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Old 07-23-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Somebody smeared peanut butter all over a kids playground in Broadlands. It sounds like someone may have tried to get back at an overzealous parent with an allergic child. They were probably lectured about peanut butter sandwiches at the playground so they thought they'd get back at them. We had one in the neighborhood go as far as try to stop the provision of peanuts in bird feeders.

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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What a dumb thing to do. I guess the hot sun must have melted someone's brains...

Oh well, I guess if you're going to do something stupid like that, at least peanut butter is easier to clean up than spray paint. Most of it will be eaten off by birds and critters.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I saw this on the news yesterday and, as a parent of a peanut allergic son, it certainly caught my interest. What I found most funny on the TV segment was this woman saying "Oh, I don't know why anyone did that but I know it wasn't a malicious act." Really?
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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So Godwin's Law comes into play before you even get done with the subject line? I honestly don't get the reference, and frankly, using "Nazi" just shows a lack of creativity. "Peanut Butter Terrorists" would have been a better choice. Or even "Peanut Butter A-Holes," although that might conjur up some disturbing visuals. Happy Friday!
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Wow, that sure is mean.

When I think of things like this, I think of how much rats and mice love peanut butter (they use them in traps.) I don't know if that area has many rats and mice but it's a great way to attract them.

Someone out there has some serious passive/aggressive behavior. And alot of cajones for breaking the law.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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That is one of the strangest things I have ever heard...people never cease to amaze me.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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They should ban peanut butter. Think of the children...
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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The kids probably thought it was funny...but parents of kids with severe allergies I am sure did not appreciate it. Good opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about pranks and what is harmless fun and what is not. My kids are not allergic but I know it only takes one peanut to kill someone with this kind of allergy, so people should be careful. Shaving cream would have been a better alternative
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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It really was a cruel and stupid thing to do.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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The kids probably thought it was funny...but parents of kids with severe allergies I am sure did not appreciate it. Good opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about pranks and what is harmless fun and what is not. My kids are not allergic but I know it only takes one peanut to kill someone with this kind of allergy, so people should be careful. Shaving cream would have been a better alternative
I know that they suspected "teens" of doing this but, frankly, it didn't seem like something a teen would do. They'd definitely be into more of the shaving cream stuff. My first reaction when I heard the story is that it was one of those off-the-wall entitled parents that got pissed at some peanut restriction. Maybe there is one of those "vocal" moms of a peanut allergic kid that lives in that area/playgroup and someone had just had enough.
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