Okay, they were just too tasty to resist.
At least they were fair trade, right?
Could I have avoided using this small amount of paper? Most definitely! Did I want to? No, there were much too tasty! Did I know that they were in paper before they were tossed to me at the back of the class? Nope, but I could have (and probably should have) thrown them back.
Sinned again… off to confession.
But it was just a small amount, eh? Two tiny little squares of paper wrapping, no more than a few centimetres across in each direction. If I avoided one piece of A4 paper, it would be the equivalent of a whole box of chocolates, not just two.
Should they be too small for me to worry about? They are tiny bit of paper, but if I accepted just small bits here and there, when do the small bits become large bits, and then massive bits? Is it too slippery a slope to prevent me from sliding into the depths of relativism?
More to the point: is this the system I am looking to change (paper used for chocolate wrappers) or is it a different system (paper use at university) that I should spend my time being concerned about and examining? Chocolate wrapping is not my focus here in terms of paper use and is currently too daunting a system for me to change at this moment in time, but it does contravene my rules. As little as it may be, I must avoid. While I am not concerned that I will start abandoning rules all over the place, if I do give myself permission for this, what next?
It was my little indulgence. Next time, they get tossed back.