Today I had a work lunch at a fast food burrito restaurant. However, because I'm still trying to get rid of several holiday pounds, I didn't have one of their marquee menu items. I've learned that a loaded burrito can easily take up half of my calories for the day. Instead, I ordered a salad with chicken, beans, fajita vegetables, and salsa. In the interest of being healthy I reluctantly passed on the yummy sour cream, cheese, and guacamole. But (telling myself I could eat just a couple) I couldn't resist an order of tortilla chips.
Who was I kidding?
When I sat down with my food I took one chip out of the bag, closed the bag back up, and savored the perfectly-salted chip. I ate part of the salad, went back for another chip, then repeated the process several more times. Soon a quarter of the bag was gone, and my will power was decreasing with every chip. I had to do something!
About that time a woman came in wearing a hoodie that proudly announced that she worked at the elementary school I attended oh so long ago, and an idea popped into my head. When she walked away from the counter with her food I got her attention. I identified myself as an alum of the school and asked her if she could help me get rid of the chips by taking them off my hands. After a second, she agreed. She thanked me for her bonus food and I thanked her for her help.
Five years ago today: Blondie