How many times do you open the fridge to “see what’s there” but nothing appeals to you. No, I am not referring to Twilight Zone sounds or voices that nobody else hears. Those are both issues which should be addressed by a shrink.
I’m thinking about those moments when you don’t really have a specific purpose for opening the refrigerator door. You know…snack attack. An squad of combatants scaling the walls of your stomach. The enemy is boredom. Your idle moments inspire a reconnaissance mission to the fridge.
Of course, you don’t have a known target when you open the door. The territory inside the fridge is ever-changing. Restaurant leftovers hide in ambush beneath Styrofoam lids. Cold air tumbles out as you reconnoiter each shelf, pushing aside Tupperware of last night’s surplus of tuna casserole. Though the compressor is screaming close the door, you continue your search for a snack, not re-heat dinner. Nothing on the shelves.
Why is there a veggie drawer. What are they hiding from. Tomatoes, otherwise known as love apples, no doubt have their own reason to stay out of public view. But wait, there are Northern Spies in there—close the drawer.
Besides, we don’t put veggies in the veggie drawer. It’s cheese in ours and shredded cheese will not satisfy a hunger pang. Ah, hah…there’s another drawer at the bottom. Don’t bother to open that drawer. Nothing but onion flavored potatoes there.
You close the door.
Now comes my follow-up question. Do you actually let go of the handle before you reopen the door? Certainly you’ve overlooked a tasty tid-bit in your first search. This time you look in the door shelves. Foolhardy thought. Condiments are categorically not snacks in themselves. The desire is for quick satisfaction not a bologna sandwich.
I don’t know about you, but my hunger pangs are not satisfied by crunching on carrots. If you do go straight to the veggie drawer, be sure to knock before you pull it open.