When I was younger, I wasn't very good at resisting temptation. I remember one banner WEEK when I was nine - I put a plastic spider in my new stepmom's chocolate pudding (hehe), then when we had a babysitter that I didn't care for, I dipped my hands nearly to the elbows in red tempra paint and ran upstairs screaming that I'd cut my hands. (heeheehee). While I was upstairs scrubbing my hands and arms, I saw the bottle of Prell shampoo and remembered the 'drop a pearl in the bottle of Prell to see how thick and luxurious the shampoo is' commercial and I thought - well, why not - there was my new stepmom's pearl necklace and I was already in trouble....
Good Lord, my dad almost beat me to death.
And lately, I've again been facing a few moral dilemmas.... Let's see how you would handle these.
1) My big cat Raliegh is a beautiful but very jumpy cat. I mean, you can sometimes just move your foot and he trips all over himself trying to get away. The other day I was folding laundry and Big R decided to check out the drier. I was torn. Should I....
B) Think to myself, Jesus, how long is it going to take that cat to get out of the drier, get bored and wander off until Raliegh climbs out?
C) Snicker to myself as I slowly shut the drier door with R-buddy still in there??
2) We bought a Barbie dressing table for Neve at a yard sale on Saturday. It was only $5.00 and as we got out of the car she didn't ask for it so we left it in there. When we brought it up after Neve left, Audrey shuddered and said why is that god-awful thing??? (Just a bit of background here...When Miss Auds was 7 she swiped her brother's tape with all the Chucky movies on it and took it next door where she and her friend watched it even tho they were both forbidden to.) Audrey has been afraid of dolls since. So.. Should I...
A) Put the doll table out on the curb? It only cost $5.00 and Neve doesn't remember that it is here. Audrey would feel so much better.
B) Put the doll table in the car and take it to Neve's house? I mean, it costs $5.00!! And Audrey should get over herself.
C) Figure out how to twist the doll's head off the table, assure Audrey that is it long gone, then sneak it into her room one night whilst she is sleeping and leave the doll on her pillow?
3) When Larry and I go to a Sunday game at the Nationals, I always get a chili mac or a chili frito pie at Glory Days, grab a table and two chairs, and then I have about 45 minutes to myself while Larry is out in the hot sun getting his hat autographed by random Nationals team members. I always bring my budget book, and the paper and my Kindle. Should I...
A) Be virtuous and work on my budget? Maybe work up a menu?
B) Learn more about the world and study the Sunday paper?
C) Say screw it and just go ahead and read 50 Shades of Grey??? um..again...
See my dilemmas??
(By the way, the answers are 1 -B, 2 -B, and 3 - C. <I can't be good ALL the time!!>)