What not to eat … or drink

What I sight I beheld in the Chinese take-away on the corner last night. Waiting for my order of the House Special soup for an economical $4.50, a black man who was rather large around the middle entered the store. He carried a plastic container of milk and a small box of sugar. After ordering a serving of fried chicken, he popped off the plastic top of the milk carton and took a slug.

But that wasn’t enough. Next he pushed open the cardbox box of sugar and proceeded to pour its entire contents directly into the milk container. He replaced the plastic top and shook the carton for all it was worth, distributing the sugar throughout. And yes, he drank the lot.

I can’t believe the sugar industry needs any subsidies at all after the support it receives through the eating habits of many in this country.

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  1. Oh dear … much to the chagrin of at least one gymnasty ex-friend, I too grew up with the demon SUGAR. At my esteemed English preparatory school (noted university name withheld) JAM was at a premium, but when its minute portions were exhausted, we the starving children were readily permitted to make SUGAR SANDWICHES. That’s was indeed the crunch! And WHITE sugar, we might add – with a note that the darker variety would have been less bad for us. Does anyone know a good [and philanthropic] dentist?

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