You can know anything. It's all there. You just have to find it.

-Neil Gaiman


Monday, March 29, 2010

Something to chew on

This is the following conversation I had the other day with a co-worker.

Co-worker: I'm really mad at Burger King.

Me: Huh? Why? Did the King come after you?

CW: Nope. I was just there last night.

Me: Oh yeah?

CW: And I ordered a cheese burger.

Me: What was wrong with it?

CW: Nothing. It was a $1.34.

Me: Bargain.

CW: The clerk was surprised I ordered it. She kept asking me if I was sure I wanted the cheeseburger. She kept saying, "Just a cheeseburger?"

Me: That's weird.

CW: Then I look over and see that the double cheeseburger is on the dollar menu.

Me: Really? You could get a double for less than a regular.

CW: Yup. So what's wrong with that?

Me: Everything. Then you gotta ask yourself, "How do they sell it for a buck and make money?"

CW: Exactly.

Well, I now know how they sell it for a buck and make money because it was something that I wondered. How come fresh vegetables cost more than a Twinkie, an item that has many, many man-made chemicals in it? You would think it was a scientific marvel; how could it be so cheap?

And more and more I am opening my eyes to the problems that big, fast, and cheap are causing. It was something I suspected but could not articulate, and now I don't have to. Someone made a film about it. It's one thing to know something, but quite another to see it close up and in living color.

Every person should see this movie.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I is very expensive to eat healthy. But
worth it. That movie is on my netflix que.