Fish or Fish?
The menu for Fridays' dinner is:
Breaded Fish 4oz
O'Brien potatoes 4oz
Seasoned carrots 4oz
Cocktail sauce 1 oz
Bread, wheat 2 slices
Cake with icing 1 piece
Chilled punch 8oz
Most of the Asians in my building don't go to the chowhall and eat fish. Now, if the Asians don't go eat fish, you can imagine how untasty the breaded fish is.
Every Friday, the Asians cook their own dinner. Food items vary from canned jack mackerel, fish steaks, kipper snacks, chili beans, chicken, roast beef, Top Ramen, minute rice, cookies, and tortillas. However, the most economical canned good is jack mackerel. A 16oz. can of mackerel has four pieces of fish. It costs $1.10.
This evening, ten people decided to eat together. Everyone chipped in a total of 14 cans of mackerel, 5 bags of minute rice, and 7 Top Ramen. For about $21, ten people got full.
There is a division of labor when so many people eat together. A couple of guys clear the fishes, another two cook them in different flavors. One guy cooks the rice and Top Ramen. One guy mops the floor and the rest wash the dishes after dinner.
My dorm is in the corner of the building so it's away from the officers' station in the center and away from traffic. It becomes the cooking and dining area whever we eat.
We sat on the floor in a circle and appreciated the food and each other's company.