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Did you have a lunch card in school?

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Almost always brought my lunch. Cafeteria food was generally nasty. Occasionally I'd get a burger and for some reason I liked the chicken nuggets back then. And my school would often have Pizza Hut or Pizza Inn brought in on Wednesdays so I'd eat that. 

 

I don't think I ever ate in the cafeteria once I got to high school. It was on a different part of the campus and once you made the trek to it, you hardly had time to eat and get back in time. 

 

I can't really remember how I paid for it. I'm thinking at some point the students had a card for their accounts and money was put on it maybe? Been too long. 

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I had a card, used it pretty regularly through freshman year. Dad kept money on it. I think we silently agreed that it was just easier than extra grocery shopping and packing a lunch every day. And our cafeteria food wasn’t terrible.

 

By sophomore year, we were allowed to leave for lunch, and I went out with friends almost every day. We ate so much fast food during those years, it kinda sickens me to think about it. 

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Just now, kittykat said:

What is a lunch card?

 

in Canada kids bring their own food to school 

There are cards that people load money onto to remove cash.

 

There are cards like mine that give 1 free meal per day cause you're poor.

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We had lunch cards, but not ones you put money on. You'd just get a bill at the end of the month in the mail. I usually took my lunch tho. 

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I graduated high school in 2005 and our school didn't have cards you could load up with money. Probably wasn't long after when they did get them. I bought and packed about 50/50.

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It was just your regular student ID card with a sticker on it I believe.

 

I got free lunch cuz I was poor.

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We always paid with cash in the cafeteria, and I pretty much always had lunch there. 

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11 minutes ago, kittykat said:

This all sounds super fucking communist

 

I bet you don't even have your grade 10.

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22 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

I bet you don't even have your grade 10.

 

I appreciate this every time lol 

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I am actually trying to remember what I did in grade school. I went to private school and it was pretty regimented. There was no choice on food. Everyone went through the line and got the same 4 or 5 food items of that day(if I remember right, you couldn't even choose to not take something). What I am having trouble remembering is whether I paid, or it was "free" and included with the tuition. Thinking back, I think the food was "free", but at the end of the line you could choose whether or not to get a milk and you had to pay for that.

 

Then in high school it was public and the exact opposite. It was essentially an open lunch counter. Pick from a bunch of different stuff and pay cash at the end.

 

I liked it in high school because you didn't even have to go through the line if you didn't want. I don't think I ever bought a single bit of food from that cafeteria. What I hated about grade school was that I had to spend time going through the line, getting all the food, sit there with it all lunch long, and then just getting up and throwing it all away.

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Free lunch but I didn’t have a card. Once my friend got his license we went off campus for lunch almost every day. 

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10 hours ago, SFLUFAN said:

You could have lunch during school?!?

Did you have an 8 hour school day with no meal in there? :raisedbrow:

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3 hours ago, Nokra said:

Did you have an 8 hour school day with no meal in there? :raisedbrow:

When I attended school in Trinidad?  Nah!

 

Eating during the school day was considered to be undisciplined.

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Every middle school I went to had mandatory free hot lunch for all students, so I never had a lunch card during that point in my life. I did have a lunch card in high school that behaved similarly to a refillable debit card. Hot lunch at the time was $1.25, but my high school also had a café where you could get pretty much whatever you wanted made to order (paid of course), so I almost always chose that option as I was working and had the money to spend.

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no such thing as lunch cards when i went to school. i graduated HS in 1996. pizza/bagel, chocolate milk and a chocolate chip cookie everyday for me! 2.50!

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On 5/15/2019 at 9:32 AM, Nokra said:

Did you have an 8 hour school day with no meal in there? :raisedbrow:

 

 

I did, but by choice.

 

To this day, I would say about 9 out of 10 work days I work 8-10 hour shifts without eating anything.

 

 

 

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fired-school-cafeteria-worker-in-n-h-offered-job-back/ar-AABwA34?ocid=AMZN

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The controversy started on March 28, Kimball said, when a student went through her lunch line, and she rang him up.

But the student didn’t have enough money to pay for his lunch, so she let him take the food, Kimball said.

She whispered to him to tell his mother that he needed more money. The next day, the boy had money, but she was fired for “theft” that afternoon, Kimball said.

 

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