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#160 - I actually find myself keeping quiet about my smoking habits, … 10 hours ago on Bar Joke +2
#179 - Well like anyone else, opinions are going to come from every w… 01/26/2015 on Well shit 0
#175 - Fair enough, but I think that the cashier still wasn't being i… 01/26/2015 on Well shit 0
#107 - How is that the worst one, being a parent is a huge thing, and…  [+] (2 new replies) 01/26/2015 on Well shit -3
#173 - anonymous (01/26/2015) [-]
"Our kid is lactose intolerant"
"She doesn't produce enough milk"
"She's ill, and her milk is temporarily contaminated"
"She's been ill, and her milk is permanently contaminated"
"Our kid won't drink milk for some reason"
"She's dead"
"Breastfeeding damaged her bust, as the child grew teeth early"
"She's doesn't produce any milk"

Wow, you'd think that there were a lot of really good and COMMON reasons to buy formula and that a cashier shouldn't make the worst assumption that the mom is simply a bad parent. But that would be crazy, right?
User avatar #175 - benjaminbutton (01/26/2015) [-]
Fair enough, but I think that the cashier still wasn't being insensitive. However, I feel as though each of those instances you listed do not happen as often, especially the lactose intolerant. That usually doesn't develop until after the child is done feeding from breast milk. And the cashier didn't say she was a bad parent, or maybe she did, we were given so little here to go on. Maybe she was just trying to help.
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User avatar #168 - ruebezahl (01/26/2015) [-]
When you become a parent, you will find that everyone is going to offer you an opinion. It starts with your parents (that's where the biggest load of BS usually comes from) and continues with the rest of your family, your friends, your colleagues, people you meet on the street, in the store, on the subway, etc. Frankly, I sometimes felt surprised that people didn't break into my house at night to wake me up and tell me: "Your baby needs to sleep/eat/poop/breathe more/less."

So the last person I need another opinion from is a cashier, especially not when the opinion starts with a sarcastic "I don't know why people buy this stuff." Helpful advice never starts like that. If you want to be helpful, then you say "Are you sure you need this?" After all, there are a LOT of reasons why a mother is not able to breastfeed - and many of them are EXTREMELY private (such as: "Yes, my wife's nipples are completely raw, so we need to reduce the breastfeeding frequency for a week or two"), so at least people could be considerate when broaching the subject.

And even then, I don't see why someone who has just met me would have an opinion on a topic which a good parent researches quite thoroughly and which surely has been discussed with the parents' midwife at very very great length. Unless of course the cashier thinks she is really speaking to a bad parent or someone who ignores the midwife's advice and who will change their mind after being put in their place by a cashier.

So no, the problem is not the opinion - the problem is that
a) when it comes to babies, suddenly everyone is an expert
b) people think they can talk down to people in an insulting manner
c) the cashier showed her stupidity by saying "I don't know why people buy this stuff", when there are a lot of very good reasons
d) it's really a very private matter, even if the wife is still alive. Few husbands want to discuss their wives' breasts with supermarket cashiers
User avatar #179 - benjaminbutton (01/26/2015) [-]
Well like anyone else, opinions are going to come from every which direction and it is up to us to go through them and figure out which ones work best for us. I am not disagreeing with you, however, I just want more information to go on. Just because someone questions your methods makes them neither right nor wrong, it's just an opinion. You can choose to ignore it, just don't defame the person on the internet because you couldn't just say to the cashier that the wife unfortunately passed away and that formula is the only option at the moment. This just feels so passive aggressive.
#159 - xxmemosxx (01/26/2015) [-]
Guess what... most people are informed of the whole breastmilk is better for you option when they go to the hospital or if they've watched any TV in the past 30 years. Some shop assistant is not gonna be the straw that breaks the camels back and forces some random couple to ditch the formula.
#132 - Aftershock (01/26/2015) [-]
I think the problem is phrasing. The way she says it is very dismissive, which would antagonize a lot of people who have legitimate issues and reasons behind using the formula. If she'd said it in a more open-minded, friendly way it may have been perceived as innocently trying to help.
#115 - anonymous (01/26/2015) [-]
Breast feeding is a sensitive and personal topic, so it really was rather rude of the cashier to interject her opinion. Very few mothers would use formula if they had an option, yet they get a ton of flak for making the decision to do so. It would be the same as commenting on a heavy person buying cake. Even if you are technically right, it's not nice to open your mouth without knowing the context.
User avatar #102 - cheeziswin (01/26/2015) [-]
Except she should have taken into account that maybe he was buying it for a reason. I'm sure he didn't ask for her opinion, and probably didn't want it no matter how "helpful" it is. It's obviously offensive Telling the person buying baby formula they don't get why anyone would buy it? Sounds like a very good idea to me. , so she should have refrained from saying it. In fact, the man is probably already aware that breast milk is better. most already know this.

