After eating too much rich food and too much sugar over the holidays, I had decided that today was going to be my first day in 2011 of eating healthier. I was fixing my oatmeal when I saw it. The last chocolate covered pretzel stick!!
Originally there were two pretzels individually wrapped in festival cellophane and tied with a bright red ribbon; one pretzel for me and the other for Tom. They were included in a little gift our friend Vicky gave us on New Year’s Eve.
So what was I supposed to do? The pretzel really was Tom’s, but he hadn’t eaten it in 3 days so obviously he didn’t really want it. And there is the fact that I was taught to never throw away or waste food. So I did what any well brought-up, red-blooded American girl would do – ate my oatmeal like a good girl and then gobbled down the chocolate covered pretzel stick for dessert!
After my nourishing breakfast, I sat down at my computer to catch up on Facebook and found a post from my friend Kim who basically had the same experience I did (almost at the same time).
Her post read, “Day 1 of eating cleaner: Did pretty well until I opened the freezer and saw a bag of *pretzel joys. There were only 2 left and my Granny taught me to not waste my food so I proceeded to scarf them down…no one was home to see me cheat…until I looked down and saw the DOG staring at me in disgust!! There was no joy in my pretzel joy!”
Boy, am I glad we don’t have a dog!
Ending on a Positive Note: Although I had never heard of a pretzel joy, this morning I found great joy in learning a new fact and eating the last chocolate covered pretzel stick in my house.
*Kim says a pretzel joy is a white chocolate covered pretzel.