Lack of Discipline.

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
edited 25. Jul 2013, 16:14 in Community Chit-chat archive
I've had a tickly cough this afternoon, neither tea nor water has soothed it so I found a few fruit pastilles, you know the sort, the ones you HAVE to chew. Says who? (This is spoken as the one who can always win the last doughnut.)

I was determined to just let them dissolve and so hopefully coat my throat with a lovely sugary syrup but my mouth had other plans. :( Yup, chewed to bits in around fifteen seconds. I sighed, chided myself and had another one. Same result. The last one of the tube was orange, my favourite. 'This time,' I thought 'I will do it this time!'

:oops:

DD
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben

Comments

  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Tut tut, on the norty step .Mig
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    And while you're sitting there you can contemplate Wegner's work on the 'white bear challenge', the nub of which is that the more you concentrate on not doing something the more likely you are to do it.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am sat on said step and contemplating the interesting theory - I've never heard of it before so thank you, Daffy2, I like finding out about new things, and that one makes a lot of sense. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi DD
    I have managed on a few times to suck not chew but its very difficult as they are so tasty and beg to be chewed
    Keep on chewing
    Maria
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    daffy2 wrote:
    And while you're sitting there you can contemplate Wegner's work on the 'white bear challenge', the nub of which is that the more you concentrate on not doing something the more likely you are to do it.

    Interesting daffy2. I guess it applies to pain, too - the more we concentrate on it the more we feel it.

    DD, my son, who has done a fair bit of singing in his time, always swears by whisky. Well, that's his story, anyway :wink:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't like whisky. :( I have found some rather elderly wine gums. Yippee. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Sharon2960
    Sharon2960 Member Posts: 329
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'd go or the wine guns too, every time! Hope you feel better soon
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have you tried eating a sugar doughnut without licking your lips ? Mig
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yup, I always buy an extra one, the one who can eat theirs without licking their lips gets the extra and I always win thanks to a total lack of pride and self-respect. :D That's the doughnut competition. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,094
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No I cant suck them...now you have got me fancying some ...so will instruct hubby when he goes shopping.... :D they taste better out the big packets... :lol:
    Love
    Barbara
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's it I need some fruit pastilles
    Might ask my daughter to get me some on her way home from the hospital
    Saying that if it keeps raining I will have to go pick her up any way so payment in fruit pastille s sounds good
    Hey DD we should have a fruit pastille contest by proxy
    Keep chewing
    Maria
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Who's going to be honest enough to tell that they chewed. 8) Mig
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is a fair point well made, Mig. I know I can do the doughnuts but those damned pastilles are a very different kettle of fish (so to speak!). Another sweet with which I struggle is T*ngf*st*cs by H*r*b*. The cherry ones are my absolute favourites and yes, I am the sad woman who is checking all the packets for the most cherry ones. :oops: Oh, I'll own up, I struggle, end of. :roll: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,427
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Liquorice is what the actors use to soothe their larynx, bet you can chew that DD.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I could but then I'd be sick because I don't like liquorice. The most disappointing sweets at Christmas were the Bertie Bassett's bags of yuk. :( DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh I love Bertie Bassetts yummy
    Many years ago I used to live near Pontefract and every time I went shopping to Morrisons liquorice ended up in my trolley and all because the liquorice factory was near by and the waft of liquorice was lovely
    Strangely enough I never buy it now
    Maria

    Ps
    How's your throat feeling?
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Went to have bp checked this morning and bloods taken (its fine) so on the way home brought a BOX of pastilles ,it is now sat on the coffee table looking at me ,I'm sure it's saying open me eat me .I love licorice but I only eat it instead of taking laxatives :shock: :!: Mig
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Maria, thank you for enquiring about the throat. It's still tickly but I think that has more to do with pollen than anything else. I have upped my inhalers too as the breathing has been a little wheezy.

    Mig, a whole BOX? Will Mr Mig get a look-in? If I had one of them I would tip out the whole lot, sort out the orange ones and leave them 'til last. :wink: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    They say you can't put a fruit pastille in your mouth without chewing it!! And they are right! OH brought 4 packs of 4 as they are on offer at Tesco's!!
    Me I prefer Haribo's!! l love them!! Like you DD the tanfastics are my super favourites! I could easily go through a whole bag in one evening!!
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Still haven't opened the box ! Mig
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just opened the box I got yesterday,gave oh two he started chewing straight away.Mig