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Why do people look in the fridge repeatedly even after we have looked millions of times before?

Asked by reacting_acid (1181points) November 25th, 2009

Does anybody know why we do this? I am constantly doing this, and I am curious as to why. Thanks for your answers in advance! :)

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Jeruba's avatar

Because things happen in it when we are not looking.

My father used to do this in an attempt to satisfy some nameless craving: “I know I want something, but I don’t know what it is.” I sometimes look for inspiration: “Maybe an idea for dinner will present itself if I look once more.” (And sometimes it does!)

Also that is the place to look for your glasses, your car keys, your wallet, your $20 bill, your vibrator…

ratboy's avatar

Hope springs eternal?
Short term memory failure?

Facade's avatar

Because I believe in magic.

skfinkel's avatar

Hoping something will appear that was not there before. Or, taking a second and third look at something that might look better after a first look.

FishGutsDale's avatar

To ensure the little people that turn the light on and off aren’t mooching my food. They have already been warned once!

Darwin's avatar

Optimism. If there wasn’t anything tasty in there before, maybe the food elves have stashed something in there when I wasn’t looking.

I once found my cat in the fridge. He knew how to open the door and got so engrossed in the cold cuts that he let the door shut behind him.

ratboy's avatar

@Jeruba: Vibrator in the frizzer? Are you serious (and Jeruba-like)?

MacBean's avatar

Because if nothing magically appears, sometimes after the fifth or sixth look, you’re actually hungry enough that a squirt of mustard is better than nothing.

Jeruba's avatar

Ha ha, @ratboy. Check my link. Seriously.

Courtybean's avatar

Because we’re a pack of morons?!

Pazza's avatar

haha LMFAO…...

I do that all the time.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Because we’re bored and food entertains.

Pazza's avatar

Most of the time I do just to check the bulb is still working…....

PeanutDude's avatar

It’s one of the cornerstones of life. Hungry, look in the fridge, nothing to eat, even more hungry, look again.

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