A feew months ago, I wrote a couple of posts that resulted in a perfect stranger deciding that I was a number of things, including a racist and an angry person.
Today I have to wonder how much truth there is in the latter part (as the former is totally untrue). Amy and I were doing some Christmas shopping, and we stopped at Sam's Club in search of a requested item. We found that item, and I also picked upa box of Sweet & Low, which I use in my iced tea as sugar is not good for me being a diabetic.
On our way out we got to our car, and a female senior citizen was in the vehicle next to mine. She rolled down her window and asked me if the Sweet & Low was for my personal use. I responded that it was, and she asked if she could follow up with another question, and I responded that if it nvolved my personal health, then no.
She proceeded to try to engage Amy and me in a conversation about one of the ingredients in Sweet & Low being a cause of Alzheimer's Disease. I have heard rumors of this (typically via alarmist emails) and also about diet coke (something about the change in the chemical sweetner if it is warmed (like left in a hot car) and later consumed. I really did not care to hear about this again, as I do not put a lot of faith in this story, and I REALLY found it out of place for a stranger to want to interrupt me to be my personal watchdog. I basically told her to mind her own business, got in my Jeep and we left.
Amy asked me about the incident, and my response was that even if this is true, it is not a concern of mine, because I seriously do not expect to live long enough for Alzheimer's to be an issue. In 5 weeks I will be 37 years old and I have no reason to believe that I have not already passed the half way point of my life. Amy said something about that statement answering one thing for her.
Maybe I need anti-depressants, but i don't put much faith in them either. So what's next?