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A Fable about Mindset

Because of the excessive avoirdupois about their bellies, certain lonely members of the Cushion for the Pushing Cooperative proposed a program of strenuous exercises aimed at re-establishing long-absent abs, or at least, inviting them back.

A significant portion of the group with more indolent mindset objected to the suggestion. At ease in her lounge chair, their mouthpiece drawled, "The idea reeks of betrayal and unsubtle criticism of natural femaleness. We can't even think of participation in such subversion."

Unimpressed by this languid protest, the 'self-conscious sect' of the CPC got with their program. They walked everywhere vigorously. They ate balanced sensible diets. They adjusted lifestyle and maintained a narrow carbon footprint.

Four times the moon phased from rotund to sliver before these strivers made assessment and found to their delight, that an average of twenty pounds - and much of their offending waistlines - had been shed.

Now, contentedly involved in promising affairs, these newly sinuous sisters are considering renaming their splinter group. "Better Access to Comess" or BAC is a popular submission.

Moral : Each fork in the road is an option.