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In Seattle, on KIRO Radio, there is a broadcaster who has had a show there for at least 40 years. He is reliably on the left, more than ever these days. The title of the story is: When your kids have you under grocery store surveillance. In order to maintain their privacy, his kids use his phone number on their grocery store loyalty account, so they get the discounts, and he gets the points. That’s not so bad an arrangement, since everyone wins.
Except that his grown kids get to see everything he buys, and sometimes they don’t approve of his grocery store choices. His reaction to that?
I now find myself buying much healthier stuff because I have an audience. I’m being judged by somebody I helped raise.
Imagine how much healthier we’d all be if we all had grocery buddies, watching everything you buy, and gently scolding you when you stray.
He sees nothing wrong with being judged and scolded by his children on his grocery choices. He gives his kids control over a very important part of his life, quite willingly. Yes, let’s be ruled by the choices of our children, who always know better than we do. Well, if you’re on the left, that might be true (they want to let 16-year-olds vote). Dave Ross is quite happy to hand his health decisions over to his children. If the federal government offered to make all his grocery decisions for him, I predict that he wouldn’t object much.Published in