If you’re like me, you grew up reading everything under the sun, like the cereal boxes while you ate your breakfast, the newspapers held by strangers on the subway, the tabloid headlines at the grocery store.
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.)
Interesting question this week. One obvious answer that springs to mind is that during my stricter dieting days, I would read the food labels on everything I bought and/or ate. I found out that certain cereals (bringing it kind of full circle here) that you’d think were healthy really had more sugar and calories than, say, a bowl of Frosted Flakes. Of course, I also learned about what a serving size meant and how to compare equal sizes, etc.
Another memory is traveling from northern Virginia to Orlando for a family vacation. If you’ve traveled this route, you may know what I’m talking about..the South of the Border billboards. I read just about every one of those things all through North Carolina, imagining that this place must be one of the greatest tourist highlights in the known universe. Well, apparently they spent all their money on the billboards cause once we stopped there, it was kind of tacky and tasteless.
But they got what they wanted, I guess…we stopped there.