The tension mounts. Every passing noise sets you on edge. A street lamp flickers to life outside your window. The hedgerow rustles. There’s the distinctive creaking of your front gate. You jump and apprehensively peer between the curtains.
False alarm. There’s no one there, it was just the wind. Settling back onto the sofa you start to relax. Then a deep, animalistic growl emerges from within the room.
No, you’ve not been overdoing the latest mystery adventure game or hammering the horror section on Netflix, you're waiting for your Deliveroo order to arrive and that growl was your mate’s stomach. Now yours is rumbling too, it's a chain reaction.
Sure, you’re happy that you’re shunning your carb-heavy local takeaway in favour of ordering from your favourite restaurant that doesn’t deliver on its own, but why didn't you order earlier? Those 14 minutes you spent deciding between burritos and Thai have you treading that fine line between hungry and hangry.
Just as you're getting ready to bemoan your indecisive nature – we love having thousands of restaurants to choose from really – something amazing happens...
You glance at the app. You can see your driver is turning onto your street. You get excited, the doorbell rings. This is it, the real deal. You sprint to the door and fling it open. Chicken red curry with Pad Thai and a soft-shell crab salad. The hanger instantly subsides, you made the right choice.