College kids love food and sometimes we even forget to eat because of the craziness of school, a long night, or whatever it may be. Don't get me wrong, the dining halls are great, but sometimes you just want a taste of something that reminds you of home... The University of Alabama is a lucky place because not only does it have a Raising Cane's, Wendy's, and Subway on campus, but two full functioning Chick-fil-A's... on campus and within steps of class.
The Chick-fil-A on campus is so convenient because it not only has lunch and dinner but breakfast too. For a tired, hungry student at 8 am, that place is more than just breakfast, it is a blessing.
Being on time has never been my thing. Especially when food is involved. Even when I tell myself I'm going to leave 15 minutes earlier, I always end up leaving at the same time. Considering that I am late to class for food should honestly be a valid excuse, but you will never find a student walking up to a teacher and saying they were stuck in the line downstairs to get food before class. Here now is my ode to one of my favorite restaurants, to the place who never lets me down, even when my grades do.
Dear Lloyd Chick-fil-A,
Your service is unmatched. Even with the long lines, you somehow find a way to get my food in 10 minutes or less. This is especially convenient for me when I'm already late for class. When I'm having a bad day, this is the one thing I can count on to not fail me. When my class is starting soon, I know I can count on you to make me late, but not late-late (if you know what I mean).
The smell of your food, when I walk in, is one that sends me to a point where I totally forget about being late to class. At the end of the day, at least I'm even going to class, right?
Maybe I walk late into class, sit in the back, and loudly open up my chicken sandwich, but I'm still there and paying attention while devouring my savory meal.
Lloyd CFA, thank you for your service. Without it, my stomach would be growling in every class. Without it, I wouldn't have anything to look forward to once a week.
From the student who is very late to class and now out of breath running up the stairs in Lloyd, thank you.