People who know me will be aware of my occasional – and increasingly regular – rants about the lack of joined up thinking that surrounds us in every aspect of life in the UK. I’m currently attempting to reduce my carbon footprint and general consumption, but every now and again succumb to a desire for take away pizza.
I know I shouldn’t, but just occasionally noting hits the spot better than watching TV whilst eating something that is baaaaad for you.
Tonight, however, ended up with me almost beating my head in frustration against the telephone receiver. The order was simple – big pizza, two portions of garlic bread and a pot of ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. The problem started when the assistant tried to be helpful by creating a ‘deal’. However….ice cream wasn’t included – fine. And you can have a third side dish. Not fine. I didn’t want a third side dish. Mrs P. and I couldn’t EAT a third side dish.
I explained this to the assistant and then sat back to listen to her try and get the 1 pizza, 2 sides and ice cream through the computer. I worked really hard to explain that I didn’t want to waste food by taking a third side order that wouldn’t be eaten…
And failed. Said order arrived…with three garlic breads. Ack…..
It’s funny in a way but let’s take a serious look at this; Wee Gordon tells us to stop wasting food. His Government are also concerned about obesity. Yet major fast food chains in the UK are basically promoting food waste and obesity by attempting to talk people in to taking food they don’t want. Utterley, utterley bizarre.
The Government and the Corporates need to get their act together on this sort of issue…if they are genuinely concerned, that is. Or, as I suspect, are they just mouthing platitudes because they genuinely feel powerless in the path of world events?