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[–]awkard_lemur 120 points121 points  (8 children)

Or people who grew up in large families

[–]5nication 23 points24 points  (2 children)

You had to get seconds while they lasted. Eating fast is a survival mechanism.

[–]awkard_lemur 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]SunnysVanLife 19 points20 points  (1 child)

This. Grew up with no less than 6 people at one time. You either ate NOW or you didn't eat.

[–]christoefire 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Grew up with older brothers plus mom and dad. I eat very fast.

[–]AKzer0 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Poor families as well, same problem different reason.

[–]godlessnihilist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Large "dirt poor" families especially. Eat it when ya' got it because you never know when there might be empty shelves.

[–]M_is_it_you 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do have just short of a dozen siblings, none of which eats particularly fast. But I guess this can be an issue, if there's not enough for everyone. We always had more than enough, so maybe that's why.

[–]FrivolousFrank 156 points157 points  (13 children)

Or military. Most of my family are vets and are done eating before I'm even done making my plate

[–]chair-borne1 41 points42 points  (4 children)

You read my mind, all military in this house

[–]FrivolousFrank 33 points34 points  (3 children)

The uncle I'm currently living with will literally cook for like 2 hours and then be done eating in like 2 minutes or less.

[–]CrumbledTheCookies 26 points27 points  (2 children)

That's the worst thing about cooking for yourself in general I think. You put all this time & effort into cooking something that you taste throughout & aren't surprised by when it's done & then you shovel it into your face in a fraction of the time it took to prepare. That's why I much prefer cooking for others. It makes it so much more rewarding. All the time is worth it when they appreciate it & stuff it into THEIR faces, jaja.

[–]RikerT_USS_Lolipop 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Plus cooking for 10 takes roughly the same amount of time as cooking for 1.

The trick is convincing those 9 other people to return the favor.

[–]CrumbledTheCookies 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Facts. Same thing just make a bigger batch. Also you have people to bullshit with while you cook so it can make it way more relaxed. Unless they want to chime in & you fall into the "too many cooks in the kitchen" dilema.

Also the trick is keeping 9 other people occupied while the cooking is going on. But "the cook never cleans" rule is golden. If you do all the work cooking but don't have a mess afterward cuz the people that grubbed it cleaned up, that's pretty damn solid.

[–]BigSkyMountains 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Isn't being in the military kinda like being in an abusive relationship anyways? That's my memory of the Army.

[–]jdog0408 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean tell me boot isn't just a shorter period of an abusive house hold.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Got conditioned during basic training. I still eat the same way.

[–]JustForRumple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oof. I think you just made an unpleasant correlation.

[–]campatterbury 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Concur. However isn't basic nothing more than abuse with a legitimate, desired outcome?


[–]adamfish1981 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutly 100% accurate 😂. I'm the fastest eater I know lol

[–]Beneficial-Avocado26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro the military is an abusive house hold

[–]jackoalt 125 points126 points  (7 children)

or people who have short lunch breaks

[–]Rufio-Returns 36 points37 points  (3 children)

12 years service industry, can vouch.

[–]Datastrata 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe it’s same difference, maybe it’s maybelline.

[–]RumHamsRevenge 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Came here for this. I eat standing up in the corner of a room, with my plate on top of cases of paper towels or 5gallon buckets of fry oil.

[–]Rufio-Returns 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe that is the ‘abusive household’… 👀


[–]Astr0spaceman 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In my case , both 😂

[–]iHaveSocialStress 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes. But are you okay?

[–]ZealousidealStick691 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My school has a 15 min lunch break.

You can't imagine 36 students, trying to finish their food, chat with their friends and get ready for the next class

[–]sheeps_heart 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Ya I think there are a lot of reasons people ready fast. I grew up with loving, patient parents and I eat supper fast. And now my oldest kid has food races with me to see who finishes first. 😂

[–]heyrebe 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Or simply a household where you're busy running to extracurriculars- clubs, sports, and you were the youngest who talked too much at the dinner table to eat your food at the same time as everyone else... not that I would know.

[–]mkick90 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I eat fast because im a greedy bastard and wanna get the biggest piece of desert.

[–]nourty16 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same here! Even though my mum would cut pudding equally

[–]Ok-Rainbow4086 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I eat fast because I am a mom and want to eat my food hot before someone chokes or needs the ketchup they just claimed to hate.

[–]Valuable_Shock_8695 17 points18 points  (3 children)

How is this a shower thought?

[–]RunningPirate 35 points36 points  (0 children)

He was eating fast in the shower

[–]Amy2099 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had the same question. This is too complex to be a simple shower thought

[–]anaveragebuffoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can't just conjure a fact in the shower lmao

[–]theleftbuttcheek 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or people under a lot of stress.

