I’m sorry Fa bloggers, what were you saying about healthy food being too expensive? This among many was a great sale going on for in season produce at my kroger. Suck it.
So, on top of not understanding how the human body works in any generality, we can add the concept of “too expensive” and “linear experience of time” to the list of things that fat-haters don’t grasp.
First, guess what? “Too expensive” is a relative term. There are people out there who don’t have a dollar to spend on something perishable and relatively low calorie. Yeah, that’s right. Low calorie is a problem when you’re trying to stretch a very thin food budget, because the body needs calories to get through the day. You need nutrients in the long run, but you’ll collapse from a lack of calories before vitamin deficiencies show up.
And it’s not like you can live on strawberries alone, either.
So there are people who, given the choice between buying stuff that’s “healthy” but not enough to live on or buying the stuff that will get them through the week, will have to buy the stuff that gets them through the week, or even the day.
To put it shortly: yeah, congratulations, you found strawberries for a dollar. Now put together a nutritionally sound day’s worth of food for a dollar. Then figure out how to do it on fifty cents, because there are people who don’t have a dollar every day.
Then do it with a quarter.
There’s no floor on poverty.
And then… time. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing a little thing that says “Was:$2.something” and is crossed out. And another thing underneath it listing Sunday-Tuesday. Hmm. It seems like these strawberries usually cost 2-3 times as much, and this is a limited time offer based on a not entirely predictable overstock or something.
So, the question is, do you not understand that this picture you’ve taken is a snap shot of one instant of time, or do you think poor people only have to eat three days a week? Which is it?
By your logic, all I have to do is take a picture of strawberries at four or five dollars a pound and I have disproven your point FOREVER. Because that’s all it takes, apparently. One picture.
I’d say “try harder”, but I actually don’t want you to do that. Your nasty toxic triumphant spewing of bile helps NO ONE and accomplishes NOTHING. If you tried harder, all you’d be doing is making things worse for more people, and it wouldn’t even be a case where you were selfishly enriching yourself at others’ expense because this doesn’t do anything for you, either.
You want to focus on your fitness? You want to take advantage of the transportation, food access, and money that you have available to you to get the food you feel is the most healthy and nutritious? Oh my gosh, you just go right ahead and do that and no one will think the worse of you for it. Literally no one will have a problem with it.
But this? This crowing and posturing here? That doesn’t help you. It doesn’t make you healthier. It doesn’t make you fitter. It doesn’t make you better.
It just makes you toxic.