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Bad Food Anger

There's nothing worse than a terribly mediocre, or just plain bad, meal, especially when it's not cheap. When this happens, I actually get really mad, and it puts a damper on my mood. I think it's such a waste, not just in terms of money, but also a waste of stomach space and calories. And then I am full of regret :(

When was the last time you had a meal that was so disappointing, that you got mad?

My most recent regretful meal was eating at a food court, where I ordered a "falafel platter". It was over $5 and the falafel was microwaved greasy rocks, served with some sad leaves of iceberg lettuce and onions that got drenched in some kind of vinegar, and cardboard "pita bread" that soaked up some of that vinegar. I ate one of the falafel, some bread, and the lettuce. Worst. Meal. Ever. I wasn't expecting much, since it was a food court, but Panda Express would have been infinitely better.

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