A meal always tastes worse when prepared in the microwave. Reheated leftovers and microwave-ready meals symbolize compromise. To heat up a microwave meal is to tell yourself that you are working too much, going out too much, or that you are just plain lazy. If this were the 1890s, if you didn't have time to cook food in an oven or on a stove, you had to eat it raw. After a few nights straight of PB&J sandwiches, you would quickly learn to make time in your schedule to actually cook food for yourself, or just call the 1890s version of Seamless.