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OK so after I read all your great ideas from earlier post I headed off to health food store with my head high and a deep breath and put a smile back on my face with this beautiful day and thought OK I can do this,,,

So in I walked and hunted dow n my items and then...I asked the sales ladie about the new gluten-free oats and well here we go!!! :o

She first asked me if I am Celiac and I said yes then she askes me well did you actually get tested?? like what does that matter I thought to myself... so ok I say yes and then she say and your telling me it came back positive?? Uhhh yeh!!! then she looks at my kiddies and says them too?? yes!!! I am now getting a little irrated at this point then she kind of frounds and said to me so you are telling me that you are all celiac?? with a really rude tone and I said yes... still a little confused at this point I was like why? and she just shooker head ..no and siad Oh I am just surprised is all... really really rude... like no I am just making it up to complicated my life for no reason!!! are people kidding me...is this what I have to deal with in the future ....

oh my goodness I would never pry into some ones business like that was I being too sensitive or was she really rude??

SO I left with my goodies bought a trashy magazine ...made up with my DH made some tastey choc chip muffins took another deep breath.he he had a muffin, read my trash and watched Y&R and now I feel great yet once again!!!! boy we sure are stonger than we think


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It's not you, some people are rude but It'll get better as you become more comforable with celiac. I don't have much time to talk with you but send me a message or email me at allisonnn04@aim.com or softballstarallie@yahoo.com and I will talk to you. I message moms all the time..I'm realllllllyyy good at listening! Anyways gtg...byeee. You go for it girl!!!

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That's pretty ridiculous. Can you shop somewhere else? My health food store has been awesome to celiacs/gluten intolerance! They have found lots of new products to bring into the store and have samples sometimes. You probably don't have a choice of where to shop, but you certainly can be prepared with a snub the next time around! Keep your head up high!!


Diary free 11/06-6/08

Now using a small amount of low-lactose dairy such as aged cheeses and yogurt. Yum!

Gluten-free since 4/07

"When you row another person across the river, you get there yourself."

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That sales clerk was very rude. If you can, shop somewhere else write the owner as to why they now longer have your business. The sales clerk is paid to help customers find what the want NOT pry into your life.


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It's not you, some people are rude but It'll get better as you become more comforable with celiac. I don't have much time to talk with you but send me a message or email me at allisonnn04@aim.com or softballstarallie@yahoo.com and I will talk to you. I message moms all the time..I'm realllllllyyy good at listening! Anyways gtg...byeee. You go for it girl!!!

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Thank you so much Alli I will be in touch,,, enjoy your night


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That sales clerk was very rude. If you can, shop somewhere else write the owner as to why they now longer have your business. The sales clerk is paid to help customers find what the want NOT pry into your life.

OK good to know... I thought after the day I had I was just too sensitive and to top it off I am 4 days late with aunt flow;;;; no not pregnat just been weird through this whole gluten-free thing..which I have heard is normal so I am ok with it...but again so glad to know it was not just me that thought she was rather rude and nosy(sp?)

again thank you girls I would never survive this new life challenge without you all I am so thank ful to have found this group

Big hugs to you all


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wow I would have pointedly asked her why she was asking... you never know what she might have said.

My husband is chinese and I am not. We had this new neighoubr move in and she saw my kids and said "oh your kids are chinese" I was HUGELY offended. I week or so later, I saw her kids who were also chinese. What I took as completley rude wasn't at all. I wonder if there is more to this story than you realise.

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wow I would have pointedly asked her why she was asking... you never know what she might have said.

My husband is chinese and I am not. We had this new neighoubr move in and she saw my kids and said "oh your kids are chinese" I was HUGELY offended. I week or so later, I saw her kids who were also chinese. What I took as completley rude wasn't at all. I wonder if there is more to this story than you realise.

LOL

But good point,

The sales assistant might be wondering if she has celiac disease or perhaps her sister got diagnosed and she's wondering about the genetics or .....

You never know she could turn out to be a celiac buddy ?


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I also think she was rude and that would have bothered me too. But, maybe she just wanted more information about celiac disease and didn't go about asking in a very polite way?


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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That was incredibly rude. I've shopped at numerous health food stores and never gotten any queries about "why are you looking for dairy free foods" or the like. I wonder what that clerk does if somebody comes in asking for colon cleanse stuff. "So you're saying you're constipated? Are ALL of your family members constipated? Do you have a parasite?" Geesh.

I wouldn't not shop there, if it's your favorite store, though. If that clerk gets nosy again, I'd just be polite and say, "Yes, we have celiac disease. It runs in families. Can I speak to your manager if you're not going to help me find the items I need, please?" ;)


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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You all have mne in laughter mode after reading these replies....I too did think that later too that maybe she was inquiring for her own self but like you said there is a better way to go about that...

but thanks for the supportive responses and the good laugh this AM...

Hugs to you all


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I agree with those who are reading between the lines and suspect there was more to the questioning than being rude. I too suspect she had reasons for asking other than being nosy. Too bad neither of you followed up with "why."

I suggest shopping there again and making a point of going through her line. :)


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Oh gosh. I'm so sorry you had to put up with that! That was just so rude. What are these people thinking? Even if there was a some reason for her to ask, her questions were intrusive and rude.

Next time someone tries to give you the third degree, just say "It's really none of your business" with a big smile on your face, because it really is none of their business why you are there and shopping in their store and putting money in their pockets! Please don't let her attitude turn you off on trying other stores. Apparently not all organic stores are created equal.

Is there another organic store in town somewhere? The ladies at the one and only organic store in my town have always been so helpful.

OK so after I read all your great ideas from earlier post I headed off to health food store with my head high and a deep breath and put a smile back on my face with this beautiful day and thought OK I can do this,,,

So in I walked and hunted dow n my items and then...I asked the sales ladie about the new gluten-free oats and well here we go!!! :o

She first asked me if I am Celiac and I said yes then she askes me well did you actually get tested?? like what does that matter I thought to myself... so ok I say yes and then she say and your telling me it came back positive?? Uhhh yeh!!! then she looks at my kiddies and says them too?? yes!!! I am now getting a little irrated at this point then she kind of frounds and said to me so you are telling me that you are all celiac?? with a really rude tone and I said yes... still a little confused at this point I was like why? and she just shooker head ..no and siad Oh I am just surprised is all... really really rude... like no I am just making it up to complicated my life for no reason!!! are people kidding me...is this what I have to deal with in the future ....

oh my goodness I would never pry into some ones business like that was I being too sensitive or was she really rude??

SO I left with my goodies bought a trashy magazine ...made up with my DH made some tastey choc chip muffins took another deep breath.he he had a muffin, read my trash and watched Y&R and now I feel great yet once again!!!! boy we sure are stonger than we think


"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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Hang in there Toots, I am lucky the lady who runs my heath food store has a hub & son who both have celiac disease :)

lovelove


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

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In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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This is a motto I taught my day care kids years ago.

(Using finger motions)

"Let it go in your ear and out the other ear, if you let it go in your ear and out your mouth, then a fight starts"

It helps with a lot of problems a person can have through out the day ;)

Someone told me once, maybe the persons mother just died, so be careful how you hear.

If you can remember these things it will help one to shake it off, we have enough problems without adding another one. Hope this helps for the next time.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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