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Posted by: my3guys
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:44:22 PM »

Yes that’s it SL thanks. I agree with your opinions. The tone of the first ad just seemed so off to me given he has a grandson with a nut allergy.
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:26:50 PM »

My thoughts.....

Many people here deal with grandparents of their child who also think peanuts are priority.

Many people also managed fine in close proximity to their allergen, right up to the time they didn’t.

Sounds much more like a “sorry you were offended” than a “sorry I offended you”.
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:21:29 PM »

Posted by: my3guys
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:09:36 PM »

Oh and the other thing that really bugged me — if he’s got a grandson with a peanut allergy — how could he have approved the tone of the ad in the first place??
Posted by: my3guys
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »

The President of the National peanut board issued an apology. I saw it on Facebook posted by red sneakers for Oakley.. I can’t find a link to post here (vacation brain and only have internet access on my phone today).

The apology is a head scratcher to me. He apologizes for the tone of the as they took, says he has a grandson with food allergies who thrives with nuts still in the house. The tone seems very conciliatory but the grandson piece doesn’t sit well with me. I interpreted the message to be grandson is fine around peanuts so everyone else should be too. That’s my interpretation of what he said. He didn’t directly say that but it irritated me. Sorry about no link. I wanted to post about it before I forgot.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:48:11 PM »

Another response, found on Facebook.  Author requested no quotes, only the full post:

I'm sure many of you can relate. 
Posted by: Ciel
« on: August 02, 2018, 12:17:10 PM »

The whole campaign seems so vicious in a passive-agressive way. That’s the vibe I’m getting at least.

I found this little gem on their website, in an article listing reasons not to follow a restrictive diet. They are not talking about medically necessary restrictions, like allergies, but the irony here is striking. In their context the below is true for those who choose not to consume peanuts because they believe they are too high in fat, etc.

4) Your social life will suffer.
When you’re constantly worried about every morsel of food passing your lips and following food rules, you’re distracted from the most important aspects of life, such as relationships. Food is an integral part of every culture and most family traditions, and strict diets often keep people from engaging in social activities involving food. In a nutshell, the more food rules you have, the less you can go out and freely enjoy one of the pleasures of life – eating!
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »

I wasn’t impressed with this tweet.

Relieve your stress, send more peanut products to school.
Posted by: my3guys
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:06:21 PM »

I saw this this morning and it made my blood boil!!! I think the tone is completely wrong and disrespectful. And, it's not a ban anyway. Southwest has decided to stop serving peanuts as a snack. Passengers can still bring them on board.
Posted by: Ciel
« on: August 01, 2018, 11:21:22 AM »

I assume they’re bitter about declining peanut sales? But yeah, that article is just rude and classless. Of all places airplanes are probably among the most sensible candidates for a ban: people are trapped in a closed air environment thousands of metres above the ground (and emergency medical care facilities).

“It’s not us...” of course, the reader is going to automatically fill in “it’s them”, with “them” being individuals who happen to have a peanut allergy.

This left me feeling icky after reading it.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: August 01, 2018, 11:01:14 AM »

Wow, that is rude.  I understand that food bans aren't entirely a good thing, for many reasons, and not always appropriate or necessary, but there are a few times and places where they are beneficial - and I think aircraft would qualify for some allergens.  Often, people who outlash like this have never experienced the allergy life, yet alone a reaction to trace amounts. I can only assume this organisation lacks education in the matter, or only wants to believe information in their favour, as their website also has heavily swayed allergy information.  At least they mentioned some reputable allergy organisations, that's good.

Bitterness brews ugly situations.  I hope someday there will be more mutual respect and understanding between manufacturers and people with allergies.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:41:53 AM »

 :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
Posted by: hezzier
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:58:41 AM »

Wow, have you seen this?