Tuesday, September 9, 2014
LUNCH TIME AT THE HOSPITAL
I was at MUSC Hospital today for a "tune-up" of my DBS units. Since the appointment took less time than anticipated, I found myself with an hours' free time, which, coincidentally, was lunch time. I decided to have lunch in the employee Cafe, which is open to the public.
I entered the cafeteria style line, and was was very quickly disappointed. There was nothing there that I could eat!
For those of you who don't know me, I am a fairly strict Vegetarian - not a Vegan, mind you - because I will eat eggs and dairy.
Lets see, amongst the choices availableto me were Beef Macaroni, Fried Chicken, a Hamburger or Cheeseburger, a hot dog, and a few other like things. The thing which impressed me was that all of the entrees were high fat items.
Oh yes, there was a "Wilted Iceburg Lettuce and Cardboard Tomato(e) Salad"...
So, thought I, I can at least have a soft drink and a bag of chips.
I don't like to drink anything which is caffeinated; it keeps me awake at night. About half of the drinks had caffeine. The other half contained Splenda or Aspartame, to which I am violently allergic. And even if that were not the case, I don't particularly enjoy the idea of imbibing rat poison.
So my choice was Mountain Dew, or Mountain Don't, as I call it, for it doesnt have the grace to be sugar-sweetened, but uses the ubiquitous Corn Syrup. Unless you have Diet Mountain Don't.
As a last resort, I looked at the chips. There were no plain, old, ordinary Potato(e) Chips.
There was a dozen or more chips of various flavors, but no healthy, honest-to-god potato(e) chips...
Then I reached the checkout and, the person attending to it not being very appetizing, I took my leave empty-handed and with my tummy complaining vociferously.
My bus awaited, and I thoght about what I would eat all the way home.
Whereupon reaching same, I attacked and violently ate a helpless, unsuspecting Three Musketeers bar... It may not have been particularly healthy, but it sure was GOOD!
Jus' doin' the Charleston - -