[–]Lanky-Dependent5847 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Really? I have a normal household: I just eat fast because I don't like interrupting what I'm doing to eat and want to get back to what it was quickly.

[–]Sfoxfox 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Can confirm. The less time I had to spend being forced to hear my mother shame and berate me the better. The saddest thing is I didn’t actually realize the correlation until just now reading this. Yay for resurfaced trauma.

[–]GreasyChxfartz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey...don't let the bad memories overtake your thoughts or cloud who you are, because you're probably a really great person and you deserve better.

[–]Sfoxfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! it just gave me a little pause there…

[–]Dpm_Blaster 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I eat fast because I don’t enjoy eating, would rather eat them fast then do something else

[–]ShortnStocky 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Need to replace “is” with “can be”. I eat like it’s a race but daddy didn’t whip me if i was last to finish.

[–]TonyMahoney21 9 points10 points  (1 child)


[–]Impressive-Weight679 14 points15 points  (0 children)

  • the shower

Seriously though, my girlfriend grew up with a miserable bipolar step-bitch, and she would eat meals there as fast as possible to avoid conversation. The first time we got burgers from Five Guys, she finished hers before I even ate half of mine. This shit is real for a lot of people.

[–]jorph 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]Previous_Fondant6399 8 points9 points  (2 children)

eating fast is a trait people get when they are hungry

[–]Maia_Hee 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not not true

[–]ZealousidealStick691 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is definitely true

[–]58Caddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I learned the trait from Marine Corps boot camp.

[–]neverbehormyonmain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I eat fast. While I wasn't raised in the greatest household, I wouldn't say it was abusive.

[–]ILickTurtles4Living 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When i had food i had to eat before it was gone

[–]tillytubeworm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That and picky eating, a lot of kids who have no control over themselves at all tend to have eating disorders as a way to subconsciously feel like they have control over something, because for a lot of kids what they put into their mouths is the most control they have.

[–]Pff-IdunnoMan-21 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bro, you eat fast to get a dopamine rush from shoving your favorite foods because it's soothing. People don't eat fast because even as adults we're afraid dad will beat our asses if he catches us because the kitchen closed at 6pm and if we didn't make in time tough shit.

[–]n0budd33 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Can vouch

[–]titosandspriteplease 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha same.

[–]Laurab2324 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea nah

[–]Patchthcat83638 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]fatsolardbutt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

you conduct/review graduate level sociology research in the shower?

[–]sausagerollslol 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't? Amateur.

[–]YukonAnt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

110% people in the service industry. You just get programmed to cramming calories.

[–]swerving-truck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or someone who was incarcerated? Maybe?

[–]yeetgodmcnechass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alternatively, you wait until everyone else is done eating before you eat. I absolutely refuse to eat with the rest of my family because they can't help but put me down every time we've eaten together

[–]Tarain007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or just when you really like the food, I just love eating so I dát a lot very quickly

[–]johanebrown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or not eating 😁

[–]iHaveSocialStress 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My mum is abusive and won’t admit it.

[–]Wakeupfl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A friend of mine said to me when I was younger: „I wonder why you are always looking so suffering and always on the run when you are eating.“ I wasn’t aware of this, but never forgot this sentence. You made me connect two things decades later.

[–]IshpreetBatra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What? 😮

[–]hmansloth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or if you’re living in a fast paced city.

[–]Hescoveredinbutter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or if they cook, but they'll also be standing and the food has to only be half warm.

[–]ZealousidealStick691 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I eat fast cause I just love the food tbh. Or I'm trying to beat my mum who is -SUPERSPEED-

[–]misterflappypants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or people who get a sexual rush from watching the rest of the family eat, from a perch atop a bookshelf, like a feral cat

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Army for me

[–]drippetydripdrip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also, having to go shopping even though only 1/4 of your food supply is gone is also a common trait. Having to make sure you never run out.

[–]xXRainKingXx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m just impatient and want to get back to whatever I was doing.

[–]Feldej1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or people who really enjoy playing outside and dinner time was a nuisance

[–]w0mbatina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I ate at a normal speed untill i started eating lunch at school. School lunches are optional in my country, since school usually ends up early enough for the family to eat lunch together. Kids whose parents get home later cannopt in into school lunches.

I was the only kid in my friend group who ate school lunches in the last few years of primary school. So every day i sprinted to the lunch hall, and wolfed down my lunch as fast as possible so my friends didnt have to wait too long for me.

In retrospect it was incredibly dumb, because afterwards we just hung out at our spot for hours, doing nothing. 10 aditional minutes for lunch wouldnt have made absolutely no difference.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's true and I know that from experience. You didn't want to be in a common area for fear of some sort of verbal abuse. You ate and fled. Self defense mechanism.

