There is a new study regarding how red meat eaters can expect to die an an average of 10 years younger than the average life expectancy. Sounds tragic, until one recalls their statistics classes. The average life expectancy takes into account all those also biting the big one prematurely. So if you are a dumb-as-brick-kid who rides a skateboard onto the highway to become grill-meat, you have selfishly impacted the life expectancy of that 97-year-old who has been living off copious amounts of bacon and cigarettes his whole life.
I won’t impune all those who are vegetarians for humane reasons, and especially those who understand the inhumane nature of a system that supplies food to hundreds of millions-until we prefect that soylent green stuff…It’s people!!!. I absolutely respect those views, so going too far feels like latent or back-handed swipes at those views, so I won’t do it. Sorry, fellow meat lovers, but it does bring to mind an experience I had a couple of years ago.
The wife and I were in a whole foods, and a steak looked particularly appetizing. It was pricey, but mister belly thought the cost was justified. Into the basket it went. At the counter was the ubiquitous Whole Foods urban archetype cashier. She frowned as she rang up the steak, and obviously just could not hold back a comment. Cocking her head, she swept back a braid and squinted darkly.
“Did you know that red meat sits in you colon for like a month?”
Without hesitation I pointed to the price and replied, “Do you see what I’m paying by the pound for this? It had better stay there for at least that long!”