Friday, September 08, 2006

It's peanut butter jelly time!

Respect us and our peanut-restricted schools. In short, peanuts and peanut-related products are banned. Well, not banned, but merely strongly suggested against. Though a note from your parents will suffice if that's all that your child will eat. Another well-defined law here in West Virginia! I'll try to provide as many of these as I can, as I run across them.

Does this remind anyone else of the learning disability policy? Note from parents? Forced acquiescence to the policy?

10 comments:

Daniel Skarbek said...

How #$%$@#$^ ridiculous can you get?!?! Like they say, there are 600 to 800 students in the school, one (1! singular! uno!) student enters the school and the staff plans all summer preparing and eliminating peanuts?!? That is unbelievable! So they scratch milk off the list the moment a lactose intolerant student shows up? What about meat so as to not offend the vegetarians? If you ban all foods that may cause a health problem for one student you will end up with no food at all! Can't you just expect the student to konw their own special restrictions and not kill themselves? At least in high-school this should be possible. In the younger grades, how about just writing a note to the teacher: "Hello, my son has peanut allergies, please don't let him sit next to the kid who likes to stick his hand in his sandwich and then jam it into some other kids mouth. Oh, and please, make the kids wash their hands after lunch, just in case they decide to suck each other's thumbs later." Is that so hard? Is it any surprise that we test so poorly when we spend so much energy protecting the stupid?

J Hall said...

As someone who received a similar notice from his son's (private) school, I have been thinking about this issue a lot lately. It seems to me that it's really an issue of undefined property rights. I do not know whether the imposed solution is right (from a utilitarian perspective it seems wrong) but I do know that the transaction costs seem to be high.

dave said...

what you dont seem to realize is how sensitive a person can be. my allergy can be triggered just by being in the same room as an open jar of peanut butter. for some just exposure to the oils through smell or inadvertant touch or seccond/third person contact. if you eat a Payday candybar and shake my hand i could react. this is how sensitive peopole are. and the reaction is life threatening no hives or a rash or some swelling, but shut air passages, and muscle spasms that will paralyze the heart and lungs. milk wont kill a lactose intolerent person, meat will only offend or nauseate a vegetarian. Peanuts can kill very easily an allergic child or adult and is severly small amounts on the molecular level. so wise up and think about these facts. the severity of the allergic reaction takes precedence over your kids eating pb&j for lunch.

Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such themes. I love to read blogs like this. By the way add more pics :)

anxiety disorder treatment said...

Good day, my group is simply establishing our first website, looking and working out what's needed. This weblog stuck out proper away. I’m fired up about this, and adore the design of your site. Can you let me know what “theme” it's?

acid reflux diet said...

Greetings everybody, This webpage is excellent and so is how the matter was expanded. I like some of the comments as nicely although I would favor all of us maintain it on subject so as add worth to the subject. It will be also encouraging to the creator if all of us may share it (for a few of us who use bookmarking providers akin to a digg, twitter,..).

Pomegranate juice said...

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. Common digestive system diseases and disorders Health benefits of saltHealth benefits of salt Prevent wrinkles naturally Hemorrhoids Toothache pain home remedies Hip pain Top fertility foods Dandruff treatment Garlic benefitsHealth benefits of garlic Remedies for sinus headache Get smooth and glowing skinSmooth and glowing skin Cellulite Tighten sagging skin Dry skin patches treatmentDry skin patches Get rid of acneGet rid of acne Driving tips Migraine headache remedies Migraine headache

Online pharmacy reviews said...

Peanut butter with jelly is just delicious, it is my everyday breakfast.

Buy Diablo 3 gold said...

Very nice indeed! Thanks for this!