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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 8. 19th April 1973

The Agony of Queueing for Garbage

The Agony of Queueing for Garbage

Dear Sir,

Milton once said 'they also serve who only stand and wait', I respectfully submit with great deference to Milton, he is a lambent fool . . . If he had ever had to stand in tiresome line, in the tiresome queue in the tiresome 2nd floor university dining room this line would never have entered his bloody head.

The university dining facilities are abnormal which is merely a self-evident Truth, indicative of the organisation behind them. One waitress is a sonambulist, another is the waking equivalent, and the food is the jaundiced anaemic culinary equivalent of the drab decor. I would seriously suggest to the aberrant wit who expects us to take our dishes back (to cut costs) that he gets his own mental dishes mentally washed and mentally stacked in his cracked crockery cerebrum, and then, yes and then, has one of his own meals and convulsively suffers as our alimentary canals are forced to.

Peter T. Murphy