Wednesday, February 12, 2014
There's a lovely woman in my office who makes her own homemade candy and baked goods and brings them into the office every week. Needless to say, this is her week to shine. I made a mistake of expressing an interest in her treats and now she always makes sure to bring me some personally. "No, thanks" has little effect. She pushes, I push back, she pushes back and I crumble. It feels rude to say no. So, I think this week I'll say yes . . . and then either re-gift the treat or spirit it to the trash. It feels cruel to toss a hand-made bite of love but I've chosen this week to "get clean" from my snowballing sugar addiction because if I don't it'll surely be even harder next week. And I'm not going to let food pushers -- no matter how well-intentioned (or how talented they are as confectioners!) -- stop me.