Nathan Picacho (FCLC ’19) has made an extraordinary discovery: the reason everyone does not like the Community Dining Hall is because the food does not taste good.
“I just had an epiphany while eating some very salty rice: I don’t like how this makes my tongue feel.” Nathan described the taste of his meal as “not good, definitely not great, and 100% not delicious. . . It was bad.”
Nathan, due to his study skills developed in his required Core classes, tried some other items, paying specific attention to how they taste.
“The burgers, the chicken, the coffee, all of it tasted bad. This is what I’ve come to call ‘a pattern.’”
A pattern, Picacho explained, is a series of events connected to each other in some way.
“I eat the food. It tastes bad; I become sad. I eat a different food. It also tastes bad. I become sad! That’s why everyone hates this dining hall!”
Students and administration campuswide are shocked at this revelation. Eddie Castle (FCLC ’18) had this to say: “When I heard about [Picacho’s] discovery, I had this huge sigh of relief. I never realized I hated the dining hall because of the food! Everything makes more sense now.”
Picacho went on to hypothesize that “although it sounds crazy, if Fordham made the food taste a little better, maybe students will like going to the dining hall more.”
“Baby steps, Nathan,” an administrator responded. “Baby steps.”