someone once observed that i eat the food i don't like first. and finish with the food i do like. actually, the decision tree is a bit more complicated than that. it's true that i eat all of one thing before moving on to the next thing. some foods i don't like to eat cold. so i eat them early. generally, these are the foods i like least. so to first order, i eat what i don't like first. however, there are exceptions. like corn on the cob's gotta be eaten hot. so i'll eat it before green beans. but not before broccoli which i really have to choke down when it's cold.