Saturday, March 1, 2008
What Would You Do?
Today, I judged a Forensics Tournament for Junior High Students. I had a great time. For the first round, I was the timer for Impromptu Speaking and for the power round, I judged Demonstration. It was round two that got me down. I was a standby judge and waited in the Judges' Room until I knew I was not needed. When the second round began and everyone was settled, I decided to eat lunch. Judges receive a FREE lunch ticket. How could I pass it up. The choices were this: Main course of either Nachos or a slice of Papa John's Pizza, Side dish of either assorted candy bars, assorted chips, assorted cookies.
What would you pick to eat with these limited options?
Several of the judges decided to go out for lunch at local restaurants after finding out the choices. The other judge from my daughters school decided to trade his lunch ticket in for a soda instead of the food.
I was amazed at how many judges actually passed on the lunch. After looking at them, it seemed to be all the judges that were at a healthy weight. One particular guy stuck out as he was a standby judge in the second round as well. He chose to sit and play on his cell phone the entire time only getting up to get lunch. He get his free lunch, but also bought an extra slice of pizza. That would have totally been me last year.
Well, I'll tell you that I picked a slice of pizza. Beggars can't be choosers. I was hungry. I also got a side of cookies. Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies had been one of my snacks of choice from the vending machine. Even before eating them, I realized they were not the best choice anymore. I did enjoy my lunch and then decided to make a wise choice. Since I had an hour and a half to burn, I went for a walk. I decided that since today was March 1, I would put my Winter coat away and pull out my Spring coat. Call me crazy, but 30 degrees in March somehow feels warmer than 30 degrees in December. I was plenty warm and took an hour walk around the outside of the school. In an hour, I walked over 8,000 steps making my walk over 4 miles. So even though I made a poor choice eating my FREE lunch, I do feel that I made up for it with my exercise today.