Saturday, January 26, 2008

The object of my desire

There it is. Right there. Can you see it? No, of course you can't. I've hidden it away from prying eyes. Up there. On the top shelf. Behind the baking supplies. And the onion chopper. And the bamboo steamers. In a paper bag. A plain one, not the sort to attract any attention. Move along now, nothing happening here. No reason to linger. That's right, move along now.

But I know it's there. Waiting. Calling to me. A siren song for my ears alone. I have to be strong. To keep the secret. To be caught would mean the end of my dreams. My heart's desire taken from me. Scattered among the masses. Unappreciated. Wasted.

It was hand-carried across the ocean. Meant to be shared, but no. I know that it's true destiny lies with me, with me alone. It is much too precious to waste on those who cannot see its beauty. Feel its magic. Once there were many, but they were squandered by unrestrained lust. This is the only one. The last of its kind. It calls to me from the darkness.

Soon.

Soon it will be night. Everyone will be asleep. Then I will creep stealthily into the kitchen and climb up on the stepladder. There will be no witnesses as I finally succumb to my heart's desire. I have to have it. To possess it. To devour it. To make it one with my whole being.

The very last peppermint patty.

Oh god it was good.


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35 comments:

Edi said...

We LOVE peppermint patties!

The kids know if they want to give me chocolate for my birthday or some other obligatory gift giving holiday...that peppermint patties are it!

The kids love them. I love them! I love them b/c of the great taste of chocolate and mint and I especially love them b/c out of all the candy bars - it has the least amount of FAT!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I KNEW it had to be at least part chocolate!

I love this Robin; it's so amazingly true. And I loved the profile of you that Michele at Scribbit did, too. Don't think I missed it!

(note to self: send Tour Manager with lots of Peppermint Patties!)

Robin said...

I would be your best friend for ever and ever and EVER if you did that - they don't sell them here!

Lis Garrett said...

Ohhhhhhhh . . . .

I know what you mean about hiding the treats. There are nights when my husband and I have to wait to make sure that all the kids are asleep for then, and only then, can we revel in such sweet goodness and appreciate the tasty treat in quiet solitude . . .

Just Jen said...

LOL, you shouldn't share! My chocolate is hidden away too! ;)

Misty said...

this made me laugh...
at the mere mention of paper bag, I began to equate "bottle" and... well, my advice with those sorts of things is: share... better than drinking alone. But chocolate... no way. It's every woman for herself.

Domestic Spaz said...

This could have been me regarding the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties we have in the house.

My daughter is selling them and we have TEN boxes of them in the house right now. I have to sell them all. So sad.

paisley said...

oh this was delicious!!!!! what a build up!!!!!!

Nancy said...

LOL, I knew chocolate was involved.

If you send me your address, I'll replenish your stash!

keith hillman said...

So clever! Lovely post - tasty too!

gautami tripathy said...

I want some!

Christine said...

Peppermint Patties and Reeces Peanut Butter Cups have always, ALWAYS been my favorite candies. Now that my daughter has a peanut allergy, PP's are my one and only chocolate love!

Emah S said...

I hope it was the big one!!! Reminded me of how hubby used to bring me a little one after paying for gas.........just enough..........to make you want more!!! :) mmmmmm.........

edj said...

I LOVED this post, because I know all about getting special treats from across the ocean and not really wanting to share them with anyone, although the kids feel they have a God-given right to share all my treats! :)
Loved the profile of you at Scribbet too. It was fun to "get to know" you a bit better.

LaLa said...

Girl..I know you have seen Annslee enjoy her York peppermint patties...she would fight you for your last one!! Hope you enjoyed it : )

SlyGly said...

So witty! I thought it might be a cookie or a square of dark choc but I know the appeal of the peppermint patty as well. Don't you just love how they make that little noise, they sigh when you break them in half?

laughingatchaos said...

I have a recipe, if'n ya want it! ;)

Robin said...

A recipe for peppermint patties? Hell yes!

And Nancy, if that doesn't work I'll be e-mailing you ;-).

angie said...

Oh, how I loved reading about your hidden desire.......I used to hoard my See's candies when I lived where it wasn't readily accessible.

anthonynorth said...

I hinted on my post that food can be as strong a desire as anything else. You confirm it marvellously.

Melissa said...

Yum, I love peppermint patties like no other candy!! Thankfully, I'm the only one in the house that likes them (can you hear my evil giggling).

Nicholas said...

And now there are none?

I suppose you can't get them in Israel. Life isn't fair! I am probably sitting within half a mile of 3 or 4 places where I can buy them, but I am not interested.

MommyTime said...

Meant to be shared, but no. I know that it's true destiny lies with me, with me alone. It is much too precious to waste on those who cannot see its beauty. Feel its magic.

This reminds me of a Snoopy cartoon where Charlie Brown grudgingly agrees to hand over the last of something incredibly tasty to his dog -- who swallows it in one gulp. Charlies yelps out, "You didn't taste it! You didn't even taste it!!" Yes, sometimes the top of the fridge is the only right place for the delicacies. Such as Almond Rocca. -sigh-

Redness said...

OH Yummo ... I can relate, your story was scrumptious ... wonder if you'll be deludged with them now???

Shannon said...

Too funny! I had a feeling that it was a special yummy treat but I wouldn't have guessed peppermint patty. I am glad that you got to enjoy the last one - you deserve it after all!

Mrs. W said...

Oh, Robin, you are so clever! I knew it had to be some sort of food--reading this reminded me of a ration of cannoli my brother brought me when I lived in GA. I wouldn't share, and ate one a day, carefully unwrapped from the freezer.

Rambler said...

ha ha funny :)

LittleWing said...

yes, yes, my pretty precious... in the middle of the night... hilarious.. when all else is deep in sleep .. geez, i'm still laughing.. thank you.. i luv peppermint...

Jo said...

you can keep em, blech and those reece's thingummies too......it must be cos I'm not American.

The Mama Bear said...

the suspense killed me until I found out what kind of chocolate was in that bag....excellent word picture.

Marja said...

A passionate story about a chocolate. Cleverly done. Good ou are hiding it because I am in love with the same one.

tumblewords said...

Laughing and salivating! I love those things - desire! Love this post!

Lucy said...

haha! Adorable post! :)

jadey said...

LOL this was such a wonderful and delightful post. I don't blame you for not wanting to share it. Who can resist that biting peppermint taste with the chocolate as you bite into that delicious little patty? Enjoy I know I enjoyed your post.

Lea said...

This was sooooo yummy!

I've been catching up on what's here at the island... and I love that picture of you!!!

Wish we could sit down to a box of peppermint patties... just think of all the little sail boats we could make from the wrappers!!! XO