Food fights can be dangerous, and even in some rare cases life threatening. One French fry or even a carton of milk could ruin both your day, and your clothes. When a food fight erupts, the main thing to remember is to stay calm. When in doubt, people should repeat the following words to reassure your mental stability within this dire situation:
1. I will not panic
2. I am okay
3. I will be okay
When you have come to the realization that you are in a food fight, then you have already won half the battle. Slowly grab your belongings and proceed to the nearest temporary shelter. When looking for shelter, the most common and reliable structures should either be behind a wall or table. Try to observe what foods or substances are being thrown to assess whether or not the situation is too brutal.
Don’t be a hero.
If your friends have been caught in the crossfire then it may be too late for them. You need to stay focused on yourself and the situation at hand. Do not feel bad for them and do not feel selfish. Any relationship you have at the current time will only increase the chance of you getting hit.
Do not ever, under any circumstances, take shelter near, or under a stairwell. Based on personal experience, I can honestly say that the stairwell is a trap. Even though the stairwell may lead to salvation, the boundaries of the stairwell can be considered dangerous zones. When you are under or near a stairwell you will be completely vulnerable to drinks and food constantly being thrown or dumped on your head. Thus leaving you in a soaked emotional state.
Never retaliate in anger.
If you happen to be tagged by a flying object, the first and most basic human instinct would be to even the score. Blind rage leads to aggressive attitude toward you, which would only cause the current situation to turn even more ugly. If you are hit, observe and mark the areas in which the food had originated, so this way you know which areas to avoid and watch out for.
A last resort action should be to run around in small circles. If this is done correctly, it should leave people confused and somewhat terrified of what you are capable of doing. Psychologically, running in circles will show those throwing food that you are not afraid and you are not someone to be trifled with. Very few people will see this technique as a weakness and this action should only be done if none of the earlier options discussed are available. These are the most helpful tips to improve evasiveness when caught in the middle of a food fight.