Mmmmmm…looks tasty…costs more…
Everyone is FAT! America is UNHEALTHY! We are OVERWEIGHT and can’t control our habit of going to Burger King and ordering Whoppers (on sale! 2 for 1 today!), a large fry and a shake! What is wrong with us?!?!?!
Well…have ya been to the grocery store lately? Oh sure…I would LOVE to eat healthy (and have been!), but have you done the whole “comparing of prices” thing? I would love to march into my local Kroger store, skip down the aisles humming the theme to “Bonanza” and buy everything that is not only good for my body, but also good for the environment. However what stops me from doing that is the fact that everything that is healthy or good for the environment costs DOUBLE what all the other crap does!
A box of “healthy” cereal can run you 5 bucks compared to the sugar-coated stuff that is $2.50. A bag of nuts is $6! And the health juices that everyone is sucking down are anywhere from $1.50 to $2! Hell…a bottled water costs $1.25! Why not just get it out of the tap? It’s free! Well…not really…but you get the idea.
And those healthy environment products like recycled paper towels and what not? Oh…those are nice and pricey also. Love the eco-friendly laundry detergent…if only I didn’t have to take out a 2nd loan to buy it. Nice try Mr. Marketer…but I’m kinda broke right now. The environment will have to suffer a little while longer apparently.
Seriously…isn’t the selling point of all the healthy stuff is that it has LESS stuff in it? So why does it cost more? Is it the processing? The shipping? Is this stuff heavier than the sugar-coated crap my kids want to eat? WTF??? C’mon! Gimme a break!
You want America to eat better? Lower the freakin’ prices on this stuff and maybe we will! But for now…little Johnny will probably keep on eating the Big Macs and the Sugar Poofs ’cause ya know why? It’s all cheaper. And right now…cheaper is better.