Police Psychology | Night of the Living Binge
by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D. ABPP
I’ve got to have some chocolate before dinner. Where is it? Wait there’s some cheese. I could eat this cheese instead. Where’s the knife? Hell I don’t need a knife, I could eat the whole chunk of cheese in two bites. Okay, now what else, I’m still hungry. How about those potato chips? There less than a third of the bag. Let me eat those. I’ll keep looking through here. Hello, a slice of old pizza! That is a piece of heaven. Let me just eat you, you poor little neglected pizza right now. I love cold pizza, wait, is that the chicken parm from Tuesday? Hell, if someone doesn’t eat that it is going to be bad tomorrow. I could go for some chicken parm, after all my wife is making salmon cakes tonight and I never liked salmon cakes, and I didn’t have much lunch, and man this is good! Now where was that chocolate? Ahh, I think I see chocolate – nah, just Cocoa Puffs. Well that is chocolate flavored, let me take a handful of that. Wait, there’s the chocolate. Mmm, nothing like the real thing. SLAM. The front door opens.
“Hi honey, I thought we’d go out for dinner tonight. I don’t feel like cooking.”
“Yes dear. I’m ready. Let’s go have some dinner…..” Despite eating enough calories to choke a hippo, you go and have dinner, and boy do you feel it later that night. (more…)