The one thing that is a big problem once you’re out of home is the food. No matter how much you pay, no food will be like home food – that’s given.
Ever since I left home earlier this month, my food woes have increased by leaps and bounds. The entire first week since I came here I had acidity. The food in the office canteen is varied and good, but none fills my taste-buds with ecstasy. Plus, having to pay everyday for every meal I eat was not something I was used to. During college I stayed at a paying guest accommodation where we had meals three times a day for a monthly payment. Here, seeing the hundred rupee notes deplete by the day, my heart cringes! When you come from Bengal, even a hundred rupee note means a lot.
Meanwhile, my appetite also seems to have made some drastic modifications. These days, I am perpetually hungry. Even though last night I had rice in an amount which was sufficient for me at home, I spent a good part of the night feeling hungry. The nagging pain of hunger kept me awake. The situation has been the same for a number of nights since I came here. I’m guessing this has something to do with the cool weather of this place. I think I should increase the quantity of what I eat.
While I was tossing and turning in my bed I realized what it must feel to go without food for days. A big lesson in Life.
Have you faced food issues away from home? Share with me in the Comments section.