So apparently the sandwich wrap is kind of a big deal for some people.
“At the University of Maryland, students are exasperated about a new construction method that Dining Service employees are using for wraps,” the Washington Posts’ Michael S. Rosenwald writes, citing U-Md.’s student newspaper The Diamondback.
What terrible new design could possibly have these students in a huff?
Apparently, according to The Diamondback, Dining Services employees are now “cutting vegetables, chicken and other sandwich products, rather than dicing them, and leaving the ends of the wraps open instead of folded in.”
Materials science and engineering major Claire Tomaszewski condemned the new wrap design: “It’s really difficult to eat because everything falls out of the bottom. It’s not that hard to fold the bottom end.”
“If I am turned off by it, some other people must be, too,” she added.
And she’s right! She’s not alone.
“I like them better when they’re folded in, and I do like the end piece cause I have a bit of extra wrap,” said biology major John Morgan.
“We haven’t been exposed to the other types of wraps,” freshman psychology major Mica Cocco told The Diamondback. “But we definitely think they’re hard to eat and they should accommodate for us.”
Despite the student outcry, it doesn’t appear dining room officials are going to change the wrap design anytime soon (I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence). The staff, who say they take “the new assembly process very, very seriously,” argue the design speeds up production and improves “plate presentation.”
“Many students, however, said the changes have made their meal experience more difficult,” The Diamondback reports.
We aren’t making this up, folks.
“Besides experimentation, college is also about learning important life lessons, and in this wrap matter U-Md. students have discovered a hard truth: The sandwiches they receive in life might not always be designed according to their preferences,” Rosenwald concludes.
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