At a Christmas party, two guests are standing by the buffet. One has their plate piled high with food. The other has cleverly taken a Buffet Tour and has selected only the food they really wanted. The first guest is eating very quickly, the other is taking their time and savouring their selection.
Guest 1: [Simultaneously talking and eating] “Ooh, this food is so naughty! I daren’t think about how many calories are in it! And I’ve been soooo good recently. Luckily, diet starts again on 1st January, am I right? I’ve found a fabulous new diet. Apparently, it really works. Some Hollywood star – I forget which one – swears by it. They’ve lost loads of weight and look amazing. It’s a bit like the R-Diet I did recently where you cut out carbs, sugar, protein and anything else with an R in it. This one’s called the Imaginarian Diet. Basically, you eliminate every single food and just imagine yourself eating. Brilliant! So easy, right? Apparently, you can lose 2 stone in a week. In the meantime, I’d better make the most of it. I’m so stuffed but why stop now? Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. I just can’t resist those little cheesy ball things – weren’t those big in the 70’s? You’re going to have more too, aren’t you? Go on, let’s be wicked together. After all, it’s Christmas.”
Guest 2: [Smiles warmly] “No, thanks. I’ve had enough.” [walks off to have an infinitely more interesting conversation elsewhere].
Which one are you?
©️ Julie de Rohan 2019.