Iâ€™m sure many of you have either heard of or experienced directly the stereotype of school cafeteria food: the horror, the misery, the greasy nasty pizza substitute.
As incoming students, you may have similar notions about Mabee, reinforced by the many claims that the food there â€˜isnâ€™t that great.â€™ Â Well, youâ€™re wrong, and anyone who tells you that is also wrong. Â They are so wrong it is classified as a sin.
Unknown to many, there was actually an eleventh commandment: that Trinity students should only have the best of cafeterias, and this secret eleventh commandment was followed through to a T.
Alright, Iâ€™ll admit, the food isnâ€™t the finest cuisine in the world, but I like it, and students still eat there despite their complaints.
The food is good and there are a variety of things to choose from, if youâ€™re picky. Â The secret is to get there right when they are putting out new food, especially in between the morning and lunch periods. Â That way, you get to experience the joy of food that hasnâ€™t been sitting out for several hours, and, most importantly, fresh cookies.
What, exactly, is it that makes Mabee so great? Â Three things:
1) Itâ€™s convenient. Â First-year dorms are all located extremely close to Mabee; you barely need to even step out your door and youâ€™re there.
2) Youâ€™re paying for it anyway as part of your meal plan, so you might as well enjoy it. Â After all, you donâ€™t want your money to go to waste, do you?
3) Itâ€™s all-you-can-eat. Â You can sit in there for three hours and eat nothing but pizza, cookies and ice cream. Â You can eat pizza, cookies and ice cream every single day if you want to. Â I personally wouldnâ€™t recommend that, and Iâ€™m sure your doctor wouldnâ€™t either, but the choice is still there and thatâ€™s what really counts.
I myself find that Mabee is an excellent place to study and get work done. Â I mean, I could just study in the library, but does the library have an all-you-can-eat buffet? Â I didnâ€™t think so. Â Silence is such an overrated study tool, I find it is much easier to memorize important information when I have a continuous stream of food entering my mouth.
Let me tell you something about Mabee. Â The food there is hand-crafted by the most wonderful of heavenâ€™s angels and delivered to your plate by a unicorn-drawn chariot. Â You think Iâ€™m joking, but how else can you explain the unicorn hair and angel feathers I found outside? Â The Mabee staff is composed of many great people whom I respect and appreciate very much. Â I hope you come to respect and appreciate them as much as I do.
Lauren Schroeter is a junior geology and religion major.