24:10 AM

Warlordtrooper: why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.


I'm gonna go with "compassion". That's usually the culprit.

That said, I'm pretty certain this case wasn't "bullying", and the circumstances of it make me seriously doubt the veracity of the "victims" here. Honestly, the mother is really stretching the bounds of credibility here in the first place by calling it bullying, and that makes further liberties taken with the truth a pretty bankable prospect.
 
2012-10-17 10:26:06 AM
We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.
 
2012-10-17 10:28:32 AM

hoover1066: A girl named "Vi"? Is her brother called "emacs"?


Her stupid, useless brother, yes.
 
2012-10-17 10:50:42 AM
The fact the candle had been burning means the room was contaminated with nut oil,

i.imgur.com 

What a room contaminated by nut oil may look like
 
2012-10-17 10:53:17 AM
lastshredsofsanity.com
 
2012-10-17 10:53:47 AM

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.
 
2012-10-17 10:55:30 AM

FuturePastNow: We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.


Cute.

100+ years ago, people frequently died from bad illnesses as well. And lack of running water and adequate waste facilities.And childbirth. My sister in law just had an emergency c section monday due to labor not progressing as the baby's head was turned. 100 years ago, it's unlikely either would have survived. 100 years ago, children often didn't live to adulthood.
 
2012-10-17 10:55:56 AM

2CountyFairs: A big question I have is this: If the school nurse knew what the problem was the first time, and actually did ask the teacher to stop burning the candle, how did that same nurse NOT recognize the cause and do something about it one of the next seven times it happened?


Also why did the mom did react after the kid did 7 trips to the nurse? For that matter how did the teacher fail to notice her blow it out plan wasn't working given the kid kept having a reaction and leaving the class... It's failure all around here.
 
2012-10-17 10:58:11 AM

ha-ha-guy: It's failure all around here.


Daily.
 
2012-10-17 10:58:59 AM

mod3072: opiumpoopy: H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?

Only if there are flammables like paper or books in the vicinity...

Not necessarily. We had a few teachers who had scented candles in their rooms, and the fire marshal about had a coronary. They weren't near anything flammable, but he made us get rid of ALL candles before we could pass our inspection.



What gasoline-soaked schools did you people attend?
 
2012-10-17 11:00:21 AM

octopied: FuturePastNow: We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.

Cute.

100+ years ago, people frequently died from bad illnesses as well. And lack of running water and adequate waste facilities.And childbirth. My sister in law just had an emergency c section monday due to labor not progressing as the baby's head was turned. 100 years ago, it's unlikely either would have survived. 100 years ago, children often didn't live to adulthood.


In legitimate cases, when the Earth feels like it's being overpopulated, it has a way to shut that whole thing down...
 
2012-10-17 11:03:29 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.


The candles are made with nut oil.
 
2012-10-17 11:07:18 AM

H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?


My initial thought too. You can't bring something as death defying as an Anacin onto school property but you can have open flames in the classroom?

Actually, I guess they have that in pretty much every science lab room (for the bunson burners and such)...but Spanish class? Really?
 
2012-10-17 11:07:43 AM
Words that actually mean something nowadays:

discombobulate
racist
misogynist
classist
bully
 
2012-10-17 11:10:45 AM

namegoeshere: The candles are made with nut oil.


If it did actually contain bona fide nut oil and not just somechemical that's meant to smell like it, the article doesn't say this.

In fact, the article says just about nothing about the candle itself, save that it was "scented" and that "[s]cented candles and air fresheners release chemicals that can cause breathing problems in some patient and even severe allergic reactions."

Beyond being vague, it's almost like they're admitting by the end of the article that they don't, in fact, have the faintest clue what was in the damn candle. Not that I count on a Daily Fail article to provide me with pertinent details, it would get in the way of the dozen or so vaguely relevant full-page pictures they have to work in there.
 
Ant
2012-10-17 11:11:24 AM

give me doughnuts: We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.


Thanks for that analysis, Dr. Eugene Icks.

Yes, lets leave everyone at the mercy of natural selection. That's a good idea.
 
