I heard something at work today that astounded me. A local gym offers free pizza on the first Monday of every month. No. I'm not kidding. Are you as astonished by the irony of this as I am? That offer makes no sense to me at all. Why would an establishment that is encouraging good health offer something like that? Is it to ensure that the members stay - either because they like the free pizza or because they eat the pizza then need to work out more?
Why not offer a free massage, free bottled water, free protein shakes (yes, I know they're not all healthy)?
What surprised me almost as much as the free pizza offer was other people's reaction when this was mentioned. As I was lifting my jaw up off the floor, I heard comments like "that's cool" and "wow!". When I began expressing my dismay, the response was "well, you don't have to eat it if you don't want to" or "you could probably choose a veggie pizza". The person that was sharing this lovely tidbit of news said that the pizza was from a chain that is right beside the gym, and to my knowledge it doesn't have a single healthy option. (Yet another irony....this gym is located in a mall right beside the food court!).
Am I overreacting or is this crazy?