. . . Wednesday August 11, 2004

Lactose Intolerance

Who would’ve guessed that Maryland would need a law to give women the right to expose their breasts in public? Well, there’s more to it than that. The big debate out in those parts flows from a mother who demanded the right to breast feed her baby in a Starbucks without having to answer to requests that she cover up.

I’m not sure where I come down on the need to have a law for this. But I do wonder why so many people (who in other ways are quite shy) choose to be exhibitionists when it comes to breast feeding.

It seems like Starbucks should be able to prevent the behavior on the grounds that the mother is bringing in food from the outside. Of course, from Starbucks’ perspective, this is all good. Now even newborns are addicted to their products.


Concentration is important!