Foody or Fuddy Duddy


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/supersize_smack_TebHeJsmQxoOjqawvfuXRL

New York City to consider ban on sugar drinks greater than 16 oz while alcoholic drinks remain uncontrolled

Big brother is closer than we may think. But “Bro” is apparently only interested in sugar not alcohol. I realize that I may have a bias here but it is quite interesting that we are going to control “fat people” but not alcoholics. What about the size of candy bars? How about rationing sugar at the grocery store ( the 5 lb pound bag has secretly become a 4 lb bag already! A statutory limit on the number of houses kids can visit on Halloween? The possibilities are almost limitless. Will this ban include kool-aid, lemonade, and iced tea, Perhaps limiting the diameter of the straws to make it harder to drink rapidly is a real possibility.

I have this picture in my mind of the kid at the baseball game with his 17 oz pop being arrested while the obnoxious drunk next to him with a 32 oz beer cheers the police on. Would there be possession limits, could a kid carrying two 16 oz pops on his way back from the concession stand be arrested?

When has America ever limited anything by prohibition. Organized crime is already building sugar refineries in remote areas and creating fleets of small foriegn cars with high fructose corn syrup tanks installed in the floor boards to run illicit sweets into the big cities.

It might be exciting again to have the clerk in a store say I’ve got some good stuff under the counter, for the right customer. Stuff he explains that we can’t put out on the shelves. Curiosly you question further only to find out it was a stack of 32 oz cups.

It’s only soda you say, and you don’t like soda anyway, to which I would respond unless your already a card-carrying member of the “food police” pick something you like and figure out how and why it should be limited or banned in the future and wonder if you really need or want someone to save you from you?

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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3 Responses to Foody or Fuddy Duddy

  1. EllaDee says:

    Thinking for yourself should be banned, and everyone would then want to do it ;)

  2. Hoakie says:

    Welcome Back….we missed you :)

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