I was on the treadmill at my usual 5am time. I was watching my new favorite local news programs KTLA because it is just hilarious. I don’t think they take the news very seriously in Los Angeles. It most certainly is not at the quality that you see in New York. However, the local news can be a lot of fun here in Los Angeles. Throughout Oscars night, for example, KTLA, kept giving Oscars update. I assume many of the local newscast members are hoping to make it in Hollywood. Pun intended.
Anyway, while I was working out, the newscast did a segment on the reason why Millennials do not like cereal. Let me me back up for a second. Apparently, the sales of cereal have taken a very major dip the past decade. That decrease is in part due to the fact that Millennials are not eating cereal. Of course, this is disconcerting to the cereal industry and they thus sponsored a research study to understand why Millennials are not eating cereal. What did they find?
Apparently, Millennials do not eat cereal because it is too much work. Eating cereal is more work than eating a power bar. It is also more work than other breakfast foods because the bowl is hard to clean. When I heard the results of this study, I almost lost my footing on the treadmill. It was too funny and odd. Why would people not eat cereal because of the bowl that has to be washed afterwards. I suppose many Millennials don’t have dishwashers. I shook my head as I remembered speaking with a work colleague a few years back (a Millennial) noted that she didn’t take baths because she didn’t want to have to clean her bathtub that often. I kid you not.
For the record I love taking baths. I also like cereal. I don’t eat it very often because I prefer hardier breakfasts like pizza. Today when I went grocery shopping, I went down the cereal aisle. I normally don’t walk through that section but today I was drawn to it. I bought cereal. I am not a lazy person, you see. Thus, it makes sense that I would eat cereal. After all, I grew up being a Cornflakes Girl. Well, I called all cereal Cornflakes. I bought my cereal and headed to the dairy section. I never buy milk. I am a bit lactose intolerant so I minimize my milk consumption to the point that I never drink it. I sorted through the milks and selected a small store-label fat free one. I put it in my cart. I packed up my groceries and headed home.
I decided, upon getting home, to have some cereal for lunch. I was excited to be having cereal. I just didn’t get why anyone wouldn’t eat it because it is too much work. I opened the milk container and poured the milk in, I looked at the container more carefully. I sighed and shook my head at myself. I had bought fat free half and half. I guess I didn’t pay attention to what I was buying. I took out a spoon from the drawer and ate my half-and-half yummy cereal. Once I finished, I dragged myself to the sink , ran water over the bowl and set it to soak. Nothing too difficult in eating cereal other than apparently getting the milk right. It was a bit sweeter than usual but I wasn’t about to let the “milk” go to waste.