Pity the Columbia University daily paper, the Columbia Spectator, charged with both reflecting upon the foibles of thousands of overprivileged undergraduates and pretending to give a shit about the surrounding neighborhood. It's a thankless task, really, and one made more difficult by features like this one, in which they interviewed two employees of the campus Morton Williams supermarket.
Some choice quotes after the jump.
On whether they know any of the Columbia students:
They [college students] invited us to a party about a month ago, somewhere just around the corner. They invited all of us. But by the time we got there, everybody was already drunk.
On whether customers are polite:
Every day there's something. ... They often talk on their cell phones while paying, they just don't listen. They don't focus. Sometimes they ask for cash back, and we close the drawer. Then they get mad ... like, we can easily open the drawer! Or they place their money on the roller, even when we tell them not to ... and then they get upset.
On whether the environment is "hectic":
Well, people always get in the way. They're just standing there, and I can't do my job.
Columbia students: They just stand there!
Grocery Workers Weigh in on CU [Columbia Spectator]