Dogs, Vomit, and Cheap Chinese Food

Today. I did something very stupid. Which I would like to share.

I love Chinese food, alot. Whenever possible I will drag my girlfriend/friends/family to Chinese restaurants, I just love it!


There is a Chinese restaurant near to my office, which does a 2 course lunch for just £5, an absolute bargain. I had been there quite a number of times, and every time I came away feeling disappointed. So, a couple of months back I decided that I needed to stop wasting my time and my money going there because the food there is rubbish! It doesn’t taste good at all, and I always wish that I had gone for something different.

Then today, I felt the urge for Chinese, and besides that, my boss was going to the usual cafe that I go to, so I needed to find something different. I proceeded to hang around outside the aforementioned Chinese restaurant for about 10 mins, thinking “shall I, shant I”. I could taste Chinese food in my mouth. It was so appealing. And it was a bargain at 5 pounds. I went in, sat down, and ordered dishes that, surely, they couldn’t possibly get wrong.

I remember school dinners tasting better than what I ate at lunchtime today. I left half of my lunch, the waitress came over and said “is the food ok?” and my response…”Yes, very nice thank you”.

My nose is now 2 inches bigger than it was this morning, and I can’t get Proverbs 26:11 out of my head.

“As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.” – Proverbs 26:11

This has made me think. Surely I do this kind of thing all the time in other areas of my life.

What is your folly?

– James