Starting last month, my office has been hosting a “Lunch & Learn” series, composed of six separate health-focused mini seminars. A couple weeks ago, a poster went up listing the sessions, which include “What Is Good Fat?,” “To Salt or Not to Salt?,” “Cure the Sugar Blues,” “Controlling Cravings,” “What Is My Healthy Weight?,” and “You Are What You Eat.”
As soon as I saw this thing, I felt compelled to attend at least one of the seminars and cause a stir. I scanned the options on the poster to determine where I could rouse the rabble most effectively. Almost certainly each session would contain some degree of wrongness–whether the wrongness would be on the level of minor infiltration or straight-up contamination was up for grabs. But there’s one issue among the six that really grinds my gears, and the choice was unmistakable: If it was gonna be anything, “What Is Good Fat?” was what it was gonna be.
In the end, I never seriously considered any of the above. But man, the thought was enticing. Although I probably could have come up with a reasonable approach that would have left a few minds piqued and my conscience assuaged, I decided I just wasn’t ready for potential office infamy. Most of my immediate work colleagues know I prefer salads to sandwiches, but it’s not like I show up to work in a pelt or make carpaccio from scratch in the cafeteria.
Then again, there are four sessions left…