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405 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:35 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 4:39:10 PM  
Vomit was the least repulsive thing in uncle Caligula's cake bowl.
 
2022-11-28 5:22:27 PM  
Okay, so, it's not as bad as it sounds. They use a bowl to catch vomit when sick. My family used a small trashcan or bucket when I was growing up, but a bowl makes sense if those aren't available.

/Put it next to the bed with a towel leading down to it to catch
//Still use a small trashcan when the need arises for the kids
///Need something to catch it, after all.
 
2022-11-28 5:34:02 PM  
sorry, just the poo knife.
 
2022-11-28 6:06:09 PM  
Is anyone concerned about why these people are barfing enough to have a bowl set aside for it?

In our family, barf was a surprise.  Rare, miserable surprise.
 
2022-11-28 6:06:39 PM  
Growing up, we had a designated basin in the bathroom closet that was used exclusively for 1. Soaking feet, and 2. Vomiting into. It got washed in the bathtub because my mom didn't want it in the kitchen sink or dishwasher.
 
2022-11-28 6:07:17 PM  
Dear God, no. We weren't savages.

We had a set of post-dinner Wedgewood demitasse cups and vomit saucers.
 
2022-11-28 6:18:34 PM  

brap: Dear God, no. We weren't savages.

We had a set of post-dinner Wedgewood demitasse cups and vomit saucers.


What? You all couldn't afford your own vomitorium?
 
2022-11-28 6:28:46 PM  
A mixing bowl that we also use for popcorn.  WEll I'm a bigboy now I use the garbage can.
 
2022-11-28 6:40:35 PM  
A bowl of what?
 
2022-11-28 6:42:56 PM  
No, we've always had indoor plumbing.
 
2022-11-28 6:44:19 PM  
Sounds like something you'd buy as a wedding gift in the '80s
 
2022-11-28 6:46:56 PM  
Some families are just...prone to puking. My best friend's family is like that. They don't get sick all that often, but when they do, puking is usually involved.

And yes, they have a designated "puke bowl". It's a big stainless steel bowl, kept in the bathroom.
 
2022-11-28 6:48:01 PM  
We have a traditional plastic puke bucket for next to the bed and an emergency puke bowl. It's stainless steel, quite large, and just rounded enough to not create a puke ramp.

The bowl was used last night because it never ends with kids.
 
2022-11-28 6:52:17 PM  
 We have one for guests. Our (surviving) family has developed resistance to most food poisoning pathogens.
 
2022-11-28 6:54:23 PM  
Emesis bags are my go to. Available at clinics an ERs near you. Keep a couple spares.
/dnrtfa
//Is that you, RAALPH?
/// 3 slashies
 
2022-11-28 6:59:30 PM  
My parents had a green plastic vomit bowl.
They used it for Haloween candy too... says a lot about the content of their character there, doesn't it.
 
2022-11-28 7:09:26 PM  
We totally had a popcorn/vomit bowl (grew up in the '80s/'90s). Always thought it was weird, but never questioned it.
 
2022-11-28 7:10:24 PM  
Only the toilet bowl was allowed for vomitting
 
2022-11-28 7:13:37 PM  

Billy Liar: Sounds like something you'd buy as a wedding gift in the '80s


Maybe.  It's been in the family for awhile.  we do vomit a lot.

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2022-11-28 7:30:46 PM  
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Haven't been able to keep one of these down.
Probably the corn.
 
2022-11-28 7:32:22 PM  
I took over a job from a guy that roused the entire OR staff once a year to make potato pancakes.  They used these giant steel surgical basins for mixing.  You know, the same basins that diseased organs and amputated limbs were deposited in.  Sure, they were sterile, but SOOO gross
 
2022-11-28 7:39:26 PM  
ya, the toilet bowl. or, as i prefer, over the balcony.
 
2022-11-28 7:39:53 PM  
Sometimes you're sick and trying to sleep, a large bowl (or bucket or whatever) by the bed is a nice security blanket.  We don't exactly serve food for company in it, but meh, it wouldn't bother me personally after a thorough washing.  We have a few similar sized large plastic bowls, and the gray one is our go to for puke.  Much better than not making it to the toilet and spewing in the bathroom sink, the tile floor, or god forbid carpet.
 
2022-11-28 7:47:18 PM  
My mother had a galvanized tub that was used for mopping floors and suitable to be set by a sick bed.  Since she always mopped with PineSol and scalding hot water, that was probably the most sterile tub in three countries.  Even after once of us puking all night

But it always smelled nice.  Puke cannot overcome PineSol.
 
2022-11-28 7:58:17 PM  
The pope has a 2 million dollar one
 
2022-11-28 8:17:32 PM  
Yeah, the toilet. If I'm puking it means that I'm just that drunk, in which case I was expecting it, or I'm really ill. That went for the rest of my family as far as I can remember. Puking more than a couple of times in a day? You need to see a doctor.
 
2022-11-28 8:27:36 PM  
For those who don't have kids, or just forgot how they are, they don't always give enough notice to get them to the toilet, so you keep a large bowl or bucket close by them when they're sick.
 
2022-11-28 8:36:47 PM  

Exluddite: Yeah, the toilet. If I'm puking it means that I'm just that drunk, in which case I was expecting it, or I'm really ill. That went for the rest of my family as far as I can remember. Puking more than a couple of times in a day? You need to see a doctor.


My wife has anxiety which sometimes contributes to puking, and while I pretty rarely contract cold/flu, I am for whatever reason susceptible to stomach viruses. I'm not talking about all the time 24//7 or even close, but I don't go to the doctor every time I get a tummy ache.  In either case, we pretty much turn around the next day.  But overnight, it's nice to have something nearby.
 
