Time magazine’s health columnist Christine Gorman found out just how much nannyism pervades our culture. The upcoming edition of the magazine’s “From the Editor” column features her travails in choosing what she wants to eat without being lectured: “It seems Christine can’t buy lunch in our building without folks critiquing her choices. If she buys a slice of pizza, a stranger who recognizes her is sure to comment on her unhealthy habits. ‘I also used to love French fries, but I’d have to eat them in secret in my office.’ That is, until the FedEx deliveryman caught her and gave her grief.” (“From the Editor,” Time, 2/5/01)
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