Originally posted by Davydd
I feel so deprived.
I managed to get through grade school, junior high and high school without ever eating in a school cafeteria or riding a bus. They were all public schools too. I lived too close. I always walked and in grade school walked home for lunch or packed a lunch. My high school didn't have a cafeteria or busses. The furthest reach from the high school was about 1-1/2 miles. From junior high on I preferred to eat lunches at the local greasy spoons or drugstore lunch counters.
I would have loved to (legally) leave campus for a burger at the local greasy bag joint, but my high school was a closed campus. The cafeteria food in high school was foul. Lifelong scofflaw that I am, when I started driving to school, I'd simply drive my '53 Ford pickup around the heavy chain barriers that blocked the parking lot egress points.
I was suspended for that, but it didn't stop me. I was eventually expelled in my senior year at the semester break for numerous culinary related leaving the campus abominations, as well as refusing to participate in P.E. class, which was another abomination according to the school district in which I was imprisoned.
The cafeteria food in my elementary and junior high schools was excellent, for the most part. In 5th and 6th grade, I can recall Friday taco day. For some reason, they were always accompanied by diced beets. Tacos and diced beets..... that school nutritionist had her head firmly stuck in the dark place.