As anyone who has B lunch doubtlessly knows, our eating conditions leave quite a lot to be desired.
Firstly, anyone who doesn’t bring his or her lunch is in for an unpleasant surprise. Because of our charming new block schedule, there isn’t a bell for lunch to begin.
Rather, children are released whenever the whim strikes their teacher, meaning that unless your 5th/6th period teacher happens to have a habit of releasing you with a 5-minute head start, you’ll be lucky to get a cold slice of pizza 15 minutes into lunch.
It doesn’t help that the vending machine invariably runs out of edible material halfway through A-lunch on Monday.
In addition, it would seem that B-lunch is the *Coughs* tiniest bit overcrowded. Frankly, it’s difficult to hear what the person next to you is saying over the general flurry of sonic activity that takes place in the cafeteria.
Of course, there is the wonderful fact that 2/3 through lunch, a good 15 out of 16 of the children have moved to the patio, and those who remain are treated to a drone of a mere 90 decibels (Warning- regular exposure to over 1 minute of this volume or above risks permanent hearing loss).
Remember, safety comes first here at Jefferson!
Even the people lucky enough to have A-lunch have a difficult time with the same problems. I had the great fortune to have this less crowded lunch last year, and only suffered minor permanent damage to my left ear.
Anyways, whatever happened to the Fire Department issued ‘occupant load’? Surely the fact that it takes slightly over a minute for half of the cafeteria to file out of the doors is a fire hazard. Unfortunately, an extension to the cafeteria, or perhaps another set of doors, would cost simply too much. It’s not as if we have annual fundraisers for things like that, and even if we did, who cares about fire safety?
A new marquee is SO much cooler.