Monday, June 8, 2009

Good Intentions May Not Produce Good Results

So I started a blog with every intention of continuing my quest to be heard (er, read) whether what I had to say was worthwhile or not. We all want to be loved, don't we?

Today's entry springs from a ridiculous article that showed up on my iGoogle this morning. (What blogger hasn't personalized their iGoogle?) Janine had been indulging on Cap'n Crunch Crunchberries cereal for over four years in order to improve her health (and who wouldn't chow down on a sugary cereal as part of a balanced diet?). Janine was so distraught over her discovery that Crunchberries aren't actually real berries (only sugary corn cereal balls) that she filed a class action lawsuit against Quaker Oats for deceiving "reasonable" people. My question is, what is her definition of a "reasonable" person? Any child knows that Crunchberries are not real berries. Did Janine not question the fact that Crunchberries are not readily available anywhere but in Cap'n Crunch Crunchberrie cereal? Has she ever wondered why no one ever planted Crunchberry trees? Did she never read the ingredients on the box?

"Corn flour, sugar, oat flour, coconut oil, salt, sodium citrate, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural and artificial flavours, strawberry juice concentrate (this is the one that should give it away)..." []

I sit in awe of humanity. What has the world come to when a grown woman, old enough to go through the proper channels to place a lawsuit, can't tell the difference between fruit-flavoured corn cereal and real berries? I am no less than greatly concerned for the state of our general population if these are the kinds of issues the flies on the walls of our courtrooms have to listen to day in and day out. Heck, I'd be willing to bet that those flies can tell the difference between a real berry and pink corn cereal.

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