Originally Posted by changingseasons
You're right, and there have been a few other suggestions that I thought were in poor taste.
I think shockers that are so absurd that people just HAVE to click to see if it's true are great- like the current title. Or titles that make people think "ewwwww!" like the spider title. Those are funny.
The problem with the food allergy thing is that it's NOT absurd- hang out in the allergy forum long enough and you will actually see those exact questions being asked - "My MIL/DH/babysitter keeps feeding DD things she's allergic to. What do I do?" or "She tested positive to tree nuts, do I really need to stop feeding them to her?" Those aren't absurd questions, because they're real. And they make people really worried, concerned, angry. I just don't get how you can have a child with a potentially deadly allergy and think it's funny to joke around about. Maybe I'm just being too sensitive because this is a real issue in my life right now. eta: If I actually saw your title posted and clicked on it, then found out it was a joke, I would be PISSED. It would not serve it's purpose of getting me in the giving spirit.
How about a thread title of "This week, DCS just took my kids away, my husband left me, and I got evicted from my home." or "I just had my 27th miscarriage. What do I do?"?? Those are pretty holy shit, really?! but you don't really think that either would be an appropriate thing to joke around about, do you?
Sorry to go on... it just struck a nerve.
Back to the holiday madness.
Hmm I think maybe this is because I put a "
" in my original post? I only put that because I thought I was funny for coming up with a thread title that actually sounded legit... since many are trying to figure out "shocking" titles that sound real. I was laughing at myself, not the idea of a kid dying (which ofcourse I did not use that wording). I ofcourse would NEVER
suggest "27 miscarriages" nor do I think that is even on the same level as my idea.
I have been dealing with the food allergies for years now. Medic Alert bracelets and Epi-pen practices are the norm here. I have had time to "relax" a bit in my "humor" (because stress kills and I spent too many years trying to give myself a stroke over it) and did not mean any offense to anyone
. My posts on the allergy board are not "funny" in anyway. I merely suggested a shocker and that's all. Bad taste is subjective and everyone will always disagree on it.
I too will let this go and let the original reason for this thread to continue forward.