She returned to work today and I asked her how she enjoyed her trip. She found it very fulfilling to walk where Jesus walked, but didn't like the food. According to her it was all "fruits and vegetables, nothing but fruits and vegetables. And for dinner they would bring you a salad with this dressing made from oil. Then they would bring you a bowl of rice, no sauce, no gravy, no nothing. I would sit there with this bowl of rice getting cold until they served the chicken. And it wasn't fried either. It was just plain grilled chicken that I had to mix with my plain cold rice just to give it some taste. I couldn't even drink anything because they wouldn't give me any ice! Even their desserts weren't sweet, just flaky. I ate a lot of fries, just fries."
And after this conversation I had two thoughts in my head: No wonder America is the fattest nation in the world and no wonder most other countries hate us. This woman just couldn't grasp that water is a fast disappearing commodity that
After our conversation we went to a gathering our school was having wherein every family brought a dozen cookies. Two tables worth of cookies. The irony was not lost on me.