September 5, 2015

Check-in Nurse: “Have You Left the Country in the Last 3 Weeks?”

Overheard at the Doctor’s Office The rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers is just one of the ways Minnesota and Wisconsin compete (and put each other down). Which explains this exchange, overheard at the (Twin Cities) doctor’s office yesterday: Nurse:  ‘Have you been out of the country in the last 3 weeks?’...
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“Big Oil,” “Big Tobacco,” “Big Pharma” . . . “Big Soda?!?”

WSJ Headline:  “Big Soda Fights Image as Public Health Enemy” Yup, apparently “Big Soda” is a real term. According to Wikipedia: “Big soda is a term used by the media and various activist groups to describe the soft drink industry as a collective entity. The term connotes the business and lobbying power of soft drink companies, much like...
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