A doctor is addressing a large audience at the South Coast District Hospital conference room and says: “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here years ago.”
The group is horrified. The doctor adds: “Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High-fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realises the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.”
The doctor then says there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all, and we all have eaten or will eat it.
When he asks someone in the audience to tell him what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it, a 62-year-old man at the back says in a soft voice: “Wedding cake.”