By Anonymous - 01/12/2013 06:02 - Norway
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When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these!? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons; do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down— WIth the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!
Descartes: I think therefore I am. Or.... I think; I Exist. If you have conscious thought you are real. Just makes you feel bad for some of the people who clearly lack any conscious thought and are just mere illusions of the reality we perceive. Like this guy with the sandwich.
While I do tend to think gluten free eating is a bit of a fad it takes a special kind of stupid to think a coeliac is following a trend. FYL OP, there's more jobs out there!
Cutting gluten out of your diet can have many health benefits, however it has to be done properly or its pointless. The people who say they need gluten free and the next minute are eating gluten, those are the ones who give gluten free a bad reputation. I am a coeliac and it can be difficult sometimes, the tiniest bit will make me violently ill. people can be very ignorant towards coeliac's.
I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 11, years later we found out my issues were due to misdiagnosed coeliac disease. sadly I hadn't heard of it till I was diagnosed. I think the general statistics are 1 in 100 have it but 90% of those that do, don't know. it's so easy to test for but something doctors don't do.
There are those, like me, who are not celiac yet gluten makes them sick. For me, there is an enzyme pill that helps me eat gluten without getting sick. The people who go gluten free for a fad are irritating when thy rub your nose in it. There are a lot of health issues associated with eating gluten. So many more people are sensitive to it than you'd think, but are being diagnosed with so many other things.
118 my mum is gluten sensitive. so she isn't a coeliac but get I'll if she eats gluten. however if she continues to eat gluten (which she doesn't) she may develop coeliac. we just have a gluten free household :-) I got proof of ignorance the other day when this girl started verbally attacking me because I try to raise awareness of it.
My mom is a celiac and suffered for (I think) 27 years. I don't like that people are turning it into a fad because I'm on it for serious reasons as well and have been for years. It's serious and I hope you find a better job with a smarter boss.
17- Actually, you're quite right. My younger brother was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when he was 5, after a very long stay in Winnipeg's Children's Hospital trying to figure out what was wrong with him, and that being over 25 years ago, there weren't nearly the options available to him aside from strict avoidance, and a lot of home made baking attempts using potato starches and tapioca flours and such. And while as a family, we didn't switch over to a strictly gluten free diet entirely, we did try to limit the cross contamination opportunities as much as possible. Having more people interested in a gluten free diet, or perhaps more awareness of CD in general, has seemed to make it more marketable to cater to that crowd, giving my brother and others like him more variety. And that is quite a bright side indeed, IMHO. :)
#17 unfortunately I was too late to edit my comment a second time but yes I agree. I don't like that people treat it as a fad and this is why things happen but I'm glad people SOMEWHAT are being truly diagnosed when they didn't know what was going on. GF foods have tons of preservatives and are no healthier than non-gf but at least people are more aware and not putting it on unnecessary things, so yes, hooray for it being a fad. ;) Edit: my mom has a gluten free bakery of her own and 4 licensees, pretty cool stuff. Healthy and seriously really good tasting, not even bias. I believe one of her licensees was written about in the LA times. :o)
I do agree on the glutenfree being a fad, but he got over the line when he tried to push you into eating it. Especially when you told him you have coeliac.
Just because it is a fad doesn't mean that there aren't people with a genuine need. Yes, there are genuinely people who are gluten intolerant, I know a few. By the same token, there are some people who recognize that gluten may be a healthier alternative, and rather than saying they chose to lead a gluten free life, they say "Oh, no... I'm gluten intolerant.", though that may not be a fully accurate statement. Just food for thought. :)
I think it's silly for any person to accuse a person of being untruthful when they share a medical issue, however, at a certain point enough people are making ridiculous self diagnosis that others will, at least internally, doubt them. You'd think that "I have Celiac disease" means "I went to a doctor, and after a thorough medical examination he determined that I have Celiac disease." Instead, it frequently means "I stopped eating gluten for a while, and I felt good, so I realized I must have Celiac disease."
You know, I think 11# hit the nail on the head perfectly simply by saying the interviewer crossed the line when he tried to push the sandwich on Op, when she clearly didn't want it, Regardless of why. The reason for Op's choice is irrelevant: she didn't want the ******* sandwich, that's reason enough without needing to justify her response, drop it and move on to the next interview question. ;p
Thank god u left.. imagine if u got hired and worked with this guy
12- I almost completely agree with you as, if this guy is that convinced Celiac Disease isn't real while trying to force a sandwich on Op, I can only wonder if or when he'll try to Prove he's right by slipping Op a wheat or gluten product into something at work. Op would have to triple check Every food surface she touches, drinks, eats, etc, for her entire career more than she probably already does. Avoiding accidental contact is one thing, but if someone is determined to "poison" you, that's a much bigger problem, obviously. :p