Hanger is the combination of hunger and anger.
Hangry people act out in destructive ways, make bad dining decisions and are generally annoying to be around. The most obvious tell-tale symptom is known as hangry eyes.
- Back-to-back meetings in which one has no time for lunch
- Visiting a restaurant with an absurdly long wait time
- Having indecisive friends who don’t know what they want to order
- Slow service at a restaurant where a staff member appears to be “out to lunch”
- Being in a neighborhood with simply too many choices
- Hanging out with someone who has “already eaten”
- Poor breakfast and snack decisions
- Unrealistic expectations of when your dish will appear at the table
- Poor communication and/or lies from restaurant host staff
- Slow or mismanaged kitchens unable to keep up with a busy pace
- The table next to you getting their food first even though you’ve been there longer
- Being unable to get high-quality and correct information on where to dine nearby
- Irritability (60% experience this)
- Impatience (50%)
- Light-headedness (31%)
- Whininess (20%)
- Listlessness (12%)
- Crying / Other (1%)
- Eating too fast (58% experience this)
- Making regretful dining decisions (45%)
- Alienating a loved one (20%)
- Behaving rudely to a restaurant employee (12%)
You don’t like your friends when they’re hangry, but don’t hold it against them.
61% of hangry individuals admit to being either somewhat or not at all in control of their behavior.