Yesterday I began an experiment: I began drinking diet soda.
I’ve always said (or at least said since September 20, 2006) that I can’t drink diet drinks because of the weird bitter-metallic aftertaste. But I’ve decided that for the next few weeks I will attempt to drink diet drinks. If there is an aftertaste, I will try to work through it. Perhaps over the course of time I will successfully convert.
Yesterday for lunch I had my first full glass of diet coke in a long time. In fact, I had two. Then for dinner, I had two cans of it. Whew! I didn’t realize how much I had drunk! As of bedtime, there was a bitter-metallic ghost in my mouth, but I could ignore it well enough.
Maybe this will actually work.