Dear loved ones, students, friends, and complete strangers,
Please forgive me for the things I have said and done when I was HANGRY!
Hanger is real y’all.
According to the top definition in Urban Dictionary, Hangry is described as: “When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.”
BEEN THERE! (A lot.)
This is not made-up stuff y’all. See this CNN article for some science behind the hangry. It’s real. And it’s dangerous. It’s actually REALLLLLY scary when it happens to me.
Yes, I have a hangry problem.
If I go too long without food, WATCH OUT WORLD!!!
This is me on hangry:
Do you see that evil look in my eyes? It’s like I WILL CUT YOU DOWN IF YOU KEEP ME FROM EATING. BRING ME FOOD AND WATER (and maybe I’d throw in some wine) ASAP or I will go all CRAY CRAY ON YOU!!!!
GRRRRRRRRRR!!! HANGER LORA ATTACK!!!!
I am sorry if I snap at you. If I seem rude. If I rush. If I talk to fast or in too high of a pitch. If I don’t listen well enough. Or if I just seem generally mean, awkward, or out of sorts. I’m just SUPER HANGRY.
It is hard. I get so hungry, I swear I cease to function. My brain doesn’t compute. All I can think is feed me, feed me, feed me. FEED ME!!!!
And then the food comes and it is all…
NOM NOM NOM EAT EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE.
And then it’s all….
I’m super nice, super positive, and actually pretty chill!!
I’m seriously a different person when I’m properly fed. (And I’ll throw rested in there too, because I think the world’s worst combo is a stressed out Lora who is simultaneously both ridiculously hungry and super duper sleepy.)
So please. If you meet me hangry. Do not judge. Do not hate me. Do not take offense.
Just feed me.
And then I will love you forever and ever and ever. (For serious!)
I need to get this shirt from Society6 and just throw it on over me every time I feel the hanger coming on, as a warning sign to all of actual society lol:
This Society6 one is pretty good too, ha! That little girl is totes me on hanger.
But in all serious.
I am sorry for the things I did while I was hangry.
I didn’t mean it.
I promise to do better. To carry my favorite snacks with me in my bag like I mean to, so that I can preemptively attack when hunger is about to strike. I’ll take deep breaths when I’m feeling irritable or cranky and feeling that hangryness about to rise. I’ll meditate on it. And I will breathe and speak from the best possible place of love and compassion, like a true yogi.
But it may still happen. Because it’s science y’all and it’s just my body chemistry doing it’s neurological thingamajig. (Again–read the CNN article. It’s really cool!) But the HANGRY comes. It can come suddenly at any time, without warning! It’s never wanted. It’s never intentional. And please. When that happens… Forgive me. Love me. Hug me.
But please please please….just get me to food! NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!! And then all will be well again. WOOT WOOT!! 😀
Do you have a HANGER PROBLEM?!?
Don’t tell me I’m alone in this?