It’s a known fact that I’m a big fan of cheese fries.
From time to time, I can manage to turn down normal fries. But with cheese fries – it’s a whole new level of love and addiction.
I once tried having cheese fries every single day for a whole week, in the hope that I will get sick of it by the end of the week.
Well, that didn’t work out.
Cheese fries continued to have a hold on me – as though there’s a tiny flag in my heart labelled ‘Cheese Fries’.
Anyway, one day I saw a sign in front of KFC, which read “NEW & IMPROVED FRIES”
I was ecstatic but at the same time horrified! Just when I thought cheese fries couldn’t get any better! This is definitely not going to help my addiction.
Needless to say, I rushed inside to try the new & improved cheese fries.
Filled with anticipation, I picked up a piece of golden cheesy fry and put it in my mouth..
I put a few more fries in my mouth – waiting to feel that unmistakably IMPROVED taste.. but still… nothing!
The fries definitely did *not* taste better; in fact, they actually tasted worse!
In a way, a similar thing happened with a guy I had been seeing on & off.
We kept it casual because I never saw a future with him, but also because I liked things the way they were : casual & uncomplicated.
But then he woke up one day and announced that he was going to prove himself worthy of a future with me.
He then proceeded to turning himself into a ‘new’ and ‘improved’ person.
Some of you may think that’s quite sweet of him.
But I felt the same way I did with the new & improved cheese fries : Nothing.
I tried really hard to appreciate these ‘improvements’, but the truth is I couldn’t bring myself to enjoy the so-called new & improved cheese fries or… man.
So I stopped. (Okay fineeeeee, I stopped the man but still sneak some cheese fries every now & then)
The lesson I learned? New & Improved doesn’t mean anything if you just don’t feel it 🙂