Monday, June 18, 2007

Mmmmm ...... doughnuts

I have had a craving for doughnuts for quite some time now. Not the regular old, powdered-sugar doughnuts, but the fancy kind, with filling and frosting and glaze and ..........

I know what started this. The closest convenience store to my apartment recently added a Dunkin Donuts outpost. And every time I drive past this store (at least twice a day) I see the Dunkin Donuts sign out front. And when I stop there to get gas, when I go in to pay (yes, I am a Luddite who still goes inside to pay), I can look over and, oh God, actually see all the lovely doughnuts on their racks.

On any given morning, I know I could stop and pick up a doughnut. Actually, I wouldn't even have to stop - there's a drive-through. But here's the thing. If I did it once, the possibility exists that I would do it again and again and again ....

Every so often, when clients are coming in for a morning meeting, the boss sends me out to get a couple dozen doughnuts. And I swear, it's like nirvana, being at the doughnut store, picking out different kinds of doughnuts. Only the ones that I like, of course, because here's what happens: The clients come in, the meeting is held, several doughnuts are eaten, and then there's a bunch of leftover doughnuts. Which I put in zip-lock baggies and leave by the coffee machine for the employees to eat. Except, I'm pretty sure that I'm the only one who ever eats the leftover doughnuts. One every day, until they're all gone. Which wouldn't be that bad, except for doughnuts are pretty much pure sugar. And calories. And that's about it. And if I'm going to inhale a massive amount of calories, I would prefer that they have some redeeming value. Like the ones in steak. Or macaroni and cheese ... mmmmmmmmmm.

OK, I am hoping that now that I have openly expressed my massive craving for a doughnut, the craving will go away. Will it work? Time will tell. Cause right now, I really want a doughnut...... Is this what is known as a "food issue?"

2 comments:

Kerri said...

Just remember, it takes 3 days to digest one donut...

Is that enough motivation for you to pass them up?? ;-)

Rockycat said...

Three days? Really? I had no idea! I thought that doughnuts went straight to your hips at, like, the speed of light! But, sorry, I still want one .......