There is arguably nothing more exciting than getting a care package in college. Whether it comes from a friend, sibling, grandparent, or parent, getting a care package means getting a box full of good eats. Here are the 9 classic stages of getting a care package in college.
1. Realizing you have a package
There is a certain excitement that comes along with the realization that you have a package and it’s not another overpriced textbook you ordered from Amazon.
2. Opening it up
It’s Christmas morning all over again.
3. Eating everything in sight
There is finally food in the room besides that one orange you stole from the cafeteria last week.
4. Picking which foods to hoard and which to share with your roommate
Help yourself to the trail mix, but if you touch those Oreos, you may not live to see tomorrow.
5. Endless snacking
Goodbye cafeteria food, hello comfort food.
6. Realizing you ate almost all of the food in two days
Why would you leave the room to get a meal, or worse, experiment with dorm room cooking, when you have all of this good food at your fingertips?
7. Trying to make the rest of the food last
You have to ration out the food that’s left because it has to last you until next care package.
8. The sadness of having no food in your room
So you ate a month’s supply of snacks already. It happens to the best of us.
9. Awaiting another care package
Mom, Dad, you two are so sweet. Speaking of sweets… when are you sending more?