Sunday, 22 August 2010

A skinny latte to go? No, thank you ....

I haven’t always been a SAHM. Oh no, once I had a proper life, with a job, and everything. And you know, I used to get up on a weekday morning with enough time to shower, dress, eat breakfast and drink a cup of tea (no coffee for me, personal preference). And then I managed the Herculean task of travelling from my home to my desk (about 50 minutes on a really good day) without having to buy a hot drink in a horrible paper cup with a stupid lid with a hole, like a toddler’s sippy cup, to drink on the way. What has happened to people now that they can’t do this? Surely coffee (or tea, if you’re like me) in a cup tastes much nicer? And sitting at your desk, in comfort, or at home, watching the news, is better?

I blame the US – we seem to suck up everything they do, and do it ourselves, whether it’s good or bad. One day, there will be stands on our street corners selling those huge and revolting turkey legs like they have in the Orlando theme parks, and people will walk around with them, tearing the meat off with their teeth. People, we need to sit down and eat our food – even if it’s only ten minutes to eat a sandwich. And we need to know it's possible to walk from A to B without needing a cup of coffee to do it.