Conversations with my wife: Diversity

In the car, my wife tells me about something she read online that has her very excited.

WIFE: There’s this company that will pay you $6,000 to eat just junk food for a month.

ME: Why are they doing that?

WIFE: They want you to eat just junk food and take their herbal supplement and see how you feel after a month. I guess their supplement is supposed to give you all the nutrition you need. I wanna do it!

ME: Is it just chips and candy?

WIFE: I’m sure you can eat fried food and burgers and stuff. It sounds great. We should both do it. Then we’d get $12,000. Just think, $12,000 for eating chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. It’s perfect.

Fire up the deep fryer! It’s greasy time!

ME: I don’t know that I could eat that kind of stuff for a solid month. Besides, I bet they want more diversity in their subjects.

WIFE: What are you taking about? A young, black woman – an old, white man. What could be more diverse than that?

ME: I was thinking more about environmental diversity, but since you put it that way, I guess they’d have to take us.

I hope their supplement doesn’t interact with my senility meds.



44 comments on “Conversations with my wife: Diversity

  1. floatinggold says:

    Are you guys gonna do it?
    I’d be curious to know how it goes. I wonder if it’s fast food ALL day or just dinner.
    12 grand sounds good.

    • I don’t know that I’m a good candidate. Not that I’m the world’s healthiest eater, but I could imagine myself having the urge to sneak a floret of broccoli from time to time. Plus, I’d probably have to spend my $6K on acid blocking medicine. Sucks to be old.

  2. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Sorry, but no amount of money could entice me to eat junk food. Nope. As for diversity, I howled at what you said, Scott. Good luck with what is ahead of you!

  3. thegsandwich says:

    My face is breaking out just thinking about it.

  4. lisakunk says:

    So fun. Look forward to hearing what happens. Eat up.

  5. Just Joan says:

    I like junk food, but I think I’d be junked out long before a month was up. If the company is offering 6000 bucks to anyone who will do it, it must not be as easy as it seems. All the study participants jonesing for broccoli, LOL. 🙂

  6. GoofyEd says:

    Hilarious! …especially considering if they are wrong and you die of malnutrition, who gets the 6 grand.

  7. Gibber says:

    Maybe you should take extra senility pills before this craziness starts. That kind of food could send you there quicker. Now what was I just saying?

  8. Oh, the grease buildup in my intestines. I’m almost certain I’d never live to collect. On second thought, I’m certain. 😀

  9. amandahoving says:

    Husband/Wife conversations are always the best, and this was a good one. Best of luck if you opt to try the food challenge – better sign up for a personal trainer to start exactly one month from now. Glad I came across your blog!

  10. Liz Brenner says:

    Let us know how this works out after a month!

  11. Laura says:

    Love this!

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