50 Things to Do While You Wait for Your Food Delivery

By Elise Nelson on September 16, 2017

Cooking your own food is going to save you some money, but it’s also going to spend a lot of your time. As a college student, you don’t always have a lot of time to spare.

If you have food delivered instead, you can do so many other tasks in all that time you would have spent cooking. Here are 50 ways you can spend your time while you wait for your food to be delivered.

1. Do a quick workout

Burn off all the calories that you’re about to eat.

2. Walk your dog

Make sure you’re back in time to answer the door for the delivery guy.

3. Do some homework

It’s about time you finally sat down and did that reading you ignored last week.

4. Play video games

Fight some virtual bad guys to keep your mind off your hunger.

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5. Do a load of laundry

You have time now since you don’t have to cook.

6. Order more food

Just don’t let the delivery guys come to your door at the same time. That’s just awkward.

7. Prank your roommates

Take everything in their rooms and move it exactly one inch to the left.

8. Rearrange your furniture

Can you say “feng shui?”

9. Contemplate the meaning of the universe

Did the chicken really cross the road?

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10. Take a shower

Make sure you have clothes on before you answer the door.

11. Tweet the Pope

Is he hungry too? Invite him over for dinner.

12. Eat a snack

You have to do something about that hunger while you wait for your food to arrive.

13. Visit theuselessweb.com

Kill some time with the most random websites you will ever come across.

14. Bury your ex’s belongings

You’ve been meaning to get rid of that junk anyway.

15. Teach your dog to talk

Can he say “pizza?”

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16. Paint your nails

Bonus points if you add a cute lil’ design.

17. Find a Halloween costume

Dress up as the food that you’re having delivered.

18. Try to translate the Constitution to Pig Latin

Don’t cheat by using the internet.

19. Stare dramatically out the window until your food arrives

Play your favorite slow, moody song as background music.

20. Fill up your shopping cart online and then empty it

You can’t actually afford to buy anything because of the food you just ordered.

21. Prank call a family member

“Is your refrigerator running?”

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22. Check your bank account

Make sure this food purchase didn’t put you below $0.

23. Color-code your closet

If your clothes don’t look like a rainbow, are you really organized?

24. Practice saying the alphabet backward

ZYXW … uh … what’s after that?

25. Burn old CD’s to your laptop

Relive your middle school edgy days.

26. Binge-watch a TV show

How many episodes can you get through?

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27. Read weird celebrity facts online

Nicholas Cage’s real name is Nicholas Kim Coppola.

28. Plan an imaginary vacation

Hellooooo, Aruba!

29. Begin another free Hulu trial

How many email addresses can you use before you finally have to pay?

30. Get into a staring contest with a squirrel

If the squirrel wins, you owe him some of your food.

31. Attempt a Guinness World Record

“Longest Amount of Time Spent Staring at a Squirrel.”

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32. Investigate your creepy basement

Bring a flashlight. And maybe a bat, just in case.

33. Track your food order

It hasn’t even left the oven yet. Chill.

34. Have a photo session with your pets

Dress them up like the food you ordered.

35. Blast your favorite music and start a one-person rave

Put on a white button-down shirt and slide to the front door.

36. Take a nap

Wake up when the delivery person gets there.

37. Answer your emails

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Your inbox is looking a little hefty.

38. Make a compilation of memes

Become the next meme god(dess).

39. Rehearse what you’ll say to the delivery person when they arrive

You have to include a pick-up line or it doesn’t count.

40. Start a YouTube channel

Post your meme compilation and become famous.

41. Create abstract art pieces

Post your work on the internet to sell it. Use the money to pay for the food you ordered.

42. Build a blanket fort

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Bring your food inside the fort.

43. Like random pages on Facebook

Share the weirdest content from the pages to creep your friends out.

44. Google search the best puns

Share some with the delivery guy. Maybe he likes puns too.

45. Watch cute animal videos on YouTube

Accidentally spend three hours looking at videos of baby goats.

46. Host a one-person fashion show

Bonus points if you build your outfit out of random household items.

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47. Interpret your dreams

Why did you dream about flying chicken nuggets?

48. Write a really annoying song

Everybody around you will get it stuck in their head.

49. Write a poem about the food you ordered

“An Ode to Domino’s Cinnamon Bread Twists.”

50. Write a list of things you can do while you wait for food to be delivered

What can you add to the list?

By Elise Nelson

Uloop Writer
Elise is a senior at Albright College in Reading, Pa, studying journalism. She hopes to pursue a career in feature writing and editing for a magazine. Much of Elise's time is dedicated to being Editor-in-Chief of Albright's student newspaper, The Albrightian. She is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, and co-hosts a radio show on WXAC 91.3 FM.

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