Full disclosure: Balance bar provided me a gift box with Balance Bars to try for this review. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, the “hangry” reactions are also unfortunately due to my own life experiences!
Ever heard of the term “hangry?” It’s a clever combination of the words “angry” and “hungry” and aptly describes what happens when some of us haven’t snacked properly.
Situation: Someone left the toilet paper with one square remaining on the roll in the office bathroom.
Normal Reaction: Replace the toilet paper roll with a new one.
Hangry Reaction: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS TO ME??? These selfish co-workers of mine have absolutely no respect for anyone but themselves and I want to KICK THEM ALL.
Situation: Car in front of you didn’t move immediately when the light turned green.
Normal Reaction: Wait the 3-5 seconds for the car in front of you to start moving.
Hangry Reaction: Scream “GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WHY AREN’T YOU MOVING!!? IT HAS BEEN 3 SECONDS SINCE THE LIGHT CHANGED TO GREEN. GREEN MEANS GO, A-HOLE.” Consider tersely honking on your horn several times in a row to express your frustration to the offender in an audible form.
Situation: Father takes too long in the Holocaust Museum in DC.
Normal Reaction: Wait it out while he reads every single plaque and watches every single video.
Hangry Reaction: Subtly remind him you’re hungry. 4 hours later, freak out. (This epic meltdown, of which I am not proud, was an actual hangry moment that occurred in my 20s. The upside is I left a lasting impression on my dear father, who has not since ignored a request of mine to eat. Also, we spent an additional 6 hours at the museum the following day, so I did not cut his experience short in any way.)
How to Prevent Hangry Reactions
I wake up around 6:30 and have breakfast and get to work by 8am. By 9am, I am starrrrrving. 9am is a little early to leave for lunch, even though at that point I’m ravenous and could eat an entire pizza, I have to stay at my desk. It’s not like I can scramble up eggs in the office kitchenette, so my desk-breakfast needs to be something easy and simple: like a bar. Or a banana. Sometimes I bring yogurt. Or all three. Since receiving the sample box with Balance bars, I keep a stash at my desk and in my purse. I eat one (and sometimes two!) when I get the pang. I like the bars because they are tasty, substantial, and won’t crumble in my bag like a granola bar. Most importantly, they prevent hangry moments.
Would love to hear your “hangry” moments! Anyone that comments will be entered to win a prize package from Balance Bar with Balance Bars + a cool Itzy Ritzy bag + other fun stuff! I’ll let the winner know by email on Friday!