RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4187 posts, RR: 39 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4598 times:
Since last year, rubber bracelets have become a new fashion. It came first with the Yellow Livestrong bracelets and the black&white ones against racism.
Since many types have been done.
Yesterday there was some promotion for Thailand in a restaurant and to my surprise there was a Thai Airways bracelet.
I have been a fan of those bracelets ever since they came out, and I wanted to see what my fellow a.netters thought about them.
BM My new Thai bracelet
I still wear this bracelet from the world cup for the Argentina squad
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
Pawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4567 times:
I have about 4. A "Make Poverty History" one, a "beat bullying" one, a "cancer research" one and a "stamp out racism" one (which is actually two bands intertwined to show equality between black and white)
First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4505 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10): They're "trendy." Just like those friendship bracelets a few years ago.
For many people, perhaps a majority, they are just a trend.
When I first started wearing one, Livestrong, everyone told me I'll be taking it off in a few months just like they did because it was simple that, a trend.
Little did I know that in the next months, I'd be getting a new one, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Hope" bracelet. This one was in support and my little brother who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 9. Everyone in the family wore one, as well as his friends. Yes, they sold for $1, but many people we know paid upwards of $100 just for one to support the cause.
For the proceeding 16 months we all wore them and my brother wore his, too, through all the radiation, chemo, hospital visits, MRIs, etc etc etc. He passed away on April 11 of this year, wearing his, surrounded by his family wearing ours.
To this day I still wear my two bracelets. I have gone through a few of each over the years as they just eventually give out and snap. One day the Livestrong one will come off, but my "Hope" bracelet will stay on me forever because my brother will have his on forever more.
Excuse me for the novel, just giving my perspective on these bracelets.
MDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
I wear an olive colored USO/ Support Our Troops one that I have been wearing for quite some time now and have no plans to take off. Generally I'm pretty out on the wristbands since it seems that every piddly thing in the world has a wristband these days.. but I think there are one or two causes worth getting behind.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4384 times:
Nope - When they started it was fine, a decent cause etc... then every cause had a bracelet, and a number of shops started selling ones matching the popular causes but without any proceeds going to them - at this point it was evident that they were becoming a fashion accessory rather than a statement!
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