Commons is filthy
As a grad student, I'm not locked into a meal plan. I eat at home. Going to the Commons is supposed to be my "treat." But I gave up going to the Snack Bar a couple years ago (with the exception of a carry-out beverage or an emergency) because they never washed a table and I'm about to do the same with the Commons.
I've always gone to the Commons 1-3 times per week and have always been so happy that they kept the place up better than the Snack Bar so at least there's one place on campus that isn't scary. But they've stopped caring. They don't even have comment cards anymore so you can tell them there's a problem.
It used to be that you'd see someone coming around cleaning tables all through the lunch period. Now when I come in between 12:30 & 1:30, the place is largely empty by then, but EVERY spot at every table is so disgusting I can't find a place to sit. The lady doesn't even start to come around to wash tables till at least 2:00 now. It's been this way all semester & I've had enough. I can take my money uptown for my "treat" -- and I'm just about to.
The problem is worst on "Trayless Tuesdays" because you don't even have a tray between your silverware, etc., and the disgusting tables. That, by the way, is the silliest idea I have ever heard of anyhow. I don't take less food, I just have to make more trips to get it. And no energy is being saved when I have to use a whole container of napkins to make myself a tablecloth because the tables are so gross.
Anyhow, I'm going to try it one more time, and if they haven't cleaned up their act -- literally -- I'll head to Atlanta Bread or Burger King or Romanelli's from now on.