the daily purge 1-12-17

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It is no wonder that obesity is an issue in our country today. As a  people we have loosened our national belt three notches just in the past 15 years. The same notch that held up the republic’s trousers in 2002 over Topeka, Kansas has stretched westward where now that same notch rests uncomfortably over Pueblo, Colorado. If the city of Pueblo sounds distantly familiar you might remember it from your television-as-daycare years in the 60s and 70s when mom plopped you down in front of it and told you not to move while she did the laundry. Sandwiched between commercials about your mother’s midriff bulge and her rough, scaley hands would be public service announcements about stuff that you were too young to do anything about. All you heard was “blah blah blah disaster blah blah floods blah blah blah don’t point rifles blah blah blah don’t drink poison blah blah Pueblo, Colorado, 81009“. Pueblo was the home of the nation’s Consumer Information Catalog. You could write to the agency and ask for various public safety pamphlets to be sent to your home or business. You could ask for informational packets called “What’s the best tire pressure for my car?“; “How do I register for the draft?“; “Passbook savings accounts – Friend or foe?“; “Horseback riding: Sidesaddle or the modern way?“; “Is playing with homemade swords a good idea?” and the list goes on and on. That address again, “Pueblo, Colorado 81009”.

Why do we have a tubby tummy? It’s mainly because we like to eat. This book explains which fastfood meals are the least dangerous to your new year’s resolulululutions. How many calories, fat grams, mayo or no mayo, meat/faux meat, bun or no bun, want-fries-with-that? are explained in these pages. The only thing this book did was lighten TPL’s wallet. Adiós, ameoba!

Proverbs 23:1-3   “When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don’t gobble your food, don’t talk with your mouth full. And don’t stuff yourself; bridle your appetite” 

 

 

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