Alright, Pot.

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Today, a man at the local gas station informed me that a chemical in the diet Dr. Pepper in my hand was proven to be harmful. He sternly added that studies show it causes cancer. He also advised that I should stick to “real sugar” because it is better for us.

I do not argue against his statements. Yes, sugar substitutes are not healthy. But when I mentioned that my doctor may argue with his logic, he cast me a sideways glance, and I laughed.  He asked, “why do you need diet anyway?” There I stood, a measly 127 lbs, 5’1” to his 6 feet, approaching 300 lbs. Again, I mentioned the sugar. After another sideways glance he reiterated that the chemicals are bad in diet sodas. He told me I would be better off sticking to the regular soda with real sugar.

He turned back to the cashier, collected his two packs of Winston-Salem cigarettes, and left me standing there with a smirk.

3 thoughts on “Alright, Pot.

  1. JoAnn April 26, 2019 / 9:47 am

    Lol, people are so quick to pass judgement but not so quick to turn that judgement back onto themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

    • marsh782 April 26, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Yes! I am all for sharing thoughts and believe he had good intentions, but when he grabbed his cigarettes, I soaked in the irony.

      Liked by 1 person

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