It is so cold in here, that I bought one of those deyhdrated "Suddenly Soups" at our little snack area - and made it for lunch. It's surprisingly palatable, it's a Southwestern Corn Chowder - still though, not something I'd prefer to eat on a regular basis. But given the absolute sub zero temperature my office is holding, I figured a little extra sodium wouldn't kill me. As I was reading the directions, I noticed that the third and final step was to "remove the bowl from the microwave carefully, using two hands - and let sit for 2 minutes". (yes, the word carefully was italicized.) Are you kidding me? You have to tell me to use two hands and be careful!?!?!?
Same thing about Mc Donalds & Dunkin' Donuts having a warning on their coffee cups: "Caution: This beverage is extremely hot". No, you don't say?
You've GOT to be kidding me.
Its because of stupid people and nonsense lawsuits. For an example, the woman who burned herself because she "didn't know" the hot coffee she ordered was actually hot, and promptly placed it in her lap while driving, burning her. Dumbass.
Or like people suing McDonalds and Burker King because they're obese. I'm sorry....you're obese because you have poor eating habits in general (DISCLAIMER: assuming they're not suffering from a medical condition that causes them to have difficulties with weight. I don't like to discuss weight because so many people struggle with it - this is targeted specifically towards the people who are trying to take advantage of the system.), poor impusle control, and probably no interest in exercising. No one held a gun to your head and told you to order three Big Macs, four fries, an apple pie and a Diet coke at one sitting!
You know what irritates me about the movie "Supersize Me"?
It is so skewed. I was so annoyed watching that movie, I was yelling at the TV - telling the guy he deserved to be as sick as he was. Normal people do not eat McDonalds three times a day - plus snacks - and gorge on it even when they're full. This lunatic forced himself to eat when he wasn't hungry, as well as sustain an unnatural diet of fast food for 30 days. No wonder his weight increased, he felt sick, his cholesterol shot up and his kidneys were shutting down. Who lives that way???
And then he denounces McDonalds as being an unhealthy and life threatening source in America's lifestyle. Give me a break.
Yes, obesity in children is a growing issue - but that's also an issue regarding a lack of parenting and interaction. I think the breakdown in the family structure has more to do with what's wrong with society today including diet - than people are willing to admit. Lets be honest. If you have poor eating habits, you have poor eating habits; if you gorge on organic treats from Whole Foods - are you any healthier??? I think gorging is the issue, not necessarily the food you're gorging on - though that does play into it.
I'm not saying that fast food should be a way of life by any stretch. But I do think that if one goes to a fast food restaurant, there are choices with regards to foods ordered, amounts eaten, and frequency of which dining is done there. And I do think that there are a slew of lazy, ignorant, opportunistic people who are looking to sue anyone and everyone over the stupidest of things.
When you have to be told on the directions of a soup to "be careful, use both hands and remember it's hot"; or you walk into your local Wendys or McDonalds and see a sign that says "warning: you may gain weight if you eat here" - what the heck is the world coming to?