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The Scarlet Letter: Sept. 30

Ethan Giles, Editor-in-Cheif

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Last week, I used this space to unearth a complaint I had about the cafeteria my freshman year. This week, I am going to use this space to comment on a current problem plaguing our dining experience: improper lines at The Bistro.

For those of you who are new to Clark or are old, The Bistro has space for two lines. When used properly, each line at each register should have an equal number of people at them, and the person behind the register will alternate serving people in each line.

However, I have seen far too many instances of students lining up on only one side of the register. This presents me or another new patron with a decision. Do I become first in line on the vacant side of the register, thereby annoying all of the patrons who either stupidly or unwittingly lined up in the wrong line? Or do I join the herd and line up on the improper side, thereby leaving the correct side open to the discretion of the next person to get in line? Should I be potentially inconvenienced in my fear of inconveniencing others?

So, let this serve as a PSA: I will no longer get in a longer line at The Bistro just because some of you have done the same. I will show no mercy in getting rung up before people who were in line first. I might even take my sweet time finding my ID just to make you wait even longer for making the incorrect decision. You have only yourselves to blame.

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