Wednesday, April 8, 2009

10 Second Rule?

The other day, I was at school and went to get my lunch out of the refrigerator at lunchtime. In our crap hole fabulously wonderful College of Health building, we have a lounge with 1 fridge. This is utilized by approximately 329.7 students who shove nicely place their lunches inside. It's usually complete madness, with lunches strewn about and the likelihood of you actually reaching in and pulling out your own lunch being very slim.

Well, at lunch, I reached into this fridge and pulled out my lunch only to knock someone else's lunch out on the floor. This wouldn't have been such a big deal if 1) the lunch had been in a sack/tupperware, 2) the lunch had been placed elsewhere in the fridge, and 3) if the lunch had NOT come in a teeny tiny styrofoam box with a broken tab/claspy thing.

Anyways, I knocked the lunch on the floor and needless to say, the leftovers went all over the floor. What in the WORLD am I going to do now that I ruined someone else's lunch?

After much deliberation, I decided to dump the food in the trash (it was ruined, the 10 second rule does NOT apply to the floor in the basement of a building that is 100 years old and used to house the cadaver lab). Then I scribbled an "I'm sorry" note on a paper towel and put it in the styrofoam box, along with a cookie and $5 to let the person buy a new lunch. Pretty nice, right?

Well later that afternoon, I went back to the fridge for my Diet Coke, and realized that the box was still there, undisturbed. So I looked inside...and my $5 was still there! So I took it back!! I figured that if the owner of the lunch hadn't eaten/found it buy now, then they weren't going to use my $5!

In my defense, the leftovers were really disgusting interesting looking, consisting of a small portion of spaghetti, mixed with green beans (?) and a half-eaten piece of cornbread. So the lunch owner would have REALLY hit the jackpot with my cookie and $5...I did them a FAVOR!

Back at the fridge today, I noticed the box was still sitting right where I left it, and I seriously considered taking the cookie back too...

In other really exciting news: I won a $4,000 scholarship from school this week! Since my parents are officially cutting me off on May 31, 2009 at 11:59pm, this is going to be such a huge blessing! Hopefully I won't have to take out too many loans that I have to repay for my first year on my own! Yay!
But then in not so good news: school is still making me want to throw myself off a bridge. Between this week and next week, I have:
3 papers
3 tests (2 major ones on the same day!)
1 quiz
2 checkouts
47 group assignments/projects/meetings

Ugh...kill me now!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Did you notice that it's STILL there?!