Are you there, McClurg? It’s me, Katie

by Katie Kenerly

Going to college is a tough transition for everyone, but what I struggled with the most was not knowing what to expect when walking into McClurg for meals. In my opinion, one of the best things about living at home is sending your mom the classic “What’s for dinner?” text and receiving instant gratification in knowing ahead of time. Seriously, I did that to my mom every single day. Because of that habit, I have always been frustrated by McClurg’s use of the element of surprise to keep up on our toes with regard to the menu. But guess what, people? MCCLURG SENDS US EMAILS NOW. That’s right, folks. In case you live under a rock and weren’t aware, McClurg now sends us the daily lunch menu via email and I, for one, could not be more into it.

I’m afraid some of you don’t understand the gravity of this situation—as an extremely lazy person who was cursed with living in Gorgas (thanks, freshmen), knowing what McClurg is serving ahead of time truly is a game changer. Nothing on the lunch menu blows your dress up? No problem, just plan ahead to go to Stirling’s. I don’t care what anyone else says, I love knowing when I can avoid Clurg and when I shouldn’t miss it.

Okay, okay, I know I’ve failed to address the elephant in the room: the infamous “jizzed and whizzed potatoes” email that came as somewhat of a shock to all who read it. Excuse me, McClurg? I don’t think either of those words means what you think they do. Just say there are going to be potatoes for lunch, we don’t care about the adjectives you use to describe them. Although gross and mildly disturbing, this particular email was an Instagram hit and gave everyone on campus a good laugh. Plus, Rick Wright, the man behind the messages, even includes fun facts about what’s for lunch that day. Did you know that Bok-choy “has more vitamin A, carotenes, and other flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants than cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.”?! I sure didn’t.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m pretty stoked about the McClurg emails. Knowing what’s for lunch and having a good laugh in the process? What could possibly be better? Except for maybe dinner emails, too…