2012-10-17 11:14:32 AM

Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?


Ive noticed that as well. We had one kid in the whole school that was allergic to everything. So he basically ate rice cakes. I was with my sister in law and she showed me a list of things that my niece cant bring to school. It seems like she is the only one not allergic to anything. Hell if you toss a bag of peanuts at an elementary school you could be labeled a terrorist
 
2012-10-17 11:17:58 AM

tboucher: bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.


Agreed. This is probably just weapons grade stupidity. Even if she didn't already know it would be an issue she should have realized it when the student kept going to the nurses office.

TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


Normally it's not that hard to avoid them. Most any scented candle will give me trouble but not the life-threatening kind. So long as I'm not forced to be around them it's basically a non-issue.

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.


I don't seem to have any problem with White Rain (get the plain stuff, they also have some that does stink) shampoo or conditioner. The one that's got me stumped these days is fabric softener. I can no longer find any unscented stuff. At least it's not essential.

The Face Of Oblivion: She failed the class and her mom looks like a sandblasted troll doll. Odds of the allergy being precious snowflake bullshiat are climbing by the minute...


If I were in a classroom with a nut candle I most certainly would fail the class.

onyxruby: Three chronic health problems were solved overnight with a single phone call. Knowingly exposing an allergic child to perfume is child abuse and she should go to prison.


Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???

Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: But even if she is why should men have to pretend that we aren't interested. We are genetically wired to be interested in women once they are fully developed, regardless of their birth date. Plus in many states she is legal so long as she isn't your student.


Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.

JackieRabbit: What is asinine about this is that candles are usually scented with artificial materials that are in no way chemically similar to the scent produced. Those really allergic to nuts (most people aren't; they are just told they are) are allergic to a protein in the meat of the nut, not the oil. If the girl was having the type of reaction the FA describes (an IgE reaction), the school nurse would be calling an ambulance, not treating her herself. So I'm calling bullshiat on the Daily Fail article. Sounds to me like mommy and daughter are trying to cash in.


It depends on the severity of the reaction. It doesn't sound like it was bad enough to need a trip to the ER. The nurse probably didn't even need to do anything, getting her out of the contaminated environment probably was enough.

octopied: A couple brands of deodorant have an unscented version and are labelled as such. Shouldn't be hard to find at most drug/grocery stores. Usually you have to buy the men's version, but whatever. Pretty sure speed stick is one brand that has an unscented,Detergent is easy. Both sunlight and tide make a version labelled "FREE"(No dyes/perfumes). As for shampoo, I can't help you there. Maybe try a lemon? I occasionally use them for a hair conditioner.


http://www.amazon.com/Speed-Mennen-Antiperspirant-Deodorant-Unscented / dp/B001ET76VM
http://www.armandhammer.com/fabric-care/laundry-detergent/Products/ar m -and-hammer-powder-laundry-detergent-perfume-and-dye-free.aspx
 
2012-10-17 11:23:50 AM

Egalitarian: Mom, my nuts!

[i154.photobucket.com image 500x375]

\yeah I know it's a different point in the film, so sue me, I gotta get to work.


Came here to post this. Different image though, I didnt' want to bungle or bobble the Fingal dopple.

/anteater!
 
2012-10-17 11:30:31 AM

Loren: Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.


Blaming your ultimate reaction on "what we're all wired to do", is for instance a really horrible place to start.

In other news, she's unremarkable... at best, IMO.
 
2012-10-17 11:31:50 AM
jeffowl: Well, I guess you have to ask if it was an allergy, or an allergy-allergy. I mean, in the case of legitimate allergy the body has a way of shutting down to prevent intake of more of the allergen.

It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare
 
2012-10-17 11:35:03 AM

jeffowl: Well, I guess you have to ask if it was an allergy, or an allergy-allergy. I mean, in the case of legitimate allergy the body has a way of shutting down to prevent intake of more of the allergen.


Sounds legit. I've heard a sneeze is 1/7th of an orgasm.
 
2012-10-17 11:41:09 AM

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.


