Taste Change

Every so often, I tend to run out of something. The most irritating part is this usually happens after going to the grocery store or the market. I know that I should go through the cupboards before I go to the store, yet inevitably something gets missed.

Today the missing ingredient is Splenda for the coffee. I like my coffee. I like coffee with Splenda and lactose-free milk with unique added ingredients for brain health. Like many others, I find myself a creature of habit and enjoy things the way I like them.  And yet, over the years, especially in military service, I have learned that you can start to tolerate anything given time.

I can endure most things for two weeks.  In most cases, I will get accustomed to the different taste. Suppose I go a month or more with the different flavors. In that case, my usual preferences will taste odd when I first return to them.

Have you ever had to change things you like because of a new location or a shortage? 

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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