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Someone Reported Me For Using Toaster Bags

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I was at a small hotel in Gainesville FL last week on the way to Orlando for work. DH was with me and the hotel serves breakfast in the back lobby. The only thing I could have was a boiled egg and fruit as everthing else was bread related. So I had my own bread in a cooler in the room and I took it and my new toaster bags down and then put the bread into the toaster bag and put it in the toaster. There are 2 toasters next to each other and one was already in use by someone standing next to it. I scoured the offerings on the bar and then saw that the toaster light wasn't on so I went right back and commented that it would probably work better if I turned the toaster on and I laughed and for sure, without question the woman standing two feet from me heard me and ever acknowleged me. So I head out to get my coffee on the other side of the space and when I turn around I see the woman from the toaster area telling the woman who worked there that someone put plastic into the toaster. I ran over quickly to explain what the bag is and the lady that works at the hotel is very nice and asked me about what I couldn't eat and I could tell the narc woman was very dissappointed that the hotel lady didn't scold me or something. It was so odd. The narc woman then proceeded to say that she thought some kids had put the bag in the toaster.......ummmmmmm...no she didn't since she saw me do it so she is now not only a narc but a liar as well. I could see if she thought I was literally retarded and thought I was going to ruin the toaster but when she then backtracked and said she thought kids did it when clearly she did not think that, I felt I could slap her but then the police would have been called...it would not have been pretty and we would possibly miss our dinner reservations in Orlando for that evening......lol! Dh would have been mortified if I'd told the narc off so I let it go and later as she passed by our table and looked at me and I gave her the nastiest look ever. It felt good too.

Why bother posting this? If you are out in such a venue using toaster bags, you might want to stick by the toaster so the same thing doesn't happen to you. People can be so nosy. I might add that the toaster bags are totally worth the $8 investment. They work great and my toast was perfect, browned to my liking and the bag is reusable, though not indefinitely.


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Where do you get those toaster bags? They would be great for family use.

Why bother posting this? If you are out in such a venue using toaster bags, you might want to stick by the toaster so the same thing doesn't happen to you. People can be so nosy. I might add that the toaster bags are totally worth the $8 investment. They work great and my toast was perfect, browned to my liking and the bag is reusable, though not indefinitely.

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Toaster bags are great. My black ones are said to be usable for 300 times, and the gold ones up to 100.

There was a fund raising option put to our primary school at the end of last year, to sell toaster bags and earn money at the same time, and as I had heard about them, I was keen. As the postal address was just round the corner I put in a personal order. It then happens that the seller, was in partnership with the original English inventor of the toaster bag, and just lives a mile up the road. I think they both live in NZ. Sounds unreal.

They are now available in supermarkets over here, maybe they are over there in America.

Cathy

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That is such B.S.! It amazes me sometimes how people are so nosy. It's one thing if she saw smoke coming out of the toaster, but to go "tattletale" on you over something she simply didn't understand is ridiculous. For what it's worth, the same thing has happened to me at work, in the community break room. I have my toaster bag in the toaster and someone has to walk in and make some comment about it. It's to the point where I try to wait until the room is clear before I will go in and make my breakfast. I know they mean no harm, and they are just curious, but it's really annoying. I guess if I didn't know anything about Celiac disease or other food allergies and I saw someone stick what looked like a plastic bag in the toaster, I would make a mental note of it and then go Google it privately.


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I love my toaster bags! I got mine online; here's an ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.com/NIP-TOAST-IT-REUSABLE-...4QQcmdZViewItem

I find that story pretty amusing! Thanks for sharing! Was she worried that you were going to set the place on fire??? Maybe she should have asked you about it before running to management.


