#683 Finding a Styrofoam container from last night’s restaurant dinner in your fridge

Curry in a hurryScope this scene.

End of the meal at the back of a dimly lit restaurant, your belly bursting with bowls of bread, free soda refills, sugary salad, and half a giant stir-fry, you’re thinking twice about the waiter’s offer to wrap up your meal. After all, the thought of one more forkful of soy-sauce drenched snow peas makes you gag and the image of lugging a drippy Styrofoam container to the movies ain’t appealing.

But there’s peer pressure.

Somebody chimes in with a “Oh come on, get it to go, you’ve got like half your meal left” and another helpfully adds “Think about it, you’ll probably eat it later tonight. Better than bar food.”

So you look around the table and quietly burp into your mouth before nodding to the waiter with a reluctant half-smile. And then you drag that doggie-bag around town and toss it in your fridge before bed, completely forgetting about it until you groggily look for breakfast the next morning.

When you peel open your fridge door the Styrofoam container is just beaming back at you like a treasure chest full of gold at the bottom of the ocean.

“Hello,” it seems to say. “I’ve been waiting.”

Your pupils dilate, your mouth starts watering, and you swipe a fork for a delicious cold and salty wake up call.



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21 responses to “#683 Finding a Styrofoam container from last night’s restaurant dinner in your fridge

  1. Pingback: #683 Finding a Styrofoam container from last night’s restaurant dinner in your fridge | Rocketboom

  2. Eww. I can’t imagine eating take-away like that for breakfast. :P

    But I get the gist. Too few places in my town use those styrofoam containers, though, thus robbing me of the awesomeness!

  3. wendy

    There’s a new, New York style, authentic Chinese food, without preservatives and all the other nasty chemicals, recently opened here. The last time we went there was so much food, best Chinese I ever have had, it was no doubt going home with us. I still have one styrofoam container in the freezer for a rainy day!
    It is safe to freeze styrofoam, I hope~.~

  4. THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!! You just don’t understand how excited I am when I have some Chinese leftover that I can stick in the fridge for the next day. The unfortunate thing is… the Chinese place close to home has been shut down twice this year due to health violations… so we will never go there again. I’ll drive twice as far to get some good Chinese.

  5. Reblogged this on bookgirl1987's Readage and commented:
    Always a nice surprise

  6. klalota

    The only leftovers I eat for breakfast are pizza or breakfast leftovers. I can eat breakfast for dinner, but I can’t really eat dinner for breakfast…ewwww. LOL!

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