Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I love the smell of whining in the morning
Today's YDN headline "Local retailers seek ban on food carts" should read "Local retailers whine about capitalism."

If the city enacts a ban, I will be one unhappy camper. I don't eat at the carts, and I rarely eat at any of the restaurants in the Broadway area, but complaining because somebody else is providing a service that's in demand is ridiculous. People aren't going to the Burrito Man (the guy in the picture) because he's at a cart—they're going to him because he's a bit entertaining, and his food is significantly better (so I've been told) than that served at "Bulldog Burrito."

If you make better food, they'll come to you.

On the flip side, this op-ed about Yale's Flex dining option is spot-on. While I eventually use my $100 each semester, it is hard to feel like I'm getting my money's worth out of dropping the seven dining hall meals a week. Oh well.

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