[Sca-cooks] OOP More schools ban Peanut Butter

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Mon Aug 11 20:12:54 PDT 2008

Wow, this is weird- I had no idea people were so emotionally attatched to 
peanut butter. Our oldest has a moderate peanut allergy, and her school was 
generally very cooperative about making sure she didn't eat anything with 
peanut butter and that her teacher had the training to administer the 
Epi-Pen, and all the kids in _her class_ got handouts to take home about 
peanut allergies. I think she had to sit at a separate table in the 
cafeteria, which made me sad but there you are.
The hostility really surprises me, though-perhaps all those people should 
sit in the emergency room for seven hours overnight with a four year old 
child having a reaction from a piece of unlabled candy. And her six month 
old baby sister had to come with us too. It may have taken so long because 
we were at the bottom of the triage list as the Epi-Pen was already 
administered, they wouldn't tell us. BTW, for anyone who doesn't know, the 
needle on the Epi-Pen is as big as a piece of spaghetti, nearly.
But why would people be so hostile to a not terribly unreasonable public 
health issue? Are they that selfish and unsympathetic? This is an honest 
question, I just don't get it. It's not about bad life choices that children 
have made or about bad parenting, it's just something that happens, and last 
I heard they had no idea why peanut allergies have skyrocketed. We are lucky 
that our girl's allergy is only moderate, there are much more severe ones 
out there. Eating a peanut butter sandwich and breathing on someone can 
trigger it.
Seeking Enlightenment,

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like 
administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Georgia Foster" <jo_foster81 at hotmail.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 5:23 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] OOP More schools ban Peanut Butter

> http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26124593/Jo (Georgia L.) Foster Never knock 
> on Death's door.Ring the doorbell and run ... he hates that. I don't want 
> to set the world on fire, I'm just trying to light a candle.
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