Slice of Life Story Challenge March 12 -SundayThoughts and Observations




Thoughts and Observations On A Sunday


A boy, possibly 12-13 enters the Filling Station Café  and sits awkwardly with his parents. He is wearing calf high black socks with a pair of mauve coloured plastic Crocs. Could this be a case of child abuse through the use of public shaming, or is it merely a fashion crime? 
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If only 1 % of the population are actually gluten intolerant. It makes it a marketing miracle to sell so many gluten free food products to the masses.
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Actually, I find myself quite astounded to discover you can purchase spinach in a family pack in my local supermarket.
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It seems an increasing number of television advertisements are featuring the phenomenon of ‘talking food.’ Talking broccoli, French fries, and carrots have joined the ranks of talking M and M’s. I find it most difficult to digest.
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'Psyllium Husks' –sounds like a character from a fantasy novel, instead of an offering in the health food section of my supermarket.
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I am pleased that research findings have exonerated coriander (aka, cilantro).  Scientists have discovered that some people are born with a genetic predisposition to find the taste of often maligned plant unpleasant.  Me, I quite like it.


Comments

  1. I like how I can infer where you've been by reading your thoughts.
    And I'm in agreement with you on the talking food. Makes me not want to eat it if I can talk to it.

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    1. I'm glad Lorie. I was conscious as I wrote that my readers would infer my locations. They say we write best when we allow our readers to think. Talking food is certainly off putting. I agree with you.

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  2. That first entry sounds like the beginning of a short story.

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    1. Hhmmm? who knows Tara. Our notebooks contain many beginnings. The challenge is which one to pick up and expand.

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