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Old, Bad Habits

In the mornings in his room, you’ll find boxes of donuts. They are available free for the taking, although you have to buy a napkin.

One morning last week, I walked into his room to fill out a form. Some kids were sitting at a lab table, huddled around a 3D printer. They were eating donuts, although to be honest, I didn’t watch them long, as my eyes were drawn to the boxes of donuts on the other end of the room and the prospect of a donut and a cup of hot coffee.

But here’s the thing of it…

My taste buds don’t taste sweet, anymore. It’s been a few years, but my brain won’t adjust. It keeps thinking that sweet things will taste sweet, but they don’t. And the donuts didn’t on that morning. It’s not that they tasted bad. But they just didn’t taste like my brain thinks they should. 

Old, bad habits die hard.