Sunday, July 26, 2009

Returning On a Rant

Last time I did apheresis, as usual, I went to the snack area after they took the needle out of me.

Sigh, they've changed the kind of snackies they provide, no more Charles Chips cookies. Guess I'll take an Oat & Honey Granola Bar. Probably better for me. And no more bottled water in the refrigerator, nor any more 12 ounce cans of juice, just the little 5.5 ounce cans. Think I'll try apple juice today.

So I grabbed a granola bar and a can of apple juice and headed for my car.

Now I don't want you to think that the treats are the reason that I bleed in a bag biweekly - it's actually for the comfy chair, movie, and being waited on hand and foot.

I plopped down in the driver's seat and, popping the top on the juice can, took a swig.

Then I looked at it.

Geeze o' pete, how dumb is Welch's? How dumb do they think I am?

Please note the label: "100%
Apple Juice
and the small print,

If it's got "ADDED INGREDIENTS" it ain't 100% apple juice, now is it?

False advertising really puts my knickers in a twist. Torks me off royally. Why didn't they just leave off the "100%" so the can would be accurately labeled? Don't they know that impressionable school children could read that and have their math messed up forever? Some kid might decide flexible facts are the way to go and end up as a politician!
I think I've been married to an engineer too long.
The anal retentive is rubbing off on me.


KC said...

Good point. You aren't the only one to complain. Mostly it is about the size though. I don't think the budget cuts work when most people have two or three of them!

Wunx~ said...

Oh, I'm not complaining at all about the Red Cross snackies. My gripe is with Welch's. (Some people really take more than one? How crass!) I understand all about tightening the budget 'till it squeaks. I was attempting artsy-fartsy stream of consciousness style writing as to what was going through my head as I got the offending juice can.