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Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4360 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.

Cheers
BM
My new Thai bracelet


I still wear this bracelet from the world cup for the Argentina squad



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

Yes, I wear the green NSPCC bracelet, but I'm not allowed to wear it for work as we are banned from wearing them.


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User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
we are banned from wearing them.

How come?
No, i don't wear any of these bracelets, the only thing on my wrists is my watch.

Dominic



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 2):
Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
we are banned from wearing them.

How come?

Some Airtours resorts have banned reps from wearing them as some people wear one's that aren't supporting a charity, so we were told not to wear them. Some resorts are allowed to wear them though.



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User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

I have 2 of those bracelets. A pink one for Breast cancer research and a yellow and blue one for Marie Curie. Don't generally wear them anymore but they are visible in my room.

Bev xx



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

No, can't stand them.


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4329 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)

JG



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

What is the purpose of wearing a rubber band?

I've seen some people wearing the Wide World of John Deere (WWJD) thingies, but they're usually made of cloth.

They remind me of these...



Mark

[Edited 2006-08-13 20:46:16]

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

I wonder if there's a rubber bracelet that says, "Stamp Out Rubber Bracelets!"

 silly 

Anyway, they're okay with me, although I don't wear them.  Smile


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
What is the purpose of wearing a rubber band?

They're "trendy." Just like those friendship bracelets a few years ago.


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20785 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Order me a few. They appear to be able to work double-duty.  mischievous 


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User currently offlineClogman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

I wear it from time to time. And that is a Yellow Livestrong bracelet.

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4267 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.

[Edited 2006-08-13 21:04:32]

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
Yes, I wear the green NSPCC bracelet

Snap... I always wear mine, luckily i can wear it at work as well...



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4533 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
They appear to be able to work double-duty.

They are a little too snug, well for me anyway  mischievous 



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Here is a complete list of their meanings !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wristband



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20785 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 14):
They are a little too snug

Flirt!  laughing 



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

No I do not wear them. I'll keep my opinion to myself about them.

Adam Carolla was talking about them on his radio show a few weeks ago and said they are starting to show up in porn movies. I'll leave it to your imagination what the brown bracelet is for.  

[Edited 2006-08-13 23:25:09]


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4151 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.

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4146 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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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

I wear a Live Strong yellow bracelet and I wear a Speak Loud bracelet refuring to my Christian faith. Letting my actions be louder then words (it is orange).


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4118 times:

I wear the livestrong bracelet to support cancer research, and an eventual cure someday I hope.

If I could get a breast cancer one, I would, to wear in memory of my mother.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

I wear a black Batman one I got at SixFlags. Its just the child in me  Smile

I had a Yellow LIVESTRONG but it bursted.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Did you know you can make one of those bracelets using C-4?

I wonder if Homeland Security knows this. For that matter, I wonder if CNN and MSNBC know this.

Mark  

[Edited 2006-08-14 03:06:02]

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

I would like to wear the livestrong one, but how do you know if it is real? There are so many fake ones.


There is something special about planes....
25 CastleIsland : No. Never will. What stupid fashion may bring, I'm not gonna be a part of it.
26 MAH4546 : I always wear my yellow Livestrong one. I wore a pair of inter-wined blue/white bracelets from Nike supporting Italia in the World Cup.
27 CastleIsland : S12PPL, I have great sympathy for you and your mother (and family); I lost my mother to a heart attack. I have also lost friends to breast cancer and
28 Carmenlu15 : I have two, a yellow one (supporting a local cancer fund), and a white-and-blue Argentina one (you know, the World Cup...). However, I don't wear them
29 Monorail : I wear a blue US Airways that I got from their company store. A portion of the sales profit went to a charity, I can't remember which one.
30 Post contains images Cadet57 : After the pic of you and your cat, i think they may be a bit big LOL Tease
31 Post contains links Longhornmaniac : Get them here. Even though you can only buy them in 10 packs, consider it a $10 donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and that way you have som
32 Post contains images Airwave : CHOP's good people. My condolences for your loss. Yup, same here. The only ones I wear anymore are my orange and black Philadelphia Flyers ones--but
33 Post contains links Longhornmaniac : Asking the wrong person, considering I don't pay my family's taxes, but after a little digging around on the LAF Store's website, I found this: The L
34 KingAir200 : I have a blue Pilots for Kids organization band, a Livestrong band, and a swirled yellow and blue band that says "M Go Blue for Mott" on it, a campaig
35 Post contains images Airwave : Ah, brilliant, thanks. I wasn't asking you specifically, just quoting you--sorry if it seemed otherwise. Thanks for digging around, though. Airwave
36 Longhornmaniac : Not a problem, sir, and no, I didn't take it as such. I meant to put a winking face in after that, but I forgot once I realized I could probably get
37 RobertNL070 : Where? Where? Where? Did I miss something??????
38 Post contains images AeroWesty : It wasn't me.
39 Post contains images Cadet57 : no yea, it was IAH777
40 WrenchBender : I wear 1, Olive drab with 'Support Our Soldiers/Soutenons Nos Soldats' on it. The money from the sale of these and 'support our troops' car magnets go
41 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Last year I bought one of those white ones: "..... Against Poverty", I think. It smells a bit peculiar   [Edited 2006-08-14 16:58:17]
42 GDC2006 : As someone has already said there are just too many of them. Or rather there are just too many of them to really earn any individual charity any real
43 SlamClick : The Wolf-Gangwal retirement home, of course.
44 Post contains images Pope : I'm a big fan! signed by, John F. (for failure) Kerry
45 Outlier : No. I have 5 family members that are cancer survivors. They don't wear them either.
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