MIDDLETOWN, CT — At approximately 6:04pm, Butts A resident Hannah Johnson ’21 texted into the Summerfields Dining Hall, eagerly anticipating their automated confirmation response.
“This is the third time this week I’ve forgone human interaction and ordered my Summies usual,” Johnson said. “I always get the burrito and fries, because I hate myself and my intestinal tract in particular.”
At 6:06pm, after a terrorizing two minutes of uncertainty, Summies’ reassuring presence alighted Johnson’s phone. Rock bottom was only 30 to 40 minutes away. Johnson gripped her eco to-go tag, ready for action. When it came time to pick up the “food,” Johnson darted in and out of the dining hall in record speed, hiding her shame and managing to grab a brick-sized brownie along the way.
“I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t text into Summies,” Johnson said in between bites of pure rice and tortilla. “It’s the one constant in my life that I can always count on to text back, unlike my friends who go to Usdan without me.”