Tuesday, September 9, 2014


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.

No sirree.

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 - -