Do you have an easily exploitable weakness?
If I were a superhero, I’d be sunk because I’m about to give away my greatest weakness: food. That’s right, I’ve got a target you could hit with a penny from half a block away. The thing is, I have this issue with impulse control when it comes to edibles, and that’s part of why I was a big kid growing up. I’ve got pretty good control over it now, because I limit myself to a single binge per day.
Binge, you ask? Well yes, if you were to eat a meal with me you might get the impression that my stomach is a bottomless pit – the old portable hole got folded up and swallowed by accident, maybe. I will eat and eat until I hear the leptin bell, at which point I may have already eaten too much, and I have no room for dessert! So I eschew breakfast and eat just a few pieces of fruit for lunch because at dinner all bets are off!
Some of my favorites involve meat. I love meatloaf, Swedish meatballs, rotisserie chicken, turkey, and steak – in that order, and they have to be tasty, but that just means not burnt in most cases; you have to be able to burn water to really turn me off my plate. I love my veggies too! I never turn down the opportunity to have a big salad (no dressing, thank you) at dinner, and I really go for broccoli, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. I totally dig on baked beans, or chili. For takeout it’s pizza, preferably Little Caesars or Pizza Hut; Schlotzsky’s or Jimmy John’s for sandwiches; or Famous Dave’s for BBQ.
For dessert I’ll take some fresh-baked muffins from Perkins or the local Dan’s Supermarket, where they make the best caramel rolls ever. We have those every Sunday morning; it’s a tradition. Or Stone Ridge ice cream, the double berry cheesecake. Or for that matter, a Blueberry Cheesequake Blizzard from Dairy Queen. Or blueberry pie ala mode.
The worst is Thai food. I can’t get Thai in the Bismarck/Mandan area, and it just about breaks my heart because good Thai is the best food ever, bar none.
Do I have dislikes? Yes. Okra and eggplant. I may become deadly over either one.
Do you see my problem? If I come to foil your bank heist or your plot to laser the moon, I might easily be distracted by no more than a well-timed batch of cookies!
So what do you think? If you were a superhero, what would your weakness be?
This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.