Snark Sighting for Thursday's Food Ruminations
Robin Wright is a reporter from The Washington Post. Her job appears to entail the occasional flight aboard Air Force Two as she accompanies various Cabinet-level officials around the world. According to her, it’s a rigorous life. Not because they’re in any danger, but because she and her colleagues have to endure the food they are served.
*The wing-dings are so awful they almost caused a mutiny among the staff.And so on, etc., ad nauseam.
*The burritos made one person sick.
*The carnivores complain that they’re tired of always having meat.
*The flan is evidence that even desserts can be ruined.
*Vegetarians and people with food restrictions are not taken into account.
I swan. What a bunch of spoiled brats. As children, they were probably all labeled “picky eaters” by their parents who threw up their hands in disgust over their offsprings’ limited and sullen eating habits. As adults, they are a big bunch of babies who need to grow up and face the fact that moving with the big boys means you either eat what they serve or you bring your own food.
No one with any brains gets aboard a plane planning to eat the jet food. There are too many nutritious subsitutes available at your local grocery store to have to settle for “a teeming bowl of pork and beans,” if such a dish is not to your liking. And if you’re a finicky eater, try the gourmet aisle for the yuppie, spoiled-brat version of MREs. Smoked salmon comes in small foil bags now, as do oysters, chicken, and vegetables. How about protein bars for the food-restricted? Ever heard of fruit? How about suffering in silence...oh, that's right. Against the code of "J" school.
Really, these whiners ought to be served MREs as part of their Air Force Two experience. Why not? If it’s good enough for soldiers on the ground, it’s certainly good enough for reporters in mid-air.
Really, lady, if this is what you have to complain about, you need to get a real life, because the one you're complaining about now is an embarrassment of riches.
Just get off the plane.