Eating my turkey and swiss… every bite was disrupted by someone who just had to take a look at what I was up to. For f*cking sake – I just wanted to eat my damn sandwich in peace.
Passer-byers came at me like waves in the ocean, and not a single one could keep their damn eyes off my food.
I was sitting at a table outside of a Whole Foods Market, and every person who walked by found it necessary to take a look at what I was munching on like they’d have heart failure if they didn’t.
Why must you peeps inspect what I’m eating?
It’s then I realized a terrible truth about humanity. We want to eat 24 hours a day. And if we’re out anywhere and see someone eating, our eyes will lock with their food. We selfish humans couldn’t care less that we’re wrecking their peace while they’re trying to eat in peace. It’s just the way it is.
Truth is, I could’ve been sitting outside the Whole Foods with a hover board floating on my table and only a couple passer-byers would’ve had their curiosity provoked. But put a corn beef and rye on the table, and everyone who swings by is guaranteed to ensure a glimpse, be it young, old, poor, religious leader, transgender – you name it. Everyone has to take a look at what you’re munching on.
I bet you a ham and swiss sandwich, if I was in a building, whether an office building or a college building filled with classrooms… if the fire alarm went off, and I was munching on a bean burrito – people frantically trying to exit the building to save themselves wouldn’t hesitate to take a pause to look at what I was eating. Only once they got their glimpse would they continue to scurry off to save themselves. You know what I say is true.
We are a sick species.
Not only would we humans risk our lives to get a glimpse of what someone else is eating – we also can’t stop thinking about eating.
Now, what shall I have for din din?