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2022-09-24 10:41:55 AM  
As for the Lunchables, the University said in a statement:

[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.
Yeah, because Lunchables are the shiat.
 
2022-09-24 10:56:56 AM  
Ok, if you're paying 2500 per semester to dine in the hall, you should probably find more than cookies or lunchables.
 
2022-09-24 11:56:41 AM  
Supersized 3000+ Calorie "Lunchable" Pizza
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2022-09-24 12:27:02 PM  

Lsherm: As for the Lunchables, the University said in a statement:

[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.
Yeah, because Lunchables are the shiat.


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2022-09-24 12:32:02 PM  
Dude wtf? Dorm food wasn't exactly fine dining when I was in school, but it was a farkton better than that.

/except the one all-girls dorm (only one on campus that wasn't coed)
//their dining hall was open to the whole campus, and it served actual, decent food most of the time
///and damned tasty fresh-pressed paninis for lunches on Wednesdays
 
2022-09-24 1:00:34 PM  
The only time in my life I could gym as much as I wanted to and feed the machine.

Oh I got my money's worth out of the dining hall.
 
2022-09-24 1:08:56 PM  

olrasputin: Dude wtf? Dorm food wasn't exactly fine dining when I was in school, but it was a farkton better than that.

/except the one all-girls dorm (only one on campus that wasn't coed)
//their dining hall was open to the whole campus, and it served actual, decent food most of the time
///and damned tasty fresh-pressed paninis for lunches on Wednesdays


This. The food may have been Sysco's finest, but there was plenty of it, and with three dining halls serving different menus it was easy to avoid the worst of it. Fyre Festival meals are inexcusable.
 
2022-09-24 1:25:33 PM  
"I need more than a Lunchable to fill my diet," said Verdi.

Agreed, you also need remedial English Composition. Christ, all of those college students sounded completely illiterate.
 
2022-09-24 1:27:36 PM  
If you go to the dining hall at 9:00 PM and find anything at all to eat count yourself lucky.
 
2022-09-24 1:33:40 PM  
If you are looking for a top notch nutritious and delicious dormitory meal you will have to make yourself useful and join the football team.
 
2022-09-24 1:40:43 PM  
What college girls might look like
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2022-09-24 1:52:41 PM  
one of my nieces complained all the cafeteria food at her VA USA college was fried. so her mother sent her boxes of candy to live on.
 
2022-09-24 1:57:17 PM  
Cry babies
 
2022-09-24 2:08:11 PM  

Arthur Two Sheds Jackson: What college girls might look like
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That's what they tell you so you tip better, "tuition is going up again."
 
2022-09-24 2:12:21 PM  
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2022-09-24 2:14:10 PM  
$2500 per semester? What is that, like $800 a month? Hell I could eat like a king on $200 a week.
 
2022-09-24 3:02:54 PM  
Grade D but edible.

/Saw this on a box on the college cafeteria's loading dock.
 
2022-09-24 3:05:53 PM  

McGrits: Grade D but edible.

/Saw this on a box on the college cafeteria's loading dock.


Was the chicken patties wasn't it?
 
2022-09-24 3:14:43 PM  

McGrits: Grade D but edible.

/Saw this on a box on the college cafeteria's loading dock.


Could be worse.
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2022-09-24 3:34:13 PM  

Somaticasual: Ok, if you're paying 2500 per semester to dine in the hall, you should probably find more than cookies or lunchables.


Pay raises for administrators don't pay for themselves

Those kids should be happy they have warm beds and aren't living in tents and eating out of dumpsters
 
2022-09-24 3:56:06 PM  
[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.

The quote about the Lunchables doesn't explain why there are empty stations in dining halls - if anything, it makes things sound worse because even the university employees are seeing this kind of shiat, feeling sympathy for the students, and trying to personally make up for it in whatever limited way that they can.

The meal plans are clearly a rip-off. Click the link - they're supposed to have unlimited meals, as well as a pre-paid allotment of incidentals ("Dining Dollars") and guest meals that varies by plan.

The thing is, a semester is, what, less than 3 months? Their fall 2022 semester runs from 2022-09-06 to 2022-12-22 - 107 days, total. They're paying over $22 a day for their cheapest meal plan, and they're required to pay for a meal plan if they're in a residence hall.

I'd be pissed as hell if I was paying that and not getting even basic food, never mind "unlimited dining" as promised by the meal plan.
 
