The Social Problem (Expectations vs. Reality)

Kacy Christensen, Staff Writer

We’ve all seen those delicious advertisements with the flawless ice cream and glowing hamburgers that get your taste buds tingling.  We have also all seen what you get when the order comes.  It’s a puddle of goop and a form of mystery meat. Advertisements on television usually do a pretty good job of luring us in so we purchase their food.

In Chick-fil-A restaurants their moto is on their walls, “Food is essential, therefore make it good.” This is a good standard that should be taken to mind. We all eat food so why should we expect anything that doesn’t fit our criteria of quality food. We don’t want to eat food that has a bad indescribable taste and look to it, but the real thing! Restaurants claim to have the best but they can’t beat your mother’s homemade food.

Eating out is a treat and you should treat yourself every once in a while, but the food that comes isn’t what you thought you were getting for your money. Occasionally you can find a restaurant that won’t force you to crack open your piggy-bank. It is essential that you get what you pay for and you should only expect quality food. Sometimes eating home would be the better option, especially if restaurants refuse to give you the food we deserve.

In reality, we are food critics and we all enjoy eating different foods because our tastes are so diverse. Sometimes a friend or family member might recommend a restaurant that they just absolutely loved but you thought that it was just so-so when you went for yourself. The disappointment can make you question other recommendations that come up in the future.

We have high expectations for food and 9 times out of 10 reality does not meet our expectations.