Conversations in HotDish Hell, MN #11: High School Lunch Programs…


December 14, 2012 by meximo70

lunchladyOne day my eldest daughter came home angry. It seems her lunch account was short so they grabbed her tray from her and dumped the entire lunch and gave her a peanut butter sandwich.

When i spoke with the woman in charge of the lunch program (Inita Lyfe)she told me that if a student is short in their lunch account they will not be able to have the main lunches. I asked her if she’d been short before. her answer was “no”. So i said “Don’t you think we would have updated her account if we would have gotten some sort of warning? we usually keep it up to date.” she said that we didn’t this time.

starvingchildrenthe next night was a chorus program that our eldest was in. the theme of the program was about starving children in 3rd world countries. On top of that, they showed slides of children being run over by bulldozers, children that were killed in some sort of gruesome manner and then asked us to donate money to help feed these children. it was only a dollar.

lunchlady2Inita: hello? this is Inita Lyfe, how can i help you?

Me: yeah, you threw out my daughters lunch the other day because she was a couple dollars short in her account.

Inita: yes?

Me: well, after me and my family were exposed to horrible slides of children being killed at the chorus concert last night, the school turned around and asked me to donate money to feed these oppressed kids.

Inita: Yes, sir, it’s a wonderful charity the students have taken up to help out their peers in war torn countries.

Me: i know it’s a wonderful charity, but how come you dumped my kids tray of food when she was short in her account, but you have the gall to ask me to donate a dollar to feed some other kid i’ve never met?

Inita: sir, it’s only a dollar.

Me: exactly.

Inita: (pause) sir, i’m not sure i get what you mean?

Me: You won’t even feed our own kids when they’re short money but you want the students and parents to donate a dollar to feed someone elses kids. there’s no logic in that.

Inita: if you want to come in and have a meeting with me and some of the other staff we’d be more than happy to—-

Me: why would i do that? i don’t care if you have the entire school board and a professor of nutrition on hand to explain to me why you dumped my kids lunch and then turn around and ask me to pay so some other kid eats while mine goes without.

Inita: then i guess this conversation is pointless.

Me: as pointless as your job.


2 thoughts on “Conversations in HotDish Hell, MN #11: High School Lunch Programs…

  1. Lill Robinson says:

    Oh, Inita, if this weren’t so awful, it would be funny.  Lill

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