October 11, 2007


My co-worker Maggie introduced the word hangry to me a while ago, and I have since used it many a time over like it's my own. It is the perfect word to describe the feeling of being both hungry and angry - mainly angry because you are hungry. I am not hangry at the moment, but foresee this coming later in the day.

I didn't pack my lunch this morning because I got dinner here last night. It was a yummy pasta dish with white wine sauce, pine nuts and shitake mushrooms with garlic mashed potatoes on the side. The portion was huge, so instead of gorging myself I chose to save the remnants for lunch today.

Only someone else had other plans.

When I went into our cafe this morning to place my mid-afternoon snack in the fridge, my pasta was gone. Gone! Sometime between 7:30 p.m. last night and 9 a.m. this morning my pasta vanished. I don't know where it went or who might have taken it, but I am enraged. I refuse to eat only garlic mashed potatoes and black cherry yogurt today, so I will be buying lunch against my will. And I am certain that will create a whole new kind of hangry.

Lesson learned, it's better to gorge.


kelsalynn said...

Oooh... I'd be hangry too, that's for sure. Do you think someone ate it or just tossed it thinking it was old?

Did you put your name on it? I should tell you now that myself and another co-worker are called the "Fridge Police" b/c we're always yelling at ppl for leaving food in the fridge for far too long- until it's moldy and gross. I'd be kicking some pasta-easter's a$$ right now if I could...

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Immediately Ross telling, "my sandwich...MY SANDWICH!!!!!" comes to mind. That is hilarious.