Friday, October 19, 2007

a pound of cure

A sign posted next to one of the sky bridges in the hospital, which connects adjoining buildings. It's all part of the hospital's fitness campaign, in which it urges employees to do such things as take the stairs instead of the elevator, or eat vegetables as opposed to slabs of fried lard. (The mascot for this campaign, by the way, is a bumblebee on a treadmill. As in, "BEE fit!" Also, let's BEE friends.)

I suppose they mean well with these little aphorisms, but telling someone that in doing something every single day for an entire year they would only lose ONE MEASLY POUND almost seems discouraging to me. Unless you actually were a bumblebee, in which case a pound would probably be a lot.