Too many people cannot
‘just wake up and eat’
Re: “Hot dog! San Jose’s Chestnut is a winner again!” (Eastbaytimes.com, July 4):
Your front-page article celebrates the “sport” of competitive eating. If eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes is a sport, why didn’t the item appear in your Sports section? Because it is laughable — and not in a good way.
“You don’t just wake up and eat,” says eater Joey Chestnut. Precisely. The unconscious irony is that too many people can’t just wake up and eat — because they don’t have food.
And such gluttony is disturbing because all the resources that went into making each piece of meat that Chestnut and others like him stuff down their benumbed throats are completely wasted. Only in America.
Letter: Too many people cannot ‘just wake up and eat’