Life is full of little challenges. Be they first-world or Earth-shattering, they happen, whether we like it or not.
But, something we do like is food. Lots of it. And this fondness for sustenance hits its all time high when we've been kicked to the curb by life.
Having a bleak day filled with darkness and woe can very easily be turned around by a steaming hot-pot or wholesome plate of goods. Try it next time you're down, trust us.
Here's 24 examples of situational bleakness that can be turned on its head given the right grub.
1. A broken heart
The two basically go hand in hand. Now, pass the mash.
2. Wet feet
Is there anything better than coming in from a storm to a warm meal? Nope, there is not.
3. A bad day at work
Boss being a prick? Food. Team not doing any work? Food. Walls falling down around you? Food.
4. The day before payday
Even if it is made up of parmesan, cabbage and coleslaw.
5. A really bad date
Nothing in common? Order more sides.
6. Ireland losing at anything
Our collective egos get a kicking, but our tummies do pretty well out of it.
7. Having to fork out to get your car serviced
Fork? Did someone say fork?
8. Rent day
Sure what's a house without a dinner?
9. Your car breaking down
The world not on your side? Bury your head into some grub.
10. Stubbing your toe
They say the best medicine is laughter, but they really mean food.
11. A bad headache
Sure how else are you going to swallow two paracetamol other than washing it down with a shank of lamb?
12. Any form of 'under-the-weatherness'
Top tip: The cure? It's eating.
13. Failing an exam
Your confidence needs a boost – hey, you're pretty good at eating dinner, why don't you try that?
14. Losing a pub quiz
It was a fix anyway. You know what you can win?
15. Spilling food on your clothes
This means you've lost some food. Let's fix that.
16. Yoghurt exploding in your bag
17. Missing out on concert tickets
Not ideal, but want something that will involve less people, more satisfaction and no queues?
18. Your card getting declined
No money? No problem.
19. Running out of milk
Who needs milk when you've got love? (via food)
20. Forgetting to record your favourite show
You know what you can get in real-time?
21. Bumping into your ex and their new love interest
Yeah, they may be getting some tonight, but you're getting some too.
Getting some dinner.
22. Asking a woman if she's pregnant when she's not
Bet she had a good dinner.
23. Spraining your ankle
Better get some bed rest.
And some grub.
24. And someone repeatedly calling you the wrong name even though you've told them twice
Whatever, I'll be whoever you want, if you feed me.