NYC large-soda ban: 10 other peeves Mike Bloomberg might want to target
With the soda ban going into effect on March 12, here's Newsday Westchester's list of 10 other peeves he might want to target.
Sandwich board carriers: They're a cheap way to advertise but a nuisance on sidewalks, slowing down pedestrians trying to make the next light.
Doughnuts: Too many of these early-morning treats can pack on the pounds.
Slow walkers: Set a minimum walking speed of 3 mph, eliminating virtually static pedestrians.
Midblock cab hailers: Signaling between intersections frustrates those who hail taxis at crossings, the proper way.
Sharp objects: If they're not safe on planes, they're not safe on New York City's subway and buses, and maybe even streets.
Large coffees: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sodas goes into effect this month. How about also banning large caffeine-filled cups of coffee?
Multitasking walkers: If jaywalking is an offense, this should be, too. Pedestrians have a choice: Either stand and text, or look ahead and walk.
Large sandwiches: Limit the popular 12-inch sub to a 6-inch sub to reduce calorie intake from quick lunches.
Cool it on hot dogs: Limit them to one per customer. That would help reduce the intake of calories, cholesterol and maybe other harmful substances.
Ugh, those UGGS: Limit the wearing of these accessories from Down Under. After a winter of salt and snow, they do nothing to lift our spirits -- or help the New York state of mind.