24. Peanut Butter Cookies
Mikey went to the kitchen where Devin had been making himself a sandwich. He reached into a bowl and took out three cookies. Devin said, “Aren’t you supposed to be on a protein diet?”
Mikes said, “Peanut butter is high in protein. Peanut butter cookies must be high in protein. That makes them part of a high protein diet. It’s science.”
“You can convince yourself of anything,” Devin said, smiling and shaking his head. A shadow crossed his face. He hesitated, but finally said, “I’m worried about you Dad. I think you’ve convinced yourself your drinking isn’t a problem.” Mikey waited for the explosion. His father just rolled his eyes.
“Kid, you’re gonna get old before your time worrying about me. I’m fine. I don’t drink any more than I ever did. I don’t drink any more than my friends. Have a cookie.”
Today I will beware of my ability to convince myself of just about anything.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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