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I was at a small hotel in Gainesville FL last week on the way to Orlando for work. DH was with me and the hotel serves breakfast in the back lobby. The only thing I could have was a boiled egg and fruit as everthing else was bread related. So I had my own bread in a cooler in the room and I took it and my new toaster bags down and then put the bread into the toaster bag and put it in the toaster. There are 2 toasters next to each other and one was already in use by someone standing next to it. I scoured the offerings on the bar and then saw that the toaster light wasn't on so I went right back and commented that it would probably work better if I turned the toaster on and I laughed and for sure, without question the woman standing two feet from me heard me and ever acknowleged me. So I head out to get my coffee on the other side of the space and when I turn around I see the woman from the toaster area telling the woman who worked there that someone put plastic into the toaster. I ran over quickly to explain what the bag is and the lady that works at the hotel is very nice and asked me about what I couldn't eat and I could tell the narc woman was very dissappointed that the hotel lady didn't scold me or something. It was so odd. The narc woman then proceeded to say that she thought some kids had put the bag in the toaster.......ummmmmmm...no she didn't since she saw me do it so she is now not only a narc but a liar as well. I could see if she thought I was literally retarded and thought I was going to ruin the toaster but when she then backtracked and said she thought kids did it when clearly she did not think that, I felt I could slap her but then the police would have been called...it would not have been pretty and we would possibly miss our dinner reservations in Orlando for that evening......lol! Dh would have been mortified if I'd told the narc off so I let it go and later as she passed by our table and looked at me and I gave her the nastiest look ever. It felt good too.

Why bother posting this? If you are out in such a venue using toaster bags, you might want to stick by the toaster so the same thing doesn't happen to you. People can be so nosy. I might add that the toaster bags are totally worth the $8 investment. They work great and my toast was perfect, browned to my liking and the bag is reusable, though not indefinitely.

Your toaster bag story was so cute! Thanks for sharing...I did not know about toaster bags. They sound great! I've got to get some.


Bri's Mom

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I wonder if anyone reported that woman for sticking a pole up her butt.


Rusla

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Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

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msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

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mb1984- I think I got my bags from the Connis Sarros (sp?) site. Google her and toaster bags and it will come up. There are lots of places that sell them so you may want to shop around for the best deal. There were only two bags in my pack which is fine when using on for travel but they won't last long for everyday use.

kimjoy24 - that would really get annoying if someone were doing that all the time at work. I guess humans are curious by nature but some should remember 'curiosity killed the cat'.

Rusla - as always you make me laugh!


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Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

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That is such B.S.! It amazes me sometimes how people are so nosy. It's one thing if she saw smoke coming out of the toaster, but to go "tattletale" on you over something she simply didn't understand is ridiculous. For what it's worth, the same thing has happened to me at work, in the community break room. I have my toaster bag in the toaster and someone has to walk in and make some comment about it. It's to the point where I try to wait until the room is clear before I will go in and make my breakfast. I know they mean no harm, and they are just curious, but it's really annoying. I guess if I didn't know anything about Celiac disease or other food allergies and I saw someone stick what looked like a plastic bag in the toaster, I would make a mental note of it and then go Google it privately.

Yes, just my opinion. I don't mind people being curious about something, they haven't seen yet. But, for heavens sake, can't they ask me in a manner, that is nice and friendly? Not with that sarcastic undertone in their voice. Or ridiculing me. Ooooh! I hate that. Get ready for the battle then, cause I just stuck my claws out. :blink:

I mean, If I saw somebody doing that somewhere, my question would be something like that: "Ahm, excuse me, I don't want to bother you, but I'm kind of curious. I never saw THIS (pointing on it) before. Could you explain to me, what it is?" How about this being a non-offending, nice question??? People are just stupid sometimes :o


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A celiac buddy of mine has raved about these toaster bags, I havent bought them yet, since we don't travel and I never ate toast before. When I want sandwichs at home I just toast in the oven.


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I also heard about those toaster bags before. I never found them anywhere though and I'm not buying on eBay anymore. I have my own toaster at home, but my mother in law still puts my bread in the oven. I personally don't like it, because I like my toast a little burnt at the edges. And they never get that way in the oven. I know, I'm weird :P


Stef

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Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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Guest cassidy

I have never heard to toaster bags, good to know that they exist.

It is crazy being out in public how many strange people you meet. I'm sure if that woman asked you what you were doing (in a nice way) that you would have told her. Good thing there seems to be more nice people than nasty ones.

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I wonder if anyone reported that woman for sticking a pole up her butt.

:lol::lol: Rusla ... too bad you weren't there to do it.

I agree with Cassidy, it's good that there are a lot more nicer people than cranky ones. What a way to go through life :rolleyes:


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I buy my toaster bags at Boscov's. They are the gold 100 use bags for $7.99, 2 in a pkg. I have never seen the 300 use one.. But I see many places sell the 10 use bags for about the same price as I pay for the 100 use bags. I love these bags.....

And people should mind their own business. Maybe they thought you were trying to blow-up the toaster!!!! I probably would have told the person I had some uncurable disease & I didn't want to infect anyone! That would have them running.....

I hope you continue to use your bags.

mamaw

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