Hot Pockets in the Middle of the Night

United States
May 9, 2017 7:25am CST
I have to get a blood test done later today, which I'm supposed to fast for. Since my test isn't until 1:30 p.m., that means I can't eat anything past 5:30 a.m. (since I have to fast for 8 hours beforehand.) After the blood test I have a pre-op appointment with the vein specialist I'm seeing for a procedure to shut down some bad veins in my legs. Thinking I'd be hungry and crabby if I hadn't eaten anything since dinner and then had to wait until afternoon to eat, I decided to have a middle of the night snack. Which resulted with me eating two Hot Pockets at 3 a.m. I think everyone can agree that eating Hot Pockets is always a regrettable decision to begin with. But two? And at 3:00 in the morning? I must be a glutton for punishment. So now I feel gross, but I guess at least I won't be hungry later. I just hope I don't get diarrhea! Here's a funny skit by Jim Gaffigan that pretty much sums up Hot Pockets:
Jim Gaffigan talks about Hot Pockets in this clip from his special and DVD, "Beyond the Pale". "Beyond the Pale available for download at jimgaffigan.com onl...
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@BarBaraPrz (19614)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 17
If you have such a low opinion of Hot Pockets, what are you doing having them in your house for middle of the night snacks? Good luck with your test and op.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
9 May 17
The problem with hot pockets is they actually taste delicious but have regrettable consequences. It's kind of like buying stuff you know you shouldn't be eating but they taste good so you know it's not a wise choice but you can't seem to help yourself.
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@BarBaraPrz (19614)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 17
@sissy15 Will power, my friend, will power.
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• United States
9 May 17
@BarBaraPrz Hahaha, what @sissy15 said! Normally I keep them on hand for lunch and don't eat them (or anything) in the middle of the night, but last night, alas, I made a regrettable decision. They actually taste good but my stomach sometimes hates me for eating them. :P
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
9 May 17
In don't actually know what a hot pocket is but I can imagine it's like a Pop Tart.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
9 May 17
Hot pockets are actually not like pop tarts. Hot pockets are more of a lunchtime food. They are kind of like a sandwich that you microwave and have like pizza filling or other various meat or cheese fillings. They aren't the easiest to explain.
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• United States
9 May 17
@boiboing @sissy15 did a good job of describing it. The first time I ever saw one, I thought it was some type of dessert that would have some kind of fruit filling, but no. I bit into it and it was full of cheese and meat and sauce.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
9 May 17
@Srbageldog I bet people burn their mouths on them pretty often.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
10 May 17
Ive never been a fan of hot pockets. But yeahntwo at 3 am doesnt sound good. Hope things were good at the doctors
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• United States
10 May 17
@Courtlynn Yeah...that was a bad decision, haha. Hopefully all is well with my blood tests, I'll find out the results in a couple weeks.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
10 May 17
@Srbageldog will Be thinking of you
• Banks, Oregon
10 May 17
Sometimes are body wants what it wants if it's Hot Pockets have Hot Pockets.... there are worse things.
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• United States
10 May 17
@chrissbergstrom Yep, you're right. But I probably shouldn't make a habit out of eating Hot Pockets in the middle of the night!
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• Banks, Oregon
10 May 17
@Srbageldog neither should I but I've been there to, hot pockets and burritos are just easy to make when hungry really late at night
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
9 May 17
When I need bloodwork, as I will need in a couple of weeks, I have to fast for 12 hours. So when I go to the lab, I always have a fresh cup of hot coffee with me so that as soon as they are done, I can at least have some coffee to wake my stomach up! Good luck with your tests!
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• United States
10 May 17
@CRK109 Thank you! I hate fasting for blood tests!
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
10 May 17
@Srbageldog I do, too, although it's funny that I somehow get through the fasting for my blood tests but I have so much trouble fasting any other time!
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
9 May 17
Haha now I'm singing "hot pockets." bad decisions seem to be the easiest ones to make lol.
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• United States
9 May 17
@sissy15 I sing "Hot Pocket! Diarrhea Pocket!" in a high-pitched Jim Gaffigan voice everytime I wander down the Hot Pocket aisle in the grocery store.
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@sissy15 (5392)
• United States
9 May 17
@Srbageldog Glad, I'm not the only one who does this lmao.
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