It was an unexpected challenge. I was on an errand to buy gift cards at Dairy Queen. It was one more item to cross off a long to-do list, so I was focused on the job at hand rather than the place it took me to. Until I had to stand in line and wait…
I will preface this part by declaring that I am not allowed (by my own design) very many sweet things to eat. I have to limit my carbs, and I keep a pretty strict count of them. Although it seems like temptation is everywhere, I keep a lid on my cravings by getting a nice bite of something here and there, usually dark chocolate. However, once in awhile I am taken by surprise and it is a lot harder to quiet the little voice in my head that is clamoring for a treat.
That’s what happened today. There I was, just standing in line, patiently waiting at Dairy Queen. In front of me was an elderly gentleman who seemed to have a complex order, so it was taking awhile. To pass the time, I started “reading the room”. I avoided the giant menu for awhile, but finally that’s all that was left to look at. I don’t hardly ever go to Dairy Queen, so it was interesting to see all the sandwiches and sides they offered. That was all fine–it wasn’t until I hit the second panel that my good mood started to wane.
Ice cream cones–I used to go with my grandparents for a Dairy Queen vanilla ice cream cone dipped in chocolate. That was nice to remember. The Blizzards didn’t tempt me so much. I don’t think I’ve ever had one, since I always chose a milkshake instead. Oh…there were the milkshakes. And remember the Dilly Bars? All of a sudden it seemed like the delightful ice-cream smell in the lobby got a little stronger.
And then I saw it. “Hot Fudge-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie served a la mode”.
I almost had to leave! That sounded so good, and the picture of it was almost more than I could take. Danger, danger! Thankfully, it was soon my turn and I could grab the gift cards and make a fast getaway. But now I can’t forget the idea of that hot fudgy cookie with the cold soft serve ice cream…
I am going to need to find a friend to take me to Dairy Queen and order one of those…and share a few bites with me!