At the risk of frustrating George W. Bush (and Bon Appétit Management Company), I’m going to do some math. Now, I’m an AMST major, so forgive me if any of this is wrong. Or attack it as “fuzzy math,” like our prez did when Al Gore started bustin’ out the numbers in one of the 2000 presidential debates.
From the day classes start to the day housing closes, and not counting spring break, we will be at Wesleyan 99 days next semester. Now, I don’t know about you, but I like to eat while I’m at Wesleyan. Everyday while I’m at Wesleyan. And I think two meals a day is generally the minimum. Let’s see what happens when we perform some math:
But wait! Before you post an angry anonymous comment, let me ask you something, because I don’t know the answer: what are our options? If we can’t eat two meals at The Marketplace everyday, where can we eat? I find that WesWings and Red & Black are generally just as expensive for an actual meal (if not more so), but is The Café at Usdan cheaper? And how will Summerfields work?
From Bon Appetit’s fancy little pamphlet, “The Power of the Spoon”:
Bon Appétit is pleased to empower the holder of this Spoon with the ability to take any action necessary to ensure that the quality of our food services meets and exceeds the highest standards.
What good are food standards if you can’t afford the food? Maybe instead of giving out 3,000 wooden spoons, Bon Appétit should’ve given us a few points back?
I’m eager to hear your thoughts.