It's noon and the one thing on your mind is lunch. You get your turkey-cheddar sandwich on ciabatta bread (with a pickle) after standing in the long, winding line for 20 minutes, only to find that there is not a single empty table in the cafeteria. "It's not possible," you think, but there is just no room left in Rand, CX2, or upstairs. Even the study tables and benches out in the foyer are claimed by students armed with Stonehenge subs. "But I thought I got here early…" It's ok: everyone else did too.
The intense competition for tables at rush hour in Rand can be tough on students with tight schedules, especially freshmen and the Meal Plan-dependent. The close proximity of Buttrick Hall and Stevenson Center gives some students a serious advantage over the sorry souls taking noontime classes in Wilson or Furman, who might fare better brown-bagging their lunch than braving the congestion of Rand. If the tidal swarm in Rand shows no signs of abating anytime soon, students may begin legitimately consider the lunch hour traffic jam in Rand when picking midday classes.