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(Daily Mail)   Cute 16-year-old student with nut allergy bullied by teacher with 'nut-scented candle' (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 200
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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?
 
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