One day my husband came home with two little folding tables, at least that’s what I thought they were. I put one in our living room, right beside the window and used it for some of my favorite plants, the other one went in our bedroom and was used for magazines and books. They were just the right size.
He looked at them funny when he came home, but didn’t really say anything at first. Later that night he explained to me that those were TV-trays. They were used as a tray, so that people could eat their meals right in front of the TV. I laughed out loud. “You brought home two TV trays, so that we can watch TV while eating?” I asked him in disbelieve.
I think he already knew that he would lose this argument; I could see that he felt uncomfortable. “Not always, but sometimes when there is something on that we want to see,” he said quietly.
“Like football or basketball? Does that mean I can stop cooking now and we will eat TV dinners from now on?”
I had seen movies were people ate meals in front of the TV and I always thought it was the saddest thing I had ever seen. How can you be in your home with your family or your spouse, but feel the need to stare in the TV while eating?
I would like to slow down the way we eat. “Lets have a quick lunch,” doesn’t sound so healthy to begin with and fast food is not just quickly picked up, it’s also eaten way too fast. I can’t believe how often I watch people eating in their car while driving.
There should be enough time to sit down and enjoy a meal and it doesn’t matter if it’s in the cafeteria or if you sit alone on a bench outside during your break. Even if you live alone, have fun set the table nice, light a candle and enjoy your meal. I believe we eat less when we eat slower, we eat less when we actually pay attention to what we eat.
Preparing and cooking a good meal takes a long time, it shouldn’t be gulped down in a few minutes. That’s at least why I think.
If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?