Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday's Food For Thought: What the hell do neurologists know about how to eat your gingerbread men?

I've already fallen off the wagon, with last week being Thanksgiving and all - but it's still Friday so I feel like I'm back on track!

Here's the (extremely) short article (link below):

"ONCE THEY actually catch the gingerbread man, most Americans go for his head.

That's according to a biting survey sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts, which asked people how they devour a gingerbread cookie.

Two-thirds say they chomp down on the treat's top, while 20% bite off the legs and 16% go for the arms.

The doughnut chain trotted out a neurologist, Dr. Alan Hirsch, to make sense of the findings.

"If one chooses to bite the head first, it indicates an achievement-oriented individual, a natural leader, who won't take no for an answer," he said.

Those who bite the right hand tend to be "skeptical and pessimistic," while lefties "have a flare for creativity and are more extroverted." The leg-eaters are apparently sensitive types."

(http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/2010/12/03/2010-12-03_gingerbread_man_eaters_go_for_head.html)

So here are my questions:

1. Why would Dunkin Donuts commission this survey? What does it tell them?

2. Why the hell would you consult a neurologist? There's nothing about a person's nervous system that would guide their cookie-eating style. Do these idiots not realize they need a psychiatrist or a psychologist? Oh wait, this is Dunkin Donuts we're talking about.

I haven't eaten a gingerbread man in so long, I don't know what appendage I consume first. And what does it mean if I try to eat the whole cookie at once?


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