Time for Humpday Confessions with Kathy from Vodka and Soda
My first confession is that I don’t get the hype around Ryan Gosling. He looks like every other hipster doofus in Los Angeles.
My second confession is a rant. Just look at this shizz:
I saw this pre-packed salad at Costco and I became apoplectic with rage. WTH with telling consumers they’re good if they buy this?! I hate, haaaaate with a passion the labels we give food and food choices. If I don’t buy this salad, am I bad? If I don’t eat a salad at all, am I really bad?
I once refused a cookie at work (I think it only happened once to be honest). “Oh,” said the woman offering it. “You’re being good.” Well, no, I wasn’t; I’d seen her manky fingers on the cookie tray.
But the point is, why make judgements like this? What’s with the guilt and the shame over food? Do we think that telling people that a green salad is “good” and cookies are “bad” is going to help anyone’s weight problems?
Resisting a cookie does not imbue anyone with virtue. Skipping veggies is not a character flaw. Making someone feel like crap about him/herself when s/he probably already does is not only completely unproductive, it’s unkind. And probably more of a reflection on the person making the judgment, but that’s a topic for another day.