Addiction (War of the Worlds spoiler alert)
I’m tired and it’s getting late, so I’ll dispense with the research and get on with the entry. I seem to recall a study where mice are given the choice of food or an addictive drug. (Try and try as I might, I can’t find it via Google.) As I recall, the mice choose the drug over food until one of two things happen: 1) the mice die, or 2) the mice run out of drug. I have the same relationship with Kit Kat bars.
I was at a movie this afternoon with my wife (War of the Worlds, a great flick). We got to our seats just as the previews were starting. By the time the previews ended I had an empty bag of “Kit Kat Bites.” I snorted that thing down like it was my first meal in two weeks. It was a disgusting display of gluttony and lack of self-control, and I’ve still got the upset stomach to show for it.
The important thing is that I was able to make it through the movie without having to excuse myself to use the facilities. It was a close call, but this story has its happy ending, just like the movie.
On a side note, anyone know a good remedy for nausea? I’m normally down with the OTC (drugs that is), but they really let me down when it comes to my digestive system. Does that qualify as “more than I needed to know?”