[00:00.00]Listen to a conversation between a student and a cafeteria manager.
[00:05.25]Manager: Oh, hi, you're Amy, right?
[00:08.26]Manager: I haven't seen you here for a while. [00:10.15]Welcome back.
[00:10.92]Student: Thanks. Uh, you're right. [00:12.75]I haven't been eating here regularly like I used to.
[00:15.44]Manager: Why not?
[00:16.73]Student: A couple of reasons. [00:18.11]First of all, I have a class that ends during lunch time. [00:20.73]So by the time I get here, there's hardly any food left.
[00:24.34]Student: Yeah. And then I have a chemistry lab at night this semester. [00:28.56]It's 2 hours every Tuesday and Thursday. [00:31.12]You know that building is way across campus. [00:33.46]So I just eat something in my dorm before I leave or skip dinner altogether. [00:37.82]I come here afterward, but lab lets out at 7:30 and...[00:41.10]By then the cafeteria is already closed.
[00:43.21]Manager: Oh, I'm really sorry. [00:44.73]Well, what about getting something to go and eating it in class?
[00:48.26]Student: I can’t. Food isn't permitted anywhere near the laboratories. [00:51.66]I wish you stayed open later.
[00:53.32]Manager: Have you complained formally? [00:55.03]We've always had a suggestion box. [00:56.88]And now, you can send us an e-mail.
[00:58.73]Student: As a matter of fact, I did fill out a suggestion card. [01:02.22]I asked for longer hours and for better food choices, too. [01:05.62]But that was like weeks ago. [01:07.58]And nothing’s changed from what I can see.
[01:09.60]Manager: You know, I was just promoted to cafeteria manager, and one of the things I'm trying to do is pay more attention to students' concerns. [01:17.50]There have been a lot of complaints similar to yours over the years.
[01:21.02]Student: Yeah. A lot of my friends complain about the cafeteria, but I figure nothing will ever be done.
[01:27.06]Manager: Well, some things can change. [01:28.98]For instance, you mentioned you like better food choices. [01:32.00]Is there anything in particular you like added to the menu?
[01:34.97]Student: Hmm, I guess it'd be nice to get hot cereal in the morning, and maybe a wider choice of soups and salads at lunch and dinner. [01:45.03]And there should definitely be enough food to feed everyone whenever the cafeteria is open.
[01:50.17]Manager: Hmm hmm. ... But all good suggestions. [01:52.22]Say, were you aware that the university has recently formed a food advisory committee? [01:57.16]It includes myself, a nutritionist, the school chef, a food science professor and the person who oversees the cafeteria budget.
[02:05.54]Student: Do you want me to talk to the committee?
[02:08.15]Manager: I was thinking you might like to serve on the committee. [02:10.71]If you are interested, I'll recommend you as the student representative.
[02:14.46]Student: Oh, I'm not so sure if I have enough spare time to get that involved.
[02:19.60]Manager: Ok, then why don't I let you know when and where our next meeting is? [02:24.01]And we will put you on the agenda. [02:25.76]You may also want to send me an e-mail with all of your suggestions. [02:29.13]Now that I am in charge, I will make sure they get serious consideration.
[02:32.78]Student: I’d appreciate that. Thanks.
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They don't have any confidence that houses will appreciate in value.(TPO49-20)