Target has a big "Free" section, aka perfume-free and some other chemicals-free. Costco also makes unscented versions of everything Kirkland Signature. I started specially buying unscented everything years back when I was trying to figure out what it was I was allergic to (wasn't that, but I liked the lack of odor anyway). The only thing I use that's strongly scented now is cologne occasionally - might as well save it for when I really want to smell good. You're right that it is hard to find shampoos though, they only seem to come in "strongly scented" and "slightly scented," especially dandruff shampoos.
 
2012-10-17 11:43:03 AM
I think mom's calling it bullying because that's the only way to get anyone to listen now.
 
2012-10-17 11:45:31 AM

Loren: Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???


I'm a man, getting full custody of a child in court is very difficult. She has a previous court record for threatening to kill her older child. CPS took her older child away from her twice. She has put my son in the hospital (4) or urgent care (1) times in the last year and a half through neglect. She has been hospitalized for mental health problems seven times. There are a number of other significant issues as well.

I've been fighting in court for the last year and a half to get full custody of my son. I have absolutely nothing against me other than being male. Being a man in family court is like being a black in the south in 1800's, you don't stand a chance in hell.
 
2012-10-17 11:50:39 AM
How difficult would it have been for the teacher to NOT act like a douchebag?
 
2012-10-17 11:51:49 AM
SkunkWerks 2012-10-17 06:18:20 AM

FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me.

At first I was like, " RAAAAAGE you farking pussies and bullying. Just because you don't like something does not mean you are being bullied."

Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.  Then i was like," touche."
 
2012-10-17 11:51:57 AM

SkunkWerks: Loren: Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.

Blaming your ultimate reaction on "what we're all wired to do", is for instance a really horrible place to start.

In other news, she's unremarkable... at best, IMO.


Where did you see her anus?
 
2012-10-17 11:55:41 AM
oh noes das terrerizms!
 
2012-10-17 12:07:06 PM
We are wired as a species so that when we see a human exhibit such weakness and frailty we want to kill it and get it out of our gene pool. This is my theory to explain this thread.
 
2012-10-17 12:10:35 PM

onyxruby: Loren: Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???

I'm a man, getting full custody of a child in court is very difficult. She has a previous court record for threatening to kill her older child. CPS took her older child away from her twice. She has put my son in the hospital (4) or urgent care (1) times in the last year and a half through neglect. She has been hospitalized for mental health problems seven times. There are a number of other significant issues as well.

I've been fighting in court for the last year and a half to get full custody of my son. I have absolutely nothing against me other than being male. Being a man in family court is like being a black in the south in 1800's, you don't stand a chance in hell.


Why would you procreate with a crazy person?
 
2012-10-17 12:11:25 PM

beerrun: [pjmedia.com image 650x465]

[www.treknicalities.com image 680x486]
Captain, I'm detecting large quantities of Nguyen in this sector.


What are they clones or something? Do they seriously all have the exact same hairstyle? Strange.

/Conform is the norm!
 
2012-10-17 12:15:38 PM

Ant: give me doughnuts: We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.

Thanks for that analysis, Dr. Eugene Icks.

Yes, lets leave everyone at the mercy of natural selection. That's a good idea.



If eating foods that humans have been eating ever since they evolved into humans can kill you, you aren't supposed to be alive. It's like being allergic to carbon.
 
2012-10-17 12:19:52 PM

WhippingBoy: Words that actually mean something nowadays:

discombobulate
racist
misogynist
classist
bully


anewatlantis.com

Agrees.
 
2012-10-17 12:23:33 PM

give me doughnuts: Ant: give me doughnuts: We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.

Thanks for that analysis, Dr. Eugene Icks.

Yes, lets leave everyone at the mercy of natural selection. That's a good idea.


If eating foods that humans have been eating ever since they evolved into humans can kill you, you aren't supposed to be alive. It's like being allergic to carbon.


Or you could, yanno, get desensitized. That's still an option.

Besides, this "supposed to be alive" nonsense is brought to you by the same people who see a dam made by man and decry it as an "unnatural monstrosity", but see a dam made by beavers and are quick to point out how harmonious it is with nature.
 
