by Joseph Scholes
what seems like an eternity, inside a train
station café, I am contemplating whether or not
to get a tasty flapjack to go with the cappuccino
I have just ordered. Dare I treat myself - do I
I am suddenly
overcome with argument and counter argument.
After all, I have been waiting in this queue for
a while and the service has been decidedly poor
it would certainly show them if I
disrupted their flow and asked for a flapjack as
the most effective revenge tactic but I can sense
that I am just searching for any means of
justification. The golden, oatey glow seems to be
staring me out at this point, mocking me. It
doesnt think that I am man enough to make
an executive treat based decision well
youre wrong flapjack, so wrong!
I often like
to treat myself when travelling; I will be sat in
that carriage watching a film on my laptop for
upward of 2 hours I surely deserve some
recompense. NO! Joe, you clown! The train is
doing all of the work; youre just sitting
there If anyone deserves a flapjack it is
Looking out of
the window up at the sky I search for a sign
perhaps a cake shaped fluffy mound of
cloud or maybe even just an outline of a
thumbs up Anything to let me
know I was doing the right thing. If there was
ever an issue that needed to be settled by
supernatural intervention it is this one.
I then begin
to realise that this decision has taken up longer
consideration time than that of which University
I attended, or even of which parent I love the
most But this is a delicate situation.
culture of something for nothing
procuring a delicious cakey treat would be an
insult unless it was well earned. Sure, I work
hard but so does everybody else. If we all had my
cavalier attitude to snacking then the calorie
intake would be through the roof That may
suit the USA but Britain says no
King, Winston Churchill, how did they treat
themselves after a hard days work? I surely
dont want to overstep the boundaries. If I
am treating myself more for travelling than they
did for making the world a better place then I
will feel downright silly.
I am at odds
with myself over this one. Its a stalemate.
How do I make a decision?
Oh but look!
This flapjack has raisins in That is one
of my five a day, I would be a fool not to get it.