The only thing that bugs me about living in Colorado is condemning look I get from people when I bring a McDonald’s cup into a room.
I know it’s not good for me to eat at McDonald's. I get it. I’m slowly killing myself with saturated fat and aspartame. And I know some people would NEVER succumb the lure of the golden arches, but does that mean that I deserve a dirty look if I do?
I mean, it’s not like I’m lighting up and filling your air with toxic second-hand smoke or anything?
It’s just a soda.
If someone doesn’t eat fast food because they don’t like it or it makes them feel gross then I totally understand not partaking. I wouldn’t either. If someone was worried about teaching their kids healthy eating habits so they try to avoid it, props to them. If they don’t think they’ll have any kind of self control because the nostalgia associated with the flavor of some crispy salty fries, by all means, stay away.
But just keep this in mind: not eating it does not make a person cooler than someone who does.
Similarly, not having cable does not make you more hip/righteous/awesome than someone who likes to watch a little mindless reality TV every now and then. It just means you’ll probably be left out of a lot of water cooler conversations at work.
Mainstream is not always horrible.