No matter how you look at it, she was a bit of a douche for saying anything.
#78 - anonymous (01/26/2015) [-]
The problem is, there's loads of reasons someone could be buying it, and the cashier instantly assumed the worst one. I was allergic to breast milk as a babby myself, and I had to be bottle fed. I'd be dead if it wasn't an option, so coming straight out with "I don't know why *anyone* would buy it" is just plain fucking stupid.
User avatar #107 - benjaminbutton (01/26/2015) [-]
How is that the worst one, being a parent is a huge thing, and there's a lot that goes into it. Maybe the cashier has had past experience and just wanted to input her word. Then again, maybe she was a douche. There's not a lot of information to go on here. I just don't want everyone supporting this without more explanation I suppose.
#173 - anonymous (01/26/2015) [-]
"Our kid is lactose intolerant"
"She doesn't produce enough milk"
"She's ill, and her milk is temporarily contaminated"
"She's been ill, and her milk is permanently contaminated"
"Our kid won't drink milk for some reason"
"She's dead"
"Breastfeeding damaged her bust, as the child grew teeth early"
"She's doesn't produce any milk"

Wow, you'd think that there were a lot of really good and COMMON reasons to buy formula and that a cashier shouldn't make the worst assumption that the mom is simply a bad parent. But that would be crazy, right?
User avatar #175 - benjaminbutton (01/26/2015) [-]
Fair enough, but I think that the cashier still wasn't being insensitive. However, I feel as though each of those instances you listed do not happen as often, especially the lactose intolerant. That usually doesn't develop until after the child is done feeding from breast milk. And the cashier didn't say she was a bad parent, or maybe she did, we were given so little here to go on. Maybe she was just trying to help.
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#81 - But I am happy, I generate it myself and try to focus on what … 01/21/2015 on (untitled) 0
#77 - Yea, it has in a way affected my expanse of thought, to see th…  [+] (2 new replies) 01/21/2015 on (untitled) +1
#79 - imjared (01/21/2015) [-]
hit the blunt
but seriously, do something to cheer yourself up
User avatar #81 - benjaminbutton (01/21/2015) [-]
But I am happy, I generate it myself and try to focus on what matters. I said it makes me sad that others can't do the same. Someone stole my backpack the other day from my car. It had my Gi for Japanese Ju Jitsu, my workbook for the martial art, a couple of beers and some jeans. I am not mad, and didn't file a report because material possessions are fun, but should not be held on to. Everybody wants everything, but realize how unhappy they would be once they attained it. It's the destination people seem to focus on, and not the journey.
#75 - If I had to pick, I would say weed has done the most for me. N…  [+] (4 new replies) 01/21/2015 on (untitled) 0
#76 - imjared (01/21/2015) [-]
weed was another perspective changer for me
not as extreme as shrooms
you know those black tweets with the stoned people wearing their hoodies tightened over their faces, and it has those funny stoner realizations written?
like that, but more serious than funny
User avatar #77 - benjaminbutton (01/21/2015) [-]
Yea, it has in a way affected my expanse of thought, to see through dimensions, explore the thought patterns of others. I think of how useless we are in the grand expanse of the universe. It opened my mind, and let me see society for what it is, a fantasy we merely brought to life. It's hard to live in it now. I just want to be away from it all with the people I love. Can't do that, though, not in this world. I am very happy, but the unhappiness and undirected rage of others makes me feel nothing but sadness.
#79 - imjared (01/21/2015) [-]
hit the blunt
but seriously, do something to cheer yourself up
User avatar #81 - benjaminbutton (01/21/2015) [-]
But I am happy, I generate it myself and try to focus on what matters. I said it makes me sad that others can't do the same. Someone stole my backpack the other day from my car. It had my Gi for Japanese Ju Jitsu, my workbook for the martial art, a couple of beers and some jeans. I am not mad, and didn't file a report because material possessions are fun, but should not be held on to. Everybody wants everything, but realize how unhappy they would be once they attained it. It's the destination people seem to focus on, and not the journey.
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User avatar #34 - jokeface (10/07/2012) [-]
ibebannedfewl blocked me from further commenting on his content so I'll respond here. I am a Baptist Christian, but I believe that portions of the Bible have been taken too literally. I accept evolution as the method via which God created humans, and yes, I know God didn't want us to have Knowledge, but He made it available to us anyway through the Forbidden Fruit. And based on the fact that I don't take everything in the Bible literally, you can't say that it's been disproven. I will however agree that a conversation over the topic is unnecessary, as neither of us will cede to the other's philosophical premise.
User avatar #40 to #34 - benjaminbutton (10/07/2012) [-]
Science isn't meant to necessarily "prove" anything as I am quite sure you are aware of, however, it does look for possible answers supported by answers. Hypothetically though, let's say he existed. God is omnipotent is an acceptable way to describe him. If he were to be the creator of the universe, and we were of any rational importance of him, why are we so small an insignificant compared to the grand scheme of the universe. Second, if he were to exist, there is no rational to create a universe, he can just imagine the possible outcomes that yield to what creating a universe(s) would be like. Third, he wouldn't care. A God would never be good nor evil, he couldn't be. One would require emotion to portray the lines of Good or Evil, and a God would exist only through logic. He wouldn't feel for us, or have any reason to torture us nor allow us to live peacefully for all eternity. The reason God is so closely resemblant to us, is not because he created us through our image, but because we created him through ours. You'd have to assume that your God is the right one, and how can you be so sure of yourself.
User avatar #42 to #40 - jokeface (10/07/2012) [-]
I'm going to use an analogy, if that's okay. In the game Minecraft, you play the only person in a massive world, all of which can be used and influenced by your own actions. But you are the only one there (unless you're playing with others, but for this case let's say you're playing one-player). Why would Notch, the game's creator, give you an entire world, when it's just you? The only logical answer is that you're meant to explore this world and spend your time traveling to all it's parts. In the same way, I believe God gave us the entire universe so that one day we could explore it all. It's going to take a long time to get to that point, but we have billions of years left, according to science. Who knows? Maybe by the time Earth dies, our species will have developed the technology to move to another world. And we'll just keep doing that until the events of Revelations.

