- Some people
- February 16, 2012 - 20:02
Some people are good at baking or fixing things or teaching or writing or whatever the case may be but when you’re stuck in a job just because it pays the bills, it never actually makes you feel any better to try and drag others down to your level. To improve your situation you would need to DO something about it but that requires effort.
- February 16, 2012 - 08:53
Febreze is not safe to use around pets
- February 16, 2012 - 07:14
It's interesting you mentioned pets. A couple of years ago, I sprayed Febreze on my cats' bed. She never slept in for two days.
- February 15, 2012 - 22:14
Get over it! The children's' stories do not corroborate the mother's, the teacher I'm sure meant well and was trying to rid the classroom and the child of an odour that most of us would find offensive. As we can see from this article Febreeze is harmless...the mother in this situation is more caustic! Who in their right minds would fry up a feed of caplin in the middle of the day when one has to leave the home and mingle with other people...obviously the mother does not hold a job outside the home or she would know better. This story should never have made the news and shame on the reporters who provided this attention seeking woman an audience and then ran with her story. The only victims in this case are the teacher and the poor little boy who is the victim not of his teacher or classmates but of his crazy mother!
- February 15, 2012 - 13:42
It's not necessarily what you use - it's how you handle the situation. As the person in charge, with all of the supposed sensitivity training teachers have been given with respect to bullying, the fact is that the teacher took the victim of the bullying, and addressed the issue of "the smell" instead of taking all of the bullies making fun of the child and letting them know that their actions are unacceptable. These kids are 10 years old. They are certainly old enough to be disciplined for their actions. She reinforced the validity of the other children's right to pick on this one student and make fun of him. I've witnessed children who were bullied from the first day they started school, until they graduated. The teachers all knew about it. But that was 'back then', and not today, when so much emphasis has been placed on the problem of bullying. The fact that this was a situation that happened in outport Newfoundland, in a place that has such close connections to the fishery, makes the teacher's actions all the more reprehensible. I doubt she'll douse another child with Febreze. But I wonder if she'll ever have the courage to stand up to bullies, and act like the grown-up in a similar situation.
- February 15, 2012 - 10:00
A normal person may be fine with Febreeze, but still there may be some who have reactions. My daughter had a reaction to aloe vera, and she gets congested around any spray fragrance, including febreeze. A person with allergies, may have reactions to almost any thing.