Yet as soon as I spied them I really wanted one.
Then he said, “I had one for breakfast and they are dee-li-cious!”
This is a quintessential, composed, French response. One of prudent self denial, versus the impulsive American approach: immediate gratification.
Let me just tell you that, sitting on a garden bench under a timid spring sun, immediate gratification-- with a dash of salt-- was oh so tasty.