usually i’m pretty good about staying away from snack food. the rare exception is if it’s around the office and i’m starving, road trips, or parties. even then i’ll usually only eat it if there’s just nothing else around.
this is all true until i go to an asian market, or an international food store. then suddenly food items i would usually shun make their way into my shopping cart and eventually, my stomach. items where palm oil is the 4th ingredient. shrimp crackers, pocky sticks, sweet canned coffee. i’m not sure what about this kind of shopping makes it okay for me to buy these products which are bloody terrible for you. and it’s not like going to shops that carry these items is a rarity. most of our shopping, at least in the summer, is done at an independent grocery which carries all manner of “specialty”, non-american food items. so i don’t know what gives, but the shrimp crackers that i indulged in this afternoon sure were good.
there are other things that i encountered today, that i just don’t buy.
like i don’t buy that jeb bush won’t consider running for president in 2008.
i also don’t buy that the indiana court ruling which demands that planned parenthood turn over the records of patients under age 14 are for the purpose of discovering and reporting child abuse. so much for doctor-patient confidentiality.