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: So bacon biscuit?
Emotion: Bacon AND EGG biscuit. Use it’s proper name. Save yourself the barbarianism
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: 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: 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: ‘forego’ does sound weird