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  1. boostedf22

    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    I got this in an email and from this point on .. I be damn if my daughter will ever play in the balls again !!!!






    McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Discovery Zone... All places with
    ball pits in the children's play area. One of my sons lost his watch,
    and was very upset. We dug and dug in those balls, trying to find his
    watch.
    Instead, we found vomit, food, feces, and other stuff I do not want to discuss.

    I went to the manager and raised hell. Come to find out, the ball pit is only cleaned out once a month. I have doubts that it is even done that often.. My kids will never play in another ball pit.

    Some of you might not be parents, but you may have nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or friends with children.

    This will pertain to you too. As I read the following, my heart sank. I urge each and every one of you to pass this on to as many people as you can. I cannot stress how important this is!

    Hi. My name is Lauren Archer, my son Kevin and I lived in Midland , TN.

    On October 2nd, 1999 I took my only son to McDonald's for his 3rd birthday.

    After he finished lunch, I allowed him to play in the ball pit. When he started whining later on, I asked him what was wrong, he pointed to the back of his pull-up and simply said 'Mommy, it hurts.' I couldn't find anything wrong with him at that time. I bathed him when we got home, and it was at that point when I found a welt on his left buttock.

    Upon investigating, it seemed as if there was something like a splinter under the welt. I made an appointment to see the doctor the next day, but soon he started vomiting and shaking, then his eyes rolled back into his head. From there, we went to the emergency room. He died later that night. It turned out that the welt on his buttock was the tip of a hypodermic needle that had broken off inside.



    The autopsy revealed that Kevin had died from a heroine overdose. The next
    week, the police removed the balls from the ball pit. There was rotten food,
    several hypodermic needles: some full, some used; knives, half-eaten candy, diapers, feces, and the stench of urine.

    (You can find the article on Kevin Archer in the October 10,1999 issue of
    the Midland Chronicle.)

    Don't think it's just McDonald's either. A little boy had been playing
    in a ball pit @ a Burger King & started complaining of his legs hurting.

    He later died too. He was found to have snake bites all over
    his legs & buttocks. When they cleaned the ball pit they found that
    there was a copperhead's nest in the ball pit. He had suffered numerous bites from a very poisonous snake.


    AND FYI:

    In Florida and other places on the East Coast a group of people are putting HIV/AIDS infected and filled needles underneath gas pump handles, so when someone reaches to pick it up and put gas in their car, they get stabbed with it. 16 people have been a victim of this crime so far and 10 tested HIV positive.
     
  2. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    This is just like when you go up to SF and people poke you and hand you a flier saying 'Welcome to the wonderful world of AIDS.' Please pass the salt.

    FYI: Snopes loves you.
    Urban Legends Reference Pages: Heroin Needle in the Ballpit

    FALSE!
     
  3. boostedf22

    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    yeah it might be false !! But you cant tell me the ball pit is clean and sanitary ... either way . My kid isnt getting back in it !!
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    They never have been 'sanitary.' Uh, kids are walking germs. Snot and saliva are all over. They touch those balls and all kinds of other playground equipment. C'mon. You made it through your childhood and so did I. Just be wise and inspect the environment first. That's all. Then, sanitize her hands/arms etc and make sure she's not sick when going in. That's just good parenting habits, though.
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i saw this on myspace. i think a lot is bs.
     
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    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    yea, I believe the part about feces and vomit, but snakes and shit? That's crazy!
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    it's a fake check the link above. that's just morons fowarding emails for you.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Misti owns this thread.

    Yes, everything in a child's life is fucking gross. Handles, arcade machines, slides, swings .. it's all GROSS GROSS GROSS. Kids themselves are bags of snots and fluids and semi-fluids. They stick marbles up their own butts. Put them in any public setting and watch how bad it gets.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    :huh:
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    So how exactly is your kid going to develop a healthy immune system if he never gets sick from gross stuff? With modern medicine at the level its at, its completely idiotic to over-protect your kids. Why do you think so many people have serious allergies these days?
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    I stab my child with used needles to boost her immune system.
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    commonly known as vaccinations
     
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