She could feel the pangs of hunger voicing their mutiny inside her. Reluctantly she got up from the sofa, taking care to press the pause button on the remote control and walked to the kitchen. She boiled some water and emptied the contents of a packet of Slim Soup into her mug. Pouring the boiled water into the cup, she stirred it with a fork and carried it to the sofa… ten minutes later she walked back to the kitchen and tilted the mug upside down to catch the last few drops with her ‘eager for more’ tongue. As she threw her head up and back, she saw it! Tucked behind the bottles of kalathpodi and Shundakkai Vathal, the red and yellow packet of tortilla chips. When had she bought that? She couldn’t remember. A longing that was primeval stirred inside her. Just this once, she pleaded to herself… Don’t you dare! cautioned her conscience. You are on the fifth day of your diet…Now don’t give in….or I will call you a spineless lump! No, I am not, she told herself fiercely and walked back to the sofa. Before she pressed the play button, she changed her mind….Yes, I am….she conceded defeat…and walked quickly back to the kitchen shelf. She reached for the packet of tortilla chips…It is corn chips , not Potato wafers, she consoled herself … and then, irresistibly opened the cupboard where she had hidden the Pringles Onion and Sour Cream dip… Back on the sofa, she pressed the remote control…and indulged in the second deadly sin…Gluttony!