Friday, July 29, 2016

Thoughts - July 28,. 2016

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”
― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry over the truth of these words. One of the hardest parts of our job at the chocolate factory store is to respond to the many, many, many people who lament the fact they shouldn't be there. I come close to uttering the words, "Please, we don't sell guilt." Actually, what I do tell some of them (jokingly, of course) is to go take a hike on one of our wonderful trails in the national park.....or climb Buffalo Mountain. Live a life of balance, you know?! But there are always a few who angrily purchase their chocolate, muttering the whole time. I sometimes wonder how they handle other "guilty pleasures!" - Beth Almond Ford

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