3 Times to Opt for Food Delivery

By Alicia Geigel on April 3, 2018

As an adult, sometimes we have crazy days (and crazy is an understatement). Some days you might have a class that ends late, or might have to cover a coworkers’ shift, or might have a stressful project coming up. In these cases (and many others), the last thing you want to do is tiredly hunch over the stove in the kitchen and cook yourself a meal. Not only does it sometimes take a while, but it also can be draining/exhausting.

What is better than spending the night in either by yourself or with your friends/partner and ordering take-out for dinner? If you ask anyone who knows me, it’s just about my favorite pastime. Ordering take-out and having the food delivered right to your door is even better than just merely getting the food because you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own house!

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With all the advancements in technology, ordering take-out is as easy as downloading an app and selecting what you want or ordering online- you don’t even have to talk to a real person to get food (at a point, this was awesome for someone like me who had phone anxiety). There’s no worry about managing the food on the stove, a pot of pasta boiling over, or chicken tenders burning in the oven. Rather, you get delicious, hot food straight to your door without having to lift a finger (well, besides physically having to carry the bag of food that is)!

To go back to my statement from earlier, there are plenty of occasions when we all opt for delivery instead of cooking meals ourselves. You may be thinking to yourself, “Alicia, what is a good excuse to order delivery?” Firstly, there is absolutely no bad excuse to order delivery in my book. However, if you’re looking for a few solid reasons to opt for takeout instead of a home cooked meal, these are my top three reasons:

1. Late-Night Class

Only once in my whole time in college did I have a night class. The class ran from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and I absolutely hated it, it threw my whole schedule off terribly. I function best during the daytime so you can imagine how having to retain information and participate in class at 8 o’clock went. On top of having to worry about my presence in class, I had to worry about what to have for dinner. My schedule was super packed the day I had a night class so if I had dinner before class, it was small and not nearly enough to keep me full for the next two hours.

If you have a night class and are stuck for time before/after class, order something off of GrubHub and call it a night! There is no shame in being exhausted after a long day of class and not wanting to cook for yourself, it’s ok! I wouldn’t suggest doing this every day because you’ll not only become unhealthy, but you’ll also drain your wallet fairly quickly and us college kids can’t afford that!

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2. Swamped with Assignments

We all know the struggle of having just too many assignments to complete at once. There’s a quiz tomorrow to study for, a discussion board due at midnight, an essay outline due Friday, and a lab that’s past due. For many of us, these sort of days come more often than not which can leave us on the brink of a breakdown. Due to the stress, it’s easy to neglect yourself in the process and forget to drink/eat decent meals.

When you have a pile of work to complete, you’re not going to stop for anything, which means you’re definitely not going to be willing to cook a hearty meal for yourself. During these moments, let loose and order takeout! Don’t feel bad about what you order or beat yourself up about not being self-sufficient (because I’ve definitely had these conversations with myself in my head). Make it easy for yourself and find something yummy to order on your phone/online so you can get back to work!

3. Working Way Past 9-5

Some of us have jobs that are past the normal working hours of 9am-5pm. Along with classes, working late can take a huge toll on your stress and energy levels, which makes you wanting something easy and quick to satisfy your hunger cravings. When working late on top of other obligations, go ahead and order that plate of cheese fries and nachos and relax in the fact that you’ll have minimal dishes to clean once you’re done!

Though I wouldn’t suggest ordering out all the time, there are definitely occasions where it there are completely legitimate reasons to do so. Whether it’s a weird class schedule, a heavy workload, or a late-night shift, getting food delivered to you makes for a less stressful and smoother night.

By Alicia Geigel

Uloop Writer
social justice advocate, avid lover of 90s fashion, the proud mama of a yorkie named "nugget", feminist, body positive, weight trainer in progress, classic rock fanatic, and reality TV addict! if you want to learn more about me, visit my profile and check out my articles!

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