Overheard at Weight Watchers today:
Young woman passed up the freebie chocolate snack being given out to members. She said that she had given up sweets for Lent. Then the WW staff person said that she gave up sweets as well, and someone else piped in with a similar remark.
I am left wondering if these three women all observe Lent as a religious practice or if Lent has become a time of self-denial for even the secular world.