Not Quite Natural
I am a fan of natural. Not all natural, like I-don’t-wear-deodorant natural. But some natural, like I-don’t-eat-processed-ass-Twinkies natural. It feels like a double standard sometimes. Like I prefer my natural hair, but not my natural hair color. I prefer my natural width (will never hide my hips) but not my natural height (I love my high-heeled shoes).
Things That Aren’t Natural That Creep Me Out
Seedless watermelon and grapes: fruit is supposed to reproduce! That seedless shit isn’t right.
Weave: Sorry for folks who like to buy their length, but it smells, it’s too expensive, and it looks unnatural.
Genetically enhanced chicken: no breast, leg, or wing is supposed to be that large unless it comes from a turkey!
Artificial sweeteners: I can’t even ingest aspartame because it upsets my stomach, but none of that stuff is okay in my book.
Things That Aren’t Natural That Aren’t So Bad
Most hair care products for African-Americans: with the exception of jheri curl products and brown hair gel, the chemist in me loves relaxers, conditioners, etc.
Ice packs and cool packs: that stuff that keeps your body cool or your drink cool are fine with me. Just don’t ever drink it.
Gemstones made in a lab: the stone in my engagement ring was made in a lab, and it’s so much more vibrant (not to mention less outrageously priced) than one someone found in a rock. Plus no foreign miners lost arms to get my stone.
Do you prefer things natural? Or are you more like me with a widely varying stance on what should be natural and what shouldn’t?