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#1 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

I know it has me.

Before I joined I thought nothing about take-away food, naked children, twins, pregnant woman, conception etc.

Now

I tsk tsk when I see kids eating McDonalds.  Yes mine eat it but in the privacy of our own home so no-one can see.

Naked Children at the beach - good lord no.  That's disgusting.  Perverts might be waiting to pounce.

Twins/multiples - can'y comment how cute they are for fear of offending their parents.

Pregnant woman - too scared to even mention they are pregnant in case they aren't enjoying it or I'm the 100th person to ask that day.

Babies - too scared to look at them in case I'm gawking.

Conception - wouldn't dare ask in a million years if someone is trying, thinking or in case they just don't want children.  

Oh and don't get me started on judging those who aren't breastfeeding, MCN wearing, co-sleeping type parents


Oh and before anyone has a tanty - it's just a Tongue in cheek good fun, having a joke type post.



#2 ~Flick~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

I have never forgotten a poster who vented about a person behind her moving a couple of her (OP's) groceries a little further up on the checkout belt so that she could make more room for her own. I think the vent was titled "Don't touch my groceries!"
I am so careful now!
Many more things though. This one just comes to mind!

Edited by ~Flick~, 23 February 2012 - 04:33 PM.


#3 IsolaBella

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

I find it an interesting portal into an alternate universe and view of how the 'other half' live.



#4 Sir Dinosaurus

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

Yes.

Has tanty.

Off to find appropriate flouncing shoes.

EB gave me Los of great info when I needed it but it continues to tell me things about yoghurt I don't wish to believe,

It IS healthier than ice cream dammit. AND it's a breakfast food.

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#5 follies

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

Only in regard of scary birth stories, and strangers touching small babies and giving them colds. However I am pretty sure that is just generic first time Mum-to-be stuff.

As far as being judged in public you just really have to ask yourself how highly you value the opinions of others. I am sure those who judge have things about them that others would scoff at.

#6 Klinkalink

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

No, but it's made me realise how many people on EB are completely paranoid.

#7 missj

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

Haha, yep, you would think we would all be paranoid with some of the 'venting' that goes on here!

#8 vegiepatch

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

QUOTE (Dinosaurus @ 23/02/2012, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes.

Has tanty.

Off to find appropriate flouncing shoes.

EB gave me Los of great info when I needed it but it continues to tell me things about yoghurt I don't wish to believe,

It IS healthier than ice cream dammit. AND it's a breakfast food.

tongue.gif


I know where would be without knowing all we know now about yoghurt original.gif still a breakfast food for us original.gif

#9 Catolyn

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Not paranoid exactly, but I was blissfully unaware of the horrible number of 'oodle' mutts out there before EB educated me. I work in a trendy suburb and I see lots of them every day and it makes me sad.

#10 Pupalumps

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

No, I find it oddly reassuring.

I've also learned a heap about things I knew nothing about.

#11 AprilEthereal

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

I wear blinkers now when out in public, much safer. And, my anti bogan spray to keep those bogans I keep reading about at bay.

#12 follies

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (AprilEthereal @ 23/02/2012, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And, my anti bogan spray to keep those bogans I keep reading about at bay.


There is also a lot of paranoia in EB land that they many be considered "bogan" I find it really odd.

#13 WaffleGrrrl

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (Klinkalink @ 23/02/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, but it's made me realise how many people on EB are completely paranoid.


I would say yes, and it's made me realise how many people on EB are completely paranoid too biggrin.gif

But overall I find it more informative than paranoia inducing - I can find the answer, or at least all the ranges of opinion, on just about any topic I want.

#14 AryaStar

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (~Flick~ @ 23/02/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never forgotten a poster who vented about a person behind her moving a couple of her (OP's) groceries a little further up on the checkout belt so that she could make more room for her own. I think the vent was titled "Don't touch my groceries!"


laugh.gif How did I miss that one?

I don't know that EB has made me more paranoid but it has offered a unique insight into how uptight, neurotic, quick to take umbrage and hysterical some people can be about the most trivial and innocuous things.

#15 Me n Marshmallow

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Nope, I don't care. I brought my DD a lolly pop at 9am this morning while we were shopping. Haha, I guess that might be a EB no no.

I think that most of the OTT opinions on here are exaggerated, or untrue just to get attention or to get other members angry for the hell of it. Seriously, how many people do you know IRL with these sort of beliefs?

#16 Frockme

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

No, it reminds me how normal I am! All the hysteria and "won't someone pleeeeease think of the children" posts are hilarious. That's all.

I've learnt a lot though, about the way other people live, especially those in completely diff situations to mine. It does feel incredibly voyeuristic at times  unsure.gif

#17 ~Flick~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (Shady Lane @ 23/02/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
laugh.gif How did I miss that one?

I don't know that EB has made me more paranoid but it has offered a unique insight into how uptight, neurotic, quick to take umbrage and hysterical some people can be about the most trivial and innocuous things.


Yes!!!! Yes!!!!!
The hysteria sometimes makes me think....well I don't really know what it makes me think biggrin.gif

#18 countrymel

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

There used to be a regular poster on here who would start anti fat threads every now and again - I must admit now that when I go for my power waddle in the morning I feel really uncomfortable whenever I meet a tiny little fit person coming the other way!

I just KNOW they are laughing at me as the 'lost cause' that I am!

One day I fear I'm going to turn around and start screaming "I've never eaten MacDonalds in my LIFE thank you very much! And I HATE Tim Tams!!"

#19 ~A Poetic Winter~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 23/02/2012, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Conception - wouldn't dare ask in a million years if someone is trying, thinking or in case they just don't want children.


This one I agree with but from the perspective of possible infertility as opposed to choosing not to have children as such.

#20 BobTony

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

Lol, I find it gives me an interesting insight into the many different kinds of people in the world.

Particularly in venting. I will never forget the vent against some random who was jaywalking because they Should Have Known that the OP was trying to teach road safety to her toddler and said jaywalker was undermining this noble cause   wacko.gif

#21 Hermes

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (~Flick~ @ 23/02/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never forgotten a poster who vented about a person behind her moving a couple of her (OP's) groceries a little further up on the checkout belt so that she could make more room for her own. I think the vent was titled "Don't touch my groceries!"
I am so careful now!
Many more things though. This one just comes to mind!


Me too! I always think about this when I'm at the checkout and am super careful not to touch the other persons groceries.
Damn EB.


#22 B-B-M

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE
I've learnt a lot though, about the way other people live, especially those in completely diff situations to mine. It does feel incredibly voyeuristic at times
QUOTE


It IS incredibly voyeuristic!

Paranoid, No. I've learnt a bit, laughed a lot, been  huh.gif  more times than i can count. Some posts have me scratching my head as to HOW some  posters function in the real world?!?!

I take what i want and leave the rest. My kid eats McDonalds and i'm fine with it.  I don't care that her school canteen sells lollies. Yoghurt IS a breakfast food, and no website can convince me otherwise! Tounge1.gif

#23 Majeix

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

Don't forget to never let your children be caught without shoes, or eating yogurt or corn.

#24 Babushka Doll

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

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Not forgetting the Spelling Police.

#25 Me n Marshmallow

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (Majeix @ 23/02/2012, 03:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't forget to never let your children be caught without shoes, or eating yogurt or corn.


Corn?!





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