2022-09-24 4:09:09 PM  
Could be worse (better?):
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2022-09-24 4:18:24 PM  
I wouldn't feed lunchables to a dog. I work at a 3rd party that made them and it was down right nasty.
 
2022-09-24 4:19:04 PM  

Lsherm: As for the Lunchables, the University said in a statement:

[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.
Yeah, because Lunchables are the shiat.


I actually like Lunchables.  Publlx has them buy 3 get 3 free this week.  Literally just stocked up on ham & swiss 2 hours ago.

/Not affiliated with Lunchables or Publix.
 
2022-09-24 4:23:33 PM  
I have actually seen Lunchables in the vending machines at my workplace - where ostensibly full-on grown-ass adult human beings work.
 
2022-09-24 4:26:46 PM  

shinji3i: Lsherm: As for the Lunchables, the University said in a statement:
[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.
Yeah, because Lunchables are the shiat.

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What's wrong, they're an American bento without the fruit, nutrition, beauty, freshness, and tastyness.
 
2022-09-24 4:30:18 PM  

abhorrent1: $2500 per semester? What is that, like $800 a month? Hell I could eat like a king on $200 a week.


Excuse me, we're part of a union and if you don't pay us MORE, we're going to walk out.
 
2022-09-24 4:45:53 PM  

Ivo Shandor: McGrits: Grade D but edible.

/Saw this on a box on the college cafeteria's loading dock.

Could be worse.
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Could still be worse.

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2022-09-24 5:12:07 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I have actually seen Lunchables in the vending machines at my workplace - where ostensibly full-on grown-ass adult human beings work.


They did make the ones made for adults.
 
2022-09-24 5:16:29 PM  
Lunchables would be a far cry better than some of the crap I ate in college.
 
2022-09-24 5:19:11 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: If you are looking for a top notch nutritious and delicious dormitory meal you will have to make yourself useful and join the football team.


Football teams are not useful!
 
2022-09-24 5:21:25 PM  

abhorrent1: $2500 per semester? What is that, like $800 a month? Hell I could eat like a king on $200 a week.


Not if you didn't cook it yourself
 
2022-09-24 5:30:51 PM  

FormlessOne: [The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.

The quote about the Lunchables doesn't explain why there are empty stations in dining halls - if anything, it makes things sound worse because even the university employees are seeing this kind of shiat, feeling sympathy for the students, and trying to personally make up for it in whatever limited way that they can.

The meal plans are clearly a rip-off. Click the link - they're supposed to have unlimited meals, as well as a pre-paid allotment of incidentals ("Dining Dollars") and guest meals that varies by plan.

The thing is, a semester is, what, less than 3 months? Their fall 2022 semester runs from 2022-09-06 to 2022-12-22 - 107 days, total. They're paying over $22 a day for their cheapest meal plan, and they're required to pay for a meal plan if they're in a residence hall.

I'd be pissed as hell if I was paying that and not getting even basic food, never mind "unlimited dining" as promised by the meal plan.


For $22 a day you think think you should should get unlimited food?
 
2022-09-24 5:36:05 PM  

chitownmike: FormlessOne: [The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.

The quote about the Lunchables doesn't explain why there are empty stations in dining halls - if anything, it makes things sound worse because even the university employees are seeing this kind of shiat, feeling sympathy for the students, and trying to personally make up for it in whatever limited way that they can.

The meal plans are clearly a rip-off. Click the link - they're supposed to have unlimited meals, as well as a pre-paid allotment of incidentals ("Dining Dollars") and guest meals that varies by plan.

The thing is, a semester is, what, less than 3 months? Their fall 2022 semester runs from 2022-09-06 to 2022-12-22 - 107 days, total. They're paying over $22 a day for their cheapest meal plan, and they're required to pay for a meal plan if they're in a residence hall.

I'd be pissed as hell if I was paying that and not getting even basic food, never mind "unlimited dining" as promised by the meal plan.

For $22 a day you think think you should should get unlimited food?


CSB - I did.

Dining hall was open from 6am to 9pm.  If you had the meal plan - and yeah for me it was required, too - you could walk in whenever.  They only cooked during "meals" but you could still make yourself a sandwich, hit the cereal and salad bars, whatever.
 
2022-09-24 5:37:22 PM  

chitownmike: FormlessOne: [The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.

