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AIBU to think this ebay auction is offensive

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LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:08:33

or am I the one who needs to understand. I dont mean just the heading but further down in the body of the listing.

LilQueenie Sat 20-Apr-13 09:52:59

Thank you littleEdie and AmberLeaf.

I dont know about these things as I dont have a SN child. I learned something new.

KobayashiMaru Im not criticising.

AmberLeaf Thu 18-Apr-13 19:26:14

Yeah, lay off the OP.

I think she had good intentions, but just misunderstood, which she did admit to.

No need to lynch her.

LittleEdie Thu 18-Apr-13 19:23:41

Hang on a minute, the OP did say she might be the one who needs to understand. She didn't realise that this is a standard piece of kit. But saying she's being offensive seems a bit of an overreaction.

Pickles101 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:16:47

The only insulting, offensive one in this scenario is the OP.



KobayashiMaru Thu 18-Apr-13 19:14:21

So you don't have a sn child, you just thought you would criticise a woman who does, for her supposed bad attitude towards children with sn, of which there is no evidence at all? hmm

The only insulting, offensive one in this scenario is the OP.

sweetestcup Thu 18-Apr-13 18:54:39

I thought it was a little insulting to think that a harness must be used for children with adhd/aspergers/autism

Where does it say that? confused

saintlyjimjams Thu 18-Apr-13 18:52:09

That's a Houdini type one though.

tabulahrasa Thu 18-Apr-13 18:42:37

Um...last time I checked everyone's supposed to be restrained in a car. hmm

saintlyjimjams Thu 18-Apr-13 18:33:30

Our and ours still hangs up next to the front door & if I had to walk along a busy street with him with both hands full I would still use it - & he's a teenager. Nothing offensive at all. Amongst his severely ASD peers he is unusual in not needing one for every journey.

saintlyjimjams Thu 18-Apr-13 18:30:25

Bloody phone

saintlyjimjams Thu 18-Apr-13 18:29:43

Crawling sell special needs equipment - including Houdini harnesses for children with ASD etc who get out of usual ones.

They sold me a harness for my severely autistic son years ago after he ran out of a shop while I was paying & straight into a road. That harness was a godsend for a number of years as I could slip the strap through my arm and use two hands - eg to pay & he couldn't run off.

He no longer really needs one 99% of the time but a lot of his peers (all teenagers now) do still use them.

Geordieminx Thu 18-Apr-13 18:28:45

What's that phrase again? Oh yes... "The professionally offended"


Moominsarehippos Thu 18-Apr-13 18:25:24

It's a car seat restraint though. All kids need them but this one does look rather sturdy.

If she had said it was for general use indoors then I would be a bit humph about it.

alwaysinhiding Thu 18-Apr-13 18:19:57

Yabu it's no different to tangle fidget toys advertised for stopping smokers/adhd/autism not everyone who wants one will have the above and those who do may not need the device, the info is still helpful

Pendipidy Thu 18-Apr-13 18:16:32

YABU and you have too much time on your hands....

YoniMaroney Thu 18-Apr-13 18:13:37

yabu in posting a random ebay auction

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Thu 18-Apr-13 18:10:44

Definately not offensive. Probably not enough description on how it fits in the car. but i can message her for that. thankyou for linking. I could use one of these for my dc.

AmberLeaf Thu 18-Apr-13 17:59:49

Just an ad for a crelling harness, anyone with a use for one would know what it is and not be offended-don't worry!

She'd possibly get more interest if she put 'crelling' in the title.

Snowme Thu 18-Apr-13 17:57:50

Excellent promotion idea, OP! I'm going to try that. Talk about being the mountain to Mohammed ;)

CwtchesAndCuddles Thu 18-Apr-13 17:54:33

Thanks for the link - I could do with one of these for ds (asd and needs restraining)

It's a brief description of a very useful product - not offensive at all to me.

tazzle Thu 18-Apr-13 17:37:53

She is just saying it might suit succ circumstances not that all asd children need one.. and that its different from usually configured car restraints . The

Arabellamilla Thu 18-Apr-13 17:28:34

This has been answered/ resolved as such but just to add, my son is Autistic with SLD and ADHD and most definetly needs restraining in a car.

I dont find it offensive at all.

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:24:35

Lilqueenie, you don't need to apologise, my DS has asd I don't want people to assume he needs restraining, he doesn't.

LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:23:07

Fair enough. I dont have a child with SN but when I read that auction I felt bad for those who do. Like I said maybe its me who has stuff to learn.

I thought it was a little insulting to think that a harness must be used for children with adhd/aspergers/autism. Ive never thought that way about children with these conditions.

I apologise.

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Thu 18-Apr-13 17:22:34

She has only written a vague description, she is hardly going to write a novel for an ebay auction, its not offensive, just blunt.

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