Things You Only Know if a Bad Meal Ruins Your Mood
When expectations are high, it can make you feel low…
1 July 2019
All Credits: PA
If being let down after a bad meal is a feeling that fills you with dread, we understand your pain.
And so, you’ll know where we’re coming from with this lot…
You can’t be blamed for looking forward to a meal out. You get dressed up, you book a babysitter, you check the restaurant menu beforehand and know exactly what you’re going to order – if it goes wrong, all that excitement was for absolutely nothing. Of course you’re going to resent it!
Your partner or friends are on tenterhooks the whole way through dinner, knowing that their night is ruined too, if you don’t like your meal.
There’s always that moment, three bites in, where you ask yourself: ‘Is this bad enough for me to cause a scene and send it back? Or should I give the server a break?’
Cooking a bad meal yourself is just as disappointing – if not more so – as eating a dire one in a restaurant. How did you manage to put in that much salt? How did you let yourself get distracted by the telly and burn it? It’s so frustrating!
There’s a special kind of agony you only feel when presented with a dry, solid chocolate fondant, that should ooze with molten chocolate sauce, but has been overcooked. Oh, the shame of it.
It’s a total disaster when you’re at the beach and your favourite fish and chip shop has closed early. You will sob, and never return again.
Everyone you’re eating with will instantly relax if you close your eyes, put your knife and fork down and say: ‘Oh, that’s delicious.’
The only thing worse than being served bad food, is having food envy. Sigh.