Like many previous posters, if I had to show ID to buy a package of sugar, then I am clearly against it.
On the other hand, if food processors, especially cereal makers, were required to reduce the amount of sugar and sugar substitutes in their products, that would be worthwhile. (Just try to find a cereal without sugar added. I mostly choose bite-sized shredded wheat.)
And, every once in a while government regulation gets it right. E.G., when was the last time you had to replace an exhaust system?
That came about as a result of government regulation. For the benefit of younger readers, prior to the mid-1970's, exhaust systems had to be replaced about every three years. Car manufacturers wouldn't do that until required because it adds a few hundred dollars to the cost of a vehicle.View Thread
It is apparent that some folks believe sensitivity is the same as complaining about a non-important situation.
E.G., "My neighbor hasn't mowed the grass in three weeks! That's terrible - makes the neighborhood look bad." Blah, Blah, Blah.
But, when people see others sneezing, suddenly having a runny nose, rubbing their itchy eyes, popping medications, etc, and continue with the perfume, candles, etc.
That is purely INCONSIDERATE.
The same as "it doesn't bother me and I couldn't care less about others"
A footnote about cats. My lady has three and luckily I'm not allergic. But my brother-in-law is. We cleaned, vacuumed, sanitized, fumigated, and everything else we could think of. After a shower he grabbed a towel that had not been laundered. Within an hour he was sneezing, taking an antihistamine and his eyes were Red, not just pink.
Being allergic to cat dander is far more than an inconvenience for him.View Thread
Years back it would have been considered whining to complain about smokers, with the exception of cheap cigars - ONLY.
Most fragrances make me react. My clothes MUST be washed using fragrance free detergent or I will suffer headaches and more. My Lady thought I was overreacting - so I did the laundry and after a while she saw me taking less naproxen sodium.
This morning, the SECOND day after my exposure in a theater, I can still smell the perfume (imprinted) and my lips are STILL a bit tingly. Fortunately, no headache.
Just because no one speaks up that doesn't mean no one is impacted.
In the 1960's, it would have been rude to complain about cigarette smoking ...
P.S. The ONLY candles I can tolerate are the battery operated ones.
Clearly, for me fragrance IS a health hazard.View Thread