Saturday, June 9, 2007

Rolling wave of obesity?

We often joke that because of the deep fried smell of our exhaust, we are a rolling wave of obesity. It's funny, but deep down, this car creates a dichotomy in my beliefs.

Why, you ask? Well, Minnie uses vegetable oil for fuel. On one hand, this is great because she and cars like her are not dependent on foreign sources for petroleum. However, on the other hand, we are using waste vegetable oil from restaurants that fry their foods.

My internal struggle arises because I am a professional proponent of preventive health measures such as eating healthily. It is my job to advise people to avoid eating fried foods because greasy foods lead to problems such as high blood pressure and obesity, and many associated complications.

A friend suggested that I hand out the book, “Fast Food Nation” as we drive to counter-balance our deep-fried message and smell. ...which leads to another problem: if I were wildly successful and everyone stopped eating fried foods, where would I get waste vegetable oil fuel for Minnie?

1 comment:

  1. You've overlooked a gaping whole in your argument. You assume that it is NEVER acceptable to eat fried food. It's called moderation, folks.