Rhetorical question (but I’d love an answer)

Overheard at Target, a (not-of-healthy-weight) mother talking to her (not-of-healthy-weight) daughter:

“So, we ate at Burger King last night for dinner. Where do you want to eat tonight? McDonald’s or Wendy’s?”

I don’t know what to say. Not that there isn’t anything to say about that, because there are volumes. There’s just so much wrong with it that I wouldn’t know where to start. I suppose I don’t really need to go off at all — eloquent arguments abound out there against that kind of eating, against those kinds of eating establishments.

Why, then, do people — mothers, of all people! — remain unconvinced?


4 Responses so far »

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    Katie said,

    I have to agree with you on that one – what do you say? I feel that, if one is truly happy, that they will make decisions that infinitely ensure and improve the level of joy in their lives. However, in that situation, there are so many things askew it is hard to decipher the thought process of the two women. How sad.

    By the way…I really like your blog & I’m now craving cucumbers!

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    Trisha said,

    Thanks, Katie! Glad you found the blog and hope to see you around.

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    cinnamonsugar said,

    I really think people (espesially parents) would set a good eating example for children. Kid’s bodies need healthy food to help them grow. I am glad I grew up in a healthy enviorment! By the way, I love the picture!

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    cleanerplateclub said,

    I’m so with you on that, and I don’t totally know the answer. Maybe at this point, we as a society have become so far removed from our kitchens, from our foods, that some people literally don’t see real food as a choice. Their parents didn’t serve it to them. Nobody taught them to cook. They are working shift jobs, on limited budgets, with very little time. Where do you even get started? It’s like, if you never get access to healthy food, if you don’t grow up seeing it, and experiencing it, and knowing what to do with it…is it genuinely a choice?

    It’s troubling. It’s especially so for that daughter.

    Great blog.

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