noun; the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense

So, it is summer.  Cocktail weather.  I am at the grocery store just before Father’s Day and I realize we have my birthday, my son’s birthday, and Fourth of July all just around the corner.  I decide to get the ingredients (alcohol) for a new cocktail, a Negroni…thank you @slimpaley.com .  Then I remember my daughter likes to make Mexican Margaritas, so I ask for assistance and get the good tequila from the locked case.  “The large or the small bottle?” the clerk asks.  “Is that even a question?” I reply with a cheshire grin.  And the large tequila bottle goes in the cart with the three other liquor bottles.

Perhaps I should get the guys some beer?  I can’t decide between two summer ales, so I get a twelve pack of both.  As I move on down the aisle the sound of bottles tinking alludes me to the fact that my entire cart is FULL of alcohol.  I walk as quickly as I can to the produce section hoping no one judges my cart.  Something I myself am quite guilty of!  *See “Angst” post.

I throw in my cart every kind of vegetable that will work for “veggies with dip”.  I get brussels sprouts and green beans and corn on the cob.  Moving to the fruits, I get oranges for the  Negronis, and limes for the margaritas.  Peaches and plums because hey, they are summer fruits. I grab every kind of berry available because they are incredible good for you and delicious.  I cover all the alcohol with fresh fruits and vegetables and head to the check out.

What? I do try to eat a plant-based diet; and I don’t want anyone thinking I’m an alcoholic.  I kind of like that about myself…identifying my own hypocrisies.  I’ll drink to that!

“Maybe it [comedy] comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see.”

Robin Williams

“Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.” ~William Shakespeare, Henry VI

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