Food Court Atrocities, ‘Coupon Boss!’

It’s an awesome thing that our very own MIT Food Court is in-sync with modern technology unlike most other messes, what with combo-card access using electronic machines! Our boss has become kewl, to say the least.But off-late, the improvisations made by the Food Court administrators are rather redundant and irritating.

thy shall rot, standing in the queue….
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Rewind back to the evening of our math sessional exams. Differential equations taking a toll of  you, you curse Lagrange, and what is left of his family, and go to food court. Your stomach literally churns, as you skipped lunch.Even a cup of coffee is elixir. You can smell the pastry drawing you in, but the last thing you would want to see, is glaring at you in full glory. A looong queue moving slower than a tree. The reason? Coupon boss!! 

These are the wonderful sights of the new ‘Coupon’ system introduced by the Food court. Unlike the usual day where one suavely swooshes the combo card over the machine, we now have to wait for a tiny little coupon to pop out! We then show the coupon to our boss at the counter and get our plates.

Coming to think of it, the coupons are really unnecessary! Firstly, it is an enormous waste of paper!! Imagine millions of bits of paper wasted just for show, when people don’t have books to read! Secondly, it stagnates the crowd! You really don’t want to stand at the queue after being beaten to death by Jacobians (a nasty process in double integration). What’s wrong with the old system devoid of coupons? Dear Food Court, sometimes, simplicity is the best way.

P.S : quoting Vishaal : ‘stupid bureaucracy’ , apt!

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