2012-10-17 12:27:26 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Why would you procreate with a crazy person?


Didn't know she was crazy until after we got married. She was heavily medicated (and appeared stable) until after we got married. She lied about how heavily medicated and dependent she was on those medicines for her mental stability. I didn't learn about the assorted things I mentioned until /after/ we separated, or I never would have married her. She told me she simply had a minor mental health issue for low level bi-polar and I trusted her. Yeah, she lied her ass off and I fell for it. She's with a new guy now and I'm debating whether or not to warn him off or not.

Your point stands though, don't stick your dick in crazy.
 
2012-10-17 12:35:15 PM

onyxruby: Mike Chewbacca: Why would you procreate with a crazy person?

Didn't know she was crazy until after we got married. She was heavily medicated (and appeared stable) until after we got married. She lied about how heavily medicated and dependent she was on those medicines for her mental stability. I didn't learn about the assorted things I mentioned until /after/ we separated, or I never would have married her. She told me she simply had a minor mental health issue for low level bi-polar and I trusted her. Yeah, she lied her ass off and I fell for it. She's with a new guy now and I'm debating whether or not to warn him off or not.

Your point stands though, don't stick your dick in crazy.


My wife has severe bi-polar disorder, but she was honest enough to tell me about it very early in our relationship. Married for six years and we've known each other for about twelve. It's not fun at times, I admit, but there's a difference between a douchebag and a great person- whether or not they have a disorder.
 
2012-10-17 12:37:51 PM
What the hell with that teacher? Then again, that girl should just have spined up and said "I'm not farking going to that class."

My kid has a peanut allergy and it's nothing to fark with. You don't "get used to it."
 
2012-10-17 12:48:13 PM
SO sick of this bullying craze. This is not bullying, this is a teacher not realizing what it is that she is doing. Hell, she's a Spanish teacher, I don't expect her to know enough about anything else to realize that burning a candle with oil based scent would bother someone with an allergy.
 
2012-10-17 12:50:16 PM
"Nuts"

www.thedropzone.org

obscure?
 
2012-10-17 12:52:12 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: AbbeySomeone: TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.

Scented candles and room fresheners etc can trigger allergic reactions in many people.

Whatever they put in potpourri knocks me on my ass. That, and horses. it sucks. I can never be a cowboy.


Protip: Same chemical found in many nuts is also found in horse liniment, horse sweat, and horse manure (upon breakdown.)

Wear a respirator, be a cowboy. Enjoy it, you've got a mask that will kick the ass of any bandanna.
 
2012-10-17 12:52:55 PM

give me doughnuts: Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?

We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.


Don't be stupid. People are as strong as ever, it's just that their immune systems just don't know what's actually dangerous any more because we don't let kids get dirty: hygiene hypothesis
 
2012-10-17 12:56:01 PM

SkunkWerks: My wife has severe bi-polar disorder, but she was honest enough to tell me about it very early in our relationship. Married for six years and we've known each other for about twelve. It's not fun at times, I admit, but there's a difference between a douchebag and a great person- whether or not they have a disorder.


Very true, and I was trying to be supportive and accepting of who she was as she was. Unfortunately she was quite dishonest about her mental health issues (she actually has severe bi-polar and a host of other things).

I credit both your wife for being honest and you for being able to stand by her, it isn't easy. I also wholeheartedly agree on your point about a douchebag can be a douchebag regardless of whether or not they have mental illness.
 
2012-10-17 12:58:48 PM
I'm calling bullshiat on this one.

If this was all really true then she would have not gone into the classroom a 2nd time.

But I don't believe it is true. THEY ARENT' BURNING REAL NUTS.

In before some moron who probably has a weak ass kid with "food allergies" offers a rebuttal.
 
2012-10-17 01:00:35 PM

SkunkWerks: give me doughnuts: Ant: give me doughnuts: We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.

Thanks for that analysis, Dr. Eugene Icks.

Yes, lets leave everyone at the mercy of natural selection. That's a good idea.


