Saturday, 2 June 2012
The Big Deal
What the mayor says...is that a vast amount of sugar is being consumed by the population on a daily basis.....as we easily consume 20 ounces of soda easily. Walk into a 7-11 and buy a 40 ounce Coke daily, if you desire.
The mayor says....we are killing ourselves. So he intends to stop this action.
I sat and pondered over this. When I was a kid (1960s), sodas came in bottles and you had two glass bottle sizes (from 6 ounce up to the 10 ounce). At some point, they brought along the big huge bottles for economic value, which were in the 20 ounce range.
Then the cans came....with 12 ounces. Then they went back and re-invented various other sizes.
We've accepted this, and 40 ounces of soda in one afternoon really isn't a big deal.
So I started to think about this. For forty years, we haven't really changed our view on the typical size of a beer bottle or a beer glass. Why not? Somehow, the Pepsi and Coke guys convinced us that going from one single 6-ounce bottle of soda to a 40-ounce cup of soda....was no big deal.
For those of you....really irked by the mayor of New York....please come to my rescue. I'd like to start a new trend for beer glasses.....the 120-ounce beer glass (as seen in the picture). There should be nothing wrong with a guy sitting down after work and consuming just one big glass of beer.
Come on....you've easily accepted the idea of drinking down one or two 40-ounce cups of soda....maybe daily. So why can't the beer guys get the same deal? It seems like we haven't really looked at the big picture.
In the end, we were all healthier and better off in the 1960s, with one or two of the 6-ounce bottles of Coke. That's the sad truth.