Doughnuts bring me pleasure…when I get to eat them. Here’s a little math – A cookie is to the Cookie Monster as a doughnut is to The Redhead Riter. That makes my relationship with the tantalizing treat very clear.
So imagine my dismay and shock when I heard that someone was stabbed because of a doughnut. According to Fox News (click here for news story direct from Fox) a 17 year old Fayetteville, North Carolina teenager (Robert Wallace) stabbed his 16 year old classmate (Teonia Brinson) in the stomach Wednesday morning because Wallace refused to sell Brinson a doughnut.
As crazed as I become when I smell, see, or think about doughnuts, I can assure you that stabbing the store clerk never crosses my mind. If someone refused to sell a doughnut to me at the store, I would simply leave or elevate it to the manager.
So Brinson was treated and released at the hospital. Although her wounds were not life threatening, I’m sure she will carry the mark of a “doughnut stabbing” for the rest of her existence! Can’t you hear her telling her children, “Oh, and this scar is when I was stabbed for a doughnut.”
Wallace, on the other hand, had to pay a $2,000 bond and was released. I’m sure he is looking forward to that trial. What is his defense going to say? How can you justify stabbing someone for a doughnut? What are people thinking?!!
I must admit, the smell of fresh, hot doughnuts does almost mesmerize my senses. My mouth begins to salivate, my eyes “glaze” over, and my spirits begin to “rise” with each luscious, delectable, scrumptious bite. Obviously, I have to eat more than one doughnut to fill the “hole” or satisfy the craving. The last time I had doughnuts, I ate seven glazed. Mmmmmm…so yummy! I know Mom, it is bad for my diabetes, but sometimes I just have to have something sweet!
How many doughnuts can you eat at one time?
the difference is droll.
The optimist sees the doughnut;
the pessimist the hole!”