Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shouldn't doughnuts be a choice?

A Senior Center in New York, which once received FREE day old bakery goods, has now been ordered to begin refusing the pastries. WHY? Because the county Office for the Aging sent a memo to senior nutrition centers announcing that the doughnuts didn't meet nutritional guidelines set by the Older Americans Act.

SO WHAT?

Should it or should it not be these people's decision to eat a friggin' doughnut? They are SENIOR CITIZENS!!!! These people have raised children, worked jobs, fought in wars, and by God if they want to eat a friggin' doughnut why is it ANYONE'S business to stop them?

Granted, the Seniors are still permitted to walk across the street to buy themselves pastries. That hasn't been taken away from them. Yet. But, stop and think that most Senior Citizens live on very limited incomes. They may not have the money to spare. Also, some may not be in good enough health to do something as simple as walk across the street.

It may seem like a small issue on the surface, but to me it's about the RIGHTS of others. They are adults. And if they want to make an unhealthy decision to eat junk food, them LEAVE THEM THE HELL ALONE! Sadly, for some of them, it could be the only thing they have to look forward to. Society shits on them, children forget about them......let them have what makes them happy.

4 comments:

Girl in the 206 said...

Seriously, give the old men and women their doughnuts! Shouldn't we be more concerned about the health of our CHILDREN???

As my Grandpa always said "I am old, I have been healthy all my life, now it is time to party!"

Anonymous said...

THAT'S BULLSHIT! IS IT REALLY GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT THEIR AGE????

zoloftmom said...

you know, if you get to be a senior i think you should get to eat whatever the hell you want. don't you?

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The Sannas said...

omg, that's crazy. i see it like this... they're not gonna live much longer so why not let them do what they want! geez, let them eat cake!!!