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A really short history of broccoli (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2011Views/Reads: 1084/633Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever had serious second thoughts about something? Of course, I usually have severe trouble with establishing first thoughts. But once I have finished a serious thought I like put it behind me and go on with life.
 



Have you ever had serious second thoughts about something? Of course, I
usually have severe trouble with establishing first thoughts. But once 
I have finished a serious thought I like put it behind me and go on 
with life. 

For example. For years, people have been telling me how harmful drinking
coffee is. Something to do, so they tell me, with being addicted to 
caffeine. Then, if I cannot give up coffee, I am to limit the number of 
cups of coffee I drink per day. 

This has always caused me great concern because I can never remember how
many cups of coffee I have had in any given day. I suppose I could keep 
a tally and mark down every cup I drink. This in itself poses a serious 
problem for me. 

When I am in a restaurant and drinking coffee and my cup is half-empty
and the waitress tops off my coffee, is that considered one or two cups 
of coffee? 

What about my coffee mug at home? Does it hold one or two cups of
coffee? 

By the time I have had my thoughts thoroughly stirred about the
consumption of caffeine I read a health report informing us that 
caffeine helps prevent heart attack. 

If that is true, and I have no reason not to believe it, there will be
no heart attacks in my family for the next ten generations. 

All that guilt I felt for years about drinking too much coffee has
really been for nothing. Therefore, in a show of good faith, I plan to 
drink as much coffee as I jolly well please. 

Then there was the episode about chocolate. According to those people
who hate other people enjoying themselves, chocolate is supposed to be 
bad for you. Or so they opined. 

For years, I have been secretly eating chocolate behind the back of the
Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She is one who takes these warnings 
rather seriously. Rather, I should say, she takes them out on me. For 
years chocolate was a forbidden substance in our otherwise merry 
domicile. 

Then I read a report revealing the health benefits associated with
eating chocolate. No wonder I am such a healthy rascal these days. The 
only exercise I have had for years is exercising caution in smuggling 
chocolate into our house. 

The good news is, chocolate is good for your health along with a
steaming hot cup of coffee. I do not know what I enjoy more in life. 

With these two things in mind, I have had some cause to re-think my
position on broccoli. 

My reasoning goes something like this. For years, people have been
telling us that coffee and chocolate is bad for your health. Then, 
somebody discovers that these two things benefit our health. 

Now, for years, starting with my dear old mother, people have been
extolling the virtues of broccoli. I cannot tell how many lectures I 
have heard explaining to me how wonderful and beneficial broccoli is 
for human consumption. I cannot remember the number of vitamins and 
minerals allegedly associated with this vegetable. 

When I was a young lad in short pants, I took one look at broccoli and
determined it was not for me at all. Even I, at that point, understood 
the maliciousness of what some people called a vegetable. 

"Eat all your vegetables and then you can have your dessert." Which, to
my mind, was second only to waterboarding. In fact, I think there was a 
period in my life when I would have preferred the waterboarding. 

"It's good for you," people kept telling me. 

What I want to know is how can something that looks like a miniature


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