Today was a Christmas luncheon for my husband's work. It was held at a steak house where they serve buckets of peanuts and fluffy white flour rolls before the meal comes to the table. We thought the luncheon started at 11:00 with the food being served at 11:30ish. Because of other commitments, we were not able to arrive until around 11:30, so in my mind I thought it was perfect timing.... we would arrive in time for the food and I would not be tempted to fill up on peanuts (and I told myself to stay away from the white flour rolls).
BUT... we arrived at the restaurant and learned we were early. Turned out the function didn't start until around 12:00 with the food coming to the tables at 12:30. So there we were, sitting at a table with peanuts right in front of my face. Plus I was really hungry. I thought we would be eating earlier, so I avoided a mid-morning snack.
Peanuts called out to me, and I succumbed... but managed to avoid the rolls. Nevertheless, I still ate too much by the time the meal was over.
I guess it balanced out though, because I ended up dashing off to a meeting tonight without any supper. My lunch held me over all this time. It's nearly midnight and I'm still not hungry.