Always the same ten cereals

@JudyEv (275493)
Rockingham, Australia
May 13, 2022 7:35pm CST
I wrote recently about school lunches and enjoyed reading the comments about what people had for lunch when they were going to school. My husband worked as a bursar (business manager) in a very expensive boarding school for boys and the main bone of contention always seemed to be the food. In the end, they appointed a committee of a few students and a young, blond dietician. In Vince’s opinion, the food was great with a great variety offered. He ate there every lunch time – just for quality control purposes – and always enjoyed his meals. One young lad complained that breakfasts were boring. There was, among other things, cereal, eggs of all kinds, bacon, hash browns, baked beans, tomatoes. When pressed further, the boy said the cereals were boring. It was pointed out that there were ten different cereals on offer. His reply was that it was always the same ten. You just can’t please some people. The photo is mine from the Queen Mary.
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@moffittjc (104248)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 May
I like variety, and would probably have been satisfied with 10 different cereals. But of course, since you mentioned there was bacon, it wouldn't have mattered what else was on the menu, because I would be in heaven just eating the bacon! Funny, though, I just realized I have about two brands of cereal that I constantly eat, although I say I like variety. I guess I'm just set in my ways! haha
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@marlina (144297)
• Canada
14 May
I only eat oatmeal and Harvest Crunch.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
Once I discovered most have such a lot of sugar, I just stuck to one variety.
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• United States
17 May
I'm with you Jeff @moffittjc once bacon was mentioned I forgot the topic was about cereal.
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@CarolDM (182603)
• United States
14 May
Have not had time to write about lunches yet. Very impressive photo.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
The food on the Queen Mary was just delectable and always beautifully presented. This dish in the photo was entered in a competition they had for their apprentice chefs.
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@CarolDM (182603)
• United States
17 May
@JudyEv I can see it was professionally done.
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@Morleyhunt (21772)
• Canada
14 May
Packing a lunch was my biggest hesitation about taking a job. I don’t like packing a lunch! Sandwiches are boring. I always try to have some leftovers to use as a lunch.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
I used to make meatloaf for Vince's lunch. That worked quite well.
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@DaddyEvil (79072)
• United States
14 May
I would have asked him what he wanted to eat and then had his parents supply it for him... Poor Vince! Stuck eating school food all the time! You should feel ashamed.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
He loved it! They had a great range of meals really.
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@DaddyEvil (79072)
• United States
14 May
@JudyEv Uh huh... Is that what Vince would tell me?
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
@DaddyEvil I ruly, truly think it is what he'd say!!
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@rebelann (97540)
• El Paso, Texas
14 May
I would find any cereal boring but then I never ate cereal growing up so............ That is some impressive spread in your photo, makes me hungry.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
Most cereals nowadays have way too much sugar in them. I have them from time to time.
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@rebelann (97540)
• El Paso, Texas
14 May
Yeah and I'm not that crazy about sweets.
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@RubyHawk (59606)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 May
I sometimes ate lunch in the lunchroom and sometimes brought my lunch.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
Towards the end of my school years I mostly bought my lunch.
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@RubyHawk (59606)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 May
@JudyEv If I remember correctly kids that brought lunches had longer recesses. Kids in the lunch room had to wait until the bell rang to leave the lunchroom but kids who brought their lunch could go out when they finished eating. That might have been why I brought my lunch often.
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@allknowing (102899)
• India
15 May
That young blond dietician must have made all the difference to the food served (lol) And about not getting more than 10 cereals - I wonder what more could have been added!!
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
There couldn't have been many that weren't offered.
@xFiacre (10481)
• Ireland
14 May
@judyev Did Vince not tell them that the little starving boys and girls in Africa would love to have the food they were turning their noses up at?!!
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
Vince's Mum and Dad tried that with their 7 children but generally it was suggested by the kids that the meal should be sent off to those that were starving.
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@marlina (144297)
• Canada
14 May
Spoiled brat??
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
Yep, I think so. Some kids don't know when they are well off.
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@snowy22315 (135767)
• United States
14 May
Maybe he was confused and thought he was living in a supermarket instead of a boarding school.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
That could well be. Some of them just liked to think up something they could complain about.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
14 May
Sounds like most kids around that age. I can have fifteen different cereals at home, and the teenager will always ask for the one we don't have.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
Ain't that the truth?
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@wolfgirl569 (53819)
• Marion, Ohio
14 May
Our schools didnt provide breakfast when I was in school or when my boys were. Many do now if you want to take the kids early
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
This was a totally foreign concept to me a few years ago but it seems pretty common now.
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@LadyDuck (387233)
• Switzerland
14 May
Always the same ten sounds a great breakfast. As you say you cannot please some people Those cold meats look appetizing.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
The meals on the Queen Mary were always beautifully presented. It gave you an appetite just to see them.
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@LadyDuck (387233)
• Switzerland
16 May
@JudyEv I agree, in fact I would love to taste what I see in this picture.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 May
@LadyDuck It was a competition for the younger chefs. Dozens of dishes were on display all day so all the food probably went in the bin later.
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• United States
17 May
I have to laugh about that boys response to the cereals. Guess having to choose from those 10 got boring after awhile. Certainly sounds like a great breakfast buffet to choose from.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 May
The food there was really good and eventually even the boys were happy with the choices.
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• United States
18 May
@JudyEv I'm really impressed with the variety they have to choose from
• Midland, Michigan
16 May
My husband eats mainly two to three cereals. He used to have oatmeal a few times or week but not anymore. Cereal isn't on my keto diet so I've not had any for a long time. It sounds like they had plenty of choices back then. People can be picky though.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 May
Kids especially can be picky. And it was the done thing in the school to complain about the food.
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@jstory07 (119379)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 May
I would have been happy with ten kinds of cereal.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
Me too! There are really only a couple that I like.
@LindaOHio (92294)
• United States
14 May
That young man was very picky. That's quite a food tray in the picture! Have a great weekend.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 May
The boys were really spoilt for choice at those posh boarding schools.
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