Act Like a Lady, Eat Like a Man
(That was Steve Harvey’s original book title, by the way.)
At some point during your study abroad experience, you’ll be given 30 minutes to shove 30 cookies down your gullet. If that scares you, don’t study abroad.
Now, you spent the majority of your childhood secretly pounding butterscotch krimpets while watching The Rosie O’Donnell Show, so you enter the competition with an inflated sense of stomach.
You start by dipping each cookie into a pint of water to moisten its passage through your esophagus. By minute 27, you’re dry heaving over a trash can.