Did you ever in all nobleness
make promise to yourself
that you wouldn’t touch that chocolate
in the corner on the shelf?
Did you succumb to self-delusion
like some invertebrate schnook
and tell yourself you’d only
take a little look?
Maybe also sniff
of cocoa-infused air
just to be assured (of course)
the forbidden was still there?
Well, maybe just a nibble
wouldn’t be transgression awful;
it’s not as though a nibble
is criminal, unlawful!
Your hand has barely moved
when you see the fearsome worst:
security is tight —
your conscience got there first!
Not that I’ve ever done this.
OK, maybe once.
Amazements to Susan Rushton for this too-real photo of my conscience.
February 5, 2023 at 3:43 pm
Yes, yes, Maureen. Like those commercials on TV where the woman bites into only half a Lindt chocolate candy. Half??!! Heck, I’d fit a handful of those babies in my mouth and call it a day! 😂
February 5, 2023 at 3:56 pm
I’m with you Lois. The more the merrier. Chocolate was intended to be eaten by the handful. And those gals in the Lindt commercials look anorexic. Maybe you and Maureen and I should make a video of how to eat chocolate and send it to the producers of that commercial!
February 5, 2023 at 4:23 pm
I’m ready when you and Maureen are, but we probably need to practice, too. 😉
February 5, 2023 at 4:30 pm
I admire your dedication.
February 5, 2023 at 4:29 pm
Here’s where I have to ‘fess up and say that I haven’t had television for years and so I have no idea about this commercial. However, I think I can picture it even without ever having seen it, and I totally agree that some of us have a better idea of the proper way to eat chocolate than those ad people do — I bet they don’t even know how to lick between their fingers!
February 5, 2023 at 4:22 pm
Half anything chocolate seems somehow irrational!
February 5, 2023 at 3:50 pm
Maureen, get out of my head! Your conscience is a hoot to see. I love it! Alas, when it comes to chocolate, my conscience and common sense will have taken a hike. But I figure if I eat a carrot during the week I’m good to go. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Oh! Wait! That’s chocolate sticking to my fingers! :~)
February 5, 2023 at 4:26 pm
I approve your approach to healthful eating: a carrot a week covers it all — and I should know because I’m the daughter of an M.D. (Martini Drinker). Sometimes conscience and common sense SHOULD go for a hike!
February 5, 2023 at 5:04 pm
ha! MD–too funny. Another blogger I follow says her husband is OCD–Other half in Charge of Drinks. Cheers!
February 5, 2023 at 5:59 pm
I’ll drink to that! Actually, my dad really was an M.D. — Maurice Dennis. People were ever “correcting” his initials from M.D. O’Hern to O’Hern, M.D., and this caused no end of hilarity in the family because we knew about the martinis!
February 5, 2023 at 5:01 pm
I’ll step in to show that men have no superior kind of willpower in this challenge. I’m with Lois. I’ve never seen the inside of a Lindt chocolate candy. I don’t even fully unwrap them. UnTwist, point at mouth, squeeze – foop – gone!
February 5, 2023 at 5:03 pm
This brings a tear to my eye, Dan. Darn–here’s a man who knows how to eat a piece of chocolate!
February 5, 2023 at 5:21 pm
Haha – I do have some skills.
February 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm
That is an understatement!
February 5, 2023 at 5:53 pm
Tears in my eyes too, but they’re from laughing! What scholarly conversations we have!
February 5, 2023 at 5:51 pm
My neighbors might be wondering what that weird sound was. It was me reading “foop.” I wasn’t ready for that. I’m holding my sides here.
February 5, 2023 at 6:39 pm
Haha – Now I’m laughing.
February 5, 2023 at 5:02 pm
Ha! Oh yes! It happens with chips too – “I’ll just have one!”
February 5, 2023 at 5:52 pm
So I’ve heard (wink, wink)!
February 5, 2023 at 5:44 pm
*is watching Maslow’s pyramid chart be updated right before her eyes..*
February 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Laughing out loud at this!
February 5, 2023 at 6:17 pm
February 5, 2023 at 7:18 pm
Maureen, it’s official. You, and all of us who follow you, are certifiably nuts! I couldn’t be in better company. I bought a 2 lb bag of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses today! Money well spent, don’cha think? My dentist is probably tap dancing right now.
I loved a few M.D.’s once upon a time….Milk Duds. Loved them! Haven’t had a milk dud in years. Now my mouth is watering for them. 🥴
February 5, 2023 at 8:20 pm
Oh, what a wonderful M.D! I had to give up on those many, many years ago, along with other things that kept my dentists busy. As for Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses — I can’t think of a better investment! Dark chocolate is GOOD for us! As for us, we are indeed in good company!
February 6, 2023 at 1:38 am
Chocolate is a major food group. I read that somewhere. 🙂 Every once in a while I feel slight guilt about my chocolate indulgence, but then it passes. 🙂
February 6, 2023 at 8:40 am
A food group indeed! Of all the guilts in life, chocolate guilt is the one to have!
February 7, 2023 at 4:56 pm
What a fun mural! An excellent example of how street art should look: beautiful, and more importantly, commissioned!
Chocolate is good for you. I believe it’s an important food group. Don’t deny yourself a morsel of joy.
February 7, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Susan has captured many images of fun, I think. Many agree chocolate is a food group, so it must be!
February 11, 2023 at 2:14 pm
I love seeing how you interpret the pictures. I can assure you so far it has been a surprise every time, but perfect for all that.
February 11, 2023 at 2:58 pm
Thank you! It’s always a surprise to me, too, but that’s the wonder of the image!