If eating foods that humans have been eating ever since they evolved into humans can kill you, you aren't supposed to be alive. It's like being allergic to carbon.

Or you could, yanno, get desensitized. That's still an option.

Besides, this "supposed to be alive" nonsense is brought to you by the same people who see a dam made by man and decry it as an "unnatural monstrosity", but see a dam made by beavers and are quick to point out how harmonious it is with nature.


No. I like flood control and hydro-electric power.
 
2012-10-17 01:03:54 PM

JohnCarter: "Nuts"

[www.thedropzone.org image 240x310]

obscure?


2.bp.blogspot.com

Ja. Obscure.
 
2012-10-17 01:08:05 PM
Damn that evil George Washington Carver.
 
2012-10-17 01:13:49 PM

twiztedjustin: I'm calling bullshiat on this one.

If this was all really true then she would have not gone into the classroom a 2nd time.

But I don't believe it is true. THEY ARENT' BURNING REAL NUTS.

In before some moron who probably has a weak ass kid with "food allergies" offers a rebuttal.


Troll much? Just because they aren't burning real nuts doesn't mean they don't have nut oils in them. The smell comes from somewhere, and the aerosolized oils are the source. The same oils that people with nut allergies are allergic to.
 
2012-10-17 01:16:02 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.


Nut oil. I'm the kind of person who loves the scent of almond and almond oil so I'm partial to buying myself hippie brand lotions, face scrubs, soaps and candles that contain real almond and almond oil in them. Most scented candles, and I can even bet you Yankee as well, will use derivatives from real ingredients to include various nut oils. Just the oil itself can trigger reactions.
 
2012-10-17 01:16:42 PM

mooseyfate: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention

You try entirely too hard to be edgy and offensive. I suppose that's why no-one responds to your mind-numbingly stupid posts, half of Fark must have you on ignore by now. You're like Sarah Silverman without the looks, star-farking career, and talent. And considering she has no talent what-so-ever, that puts you in a pretty pathetic place. Quit trying so hard and you might actually come off as funny some day. Maybe. Probaby not, though.

/cue overly sarcastic attempt at witty comeback...


u don't think she has the sunken eyes "bullied" look?

cause i would have just blown out the candle and told the teacher straight up it was making my face expand, etc..

oh but it wasn't
it just smelled
and she smelled it
and it reminded her of whatt

gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.
 
2012-10-17 01:18:36 PM
So...

Has it occurred to anyone yet that a nut scented candle would not necessarily have to contain any nuts, nut oil, or other nut byproducts and all this is bovine scatology?
 
2012-10-17 01:25:01 PM

plewis: What the hell with that teacher? Then again, that girl should just have spined up and said "I'm not farking going to that class."

My kid has a peanut allergy and it's nothing to fark with. You don't "get used to it."


Is he also on the "autism spectrum"? Or an "aspie"?
 
2012-10-17 01:25:31 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: mooseyfate: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention

You try entirely too hard to be edgy and offensive. I suppose that's why no-one responds to your mind-numbingly stupid posts, half of Fark must have you on ignore by now. You're like Sarah Silverman without the looks, star-farking career, and talent. And considering she has no talent what-so-ever, that puts you in a pretty pathetic place. Quit trying so hard and you might actually come off as funny some day. Maybe. Probaby not, though.

/cue overly sarcastic attempt at witty comeback...

u don't think she has the sunken eyes "bullied" look?

cause i would have just blown out the candle and told the teacher straight up it was making my face expand, etc..

oh but it wasn't
it just smelled
and she smelled it
and it reminded her of whatt

gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.


Case in point. You're not funny. You're not clever. You're not even good at trolling, which on this site is like shooting fish in a barrel. Give up and create a new alt.
 
2012-10-17 01:26:27 PM

hdhale: So...

Has it occurred to anyone yet that a nut scented candle would not necessarily have to contain any nuts, nut oil, or other nut byproducts and all this is bovine scatology?


Well, I now know why you'll never be a medical person. Too stupid to be one.
 
