1. Lynner
    January 29, 2015 @ 5:41 pm

    I agree that the comment should not have been put on ANY ad, but consider the source. The character this man plays (who I absolutely love!) on tv, Ron Swanson, hates big government, entitlements, most people, and eats meat and “breakfast food” (bacon wrapped in bacon) and would love to spend life in a cave. His character would indeed say something like what is in the ad. He’s like a modern George Jefferson or Fred Sanford from the sitcoms of the 70’s. I think the ad could have shown something else but then again, anything Ron Swanson would say would probably offend someone. If not, it wouldn’t fit his character.


    • Kristy K. James
      January 30, 2015 @ 7:21 pm

      Hmm. I’ve heard of the show, but never have seen it. And I can almost understand, but it’s hard. I still deal with some anger on occasion because I resent not being able to go to restaurants anymore. Well, I can go to three, but at two of those, I can’t have croutons, or rolls with my supper. I have to keep an index card in my purse to remember to say don’t use the seasoning on the steak, I can have this dressing, but can you mix the salad in a separate bowl please? At the third, the choices are extremely limited.

      There are other places I could eat, but the employees just don’t take it seriously. The last time I went to Texas Roadhouse, within an hour, it was hard to walk and breathe at the same time.

      Celebrities wield a lot of power, but when they say something like this, even as a joke, it continues to make the gluten issue itself a joke. And because of that, most of us have to stay home and cook everything from scratch. Which isn’t a terrible thing, but I’ve eaten at restaurants maybe three times in the past five months. I’d love to go out weekly, but it’s just scary. One worker who doesn’t take it seriously will make me sick – literally – for two or three weeks, until my body stops reacting to the gluten. And it only takes a little bit.

      If they wanted to make fun of someone, they should have done bottled water drinkers (and I’m one of those too, but our well water sucks, even with softener salts). Or the people who have to order fancy coffees. Yeah, THOSE people are soft, lol.

      But when it’s something like this … that’s just not right. They’d be crucified if they’d made fun of people with peanut allergies. Gluten can cause cancers in the digestive tract, osteoporosis, and even anaphylactic shock in some, which scares the snot out of me since it does affect my breathing.

      Okay. LOL…I’ll stop now. It’s just a subject that I’m pretty passionate about. 🙂


      • Lynner
        January 31, 2015 @ 5:39 am

        ‘Ron Swanson’ would definitely make fun of bottled water drinkers .. yep they should have used that! But he loves his ‘breakfast foods and meat’ lol


        • Kristy K. James
          January 31, 2015 @ 7:36 am

          LOL…so do I. In fact, if I didn’t need sleep so much, I’d consider making a big breakfast this morning. Instead, I’m trying to figure out the best timing for a nap. 😀


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