It's been two weeks since the last Donut Friday. Sure, some have had donuts during the intervening timeframe (I count myself among this group), however it's not the same. As I was pondering what to call this feeling it occurred to me "withdrawal" may not be the best term. Not only is it a term that is used by the banking industry, which could be cause for confusion, but more importantly, it is generally associated with addiction. People in rehabilitation go through withdrawal, however, I don't think any of us want to be rehabilitated from our donut "habit". I propose, instead the use of the term "longing". It has a more positive connotation. You long for something familiar and good like a loved one… or a fresh delicious donut.
In preparing for his debut in the Friday Donut Club today, Mr. Paul Savill conducted some research. He found a headline that read "Lamar's Donuts Beats Krispy Kreme in Denver Donut Duel: Nation's 1st Duel Between Two Chains Attracts Police; No Arrests Reported." We are therefore honored with the donut duel defeater. Come satisfy your longing with a donut (or a maple bar).