Yesterday at the mall I saw a man passing along a questionable legacy to his children, and it freaked me out.
He walked into a See’s Candy store with his three sons. All four of them were overweight. The children carried bags with food from Wetzel’s Pretzels, which all but the youngest quickly polished off while they waited in line. The older two kids began consuming their candy as they left the store. The youngest exchanged the remains of his Wetzel’s for the candy.
Sitting at the tables outside (with my giant tea and a single See’s candy freshly plucked from my own bag), I fixated on them. I wondered how anyone could intervene without offending the father or the children. Continue reading