(Figured I'd post this here, since all the dirtbags from the dumpster diving thread will understand.
So, I'm a student, and I eat on a meal plan. Today, after I went climbing with some friends who don't have a meal plan (one of whom is "homeless") I decided that I'd swipe them into a dining hall on my card, since we were all three pretty hungry. Well, to offset the two lost meals that I gave to my friends, I grabbed a few bagels to put in my bag for the rest of the week. I was completely out of meals for the week, so I needed the bagels to help get me through the weekend. I didn't feel bad, because it was the end of the day, and they would probably have to throw the bagels away soon after closing.
Well, somebody, it seems, tipped off the management that I was getting a little extra, God forbid. So this chef that looked like the guy from Popeye that gets paid in hamburgers came up, and demanded that I turn over the bagels.
"I'm sorry, but I can't let you leave with those, I need to throw them away"
I explained that I was out of meals, and on the brink of debt, and I needed them. He wouldn't hear of it. Incredulously, I ask "Would you really rather see those leave in the trash than in my backpack?"
Easy for him to say, he could easily go for a week without eating, and still be the hugest guy I've seen for months.
Would it kill him to let me leave with them? They would've been in the trash in about 20 min. anyhow. And besides, it's not like I'm robbing them of profit; half the students here don't even use all their meals in a week.
Fortunately, my non-homeless friend drove me to X-mart and gave me five dollars to get bread, summer sausage, bread, and a small block of cheese. Otherwise, I'd be screwed (I have exactly zero dollars)
Anyone else get caught and scolded for this sort of thing? Frankly, I'm embarrassed, I'm normally in rather good graces amoungst the servers there, but now, I think I'll avoid that hall for a week.