So.. This morning at breakfast, there was no fruit. Typically this wouldn’t bother me but considering that I’m trying to eat better, I’ve been eating whole fruit on a regular basis (yay me!). This morning, however, it bothered me to no end, because now, I’m unable to fruit which was all I really wanted this morning.
Of course, I ask, and I’m informed that Ringling’s vendor conveniently stopped to stop by Hammond Commons (even though it went to Brickman without a problem, not that I’m BITTER or anything like that) because it was… out of the way? I don’t know what kind of nonsense was being sprouted, but whatevs.
What really got me was that Ringling isn’t buying locally (though I distinctly remember being told last year that they DID), even after all the ness they spout about us being a green school and preaching about the environment and what have you. To be perfectly honest, I feel like if we are really going to take the steps into an environmentally friendly lifestyle here at Ringling, then food should definitely be taken into consideration for various reasons AND those ordering are food (because let’s face it, they aren’t doing it locally by the sounds of it) would do well to take this class and learn a little bit about more about what it is they’re contributing to so at least they would be making an informed decision or something.
As you can tell, I’m not much of a morning person and I tend to be a little but on the grumpy side, and let’s not forget the fact that I wanted a freaking apple and couldn’t get it this morning because our non-local vendor decided not to stop by the north half of campus.
**Just a note, if we are local, I apologize for my rant, but I was point blank told that our vendor for fruit (because we got a new one?) isn’t local.. I don’t know.. I just needed to get that off my chest. I’m done. Really.
Have a great summer, guys!