The Great Doughnut War -part 2
The "Battle of the Box"
When we last left yours truly, I was in a heated battle with a large box of doughnuts. After our initial encounter, I had a banana and an apple, and it seemed to help.
From time to time, I went into the kitchen and
looked at them. People came over and as the evening wore on, the doughnuts
kept disappearing. As I drifted off to sleep, I wondered what the new day would bring.
He finds an alternative
This morning I arose to a box with just one doughnut left (and yes, it was a chocolate one). As I neared, I could hear it speak to me. “Well, you did it! I had no idea that you could have such determination. Now I guess you will eat me and not see any of us for a month.”
“You know what doughnut, I think I’ll have something else instead,” I proudly announced.
“B-b-b-b-but you can’t do that. You said you’d eat one in the morning, remember?” the doughnut pleaded.
“Nope, I said I would see one of you in the morning with my
coffee. I see you, and now I am going to make
some coffee, but first I am having a banana.” I proudly announced.
“Please tell me one thing. How did you do it?” the perplexed treat asked.
“I guess I don’t need you today. I would rather have a banana, apple, honey cinnamon toast, or a nice big bowl of oatmeal. They are good and sweet and much better for me than you,” I announced.
“But how did you do it?” the doughnut pleaded.
“I hung in there and did not accept defeat as an option. Plus, I used the support of others to force myself into accountability!
“Wow! I hope this doesn’t get out! The doughnut exclaimed.
“Oh I won’t tell anyone Mr. Doughnut.” I promised. (Of course, I said nothing about writing about it.)
This was only one battle in the war, but it taught me a valuable lesson. If someone brings a box of doughnuts into the house, it is OK NOT to eat any.
This has been the Great Doughnut War, brought to you by persistence and accountability.