Saturday, January 09, 2010

Common-sense rule of fasting

A few years ago I was fasting from sweets-- I think it was Lent-- and after a class at church, one of my friends came in with a scrumptious-looking pan of cookie bars she'd just made. I had to turn them down and felt bad about it, since there weren't many people left in the room to eat them. Later that night I thought it over and resolved that for the future, all my voluntary fasts would be suspended any time there was a chance I might be hurting feelings by refusing food.

So yesterday I was fasting on crackers and tea (like bread and water, only easier, because tea demands cream and sugar!), and I went to the boss' office to report some results. He handed me a large shortbread cookie. And then he held out a carton of strawberries and instructed me to take the biggest, juiciest one. Now, how could I refuse such a kind offer in such a situation? One mustn't say no to THE BOSS! I was forced to mitigate my holy fast, and in conclusion, om nom nom.


8 comments:

Rachel Ann said...

I have TOTALLY had that *problem* before. =)

Rachel Gray said...

Thank goodness today I may eat what I like. Now hurry and archive your blog, because I miss getting to comment back at you!

Heather said...

Your conclusion totally cracked me up! :-D

(And I've always loved that bunny pic. Heeee!)

Rachel Ann said...

Unfortunately I've decided to keep it down for the entire month of January. It's kind of like a fast for me, actually. It's good. I'm revamping and will be less...uh, ugly? Sinful? Complainy? Once it starts up again.

Rachel Gray said...

Yeah, I saw where you said that on the blog before you took it down... I was just urging the month of January to go faster. :)

Rachel Gray said...

Thanks Heather, and my biggest problem was picking just one of the many adorable pictures that came up when I Googled "Om nom nom". :)

Warren said...

I was going to say something witty here, but the cyoot bunneh has distracted me.

Oh look. A bunneh.

W

Rachel Gray said...

I should institute a policy of cute animals at the end of every post. None could oppose me then! Not that anyone bothers to do so now.