Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Allergies Are Lame

I have issues with allergies--not in that "i have allergy" issues way but in that "allergies can really crimp a person's--not my--style" way. I apologize if I offend anyone with the following question but do you think Darwin includes allergies in his survival of the fittest theory? I am inclinded to think that since the 1800s did have the medical knowledge to address/realize allergies, allergies couldn't be pampered and acknowledged as they are today. Without techniques and meds and restrictions to treat the ailments, the allergies were ultimately not determental/instrumental/anymental to one's life. Either that or people died. In any case, allergies would certainly have folded into "survival of the fittest" terms, yes?

So in carrying on Darwin's legacy, as I am wont to do, I want to talk about how people who are allergic to common foods survive.

Common foods such as wheat.
Imagine not being able to eat wheat! I know: you might immediately think, so what, i'll get white bread. Big deal. Then the matter sits a little longer.

Which leads one to wondering what a person banned from wheat and/or gluton could eat at Taco Bell. Here are the answers, according to its website:

Tostada
Fiesta Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef; order without the shell and without the Red Strips)
Express Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef)
Zesty Chicken BORDER BOWL® (order without the Zesty Dressing and without the Red Strips)
Southwest Steak Bowl (order without the Creamy Jalapeno Sauce)


That list, my friends, depicts a sad state of affairs for those with "sensivities" to wheat and gluton. And doesn't it make you wonder how these people survive? And yet they, for the most part, do. Who knows--maybe that calls into question my firm belief in Darwin. FOr if even people with these said allergies can survive, then where is one to see the truth in the "survival of the fittest" theory? eeek.

2 Comments:

Blogger Benny said...

I totally agree that allergies are lame. I should know. I can't eat anything without breaking out or feeling it pony back up my throat an hour later.

Having said that, I don't think allergies have anything to do with the way Taco Bell busts my plumbing.

:-)

11:20:00 PM  
Blogger anne altman said...

allergic people are pretty gross. i am that person sometimes. but nuts and bees and stuff? darwin says buh bye or get the bubble.

3:25:00 PM  

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