The wife’s on one of these ‘fads’ some idiot coworker of hers (or a radio host / (wo)man in the moon) started her on. And she’s trying to have me accompany her on her journey of NO PROOF other than looking at positive claims on websites.
My mother had these types of fads back in the day. Most notably is the article she read in Reader’s Digest when I was young that stated that if you put flour, eggs and milk in your hair that it’ll be a wonderful treatment and leave you with luscious locks. Sure sounds fine right? Sure until dad’s called in by my crying / freaking out mother who’s in the bathtub in tears with a head full of dough unable to get it out. Wonder if my dad’s ever laughed as hard as that time…
What is it with these fads that grab the attention of some folks? The quick and dirty way to something instead of doing the tried and true method of anything. The wife is irritated at me that I will not join her in this.
“I’m concerned for your health though!” to which I reply that I have been under a full blood and physical work up in the past 6 months and everything is fine and functioning properly so I’m not going to mess with that.
“But my coworkers swear by it!”
Me: “The coworkers you hate and tell me each and every day how stupid they are?”
“But it’s good for you! It says online!”
No. I’m not doing this. If it’s such a miracle item, why is it used for the odd cooking recipe then and NOT in pill form, and known in the medical world as something MEDICAL…
If she keeps trying to pressure me into it, I’m going to get to the point of saying “look, if I want to prevent disease, heart problems, cancers and all sorts of other things, I’ll do the tried and true method…I’ll get off my ass and workout regularly and eat well.”
How about instead of fads, stop being lazy and start living healthy, stop whining and join a gym, work out, eat healthy and don’t drink a tanker of booze a year. I GUARANTEE YOU, you will see immense health benefits.