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Jewish World Review
March 15, 2013/ 4 Nissan, 5773
How about some coffee, Sugar?
New York City Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban sugary sodas fizzled
when a judge struck down the ban. Bloomberg's restrictions were
so detailed that some establishments had already created colorful
posters with graphics and pictures to explain to the children, I
mean the customers, what they could and could not do.
Mommy Bloomberg, I mean Mayor Bloomberg, planned to institute
regulations that would jolt morning coffee drinkers. Servers would
no longer have been able to add sugar to large or extra large coffee
for customers. Customers would have to add the poison themselves.
After adding the sugar, perps would then sit in the time-out corner
for 15 minutes, or until they were willing to look Mommy Bloomberg
in the eye and say they were sorry.
I'm just kidding about the time-out corner. How ridiculous. A
far better idea would have been for offenders to write "Sugar is
bad for me" 100 times on a smart phone or a tablet. Perhaps photos
of repeat offenders, along with their name, weight, waist size,
BMI and home address could be distributed to news outlets.
In addition to banning sugary sodas over 16 ounces and forcing
customers to sweeten their own hot beverages, the new regulations
further decreed that New Yorkers would be forced to add their own
sugar to their iced beverages as well. The same would have been
true for sweet artificial flavors. If you wanted a shot of coconut,
orange, cherry, hazelnut, mocha or caramel in your drink, it would
be by your own hand and of your own doing, or undoing, according
to the Mayor's perspective.
On the up side, potty breaks would still be allowed at the top
and bottom of the hour. Rest time would be from 2 until 2:20. Bring
your own towel or mat from home.
Many establishments have been forced to change the sizes of their
beverages in anticipation of the new regulations. One can only imagine
the chaos this would create at Starbucks, where a tall is already
a small, a grande is really a medium, and a venti may get you five-to-life.
One thing that would not change? All New Yorkers would still
be encouraged to wash their hands after using the lavatory, cover
their mouths when coughing, and say please and thank you.
It is hard to fathom where the Mayor might strike next. Alcohol
sales restricted to those little bottles the airlines sell? Rationing
pizza? Selling carb credits to the golden arches? Labeling chocolate
as a controlled substance?
My deepest red, white and blue condolences to freedom-loving,
coffee-slurping, soda-craving Americans being treated like imbeciles.
It is a nanny stateas well as a very sorry statewhen citizens
are forced to give up the fundamental liberty of determining what
they eat and drink.
Think long and hard before waving the white paper napkin of surrender.
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