2012-10-17 01:30:06 PM
img.makeupalley.com
 
2012-10-17 01:32:06 PM

twiztedjustin: I'm calling bullshiat on this one.

If this was all really true then she would have not gone into the classroom a 2nd time.

But I don't believe it is true. THEY ARENT' BURNING REAL NUTS.

In before some moron who probably has a weak ass kid with "food allergies" offers a rebuttal.


My kids are allergy free, but I will say that good nut scented candles will be made with real nut oils as the fragrance. So there is at least a sporting chance that the girl was in fact genuinely allergic to the candle.

I do find it odd that she had a third reaction. I'll give her the second one, because she thought the teacher was warned and would stop with the candle. But after the second reactiob, why the hell didn't she switch rooms?

I try to be as non-snowflakey with my kids as possible (they run with sticks) but yeah, if there was something in the classroom that was causing my child to have difficulty breathing, you bet yer fur I'd be on it like white on rice.

The teacher is not a bully. She's a selfish idiot. Mom is also an idiot.
 
2012-10-17 01:32:10 PM
Don't have an allergy, but those hazelnut-scented candles make me queasy...even before they're lit.
 
2012-10-17 01:38:44 PM

khyberkitsune: hdhale: So...

Has it occurred to anyone yet that a nut scented candle would not necessarily have to contain any nuts, nut oil, or other nut byproducts and all this is bovine scatology?

Well, I now know why you'll never be a medical person. Too stupid to be one.


So cute...I bet you think your cheap strawberry ice cream contains actual strawberry too.

Good luck with the cranial-rectal inversion problem, stay strong!
 
2012-10-17 01:39:27 PM
shop.iwnaturalcandles.co.uk

Apparently no one has purchased candles during christmas. Roasted Chestnut scented candles all over the place.
 
2012-10-17 01:40:49 PM
My god - did you see at the bottom of the page another article about a 8 yr old boy tied to a tree and set on fire??! Horrible story and the attacker, Christian Slater / Don Collins looks llike a freak!
 
2012-10-17 01:42:08 PM

Gordon Bennett: [pjmedia.com image 650x465]

/deliberately hotlinked to steal pyjamas media's bandwidth


all look the same to me.
 
2012-10-17 01:44:05 PM
if they'd have just circumcised the girl they wouldn't have this problem.
 
2012-10-17 01:50:45 PM

onyxruby: SkunkWerks: My wife has severe bi-polar disorder, but she was honest enough to tell me about it very early in our relationship. Married for six years and we've known each other for about twelve. It's not fun at times, I admit, but there's a difference between a douchebag and a great person- whether or not they have a disorder.

Very true, and I was trying to be supportive and accepting of who she was as she was. Unfortunately she was quite dishonest about her mental health issues (she actually has severe bi-polar and a host of other things).

I credit both your wife for being honest and you for being able to stand by her, it isn't easy. I also wholeheartedly agree on your point about a douchebag can be a douchebag regardless of whether or not they have mental illness.


I think the key is for the person who has the problem to own the problem and take responsibility for it. I've told my wife that I will always stand by her and support her.

What I can't (and won't) do is take over for her.

This sounds a lot like semantics, but really, it's important. The disorder itself is very debilitating, even under medication (as I'm sure you've noticed), and there are going to be times when- despite her best efforts- she's going to lose the fight anyway.

Helping her through those times is what I define as "supporting her". Where it crosses the line into "abuse" is when the person makes little or no effort at all to control or compensate, and expects you to pick up all that slack.

Again, coping with it's not easy, but making an effort isn't totally futile either (in fact I wouldn't even say it's half-futile). Faced with that decision, the douchebag uses the determinist's excuse and says "screw it, I'm going to be farked-up no matter how hard I try, so I may as well not try", or they'll just take the attitude that there's nothing they can do to change their predicament, at all, ever.

But she's been really great with it, all in all. I think she understand the boundaries I set, respects them, and we mostly meet in the middle, with me compensating at those times she really can't manage. I think that her attitude makes all the difference there.
 