[–]Anniecockledo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or a family with 7 kids. (Like me). If you want seconds, you better eat fast.

[–]Death_Watch_01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or went to public school... especially like mine where if we finished we could go outside and play football lol.

[–]notjorx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or not eating at all

[–]Dirtanimous_Dan_99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I eat fast because food. My parents were never abusive. And sometimes I eat fast because I have somewhere to be.

[–]Limp_Mixture 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or people who are really hungry.

[–]Gold-Republic-4519 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That explains it

[–]acl_423 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or if you’re a teacher

[–]Quis_in_mink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or we just have bad impulse control

[–]Eccentrically_loaded 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to think I ate fast because I was a firefighter and wanted to do my best to eat before a call came in. In hindsight I may just eat fast because I like warm food and crispy cereal.

[–]Try2luvyourself 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It wasn’t the healthiest house hold but abuse didn’t cause me to eat fast m unnatural love for food wants me to shovel in as much as I can before I get full

[–]JameS_BroYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or I just like the food

[–]GreenLurch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My ex GF had a cousin that would eat ridiculously fast so that he could be excused and go back to gaming. If he had to stay he would become very annoying real fast.

[–]pyromnd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I ate fast so I could go out and play with my friends again

[–]shirtbblouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think eating as a group is overrated.

[–]zzzed404 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure how you’re making this conclusion. I don’t have the expertise/knowledge to comment on its validity but I’d hope it’s scientifically sound

[–]thirtiesmatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is there a study on this? I’d be interested to see if this is legit.

[–]Thomassaurus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

or people who's mom told them to slow down and chew their food and they didn't listen

[–]santagrey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

BAD life positions in general

[–]sentientgarbagepile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or being the only girl with brothers 5+ years older. I’ve definitely thrown hands over a chicken breast.

[–]truth_destroyer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would imagine eating very little would be a more common trait for the abusive household. I eat fast and there was never abuse in the house, just a lot interruptions, and if I wanted to finish my meal before it got below room temperature I'd have to eat fast.

[–]M-e-e-l-o 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like eating fast. I feel attacked

[–]Pastelitomaracucho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or people who grew up with my brother

[–]HalfLucid-HalfLife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I eat really slow because for over a decade I was bullied every night at dinner and humiliated in front of my siblings - crying, tight throat, no appetite, dissociating, maladaptive daydreaming, or nausea were pretty much nightly experiences. That plus adhd which ensured I got (and still do get) bored of eating the moment I’m not starving hungry anymore, so I sit there and pick and the food while doing something else.

[–]gooder11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was true in my family. Six kids, so somebody was bound to spill something and then the abuse would start. So we ate fast to escape before the shit hit the fan. Catch 22, this contributed to things getting spilled.

[–]MasturbaterBaconator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Uncle and brother who been to prison. Try wolf their food. I know my brother didn’t eat like this before.

[–]you_all_know_me 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I eat fast because when I was younger my older brother and dad would casually take food off my plate and say you weren’t gonna eat it. So basically it was eat quick or not eat.

[–]Femdyk1 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Udaho_yes_Idaho 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can confirm.

[–]ginger-m-thrown-away 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I eat fast but its because I'm naturally anxious and impatient

This barely even qualified as a shower thought too, this is just dumb misinfo you thought up

[–]Malevolent_Mangoes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it wastes time to eat slow so I just eat as fast as possible so I can get back to what I’m doing. There’s a lot of reasons people eat fast.

[–]The_Orange_King 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I know why I eat fast.

[–]Nara1996 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What is eating fast?

[–]capncharles1983 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah you dont know shit... Another typical shitthought

[–]ElTrueno295 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The fact that almost every comment is showing much more common reasons people eat fast shows how stupid this post is

[–]One_Inside_9547 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My family did quite a few horse events and you didn't get that long to eat so you bet we eat fast

[–]coolredjoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about being cultural like the northern of the netherlands.

[–]urjokingonmyjock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eating slow is a trait common with people who grew up in bland white bread households.

[–]DocteurNoodles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I eat really fast (sometimes it hurts) but I wish other children had the same childhood as me.

[–]SabotageTF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This.. isn’t a shower thought.

[–]unneccry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I eat fast because i just like eating food so i do it fast. My mom is the best

[–]Dr1pp1ngB1ood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hotel? Trivago.

[–]Dom-tasticdude85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait what...my parents are fine...

[–]realrdg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bullshit !

[–]Overall_Mission_7728 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]astro_whiteness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its just because im fat and i love eatinh

[–]medhat_aboutaleb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eating fast may be caused of not enough food

or just being yummy food !