#408 Gandhi and Sugar

And You and… _______________

Once upon a time (so the myth goes), a woman went with her little boy to see Gandhi.

She and her son had to travel across most of India. It was a really long trip. Then she and her son had to wait in line all day. It was a really long line.

Then, alas, she and her son got to see Gandhi.

She said, “Gandhi, can you please tell my son to stop eating sugar?”

To which Gandhi replied, “Please come back in one month.”

The mom was a little confused but this was Gandhi (!) we’re talking about so she said OK and they went on their way.

A month passes.

She and her son repeat the journey. They traveled across most of India. It was a really long trip. They waited in line all day. It was a really long line.

Then, alas, she and her son got to see Gandhi.

She said, “Gandhi, can you please tell my son to stop eating sugar?”

To which Gandhi replied, “Son, please stop eating sugar.”

Our mom was a little confused again. She politely asked Gandhi why he couldn’t have told her son to stop eating sugar the FIRST time she asked.

To which our wise Gandhi replied, “A month ago, I was still eating sugar.”

So… Today’s +1.

How’s your sugar intake? (Hah.)

Metaphorical and literal.

-1. -1. -1.

Gandhi-style.

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