I have determined based on an analysis of Greg and myself that how people eat hard candy explains much about their personality. I should add a disclaimer that I came to this deep revelation while my blood sugar was lower than it needed to be and I was feeling a bit dizzy.
I’ll take you through my process of eating an orange mint Lifesaver. (SIDE NOTE: Have you had these? They are amazing. Seriously.)
I almost immediately bite down on it, and then I wonder why I’m wasting this delicious piece of candy by chewing it. INTERPRETATION: I tend to react quickly, sometimes too quickly.
So good thing I still have a couple small piece left in my mouth. INTERPRETATION: I recognize I can change, and there’s plenty of room for improvement.
I eat these last pieces slower. INTERPRETATION: I try to change.
Then the next couple pieces, I continue with slower. INTERPRETATION: I still work toward changing.
Eventually I’ll crunch down again. INTERPRETATION: I react emotionally again — not because I don’t care, but because there’s just some stubborness, competitiveness, independence in me that is rooted deeply in who I am.
Meanwhile, Greg eats one piece at a time, each very slowly. INTREPRETATION: He’s much more patient and laid-back than I am. And for that I’m very thankful. Hopefully the best parts of each of us will continue to rub off on one another.
And there’s usually a few pieces of candy (perhaps Cinnamon Discs or Wint-O-Green mints — you know, the ones that spark when you crunch on them in a dark room! — instead) sitting around our house. INTREPRETATION: Grace is a good thing.