Sinning (slightly)

I know you’re busy and I’m sorry to take up a precious few seconds of your time with this – to you – trivial nonsense, but it’s important to me and that (believe it or not) has value. In my world anyway.

Yes, it has value to me, especially in these times of significant financial difficulty (unless one is an MP of course – in which case the phrase is: especially in these times of significant moral difficulty).

And that, really, is at the heart of my problem.



[deep breath]

Today I have sinned.

On my way from a meeting at one end of Westminster to my office at the other end of Westminster I had cause to pass a [pauses] McDonalds.

I don’t know what occurred – I don’t know which of my moral values wobbled – but minutes later I found myself deposited back on to the pavement clutching a large banana milkshake, a large fries and a pot of Heinz tomato ketchup.

It all occurred so quickly, my mind is still in a bit of a whirl.

One moment I was enjoying the feeling of the sun on my shoulders, the next I was clutching The Devil’s Food.

Anyway, sanity (you’ll be pleased to know) reigned. I did the only sensible thing that a rational human being could.

I drank the milkshake.

But the fries?

I ate them.

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10 Responses to Sinning (slightly)

  1. LizSara says:



    now i want McD fries and a milkshake damn you

  2. S. Le says:

    Gosh! Not McDonald’s! Tell me you are lying! Horrible, horrible man you! (I love their iced Hazelnut coffees!) Don’t ever go there again. Banana milkshake? Ugh! You should have spent those calories on something more noble like a hot fudge sundae!

  3. nuttycow says:

    I confess. I had a Maccy D’s on Friday.

    And it was gooooooood.

    (except they’ve stopped putting salt on their chips – bastards)

  4. Soph says:

    Dammit! Now I don’t feel so guilty for drinking that chocolate Frij that was in the, erm, fridge. No Pringle sandwiches for you tonight!

  5. Emma says:

    Brilliant post! I haven’t “sinned” for at least 6 months but I feel it’s only a matter of time!

  6. Jo says:


  7. Ellie says:

    Hard to count all the junk food sins I had – easier is to measure my butt – don’t have a tape measure long enough 🙂

  8. blue soup says:


    I might have to have one after my lecture tonight…

  9. Brennig says:

    Just in the interests of transparency I did manage to keep my vegetarianism intact!

    And hello Ellie, welcome. Please feel free to hurl food abuse at me whenever you like. 🙂

  10. Sally says:

    Sorry, going to have to boycott your blog in future. 😉