I get emails from the school where I began working on my Master’s degree. Usually they are sports groups announcements, lunch menus, upcoming events, that sort of thing, in which anyone attending the university might have an interest. Once in a while the emails will be tagged as a “Critical Notification”. Thus far these sorts of critical notes have contained snow alerts or cancellations, etc. Stuff that you might want to know right away in a sort of urgent manner. Except for today.
Today’s “Critical Notification”? Anyone want to guess? Weight Watchers will be on campus for sign-ups this week (Starting TODAY!) for a “discounted” price to certain health plan holders! Whooo! Oh and even better, the “deal” for these health plan holders is that $150 of the $156 for 12 weeks of classes is covered. (So 12 weeks of weigh-ins would only cost you $6! Whee!)
WTF? Anyone else happen to think that they’d MUCH rather be given $150 towards more fresh veggies for 12 weeks or towards going to an exercise class they like instead of getting a handful of useless “diet tips” and getting the dubious privilege of being weighed-in front of a room of “peers” and judged as a liar or golden-child based solely on what “loss” that scale might show?!?!?
So, yup. Apparently diet-group recruiters merit the “Critical Notification” tag according to the email list-group’s moderator. Wonderful.
Perhaps it is just my mood today but all I can say to that is “TTTBbbbbbbbpppppt!”