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Friday, March 11, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: fill your pockets with the goodness of lunch

This week in the cafeteria I've been laughed at, mocked, poked and touched far too much and that was just by my co-workers.

  • Meal Qualifications.  I continue to be amazed and appalled by what the Federal government considers a reimbursable meal.  I've lamented before about "Walk Away Tacos" but this week I learned that a tiny-ass Trix yogurt, a milk and a pack of gram cracker bugs is, indeed, a lunch.  Who knew.  I always thought that was a snack.
  • Juice vs Fruit.  On this side of the ring, peaches, pears, pineapples and oranges slices on the other side artificial fruit juice in flavors that include fruit punch, apple, and orange.  Guess which one kids prefer?
  • What's in your pocket?  I picked up one of my friends kids at the bus stop this week because his sister wasn't feeling well.  He got in the van and said, "I didn't know you'd be getting me today.  Mr. George (our janitor) said I could take these.  He pulled Rice Krispy treats from lunch out of his pockets.  BUSTED....LOL
  • Budget woes.  We learned this week that our hours will likely be cut.  It's a good thing because I was starting to depend on all that extra cash.  Actually between you and I, my last paycheck (which was for 7 days instead of 10) was so pathetic that I think it may have actually cost me to go to work.  It's a good thing I LOVE to do dishes and touch wasted food.
  • LENT.  I gave up green scratchy scrubbing pads and hairnets for Lent.  My boss said "No go".  I tried to file a religious discrimination case against her but I couldn't afford the paperwork.  LOL
What did you learn this week?

3 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I learned this week that to much of anything (even cake) isnt always a good thing :)

Jenners said...

Well what you lack in actual money from your job is made up by this goldmine of blog fodder you get...right?

Kristie Maynard said...

I learned that at my advanced age of 55 there are things I don't care about any more. Like telling a perfect stranger that they are an idiot. Well, not those exact words, but close. I stopped at a fast food establishment on Wed. for a quick bite to eat. To make a long story short one of the workers told me that her boyfriend hates Catholics because there are hypocrits (sp?) in that religion. To which I told her there are hypocrits in every religion. she proceded to tell me that at least in his religion the priests didn't mess with the little boys. I told her that if she thinks this isn't happening in every religion, race, neighborhood etc. she doesn't have a clue about what is going on in the world.
I'll tell ya, if I was that gals manager, I would have pulled her off the line right then and given her a good talking to. What is wrong with some people? Doesn't matter that I'm not Catholic, it was insulting none the less! Who wants to hear that crap from some idiot in a fast food place? Certainly not me! Like I said, old age has made me drop some of my inhabitions. A couple years ago I would have just said nothing and walked away.

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