2022-11-28 9:12:50 PM  

Sub Human: Is anyone concerned about why these people are barfing enough to have a bowl set aside for it?


Well, my parents had 3 kids and sometimes we got sick. Usually only one of us would be sick at any one time.

We had a 'throw-up bowl' which would have been great for popcorn but it was a dedicated bowl that only came out when one us was sick.   It was plastic and I remember that after years of puke it started to smell a bit. It got to a point where it just melded with the bowl.

I suspect it was initially bought for things like salad or popcorn.  I'm pretty sure it was older than me.
 
2022-11-28 9:21:40 PM  
5 gallon bucket, pour an inch of cold water in the bottom and a splash of mouthwash, it cuts the smell waaaay down and has plenty of capacity.

/I learned stuff in college.
 
2022-11-28 9:32:50 PM  

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Haven't been able to keep one of these down.
Probably the corn.


Same. I had one bite and as soon as it hit my stomach I could tell how unpleasant the next 48 hours were going to be.
 
2022-11-28 9:40:57 PM  
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'Aren't I lucky, I got a chunky bit!'
 
2022-11-28 10:02:39 PM  
Well, this dichotomy explains the moment of horror I experienced in college. When I was growing up, toilet was the first choice, and if you couldn't make it you had a lined trash can or at least a paper grocery bag (for capacity) encased in several layers of plastic grocery bag (for seep-proofing).

When I moved into an apartment with some friends in college, my mom gave me this huge yellow plastic bowl specifically for popcorn.

Well, one of my roommates was prone to stomach upsets, which was already jarring as attending a party school as a nondrinker and living in the dorms for a couple of years - girls' dorms where only residents had the key to the locked community bathrooms, for "security" - had pretty much cemented my emetophobia by that point. The morning I glanced into his room and saw my popcorn bowl next to his bed... I almost moved out right then.

Fortunately it was a just-in-case situation and, after a conversation where I used every ounce of my diplomacy and patience, he agreed not to use my possessions as emergency vomit containers in the future.

Now I understand the "get a bowl out of the kitchen to throw up in" thought process might have been something he learned, which is... slightly comforting? I guess?

But good lord, little trash cans are like $2, just get one.
 
2022-11-28 10:14:10 PM  
After RTFA, I still have no idea why it's a "popcorn vomit" bowl
 
2022-11-28 11:16:11 PM  

some_beer_drinker: ya, the toilet bowl. or, as i prefer, over the balcony.


I suppose you live on the 23rd floor
 
2022-11-28 11:42:48 PM  
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2022-11-28 11:53:21 PM  

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Used once... feeling lucky?
 
2022-11-29 12:18:45 AM  
I remember when I was a kid my sister got sick in the car seeing  holiday lights( christmas. It was  knit red cap that  she puked in . we covered it grocery bags so it wouldn't leak.
/Psb
Also, the first time   I saw  green poop is when she went in a kiddie pool when we went to visit our Great grand mother  in Virgina  when I was eight.
/Ssb
 
2022-11-29 1:59:08 AM  

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2022-11-29 8:36:32 AM  

aimtastic: Growing up, we had a designated basin in the bathroom closet that was used exclusively for 1. Soaking feet, and 2. Vomiting into. It got washed in the bathtub because my mom didn't want it in the kitchen sink or dishwasher.


This is the post of a civilized human being, right here. Why anyone on earth would vomit into a bowl, wash iat out and then use it to bake a cake is beyond me, but it's just one of the myriad reasons I don't participate in office potlucks.
 
2022-11-29 9:04:42 AM  

ReapTheChaos: For those who don't have kids, or just forgot how they are, they don't always give enough notice to get them to the toilet, so you keep a large bowl or bucket close by them when they're sick.


^This

Our youngest is very much prone to puking whenever he gets sick. The bowl severed more as security and allowed him to go to sleep knowing that he had easy access to something just in case. He never actually used the bowl that I can remember.
 
2022-11-29 9:05:46 AM  

Gonzo317: ReapTheChaos: For those who don't have kids, or just forgot how they are, they don't always give enough notice to get them to the toilet, so you keep a large bowl or bucket close by them when they're sick.

^This

Our youngest is very much prone to puking whenever he gets sick. The bowl severed served more as security and allowed him to go to sleep knowing that he had easy access to something just in case. He never actually used the bowl that I can remember.



FTFM
 
2022-11-29 9:43:42 AM  
No, stubby, the bowl is for individual vomit.  Family vomit goes in the vat.

/This year's batch is almost done fermenting, just in time for the holidays.
// Keep Uncle Ned away, he always adds too much hops.
 
2022-11-29 2:46:38 PM  

mikaloyd: Only the toilet bowl was allowed for vomitting


And when it's coming out of both ends? I suggest you at least make sure your trash can in the bathroom is plastic and unornamented, so it can be used as a vomit bucket if necessary.
 
2022-11-29 6:02:11 PM  

Bootleg: Okay, so, it's not as bad as it sounds. They use a bowl to catch vomit when sick. My family used a small trashcan or bucket when I was growing up, but a bowl makes sense if those aren't available.

/Put it next to the bed with a towel leading down to it to catch
//Still use a small trashcan when the need arises for the kids
///Need something to catch it, after all.


When I was growing up, those old 5-qt plastic ice cream buckets = disposable emesis basins.

/What's bad is kneeling on the bathroom floor and horking up directly into the toilet
 
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