It’s becoming pretty rare that I come on here and post anything of meaning. Why should today be any different?
Today was a bit weird because I woke up and started doing an assignment that was due yesterday. It was supposed to be pretty easy but since I started the day that it was due, I found myself screaming and cussing at everything. I also had to be at a lecture and class today. So, most of the day I was fueled on and high on coffee.
I actually felt really dizzy after a while and I was shaking a little more than usual while I was in my lab. I had to leave so that I could get something in my belly. Then I realised that I still needed to submit that assignment! So my options were limited. My initial idea was to buy a few things and whip together something edible. I quickly realised that if I did this, I would lose very valuable time that I could be working on my assignment.
So, like any good American import, I went to McDonald’s because it’s terribly close to my house. That’s probably the only reason I went (and why I go). When I eat there, I’m usually not very happy eating their food and it’s not because I know how unhealthy they can be but because it’s just sad food. I hardly ate the stuff in the USA but once I got here, I eat it once a month or so. (The Grand Angus tastes very similar to the burgers I make at home.)
As I sat there, eating those extremely salty fries, I was like – why did I do this again? Oh, because I’m starving. I need to plan for this stuff better. I need to learn to make some meals in advance for situations like this because the whole “going out to eat all the time” thing has never suited me very well. I’d much rather cook myself but since I’ve been single, I hardly do that because cooking for one person sucks. I also don’t enjoy eating the same thing for 5 days in a row (unless it’s something REALLY good like chicken and sausage gumbo).
Eating there made me question myself: is this going to be my life ten years from now? I feel like I struggle so much and hate it. I think McDonald’s food reminds me of how lonely I am and how much I struggle. I think that’s it.
At the end of the day though, I’d rather eat at McDonald’s than be dead, so they have that going for them.