“Wait a minute; if we really enjoy doing something, we shouldn’t feel guilty about it right?”
Just how sinful is a box of chocolates? You may never know until the doctor asks you to shed a few pounds and you end up having to sneak them piece-by-piece into your salivating mouth. Guilty pleasures are things we relish and enjoy despite the fact that they make us feel pangs of guilt. This guilt is often because of the fear of others discovering our lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes. Really though; if we really enjoy doing something, we shouldn’t feel guilty about it right? Well, I think that’s the irony of it. Listed below are six guilty pleasures a lot of us indulge in :
- Pinging in church
You know that awkward moment when the pastor is preaching and the message is so-ooooo- … (insert yawn here). This becomes the perfect opportunity to tweet, facebook and read e-books just to let time pass. Amen somebody?
This is actually something I think a lot of people do but few will admit. It fits the definition of guilty pleasure. It’s so much fun to take that lame gift and pass it on. Well, no need to feel guilty because the person you gave it to will probably pass it on too.
- Bread dunking
I did this as a kid, and I’m telling you it still feels so good. Of course my friends go, ugh! But when I am alone having tea, I don’t sip. I prefer the kiddies version – yum!
Sarcasm isn’t exactly pleasant but a lot us can’t help but be sarcastic at every turn. It gives people the impression that you are bitter and impolite; who cares?
- Watching movies during school hours.
After long hours of lectures and assignments sometimes you just stab classes, lounge in your hostel or room and watch that recently released movie you downloaded for free or collected from a friend’s computer.
- “Creeping” on facebook
Also known as stalking in the real world. This usually occurs when there is some sort of homework you have due in 7 plus hours and can’t seem to focus. So you start to click away on friends of friends profiles, going through their pictures. After an hour, you realize you are on your cousins best friend’s sister’s roommate’s page and just learned that she get’s a little crazy after 7 jello shots. Then instead of clicking out of the page you see what her boyfriend looks like. Guilty?
So there, my dirty laundry is out in public. What’s your guilty pleasure? Something kinky perhaps? (insert grin here)
Favourmoyse is a blogger and a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She loves chocolate and candlelight dinner.
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