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Let’s Not Make a Deal

By Susan Howard

 

Everybody loves a deal.  Getting more for less has been an American slogan for decades.  Our waistlines (or lack there of) have also been increasing for years.  Let me tell you this, get RIPPED OFF when buying food.  Yes, that’s right, buy small portions of fresh delicious food and avoid things that are labeled “Family Size” or “Value Pack”, believe me it’s no value to be obese, just ask any medical professional.

Let’s go back a minute and see how this whole idea of getting more for less started…

In the 60’s a man named David Wallerstein owned movie theaters and wanted to increase concession sales. He tried to convince people to buy more than one popcorn, but nobody did because they felt glutenous getting two.  Desperate for a profit, they doubled the amount of one popcorn because it was so cheap to make, it didn’t really matter, and sold it for 10 cents more.  People started picking the bigger size ..read more

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