Have you ever felt the crushing frustration of spending money on a sandwich that turns out to be mediocre? Because you could and do make mediocre sandwiches for yourself all the time? That's a bad meal, for sure. But sad sandwiches are just the beginning.
You may not even realize how truly depressing some meals are until the moment you begin to eat. They're terrible not just because of what they are, but how they're made, and why. Twitter user @bobby started a hilariously melancholy Twitter thread about the saddest meals he could think of, and people were quick to add their own.
It all started with this tweet.
conceptualizing the saddest possible meal……it’s leftover store brand frozen pizza and tap water in a coffee mug. old candy cane for dessert.— the goat of all time (@the goat of all time)1507593608.0
People liked his idea but defended the sanctity of pizza.Some had even eaten this exact meal. The candy cane is really the cherry on top of the sadness sundae. Leftover pizza on its own isn't that bad, right?
He wasn't finished. Pizza may have been too universally loved to be considered sad.
kraft single on a hamburger bun and yesterday’s wendy’s soda but the ice melted and it’s all watered down. you’re watching a Martin rerun.— the goat of all time (@the goat of all time)1507593869.0
The ideas kept getting more advanced.
boxed mac n cheese but you accidentally threw out the cheese powder so just the noodles. skim milk in a beer pong cup that you rinsed out.— the goat of all time (@the goat of all time)1507594070.0
Documenting a sad meal on social media only makes matters worse.
@bobby Stop— 𝔅𝔢𝔫 ℭ𝔞𝔥𝔫 (@𝔅𝔢𝔫 ℭ𝔞𝔥𝔫)1507594707.0
A user @s33k, going by the name of Dr. Alcoholism PhD (*raises eyebrows*), suggested this risky concoction. He definitely, totally, didn't get this idea from personal experience...
@bobby a sandwich i dug out of a trash can in a lecture hall with a warm 4loko that sat open on my desk overnight one time in college— raving at the moon (@raving at the moon)1507593835.0
It's hard to mess up a bagel, but, it is possible:
@bobby A microwaved bagel, both sides mayo only. Extremely weak iced tea.— Frank Honest 🍄 (@Frank Honest 🍄)1507595699.0
The user @MrPhetz, who goes by High Level Scare Man, went for the sad sandwich angle in lieu of old pizza.He wrote, "Pizza is too pleasureful of a meal, I vote for two pieces of white bread with bologna in between." That's a high-level scare right there.
This suggestion may be the strangest — and most real.
@bobby one time i was hiking and ran out of water so i boiled a ramen packet in coors light— LB™️ “𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧” 🛢 (@LB™️ “𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧” 🛢)1507594779.0
This one's all about circumstance.Another Bobby, @EndlessBummr (props to you, Bobby, for that clever and relevant Twitter handle) wrote, "A full Thanksgiving dinner, perfectly executed, extensively garnished. For one, three empty set places at the table."
This one, which is totally, not possibly, inspired by a real-life experience.
@bobby meijer 5.99 rotisserie whole chicken eaten standing over a sink with your hands in rubber gloves? because i… https://t.co/f575i5HzVD— d. cole (@d. cole)1507688318.0