No French Fries For You!

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Fried Food, Perfume Banned in New Health Dept. Guidelines

Via the NYDailyNews, the Nanny State  New York City Health Department has issued a new set of guidelines for workers entitled, “Life in the Cubicle Village”.

No overbearing perfume. No obscene pictures. And definitely no French fries for work lunches. That’s the new edict for employees of the same city Health Department that brought you calorie-counting menus and snuffed out smoking on beaches and in parks. The updated rules – which range from what workers can serve at agency powwows to how loud they can talk in the office – come as the Health Department begins to move into its new Queens digs today.

Employees are asked to avoid wearing products with “noticeable odors” or posting “any displays, photos, cartoons, or other personal items that may be offensive.” (Wonder if that includes an American flag?)
Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can’t be served at meetings and parties. Tap water is a menu must when food or drinks are served. Other beverages must be less than 25 calories per 8 ounces.
“Cut muffins and bagels into halves or quarters, or order mini sizes. Offer thinly-sliced, whole-grain bread,” the brochure states. Deep-fried foods are an absolute no-no and “cannot be served.”
For celebrations, cake and air-popped popcorn – “popped at the party and served in brown paper lunch bags” – are allowed. But when a “celebration cake” is served, cookies can’t be offered. “These standards are mandatory for meetings and events sponsored by the Health Department,” the brochure states.
The cubicle village tips are good – but unnecessary – advice, a worker said. “As somebody who does not have sensitivity to perfumes or scents or smells of people’s foods, I thought it was kind of ridiculous, though I’m sure the people who do have those kinds of problems are grateful.”
So cake is ok yet no cookies or french fries? While I can understand the Health Department’s intentions, I would like to believe that employees working there would make the choice themselves to lead by example. I certainly wouldn’t want my employer dictating “guidelines” for my personal food choices.
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0 responses to “No French Fries For You!

  1. Who needs creeping Sharia when we have our very own home-grown Creeping Nannystate Tyranny?

     
  2. Just like the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld…

     
  3. Outrageous – no one has the right to dictate such things… besides…I thought we were ALL supposed to be tolerant of each other… but I guess those rules only apply to Conservatives and Libertarians…if you’re a Liberal then you don’t have to tolerate anything. It’s time (actually long overdue), to put a stop to the Orwellian Overlords- I’m so sick of them poking around in everyone ELSES business – these LAZY LIBERALS have way too much time on their hands!

     
  4. Right Eowyn… and it’s getting creepier by the minute!

     
  5. So much for free will! If I want to eat a coooooookie with my cakkkkkkke, I will! Such elitists! When they start telling me how to worship, that’s when I take up my sword!

     

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