Daily Prompt: No Apologies – we are all human

What’s the one guilty pleasure you have that’s so good, you no longer feel guilty about it?

HESO, Autumn Fair, Solothurn

First of all I make it quite clear that my pleasures have never been guilty, they do not disturb me, they are part of my life. It may be that they would annoy others, but who cares, I enjoy them.

Being a golden oldie, you begin to pay for your eating sins slowly but surely. The waist is no longer a waist and takes a direction towards the south; the clothes are a few sizes larger and even the shoes no longer fit. As I seem to have written many dissertations on the problems of an expanding body in age I will endeavour to look on the brighter side of life.

I like to stuff myself with potato chips: my favourite are the paprika flavoured sort, but I devour any sort as long as it is greasy, full of unwanted calories and goes under the name of “finger food”. The evening is the time of relaxation; time to read a book or even watch your favourite television programme, but this is boring. There is no action, just turning pages or perhaps channel jogging. The rustle of a potato chip bag and the crumbs remaining after a munching session are part of the experience. There is nothing to compare to this, and if washed down with a glass (or two) of cola, the feeling is perfect. This is pleasure but there are always reasons to spoil this. Perhaps you are relaxing in a chair which has become an island amidst a background of crumbling remains. I do not feel guilty until perhaps the next morning when it has to be removed with the vacuum cleaner. There might even be a few cola stains on the furniture. Do I feel guilty? Not really, but outside influences try to cause guilty feelings. To avoid any disruptions in domestic peace, the potato chip eating session is moved to the kitchen. It is a short walk from the comfortable armchair and the crumbs remain where they belong, in the kitchen sink. Even the cola stains disappear from the living quarters. Yes, one of the sacrifices for a peaceful atmosphere.

Another little problem I have is after the evening meal. The sensible food such as meat, cheese, bread with a salad accompaniment has been eaten and you are finished, but not quite. You notice a glass filled with honey might arrive on the table. I love a slice of fresh white bread with a layer of butter and topped up with the sticky sweetness of honey. It is 200% sugar, with a little contribution from a colony of bees. Oh, to bite into the softness of it all, topped with a sweet lingering touch, this is a heavenly conclusion to an evening meal. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, over the years you have developed something called diabetes. This might have been caused by an overeating of carbohydrate thoughout the years (too many crisps, chocolate and biscuits, all washed down with coca cola) or it might even be something you were born with. Those born with an insulin deficiency are excused. Those with diabetes type 2 (as myself) are not really excused, but all the more fun. Of course white bread and the sweetness of honey might have a negative effect on your sugar count. However, what is the point of stuffing yourself with all these forbidden delicacies when you feel guilty about it, so the answer is do not feel guilty: eat it until someone who knows everything better tells you it is not good for you.

Guilty pleasures do not only revolve around food of course. Do we feel guilty when we regularly write our daily prompt? No, of course not. Do we feel guilty when we add a few pingbacks to our daily prompt? That is a matter of interpretation. I do not, although there are forces that would remind me they do not like them. Do I care? No, but then I like my potato chips and honey and I eat it, even if it might not be good for me and I do not care about that either.

Every one of us here toiling with our daily prompt exercise does it in his/her own way and good luck. I would never interfere and tell someone to use a certain background, a certain font, or a certain photo. We are people and we all have our own way of doing things and I respect this and find it one of the enjoyable things about life. It would be boring if we all wrote the same and used the same background. I am also sure that today we will be writing about “x” guilty pleasures and each might be different to the others. We are just a bunch of bloggers with our faults and perfections .

Daily Prompt: No Apologies, we are all human

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22 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: No Apologies – we are all human

  1. Garry took a picture of me the other day. I looked like a dumpling. All I needed was a big pot of soup. I deleted every last picture. It won’t make me look better, but at least I can destroy the evidence!


  2. You and I could have a wonderful time eating all those delicious things. I particularly enjoy a slice of my fresh, warm, homemade bread with real butterd and honey. Ambrosia! And I’m also a Type 2, right now controlled without meds. We’ll see how long I can do that!


    • My bloodsugar goes up and down like a yo-yo.I had one of those mad evenings just now with a slice of bread and honey, but I won’t be measuring my blood until tomorrow morning meaning that it will not look so bad twelve hours later.


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  5. I’m glad you do the ping-backs. Otherwise, I couldn’t. Sorry for using you, but I don’t feel in the least guilty.


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  7. I don’t understand the ping backs, but I always approve them! If it draws more traffic to our blogs, well, no guilt there!! Now, what I do want to know is what is the food in the picture? It looks like granola, but here in the USA, you can’t buy them from a bakery. A health-food store maybe, but not bakery style like that. Everything here is pre-packaged.


    • We have an annual Autumn fair in our local town of Solothurn in Switzerland and this was one of the photos I took. It is something similar to granola, but they were making them on the spot at the fair. I used the photo as it seemed to fit the subject.


    • Pingbacks are basically a link to the various contributions to the daily post which I add to my blog. It is just important that the link works. I am always being asked, although I had to work it out for myself as WordPress do not do the link list after their new great system. When I have time I will blog about how to do it. I am no expert and there are certainly others that do it differently, more professional, but my method is plain and simple. Will come back on it.


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  9. I’m a potato chip devourer, too! My favorites are Tyrrell’s sea salt, balsamico & vinegar. I generally prefer salty snacks to sweet ones, but sometimes I go through “sweet” periods. Of course, the salty snacks work against me and my genetic makeup, but as you put it so well yourself, I couldn’t care less. I enjoy my food and don’t feel guilty about it.


    • Forgot to mention – around here blogging/writing could be a “guilty pleasure” – LOL. Hard to find blog/write time. No longer feel guilty about taking sometime to blog (though it does irritate some 😉 )


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