As for your second point, you're right. there's no humanly rational reason for God to create us. But God is not human. It's entirely possible that He has reasoning beyond our capacity to understand. He is God after all. I'm sure He has secrets. But we are so small compared to Him that we have no place questioning His choices or actions. We are flawed and He is perfect.

Your third point ties into the second in terms of us not having the capacity nor the right to understand God. True, what we define as morality is merely an arbitrary decision for God. But He is not a being of "logic" per se, as you describe Him. What you call logic is in itself a subjective term, because God exists outside the parameters of every aspect of the physical universe. He is not bound by your definition of logic.

And I can't tell you how we can be sure because we're not sure. We just believe. And that's enough for us.
User avatar #43 to #42 - benjaminbutton (10/07/2012) [-]
Yes, I think you are right about this conversation, it isn't going to go anywhere. Unfortunately, you cannot see disbelief as I cannot see belief. THis will ultimately get us nowhere, but we can both agree that ibebannedfewl, gives atheist's such as me, a bad name and is not to be taken seriously. It's a shame he doesn't understand how religion works, yet he mocks it. I understand the idea of prayer, it's not to relieve ails or other such things, as look at it as a way for christians to reach out to their deity. So I'm not in agreement with his post.
User avatar #44 to #43 - jokeface (10/07/2012) [-]
Thank you for being civil about this disagreement. I bid you good day, sir.
User avatar #36 to #34 - jokeface (10/07/2012) [-]
Sorry I think part of this response was supposed to be my reply to another person's comment. My apologies.
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User avatar #33 to #32 - benjaminbutton (08/27/2012) [-]
Not inspired, but yes I did take it from there. I enjoy the alliteration when announcing it.
#18 - somepervert (04/22/2012) [-]
i dont like you
User avatar #19 to #18 - benjaminbutton (04/22/2012) [-]
Why, can't handle opinions.
User avatar #20 to #19 - somepervert (04/22/2012) [-]
No, cant handle dumb faggots who act like they go hard.
User avatar #21 to #20 - benjaminbutton (04/22/2012) [-]
Where did I ever say I go hard at all. I believe I was acting quite the opposite, you dumb tard.
User avatar #22 to #21 - somepervert (04/23/2012) [-]
no, you dont think you said it because you're just a little pretentious bitch.
User avatar #23 to #22 - benjaminbutton (04/23/2012) [-]
You mad bro? I really think me talking about how I don't prefer benching and enjoy taking martial arts makes me mad, you slimy **** .
User avatar #24 to #23 - somepervert (04/23/2012) [-]
yeah i can tell you're a ten year old by the way you're saying "you mad bro". and you know exactly what the **** im talking about. stop trying to make what you said seem anymore innocent.
#25 to #24 - benjaminbutton (04/23/2012) [-]
Here we go with the ten year old crap. I can tell that you have nothing else better to do that to start wars on the internet. If I was ten it would be more along the lines of "u mad bro?" I really think you must be trolling at this point, or we are talking about a completely different thread because in no way is anything I said have to do with innocence. It was just a statement towards my attitude at benching. I really don't see where you are going with this. I think someone forgot to take their smart pills this morning. How about you go lay down, think about what you said, and we can have an intelligent conversation about this in the morning, ok champ.

