Hidden in the back is a bowl full of half-eaten buffalo wings.
You may have seen this on Twitter already, but it took me a while to find time to write this and I am still fucking pissed off. I see this almost every time I walk through Usdan. It’s not just this table, either. By the time Late Night rolls around, the carpet is littered with abandoned bits of food, napkins, silverware. It’s gross, but that’s not really the point: who the fuck is supposed to clean that shit up? Bon Appetit? Nope. Sun Services? Nope. You? Abso-fuckin-lutely. I am going to start photographing this crap every time and at some point I will make a gallery of it on Wesleying under the same title. I apologize in advance for the liberal use of the second person.
There are so many things wrong with this picture. (It’s a little blurry, for one.) Dare I enumerate them?
1. The Disrespect: Do you really think that these members of our community, the service-people, are so fucking beneath you that you can’t be bothered to pick up the shit you drop on the floor, or take your plate twenty feet to the dishroom conveyor belt? Grow the fuck up.
2. The Food Waste: Did I mention the full plate of half-eaten wings, already? It really doesn’t hurt to get a plate of food, eat all of it, and then walk the hundred feet back to get more food if you’re still hungry. What does hurt is wasting all that food. Did you know that it costs Wesleyan more than $1,000,000 (yes, a million) every year to remove all the trash and recycling from campus? Let’s not even get started on the environmental problems.
3. The Culture: When you do shit like this, you tell everyone around you that this is okay, which it really fucking isn’t. Why do people leave bottles, cans, other crap all over Foss and Fountain? Because
they’re drunk and lazy assholes they see other drunk and lazy assholes people doing it. So let me set the record straight: neither the ground nor the table fall under the category of “trash can.” Go find one. They’re everywhere.
4. Fuckin’ Me: I took a picture of this and then walked away. Sure, I was late for a meeting and in a rush and just passing through, but so is everybody else and I should have taken the time to clean it up.
I really hope I don’t end up publishing that gallery.