Sunday, December 29, 2019

All You Can Eat! Health Care

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I worked with a guy a while back, and we went down south to a plant and the town had a farmers market in which was an All You Can Eat! restaurant.

Rocky was a tall thin guy and when he went to the buffet for the third time, I asked the waitress to tell him he had hit his limit.
That was all he could eat.
She did.
He had such a perplexed look on his face, and then he got it and turned to look at me and grinned.
It was perfect.

I wonder if our nation's obesity problem is aggravated by Golden Corral, The Sweden House and every Hampton Inn (and other hotels) in the country.

But I digress.

I just got back from vacation.
The hotels had  breakfast bars.
The Christmas meal was a buffet.
All I could eat.
Not almost all.
I met the challenge.
I ate more than I would if I had ordered a la carte.
At least I cleaned my plate.
Others, not so much.
Plates of food and cups of drink abandoned on vacated tables.

Now imagine all these people getting free health care.
See the problem?


  1. Free stuff makes you into a glutton. And though it's never free, the feeling that it is somehow elevates one's capacity for whatever. It's like going to a whorehouse with somebody else's credit card (which is how USGOV sees tax money).

    1. Trumps Tax Cut are causing a revenue deficit!
      There may have to be cutbacks!
      I think that's a feature, not a bug.

  2. Yep, in a nutshell that is it...

  3. Good analogy Ed..... self control can be a stubborn thing for one.

  4. now I'm starving! There goes the resolution. Thanks, Ed!!

    1. Unintended consequences.
      But I think it also illustrates my point. :)