<--------- How you look right now.
#26 to #25 - somepervert (04/23/2012) [-]
really, that was the least most intelligent reply i ever read.   
   
this is you just blabbing away like the retard you are
really, that was the least most intelligent reply i ever read.

this is you just blabbing away like the retard you are
User avatar #27 to #26 - benjaminbutton (04/23/2012) [-]
Well obviously I'm the one dealing with a 10 year old. You still can't find any basis for me acting like someone who quote on quote, "Goes Hard." You have no evidence making all your other arguments invalid. Now I think you just be trollin'. So unlike yourself I have a life to get on with, so unless you have anything intelligent to say, go sit in the corner, think about what you said and then proceed to maybe post an intelligent, thoughtful remark to my response, that is far from unintelligent. Your frustration towards my nonaggressive behavior is getting rather annoying now and while I would love to keep going on as to why you are wrong, you are just proving it yourself.
User avatar #28 to #27 - somepervert (04/24/2012) [-]
if you have such a life why are you replying back. im not trolling, if you go back to your posts and reread what you put, you will see how you were acting like a douche. but whatever, to think i was actually dumbing down my posts for you. i've gotten alot of **** for using alot of big words, i just thought you would appreciate it with you're compressed vocabulary. now go away, i have man business to attend to.
User avatar #29 to #28 - benjaminbutton (04/24/2012) [-]
No of the words you used are part of a large vocabulary. Your using low to medium diction words at most. You vocabulary is far from hard to understand, so I fail to see what you mean by a large vocabulary. I was still not acting like a douche. I just said I don't like benching for the following reasons and how people put to much emphasis on strength. Strength is not everything and while keeping muscle tone is important, it is not needed to win battles. So I'm still waiting to see how I acted like a douce. Please do tell me. Also what man stuff could you possibly be attending to. Got a lot of masturbation in your near future, or are you just a wee little 13 year old with a complex going through puberty.
User avatar #30 to #29 - somepervert (04/28/2012) [-]
you should really make a tldr since i dont really have the time to read your moronic paragraph response.
User avatar #31 to #30 - benjaminbutton (04/28/2012) [-]
Sure. TLDR; Your retarded and can't take the time to read my responses and respond intelligently. Is that good enough for you? Or did you finally realize you were wrong?
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User avatar #17 to #16 - benjaminbutton (03/21/2012) [-]
LOLOL. Thanks for at least posting something funny on my channel, fellow fag. :D
User avatar #14 - DieLaughing (03/21/2012) [-]
Fag
#13 - flyingwhale (03/21/2012) [-]
you're a faggot!
you're a faggot!
User avatar #15 to #12 - benjaminbutton (03/21/2012) [-]
I saw, and it's ok I understand.
User avatar #11 - migakiohyeahlow (03/21/2012) [-]
Yer eh FAGGOT harry!
#8 - youredeadinmyeyes (03/21/2012) [-]
Faggot
#5 - mchoul (03/21/2012) [-]
just in case you forgot
just in case you forgot
User avatar #7 to #5 - benjaminbutton (03/21/2012) [-]
Who rolled me?
User avatar #9 to #7 - mchoul (03/21/2012) [-]
me, and i apologize :(
User avatar #10 to #9 - benjaminbutton (03/21/2012) [-]
I forgive you my friend. I will take all of these comments with some sort of pride.
User avatar #1 - hawklife (02/03/2012) [-]
i didnt wanna break character but good show benjamin epic thread
User avatar #2 to #1 - benjaminbutton (02/03/2012) [-]
Well no problem chap, We EFG's need to stick together. Well I suppose we are in some sort of EFG heaven now LOL
User avatar #3 to #2 - hawklife (02/03/2012) [-]
lol agreed
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