2012-10-17 01:55:13 PM
I don't have severe allergies, but I have broken out in hives after using some of that super-smelly Tide with Downy laundry detergent. My skin also burns and gets tiny bumps if any of my makeup has sunscreen in it (I am a big believe in sunscreen, but I can only use the old school TiO2 type).

I don't have much difficulty finding the 'free' products with no perfumes or dyes. However, finding makeup without sunscreen is a biatch. Also, that SPF 15 is fooling women into thinking they don't need any additional sunscreen and they are not using sunscreen when they should. Finally, I'm a crazy paranoid person, but those chemical sunscreens have not been used long term. If you buy baby sunscreen it is the old school physical sunscreen. So if that isn't safe for babies, why are we putting it on our faces EVERY SINGLE DAY?
 
2012-10-17 02:03:52 PM
www.wearysloth.com

NVTS
 
2012-10-17 02:10:41 PM

SkunkWerks: But she's been really great with it, all in all. I think she understand the boundaries I set, respects them, and we mostly meet in the middle, with me compensating at those times she really can't manage. I think that her attitude makes all the difference there.


Sounds like your doing well, my ex and I separated over her refusal to take medication and get professional help that she needed. I tried for three years, so I can say I more than put in a good faith effort. I spent a lot of time talking with her medical professionals trying to get her help when she refused on her own.

The ironic thing is now that were separated the judge has bluntly told her that is she doesn't take her medicine and maintain the professional help she needs that she'll lose shared custody of our son. By getting divorced she is now forced to do the very thing she refused to do while we were married and that led to the divorce to begin with.
 
2012-10-17 02:23:27 PM

groppet: Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?

Ive noticed that as well. We had one kid in the whole school that was allergic to everything. So he basically ate rice cakes. I was with my sister in law and she showed me a list of things that my niece cant bring to school. It seems like she is the only one not allergic to anything. Hell if you toss a bag of peanuts at an elementary school you could be labeled a terrorist


I blame it on people over sanitizing their houses as it causes your immune system to get all fat and lazy. On a couch. With a beer. While hogging the remote.

Anecdotal but worth saying:
My aunt is one of the people that sprays everything with Clorox and is also afraid to touch dirt. Similarly, she gets sick constantly and has an allergic reaction when any neighbor in a 2 block radius cuts their grass. Because she is sick all the time, she becomes more diligent with exterminating all bacteria in her vicinity and subsequently get sick more often. It's a vicious cycle that I don't think she will ever reverse.

Every time I start to feel bad for her, I conjure up the image of her cutting her own grass while wearing a white medical mask. That image usually makes me feel better.

Moral of the story? Go out and eat some mud. It will do your body good.

/throwing bags of peanuts = terroristic actions? +1...I laughed.
 
2012-10-17 02:42:51 PM
Who wants to go through their school days smelling their teacher's nuts?
 
2012-10-17 02:44:39 PM
according to how many kids these days have peanut allergies George Washington Carver is the new scapegoat of chemical warfare----just like when the natives accepted a nice warm (disease infested) blanket and died----here's a cookie (with peanuts) because you've been such a good little boy----PLOP.
 
2012-10-17 02:48:29 PM

onyxruby: Mike Chewbacca: Why would you procreate with a crazy person?

Didn't know she was crazy until after we got married. She was heavily medicated (and appeared stable) until after we got married. She lied about how heavily medicated and dependent she was on those medicines for her mental stability. I didn't learn about the assorted things I mentioned until /after/ we separated, or I never would have married her. She told me she simply had a minor mental health issue for low level bi-polar and I trusted her. Yeah, she lied her ass off and I fell for it. She's with a new guy now and I'm debating whether or not to warn him off or not.

Your point stands though, don't stick your dick in crazy.


I see you met my ex-wife too. Sorry, bro.
 
2012-10-17 02:50:56 PM
I prefer the "free" detergents, not because I have allergies but because I don't know why I need them. I like my clothes not smelling of anything. I can understand some people liking their clothes "mountain fresh" or whatever, but why the dyes? You only see a little bit of the detergent for a couple of seconds every time you use it. Are those couple of seconds so important and impacting that they have to be dyed?
Also, dyes and perfumes don't help with the actual cleaning of the garments, afaict.
 
