Tuesday, October 15, 2013

5 Stages of Grieving Food Loss

Hi guys.
Something happened to me recently that I felt I should share. It caused me to think, obviously far too much, and write this post today. We have all been there, and I'm sure you can all appreciate my issue with this situation.
Finding a hair in your food.

Gross, gross, gross - right? There's nothing worse than sitting down to a mouth-watering meal, taking a bite - or 10, and discovering a long (or short) hair in the next bite you're about to put in your mouth. So, after this happened - I went through various emotions. I realized that when you find something (anything) in your food, you go through the 5 Stages of Grief that people typically go through when a friend/family member dies, except less dramatic and everyone is still alive... so it's the same thing. kay, now that we're all on the same page...

Warning: you're about to see a few ridiculous selfies that I took for the purpose of this post.

5 Stages of Grieving the Loss of Food

  • Denial
  • This can't be happening. There CANNOT be hair (or other various objects) in my food right now.

  • Anger
  • WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS? I just wanted a delicious <insert meal type here> and now it's ruined because SOMEBODY got their hair in my food while they were cooking.

  • Bargaining
  • Okay, so I've had 6 bites of food and haven't gotten any hair in my mouth so far. This is the only hair I've found... what are the chances that I'll find a second hair in my food? I'm sure it's totally fine. The food was cooked at high temperatures so any bacteria would've been 'boiled' off, right? Right. Lets do this.

  • Depression
  • I don't want to eat any meal ever again. How can I trust that any meal will ever be edible again?
    *sobs quietly into food*

  • Acceptance
  • Okay, whatever. You're a big girl, Faith. Eat the damn food and stop being a big baby about it. It's JUST A HAIR. One hair. No big deal. Finish the meal and get this whole situation over with.

Also, that awkward moment when you find your own hair in the meal that you cooked for yourself.
So, there's that...

This is how I process such tragic events in my life.


Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

I just woke up and I'm laughing my damn ass off at this.

The Pink Growl said...

HAHAHAH! Love your faces!

Jen @ That's What She Read said...

bargaining is my favorite part...and i am always relieved to realized it must be my hair...because if it is my hair then somehow its totally not gross anymore!

Tracie Everyday said...

I truly tell myself it's just added protein. But then I think, what if it's actually one of the dogs hair? Then I gross out.

Rachael @ Pretty in Pink said...

I usually always just eat it.
Too far?

Sara said...

I went through this just last week when I found a long (but not as long as mine) black (I have light brown) hair in my Chinese food. But I didn't get over it - I threw it away.. But I definitely went through the first 4 steps! Almost got to step 5, but then I just couldn't...

Your pictures are adorable - and accurate!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

LOL! and all true! when i was in italy, i found a SILKWORM spinning it's silk all up in my mushroom ravioli and i went straight from zero to terrified. it was the grossest thing ever and to this day, i can't eat ravioli anymore :(

Vodka and Soda

Stephanie said...

YOUR SELFIES. omg I'm dying. And hair in food is disgusting.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Bargaining is the funniest and also the hardest!

Sparkles and Shoes

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

This sounds about right haha!

Robin M said...

I do the same emotions!! But normally I am so grossed out I can't finish my food. argh!!!

Elle Hattan said...

This is so funny!