There's a pan of fresh baked, frosted, and untouched brownies sitting in the pan on the shelf. Everyone is looking forward to having some for dessert after dinner.
It's about 4:30 and you get the munchies. You eye the brownies. But, no, you should show some self-control. And, you do.
For about 10 seconds.
Then, you reason to yourself that someone has to test them to make sure they're not burnt or poisoned. It's a mother's job to make sure that her family has a pleasant eating experience, right?
So, you cut a very small piece from the corner. So small, you could barely taste all of that fudgy goodness. So, you have to cut another small piece.
Next thing you know, your four small pieces result in a large gap in the pan.
Uh-oh. How am I...er...how are you going to serve that at the dinner table? Your family will instantly know what you've been up to: the highest sin in the court - snacking before supper.
Hmmm...you reach for a pretty platter and decide to cut the brownies and serve them in style. After all, they are your precious husband and children. Why hold the finery for company? They deserve the best.
And, no one is the wiser.
Ever done that?
Yeah. Me either.