2012-10-17 03:20:53 PM

Vangor: TerminalEchoes: She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.

Presumably would release particulate of the oil into the air which causes her respiratory issues. Seems reasonable to me considering how thick the smell is from scented candles.


Well, that doesnt make any sense, because an allergy is a reaction to a protein. People who are allergic to peanuts can safely eat foods fried in peanut oil because none of the protein remains (unless its some fancy cold pressed nut oil, but you wouldnt be using that for frying, or for candles). Why a scented candle would be throwing out nut proteins, i have no idea. Im not saying shes faking, but it might be psychosomatic, she smells nuts and that triggers a reaction even if the allergen isnt actually present.
 
2012-10-17 03:34:46 PM
Nut scented? Chances of having real nuts, 0.
 
2012-10-17 04:08:06 PM

mooseyfate: Jon iz teh kewl: mooseyfate: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention

You try entirely too hard to be edgy and offensive. I suppose that's why no-one responds to your mind-numbingly stupid posts, half of Fark must have you on ignore by now. You're like Sarah Silverman without the looks, star-farking career, and talent. And considering she has no talent what-so-ever, that puts you in a pretty pathetic place. Quit trying so hard and you might actually come off as funny some day. Maybe. Probaby not, though.

/cue overly sarcastic attempt at witty comeback...

u don't think she has the sunken eyes "bullied" look?

cause i would have just blown out the candle and told the teacher straight up it was making my face expand, etc..

oh but it wasn't
it just smelled
and she smelled it
and it reminded her of whatt

gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.

Case in point. You're not funny. You're not clever. You're not even good at trolling, which on this site is like shooting fish in a barrel. Give up and create a new alt.


sorry i'm not ghay.
 
2012-10-17 04:50:11 PM
I'm just astounded that anyone who make or purchase a candle designed to replicate the smell of nuts. That just seems like a completely bizarre concept.
 
2012-10-17 05:26:15 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: she's being gay


Jon iz teh kewl: "i'm too gay to fend for myself"


Jon iz teh kewl: gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.


Jon iz teh kewl:

sorry i'm not ghay.



Jon iz teh closet case.
 
2012-10-17 08:43:56 PM

SkunkWerks: Or you could, yanno, get desensitized. That's still an option.

Besides, this "supposed to be alive" nonsense is brought to you by the same people who see a dam made by man and decry it as an "unnatural monstrosity", but see a dam made by beavers and are quick to point out how harmonious it is with nature.


Desensitization doesn't work for everybody.

Cyno01: Well, that doesnt make any sense, because an allergy is a reaction to a protein. People who are allergic to peanuts can safely eat foods fried in peanut oil because none of the protein remains (unless its some fancy cold pressed nut oil, but you wouldnt be using that for frying, or for candles). Why a scented candle would be throwing out nut proteins, i have no idea. Im not saying shes faking, but it might be psychosomatic, she smells nuts and that triggers a reaction even if the allergen isnt actually present.


Most of the protein is gone, not all of it.
 
2012-10-18 05:59:58 AM

Loren: Desensitization doesn't work for everybody.


No, that's true. And even when it does work it takes a long, painful time for the effort to actually pay off.

But, if you're that allergic to common substances, it seems worth a try, I'd think. And is certainly a better alternative to executing- by intent or through negligence- everyone who finds themselves in this sort of predicament.
 
2012-10-18 09:06:21 AM

Dragonflew: Jon iz teh kewl: she's being gay

Jon iz teh kewl: "i'm too gay to fend for myself"

Jon iz teh kewl: gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.

Jon iz teh kewl:

sorry i'm not ghay.


Jon iz teh closet case.


oh yeah cuz gay = homosexual too.

ha ha ha

because they're soo happy
 
2012-10-18 10:59:46 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: because they're soo happy


Jon iz teh grumpeh?
 
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