Dining halls have so many choices, except when you’re a picky eater and end up rotating the same four things you eat. It’s not easy navigating such a big place with so many foods you can’t even imagine putting near your mouth. Here are the 13 ways picky eaters survive in the dining hall.
1. You don’t even bother checking the menus anymore since you know you’re not going to like anything
What’s the point of checking to see if the dining hall has one of the five things you eat? Solid chance they don’t.
2. You examine all the food options in the dining hall, just to see if there is something new
You have to do a lap, just in case. Maybe today is the day they will have something you’ll actually eat.
3. You check out the salad bar and debate whether to try to be healthy
Eh. Maybe not today.
4. You realize that you will be sticking to your usual meal for the fifth night in a row
Pizza again? Shocking.
5. Any sort of combination of bread and cheese is always a go-to
Grilled cheese. Mac and cheese. You name it and it’s safe to say you can always find some form of this combo to eat as a “meal.”
6. Your friends try to convince you to try their food
Ugh, no way am I trying whatever that is on your plate.
7. But it’s just too adventurous for you
Literally no point of trying any more. You all know you’re not going to like it.
8. That feeling of disgust when sauce is straight up put on the food, not on the side
Why do they do this to you??
9. You ask dining hall staff to make you a special plate with the one thing you like
Can I have a plate of just the plain chicken with nothing on it?
10. You’ve eaten everything you like but you’re still hungry
The struggle is so real.
11. You can always resort to cereal, even if it’s dinner
You can always find at least one type you like. And you can convince yourself that it’s filling. You can also try to amp up your cereal game.
12. Pizza is the only food you know every dining hall will always have
Pizza is the real MVP.
13. You’ve taught yourself to manage
Because you know there’s not really a chance you will change.