Quirks in Food and People: Big or small

A 10-year-old girl with a tiny figure walks in with her dad who has a frame that was clearly five times her own - and a rounded belly to match. The little girl orders a LARGE milkshake topped to the brim with whipped cream and a plate of burger with fries, American-sized. On the contrary, the dad orders a modest can of ginger beer and a plate of three mini burgers, only a mere 2-inch diameter each.

I was curious as to why the father even allowed the little girl to order such huge portions, knowing full well that it would be too much for her to handle. He even warned her that she may not be able to finish it all. Nonetheless, he did nothing to stop her and my curiosity only grew deeper.

So when the order was keyed into the system and the food brought out, the inevitable was put into plain sunlight. Sure, she may have finished the milkshake (of which she seemed to love very much), but the burger and fries proved too much for her. Sitting with a smirk on his face to the left of her, the father watched her gulf down as much as she could until she could eat no more.

When she has had the last possible bite, the father simply said, "so now you know not to order what you can't finish", and ate the rest of the food on her plate. This was a revelation not only to the girl but to me as well. He wasn't out of his mind, he was just trying to teach her a lesson!

It was a lesson well learnt, if you ask me. So you see folks, when they say that actions speak louder than words, they really mean it. I'm quite sure that that little girl will remember this lesson for the rest of her life, if not for the most of it.

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