18 soup pairings for your social anxieties


If you generally hate social interactions and would always rather be in bed than at a party, you probably know the feeling of getting extreme social anxiety over day-to-day occurrences.

And while it can be hard to get over that anxiety, Mashable has figured out a temporary solution: soup.

That's right – we researched the historical backgrounds and nutritional information of 18 different soups and paired them with 18 specific, cringeworthy social interactions. While these soups probably won't make the evil voice in the back of your head go away or cure clinically-diagnosed anxiety, they will be a temporary reminder that life can be warm and wonderful – when you're home alone watching TV, avoiding holiday family stuff or anything else that caused you to emotional turmoil.

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Here are our 18 ultimate soup-social anxiety pairings:

1. Chicken noodle soup: When your roommate has friends over and you have to walk through their hang sesh to get to the bathroom.

2. Split pea soup: When you that learn people can see when you screenshot their Snapchats.

3. Ramen: When you have to stand in a packed subway car.

4. Beer soup: When you don't want to talk to anyone at this party.

5. Phở: When you're feeling painfully indecisive about your Amazon cart.

6. Italian wedding soup: When you subject yourself to a Tinder date.

7. Pasta fagioli: When you said something dumb 14 hours ago and now you can't stop thinking about it.

8. Miso soup: When you are forced to tell a group of new people a fun fact about yourself.

9. Pumpkin soup: When Starbucks gets too crowded for you to get your Pumpkin Spice Latte so you leave.

10. Gazpacho: When you're forced to talk to someone on the phone.

11. New England clam chowder: When someone in the bathroom stall next to you strikes up a conversation while you're trying to poop.

12. Tomato soup with a grilled cheese on the side: When someone says, "Let's play Never Have I Ever."

13. Black bean and salsa soup: When you bump into someone attractive and they say "What's up?" and you reply, "Good."

14. Gumbo: When your doctor insults your response to, "Are you sexually active?"

15. Cup Noodles: When you have to introduce two friends but you forget one's name.

16. Tomato cheddar soup: When you mean to search for someone on Facebook but you accidentally post their name as your status.

17. Egg drop soup: When someone asks you a question but you don't hear what they say so you smile and nod, praying that your reaction makes sense.

18. Butternut squash soup: When you accidentally call your colleague "Mom."

Let's just hope that these soups are all available at places friendlier than the Soup Nazi's little shop. Because that place is enough to give anyone anxiety.

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