Spaceman Spiff Posted February 17, 2006 Share Posted February 17, 2006 I'm bored at work and I got to reading an article where McDonalds is putting the nutritional value on the wrapper of the sandwich...in other words, when you order a double quarter pounder you'll see that its 500 calories or whatever it is...two things came to mind... 1. What good does this really do? You've already bought the stupid sandwich, it's staring you at the face, are you going to return it because of what the wrapper says? 2. And more importantly...the quote that really got me in this article was... "The burger giant is responding to critics who blame fast-food chains and their outsize meals for the high rate of obesity in the U.S. One criticism: People don't really know how many calories or grams of fat the burgers and fries have." Has our culture really deteroirated to the point where people are too lazy to look up nutritional values for a hamburger and fries online? Not to get all high and mighty here, but when I want to go get some fast food but not eat anything thats too bad, it takes me 5 minutes to go to the companies website and check out whats good and whats bad. Which brings me the larger issue at hand...is it me or do people seem to be less and less responsible these days? Less responsible in their actions and less responsible for taking blame. It's just a feeling I get, and this example, as stupid as it is, points to that. What are some other problems that you see in this country? Please please PLEASE leave politics out of this. I don't want to check back in a few minutes and see Chomerics and Sarge duking it out over the war. There are a hundred other threads for that. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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