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Mealtime Madness

Reprinted from The Chicago Daily News
Howard Vincent O'Brien

In a laboratory, the other day, I visited the interior of a sleek and thoroughly contented cat. She had been fed a bounteous repast of liver and other feline delicacies; and as she lay stretched in a purring doze, science peered into her viscera with a fluoroscope.
Digestion appeared to be proceeding without a hitch. Tabby was as tranquil as a summer sea. Then, suddenly, a hidden phonograph played a recording of a dog's bark. The dozing cat sprang to life. Her back arched, her hair stood on end, her eyes were wide, her claws were out.
These exterior reactions were nothing to what went on in the cat's interior. Her adrenals gushed fluid and her stomach was awash with gastric juices. Peristalsis went into reverse; and for all the pleasure that liver now gave her, it might as well have been so much brick.
Observing all this, I reflected ruefully on the mistake I made -a mistake I'm afraid most parents continue to make.
Nobody can doubt, now, that a serene atmosphere at the dinner table is essential to digestion. Eating has to be done in peace, or it does more harm than good. But in our curious way of life, mealtime is about the only period when a father sees his children. It is his one opportunity for preaching and remonstrance.
So, instead of approaching his victuals with normal enthusiasm, junior is reasonably certain that somewhere between soup and dessert he will hear reproachful comment on his report card. If you could put a fluoroscope on him, you would find his intestines tied in a double bowline and his stomach flooded with muriatic acid.
His sister, with an appetite of adolescent vigor, nibbles listlessly at her food, waiting in apprehension for daddy to deliver a few remarks on the way girls behave nowadays.

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