Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yes, you may well laugh, but this is a typical example of what I believe to be the root cause of obesity today - lack of knowledge/education. I also believe there's no excuse any more. People don't read? But it's all over the news and radio. You cannot escape education today, and yet people still refuse to learn.
But that's not really what I want to talk about this morning. Today, I DO feel sorry for the people who are trying their very best and still get it wrong. Well, we all make mistakes - some of them more serious than others. I was amused by the question I was asked yesterday afternoon - How much wheat is there in a banana? The question was innocent and the adult quite sincerely trying to learn.
I was less amused by the conversation in the bakery - another 'aunty' who was obviously attempting to make the right choice but getting it horribly wrong and had she given it a little thought, should have KNOWN that what she was saying did not make sense:
Child: Can I have something, please, Aunty?
Aunty: Yes. What would you like?
Child: One of these. (points to doughnut)
Aunty: Well, I'm not going to buy you a doughnut because it's full of sugar. Look, you can have a slice of this lovely carrot cake instead!!!!!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh yes - because carrot is vegetable so it must be the healthy option??? *cue author screaming*
Is it little wonder the world is overweight?
Lots of applause to everyone here who is trying very hard to rectify that situation! *cueing applause*