The quote about the Lunchables doesn't explain why there are empty stations in dining halls - if anything, it makes things sound worse because even the university employees are seeing this kind of shiat, feeling sympathy for the students, and trying to personally make up for it in whatever limited way that they can.

The meal plans are clearly a rip-off. Click the link - they're supposed to have unlimited meals, as well as a pre-paid allotment of incidentals ("Dining Dollars") and guest meals that varies by plan.

The thing is, a semester is, what, less than 3 months? Their fall 2022 semester runs from 2022-09-06 to 2022-12-22 - 107 days, total. They're paying over $22 a day for their cheapest meal plan, and they're required to pay for a meal plan if they're in a residence hall.

I'd be pissed as hell if I was paying that and not getting even basic food, never mind "unlimited dining" as promised by the meal plan.

For $22 a day you think think you should should get unlimited food?


FTCollege: All of the meal plans are unlimited! This means you can visit the dining halls as many times as you want in a day/week and eat as much as you wish.
https://housing.umn.edu/live/dining

They're advertising it as "unlimited food" so...yes? But he must be one of those suckers who thinks powerful organizations/people should have to uphold their end of contracts.
 
2022-09-24 5:52:37 PM  

chitownmike: Moniker o' Shame: If you are looking for a top notch nutritious and delicious dormitory meal you will have to make yourself useful and join the football team.

Football teams are not useful!


No, no.  This story takes place at the University of Minnesota and they always have a pretty good team, the Golden Gophers.  They are playing right now against Michigan State.
 
2022-09-24 6:28:20 PM  
I should clarify, most people can't eat on $20 a day, when others are preparing their food, that's less than it costs to feed prisoners. STFU about your student loans
 
2022-09-24 6:43:44 PM  
///and damned tasty fresh-pressed paninis for lunches on Wednesdays

But enough about the girls, how as the food?
 
2022-09-24 7:03:21 PM  

Lsherm: As for the Lunchables, the University said in a statement:

[The Lunchables] are not a meal or meal replacement in residential dining. In this case, the product was nearing the expiration date and a well-meaning employee placed them out for students to take for free. rather than simply having them expire, but didn't mark them as such to make it obvious. All the Lunchables had been claimed before a manager arrived to address the situation.
Yeah, because Lunchables are the shiat.


Why did the university have old Lunchables?
 
2022-09-24 7:05:00 PM  
Just refuse to pay for 300 dollar textbooks the classes require you to buy and you only use once. That's a week or two of lunches right there.
 
2022-09-24 7:18:29 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Why did the university have old Lunchables?


A lot of universities these days have their own mini-marts so students can get food after hours. These were probably part of that stock but they had to get rid of them because they were expiring, so they put them out in a cafeteria.
 
2022-09-24 8:05:36 PM  

Lsherm: Ketchuponsteak: Why did the university have old Lunchables?

A lot of universities these days have their own mini-marts so students can get food after hours. These were probably part of that stock but they had to get rid of them because they were expiring, so they put them out in a cafeteria.


Oh yeah, I forgot that students live on campus in USA.
 
2022-09-25 2:12:30 AM  

olrasputin: Dude wtf? Dorm food wasn't exactly fine dining when I was in school, but it was a farkton better than that.

/except the one all-girls dorm (only one on campus that wasn't coed)
//their dining hall was open to the whole campus, and it served actual, decent food most of the time
///and damned tasty fresh-pressed paninis for lunches on Wednesdays


Mmm, tasty fresh-pressed panties....
 
2022-09-25 9:44:47 AM  
Our dormie commons food wasn't great to start off with but the quality went downhill enough that it resulted in a food fight. Said fight lasted about ten seconds and ended with management asking us to stay and clean up. The answer was nope, clean your awful slop up with the help you have...it did result in improvements in the food though, as the management was changed . Moved off campus to the fraternity house the following year and learned to cook some good eats...
 
2022-09-25 10:02:13 AM  

Creoena: Lunchables would be a far cry better than some of the crap I ate in college.


Ever eat ass in college?
 
2022-09-25 11:45:56 PM  
The former co-op dorm at the local uni had its own dining hall.  In '73-'74, the OPEC oil embargo caused the airlines to cancel a metric buttload of flights.  That was back in the days when airlines served in-flight "meals", so the contractors were left with a lot of prepared meals.  The Co-op scored on a bunch of them for dirt cheap.

From what the residents  said to me, they would have been delighted to get Lunchables instead.
 
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