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  •  Get a clue - many don't have a choice! (9+ / 0-)

    A single mom, working two jobs, doesn't have time to make fresh steelcut oatmeal every morning or chop up 5 different veggies, while sauteing organic meat every night. She doesn't have time to read every label of every food item when she has a kid running down the aisle and another in the cart crying. She is too busy trying to calculate her grocery bill & how she is going to stretch her budget to feed her kids since insurance & rent took most of her paycheck.

    Maybe you need to get out of your well "educated group in Portland" and see how the rest of America lives. You obviously don't have children, don't have a 30 mile commute or Wal mart as your only shopping choice.

    •  Thanks for reminding me! (0+ / 0-)

      I was meaning to make steel cut oatmeal for tomorrow and forgot until your comment. It really doesn't take much time to make it in the morning if you set the oatmeal to soak the night before.  It only takes a few minutes to cook if prepared this way and it will be so good to go with the snow predicted for tomorrow.

      •  But in WV steel cut oatmeal.... (3+ / 0-)

        in the organics aisle was > $6 a can.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 04:34:01 AM PST

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      •  "Really doesn't take much time" (3+ / 0-)

        I am choosing to take your particular comment as well-meaning but everyone who uses this phrase ought to be aware that it comes off as incredibly condescending. I am really sick of being told how many things "really don't take much time"---the implication being that you're a lazy ass if you don't think you can fit this or that task into your busy day or night.

        And actually, I have soaked steel cut oats the night before several times. It took more than "a few minutes" to cook in the morning plus needed attention in the form of stirring (when I don't stir enough it cooks onto the pan and gives me extra time washing dishes later). It's certainly "do-able" but not something I have time for every day.

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