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The Savages of the Cafeteria

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The Savages of the Cafeteria

by Rachel Goldberg, Staff Writer

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If you even slightly know me, you understand that lunch is my favorite time of the day. For some reason, lunch has always stood out to me as the best meal as many of my favorite dishes come from lunch menus: mac and cheese and various sandwiches.

Each period before lunch, my eyes dart back and forth from the clock to my work as I pray for 10:54 to arrive faster. When the clock finally moves that last minute, no one can stand in my way. I race towards the cafeteria and immediately get online. I am usually the first to be there, so I wait expectantly until THEY arrive.

 

Lunch line cutters are prevalent in several schools throughout the country. At Glen Rock High School, I would consider them the worst. These savages slip through the exit entrance and hop onto the line like they were there the entire time. Next, these animals grab what they want without hesitation and some even have the audacity to ask others online for beverages they will never wait for.

This issue needs to be resolved as it has turned into an all out war in the cafeteria. It is a dog- eat – dog world and us students, who decided on the honorable choice of waiting patiently, are overpowered. Others also, in other words, “have went to the dark side” and have resorted to cutting the lunch line themselves.

A junior (who wishes to remain anonymous) confesses, “Yeah I used to hate the people who [cut the line] but if they’re allowed to do it, it’s annoying that I have to wait for so long.”

People who are entering high school in recent years view this digression and therefore think it’s okay to do. They believe this is the way a responsible high schooler acts, and they couldn’t be more wrong. Without lunch lines in general, there would be no orderly, fair, or fast way to purchase lunch from the school.

If fixed at the root and punishments given to those who are caught cutting, students might listen to the basic rule that we all learned in kindergarten, which is to not cut someone else in line.

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