An announcement is made over the intercom at your office that the September Birthday celebration is starting in the break room. You, already having three protein bars on top of your sushi lunch, decide to skip. You stomach aches from the fiber filled bars. You weren’t even hungry by your second bar. You ate out of boredom. And then ate another.
A few minutes pass and your friend asks if you’ll walk to the September Birthday celebration. You agree. You and him walk over the to break, yet it’s a bit of a struggle, given the other employees walking toward you, already having collected their snacks.
Several large cardboard boxes sit atop the tables in the break room. Inside each box, a different ice cream pop. You’re still not hungry, but the Reese’s Peanut Butter one catches your attention. You take one, and walk back with your friend back to your cube.
For the next hour the Reese’s ice cream sits on your desk, melting. You are proud of yourself for being disciplined enough to not eat the bar when your stomach aches.
Instead, you reach for your last protein bar and enjoy it. The flavor is peanut-butter chocolate.