Wednesday, September 10, 2008

strategic Kashi reserve

the main chow hall has been out of Kashi cereal for the past 2 days.  i've had to resort to eating Special K, which does not have a fraction of the fiber that Kashi packs. i inquired about the sudden lack of Kashi, and i was told that all the Kashi was near it's expiration date.  it was thrown out, and they will not order it again, as the demand is low.  the 2nd chow hall (near my office) didn't get the Kashi destruction order. they still have a big stash, so i started hording.  seeing that i've eaten 2+ bowls of Kashi every day that i've been here, i need to stockpile ~86 bowls in order to get through my last 6 weeks.
the lack of edible breakfast options is incredibly frustrating.  occasionally there is edible fruit.  sometimes they have yogurt.  they ALWAYS have corndogs, chicken cordon bleu (a glorified hot pocket), or microwaved pizza pucks. 
corndogs?  do adults eat these things?  for breakfast?  you can justify serving corndogs for breakfast, but no high-fiber cereals?  you'll serve corndogs for breakfast, yet tell us that we need to keep fit?  why not take away the unhealthy food? i'm not allowed to run on certain roads, out of safety concerns...why can't the same safety standard be applied to breakfast corndog consumption? 


sonya said...

one box of costco sized kashi is on its way. be strong until it gets there. and for chrissake, eat a corndog for breakfast. you'll never, EVER get a chance like this again, I promise. can I get a corndog around here for breakfast? somehow the idea sounds vaguely appealing to me right now. although, it should be taken into account that I'm drinking natural light from an aluminum can.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

I'm amazed they had Kashi cereal in the first place. But yes, completely agree with your complaint about the chow hall supplying corn dogs over healthy cereal.

But that is not surprising at all. Our society as a whole needs a risk management course and a statistical list of risk factors ranked in order of most probable to least probable. People safeguard themselves against risks that are emotional, not those that make sense from a statistical perspective. I'm oversimplifying here, but I think you get my point.