Although no one expected the hardened scrambled eggs or breakfast burritos to maintain their flavor, the leftovers from last night’s Ross midnight breakfast tasted pretty decent when served from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. this morning. Dining staff and students alike were pleasantly surprised that the people went for the day-old gluten-free funfetti pancakes, and that altogether, the scraggly remains of the late-night treat held up decently.
“Turns out breakfast is just as good at midnight as it is at 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.! Who knew!” said one student, smiling to himself about his little joke.
Despite the fact that the midnight breakfast menu is exactly the same as the daily breakfast offered every day, the attendance at these late-night gatherings seems to be off the charts. Students were willing to wait for up to thirty minutes for food they could have easily gotten the next morning – and, in fact, did get the next morning.
Several theories have been postulated to explain this phenomenon, the most convincing of which is that the 10 p.m. gathering serves as a vessel of socialization students don’t normally get during finals week. If this is in fact the explanation, Commons deans are considering replacing the event with a cheaper one, such as an 8 o’clock “midnight hugging session.”