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Watch What You Eat! October 10, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Humor, Joke.

snow_white_appleA Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.

“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.”

“Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining.  Chinese food is loaded with MSG.”

“High fat diets can be disastrous, and most of us don’t realize the long-term harm caused by pollutants in our drinking water.  However, there is one thing we all have eaten or will eat that is the most dangerous of all. Can anyone here tell me what food causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

Groom-&-Bride-catsAfter several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding Cake.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)


1. Jill Weatherholt - October 10, 2015

Yikes! I hope his wife wasn’t sitting next to him. Cute, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

He should have GRINNED big when he said it . . . so he could claim later, “I was just joking!”

That’s what BFF does. :mrgreen:

2. anotherday2paradise - October 10, 2015

Hehehe. I think he deserved a sharp jab in the ribs. 🙂

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Or a quick pinch! 🙄

3. jannatwrites - October 10, 2015

That’s pretty funny….I like your idea that he should have smiled. .. great cover when the truth may not be well-received 🙂

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Smiles can be masks, duplicitous and insincere, hiding our honest thoughts from scrutiny ~> especially when wielded by passive-aggressive folks who shy away from honest debate.

But grins also “soften the blow” of harsh words.

AND a sense of humor acts as a “life preserver” in stormy seas, keeping us afloat.

4. L. Marie - October 10, 2015

Woo! That would put him in the doghouse for sure. 😀

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Yes! ~> Maybe we should say WOOF! instead of WOO!

5. Carol Ferenc - October 10, 2015

Good for him! I love his dry sense of humor 🙂

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

And he’s got a point ~ some wedding cakes cause life-long anguish, heart-ache, and heart-burn!

Carol Ferenc - October 10, 2015

Unfortunately, yes some do.

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

But when a marriage works well . . . it works!

6. Deniza - October 10, 2015

Hi. just found your blog and really like it 🙂 Keep it up and excited for future posts! 🙂 Have a great weekend, xoxo Deniza

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Thanks, Deniza.

7. Kate Crimmins - October 10, 2015

No nucky tonight!

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Yes! Bob Eubanks would be snorting at this guy’s faux pas.

8. colonialist - October 10, 2015

How lucky I am that I can’t echo that. Actually, our wedding cake (and whole reception) went with a sense of euphoria I have seldom had equalled.

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

That’s great! Happiness is being married to your best friend.

9. judithhb - October 10, 2015

Needed that laugh this morning Nancy. Thanks

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

It’s wonderful to “see” you out and about, Judith. Best of luck with the changes on your immediate horizon.

Remember not to try to drive past your headlights.

10. mybeautfulthings - October 10, 2015

Very glad our wedding cake brought us more joy! 48 years and counting! 🙂

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

How wonderful . . . you two lovebirds are almost ready to celebrate your GOLDEN Anniversary.

mybeautfulthings - October 11, 2015

Yes, we are making plans! 🙂

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

I’ll be on the lookout for my invite! 😉

mybeautfulthings - October 11, 2015

You will be so welcome! August 2017 in Cornwall! 🙂

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

I’ve just been to Cornwall ~> scrolling through your blog. Loved the vase of flowers you put together for your friend, and your baked apple rose, and your recipe section, etc. I’ll be back!

And, who knows, August 2017 may find me on the right side of the pond.

mybeautfulthings - October 11, 2015

Just been and I didn’t know! Where did you visit? Hope you had a wonderful time! Thank you for you lovely comments. 🙂

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

I left a comment on your recipe for curried cauliflower soup. I see you found it.

BTW: I meant a cyber visit to Cornwall. I’ve not physically been to Europe in decades.

11. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - October 10, 2015

Good thing I never got married then, I’ve escaped the very dangerous wedding cake 😉

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

With luck, you would have paired up with another minimalist. But what if your partner had CCD (Compulsive Clutter Disorder)???

That would be bad.

Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - October 11, 2015

Ouch… I dated one of those… But only for about a second 😉

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

We watched Tiny House Nation last night ~ a family of three (mom, dad, teen age daughter) downsized from 2200 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. The house had 2 bedrooms with a moveable wall/closet as a partition between them.

Anyway, dad was a pack rat. He had lots of stuff in that 2200 sq. ft. house to donate, recycle, or discard before he could jump ship. His angst and anxiety about jettisoning his STUFF was palpable. But he did it. And a month later he seemed lighter, freer, happier.

Less is MORE!

12. Val Boyko - October 10, 2015

Love elder humor! Interesting if it had been the wife who said this … Our reactions may have been different.

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Yup. It might have shifted our perception from: “How dare HE say that!” to . . . “What has HE done now?”

Val Boyko - October 11, 2015

Or even … good for her! He probably wouldn’t have heard anyway … 😉

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

Bwahaha! So true.

13. Behind the Story - October 10, 2015

After all that bad news, a joke was the best medicine.

nrhatch - October 10, 2015

Yes! A jigger full of laughter is a great stress buster.

14. BunKaryudo - October 11, 2015

Wasn’t that the correct answer?

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

Haha! Of course it was . . . but only for some of the people, some of the time.

FN: a few folks in the audience handed the gentleman a bag to wear over his head and requested that he stifle himself for the duration of the conference. 😛

BunKaryudo - October 11, 2015

A bag on the head? Sounds like a good fashion choice.

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

I know, right!

15. Pix Under the Oaks - October 11, 2015

I definitely did not expect that answer!

nrhatch - October 11, 2015

That’s because you have a HAPPY union.

16. Tiny - October 11, 2015

I think I just woke up my hubby by laughing so loud! This is a killer!

nrhatch - October 12, 2015

Haha! Your laughing woke me up! :mrgreen:

17. livelytwist - October 12, 2015

Looooool 🙂

nrhatch - October 12, 2015

I got a kick out of this brave man raising his hand to voice what others may have been thinking.

livelytwist - October 12, 2015

Lol true!

18. beeblu - October 17, 2015


nrhatch - October 18, 2015

For some, marriage is a Rocky Road. For others, it’s Smooth Sailing.

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