Thursday, August 25, 2011
Choc-coated ginger dilemma
An elegant little box, which used to contain a full complement of dark-chocolate-coated ginger sits close to me on my desk. It was bought for me by my beloved, because of the anti-angiogenic properties of both ginger and dark chocolate.
This is very fortuitous for another reason. No-one else in the house likes ginger, nor is particularly fond of the darkest chocolate.
Therefore, its contents are mine, all mine.... I can eat them at a rate of my choosing, unlike anything else in this house with any trace of chocolate in it. Leave it lying round here, it rapidly disappears without trace. (Or should I say, with Trace. Heh heh.)
In the corner of the box, I see that there are two pieces remaining. I eat one.
One left. It’s not large - about half the normal size.
I don't really need it. This is a dilemma.
If I leave that one piece, and open the box tomorrow and find a half-sized piece, will I be overcome with disappointment? Will I feel short-changed?
Or even worse, if I should die tonight, leaving that piece uneaten, how regretful would I have been if I had known that?
And how sad would it be if that last piece were thrown away, because no-one in the house likes choc-coated ginger?
I just want you to know that I have solved this dilemma.