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Where was the beer? I didn't see it.I think it would have been better to give him the food as takeout.That would not necessarily mean that he wouldn't have been banned from the cafeteria in the future or that he wouldn't have been reported to the police or to the university. After all, he tried to introduce beer into the cafeteria and he was too young to drink. But it would have been easier to deescalate the situation that way before he became aggressive.If this solution was proposed early enough, it would actually have been possible to just serve him and let him leave with the food like a civilized person and then not report him. After all, he would have been a paying customer who did not drink on the premises. It is not the job of cafeteria staff to report every young person under 21 who goes drink somewhere else.
Most dining establishments, fine or otherwise, have a policy: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." * Person who loudly and profanely demands service? Not gonna get served. Piss off the staff enough? Staff will call police on your ass.*In addition, the sandwich place I worked in as a college student had a sign proclaiming: "We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone."
We don't really know how this started. Did he cause any trouble from the very beginning or is it just that he ordered the food like a normal person but while in possession of beer? Where was the beer anyway? A woman would have been able to just hide a little beer in her purse and avoid all this mess. Except, of course, when security is to tight that purses are being searched.
some of the stories indicate that they were out of the mac and cheese he wanted.
But the argument was not about what substitute he might have agreed to accept. They didn't want to serve him at all.
I think many of us can identify from time to time with the guy imploring the drunken student to "think; just think!" And yes, given that this particular student has now pulled off similar stunts (complete with spectacularly disrespectful behavior to those he apparently considers beneath him) at two schools, I'd say it's time for him to take some time off from school and think, preferably while performing labor at least as useful, but considerably more menial, than that done by cafeteria managers or police officers (scrubbing something -- toilets, floors, whatever the vomit from other late-night partiers lands on -- sounds about right).
P.S. Where's Strelnikov these days? I suspect he'd have some suggestions that make mine above look like mollycoddling by comparison.
P.P.S. Oh; I forgot. Proffie G is Strelnikov.
Please, don't anyone egg Monica on. Seriously, every time I see her name and what she comments I want to put a pen into my eye.
Hiram, you probably don't want to see her take on the McGraw-Hill "workers" piece.
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But Hiram, we don't really know which eye you would put the pen in. If it was the left one, then it would have been with your right hand, which would mean that you couldn't possibly be left-handed because I don't know how a left-handed person could possibly have any dexterity with their right arm.
!I Can't Think of a Nutty Enough Title About This Expelled UConn Douche"....maybe link to an MC Hammer video? UConn Douche, This.
Heh. Nice.Frankly I think the cafeteria already won the internet for today by naming a new product after him.
Hiram, you're right. Mea culpa.
Where did this kid learn to belittle restaurant workers and spew racist and homophobic rants? I bet there are "Behind Closed Ovens" stories about his father too.But I gotta give young Luke credit for promptness. He wasted no time getting arrested at U. Mass. Amherst: Sept 1 and 15, less than a month into his first semester. And he's also consistent; U Conn can't have been in session very long by Oct. 3. I wonder whether his professors had noticed anything about him in the blessedly short time he was their student. If only there were a site similar to "Behind Closed Ovens," only for *professors* to tell anonymous stories.
Hmmm, we should start one! What could we call it?
name it something about a watercooler perhaps
Right, like Rate Your Students and this website were referred to as academic water coolers. I'm in! Well, no, I mean, I can't even run this page.
When this story broke, a couple of my friends who teach at places that attract such students called right away. "This is what they're like when they get bad grades, too..."Fab
I want to VOMIT.
Whats the vomit sound equivalent of TWITCH?
And how many staplrs would Frod use to secure him to the floor?
Just one, but I'd use a whole clip of staples.