Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oh, So The Food Goes On A Plate!

The food pyramid, in just another reminder of the scarcity and fragility of the job market, got laid off today. In an obvious down sizing effort, it was replaced by the food circle which presumably is cheaper to employ.
Okay.  Okay. 
I know that the circle really represents a plate. 
Apparently not enough people ate off of things shaped like triangles.  At least that's one explanation besides economic hard times for the switch.  Here's something the governmental diet folks in their exuberance to oust the pyramid didn't think about:  There's only a fork in their diagram.  Presumably, then, soup is not healthy enough to make it to the food plate thing.  And what about a napkin?  Huh?
I don't know.
Change is hard.
But really, was the pyramid so bad?
Or is it that we are no longer capable of imagine that the stuff on the pyramid actually goes on a plate?
And now must we place our food in the particular order?  I don't like fruit and vegetables on the same plate.
It is possible I'm taking this way too hard.
On the other hand, maybe not.

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