Friday, October 12, 2012
How Belt-Conscious Inside-the-Beltway Americans "Eat"
In recent days I have been privileged to attend two luncheon occasions featuring important US officials on the topic of foreign affairs.
While listening to speakers at these at institutions dedicated to international understanding, I could not help but note how my fellow Americans "consumed" the food at the three-course meals offered to them.
Most didn't eat, they nibbled. They fiddled around the main course with their forks, took a reluctant bite out of their bread, looked at the dessert hey hardly touched with longing eyes.
Their plates, when waiters took them away, were full of wasted food.
I couldn't help but think: In a world where so many people (including in the USA) long for a decent meal, what does such disrespect for food, among the "DC elite," say about its views about what keeps us human beings alive?
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