Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I Think I'm Going To Like The Society Of Journalism Refugees

When you join the Society of Journalism Refugees, the University of Tampa confirms the existence of a secret ritzy upscale super-delicious gourmet cafeteria on its campus.

Usually, Tampa Tribune reporters in search of a decent lunch make the trek across Kennedy Boulevard head toward the large UT cafeteria in the Vaughn Center, a cacophonous, cavernous hall where the food is plentiful, but it's noisy, the lines can be long, noise is an issue, and — what was that? I'm sorry. I can't hear you. Can you repeat that? You'll have to speak up. Oh, did I mention the noise problem?

No one ever tells the journalists that they're just a few steps away from a second cafeteria with better food, no lines, no noise — and a host of friendly employees tending to your table and clearing your plates.

Here are a few pictures I took:

The upscale cafeteria at the University of Tampa
No journalists here!

Scenes from the ritzy UT cafeteria
Freshly made pastries.

I think I'm going to enjoy being a member of the Society of Journalism Refugees. The perks are delicious.

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