War on Carrots
The Ontario Government has just announced an initiative to terrorize young children in northern Ontario by forcing them to eat carrots. The plan calls for the government to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, including apples and carrot sticks, to elementary schools in northern Ontario. While I’m all for supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to children, I think it reprehensible that the government should push carrots onto innocent kids. Are there no vegetables more revolting than carrots (except perhaps eggplant and brussel sprouts)? Truly shameful. I apologize in advance for using such a shocking picture in this post, but I think it’s important to realize the true scope of this contemptuous act.
(In case you don’t know, I hate carrots. For many years I thought I didn’t like vegetables in general, and didn’t realize until university that that wasn’t true. I just didn’t like carrots, and carrots are the prototypical vegetable. When people say “Eat your vegetables” they usually mean “Here, have some horrible carrots and eat them or you won’t get dessert”. Carrots. Blegh.)
Comment by Patrick
I have no idea… Also this has to be the funniest post you’ve ever published!
That said I’m all for more veggies and less sugar in the schools.
Comment by Grandma Stebila (a.k.a. Uncle John)
They finally gave me a wireless computer, and I just read your blog about not liking carrots.
Don’t you see how good they are for your eyes. And what am I to think about all those meals I served with carrots.
Anyway, I need to log off now, before I start arguing my point of view….They don’t like people arguing up here. Have a nice day, Grandma Stebila…PS…It’s true God does work in strange ways, who’d have ever though I’d have my own computer…and wireless at that!!!!
Comment by Sarah
You’re a strange, strange boy.