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~Saturday~ Two things I didn't understand today—one about food, and the other about clothes.

Let's start with the food. I don't understand how the product in the first row can be used to make the product in the second.

How can an ingredient that has 120 calories per tablespoon be the main ingredient in another product that has 0 calories? [Hover over pics for additional information.]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil ingredients indicating 120 calories per tablespoon
Pam made with '100 %' olive oil
Pam with olive oil ingredients showing no calories, with its major ingredient being olive oil




As you may recall with my shoe shopping, I'm the type of shopper that likes to buy the same thing I had previously when something wears out.

Today, I set out to buy some new workout shorts, and I went to three stores before I could find ones like the ones I already own. I don't know what these materials are, but I think of the ones that I own as being made out of cotton, and the grand majority of them now are made out of what I think of as rayon or nylon. They're shiny and all of them had these little holes in them.

When I finally did find a pair of the same brand and made out of the same material, my final requirement couldn't be met. I don't like to workout in shorts that hang lower than my knees, but there were none to be had like my previous ones.

Is it too much to ask to find the same clothes you used to have when they wear out? And, no I don't think just because it's been 10 or 15 years since you bought the last ones that you shouldn't still be able to find another pair like them. Whatever happened to the "classics" section?

Russel brand gym shorts old pair and new pair side-by-side; new pair is about two inches longer than old pair

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 5th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Calories
Really... one tablespoon vs 1/5 second spray and 33 servings vs 491 could have something to do with that amount difference. D'oh!

R.:)
dailyafirmation
Feb. 5th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Calories
That's a valid point. However, at the stated amount, if I sprayed for 1.6367, I would use up all 491 servings and still have 0 calories.

IMHO, it should at least say 1 calorie, although even then, the entire can sprayed at once would yield one calorie.

The point being, it's not zero. I would find "virtually zero calories if sprayed in a sub-second amount of time," acceptable, but I guess that's a little much to put on the can. :-)

Edited at 2012-02-05 02:05 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 7th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Tailor
John,
I hate when I can't find the exact same thing I used to own. Maybe you can buy the cotton workout shorts that are made from the same fabric but too long and take them to the tailor to be hemmed. It would be worth the hassle and extra couple of bucks if you really love them.
Ginny
dailyafirmation
Feb. 7th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
Re: Tailor
Hey Ginny! Thanks for your comment. Do you have a tailor that use in town?
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