A friend and colleague of mine forward me this video clip from The Onion, which is perhaps my favorite place for news. (For those of you who don’t know The Onion writes parodies of news stories and is often quite hysterical.)
Alert: if you are bothered or offended by profanity, please don’t watch this. For those of you who aren’t…now I really have your attention! So take a moment and watch this clip before reading on.
Man Says ‘Fuck It,’ Eats Lunch At 10:58 A.M.
This video really captures the ridiculousness of the arbitrary food rules that are ingrained into our cultural consciousness. Here are a couple of examples:
*No eating past 7 pm
*Don’t eat lunch until noon
*Sandwiches are lunch foods not breakfast foods
So what arbitrary food rules are you carrying around with you? Are you even aware of what food rules govern your eating? Are they actually helpful to you? What would happen if you challenged them?
The next time your stomach is growling and you think you have to wait until noon to eat lunch… consider following this guys’ lead and buck the status quo. Go get your lunch…even if it’s 10:58.
What food rules do you want to challenge this week?