Did you ever vow one day to work with your anger, only to find that the emergence of anger making situations increased exponentially in equal proportion to the seriousness of your vow? Or you finally plan to start a diet; and you're serious this time. Then you find that your unused social calendar suddenly fills to the brim with dinner parties and other such social gatherings where food is in beautiful displayed abundance. Or maybe you decide to give up smoking - and you get a stack of buy one get two free coupons in the mail.
You know what I'm getting at?