Waffles are better

Nina Rao, Staff Writer

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, though I think many high schoolers would disagree, including myself. In reality, breakfast is the meal that you eat when your parents tell you to and you make when you want to feel like a productive human being.

And so, to my fellow students who undoubtedly lack cooking skills, I propose to you the idea of waffles.

On the few days when I actually make and eat breakfast, I am a sucker for a good waffle. Waffles are easy to make and the machine does it for you. No need to flip off a poorly flipped pancake when you can have a perfectly cooked and fluffy waffle.

 I mean, who needs to worry about a failed Honors Geometry test when your waffle maker does it for you (further proof that geometry is useless?)You could practically learn your times tables by counting the squares of your waffles, but that is besides the point. 

Truly, waffles are superior to pancakes for the following reasons: they provide you with delicious places to put syrup, and are a more fulfilling meal (both mentally and physically). 

While many may criticize the holes in waffles as “giving you too much syrup” I would argue that they give you the perfect amount. They practically give you a guideline. As high schoolers (and chronic procrastinators) none of us actually want to use our brains. Trust me, thinking is hard. Waffles tell you how much syrup to put and they store it for you nicely. You’ll never need to look for the hole with a waffle. 

Furthermore, waffles give you a sense of fulfillment to a greater extent than pancakes. Not only will your stomach be pleased after you feed it a sweet, fluffy waffle but your mind will also experience immense joy. The wondrous shapes of waffles and the aesthetically pleasing look of them naturally creates fulfillment in the brain. 

As people, we immediately look for a purpose in life, desiring accomplishment and achievement. In my opinion, making a waffle that generates the same reaction from people when they see Chris Evans and/or Harry Styles (drooling due to the scrumptiousness) is an accomplishment comparable to acing an Honors Biology test. 

We have too long lived in an age of hardship. We have too long pressured ourselves to be better, to work harder, when sometimes all you need is a break. So relax. Take a break. Make (and of course, eat) a waffle.