Brain vs. Emotion vs. Impulse: Chick-fil-A

Me: *getting ready to order*

Me: I’m feeling frisky today, so I’mma try some thing new.

Brain: But why

Emotion: Because you’re a heightened individual who likes exposing themselves to new options

Emotion: Also because they have a bacon biscuit and you like bacon

Brain: Fine

Brain: So bacon biscuit?

Emotion: Bacon AND EGG biscuit. Use it’s proper name. Save yourself the barbarianism

Me: Ok

Brain: Okay, real quick repeat after me –

Brain: “Yes, I would like a bacon and egg biscuit, but can you leave off the cheese?”

Me: “Yes, I would like a bacon and egg and cheese biscuit, but can you forego the cheese?”

Brain: Who even says ‘forego’ anymore?

Emotion: Enlightened people

Brain: No, people who read a lot of classic literature

Emotion: Just say ‘forego’

Brain: But it sounds weird

Me: *steps up to counter*

*family orders almost all of the same thing*

Chick-fil-A Worker: Hi, what can I get for you today?

Impulse: I’ll have (what family ordered) too.

Brain: What 

Emotion: Why

Brain: Are you even kidding me right now

Brain: whAT ABOUT THE WHOLE “LET’S TRY SOMETHING NEW” THING? YOU EVEN PLANNED WHAT YOU WOULD SAY WHEN YOU ORDERED THE BACON AND EGG BISCUIT 

Emotion: We even went over whether to use the word ‘forego’ – but here you are, foregoing ordering the right thing

Brain: Where did Impulse even come from?? NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE

Me: *sighs*

Me: That was not what I meant to order but it’s too late now

Brain: Look, just stick with the food you know from now on. This is what happens when you try to order something new

Emotion: …

Emotion: ‘forego’ does sound weird

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