Commons Duty circa 1960

If you need inspiration to make your Commons duty more entertaining, take a look at these guys (the one on the left was Mr. Kip’s roommate!).  Back then, when you were assigned Commons duty, you punched in on a time clock at 6:45AM, 7 days a week, 2 weeks a year. Each week’s duty included breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The various jobs were: scrape leftover food off the plates (this was endearingly called “slop”), and the slop made your hands smell like garbage for weeks afterwards; load dishes onto the dishwasher conveyor and then stack them when they came out of the dish machine, by which time the were red hot; haul the dishes to storage shelves, which was like weight lifting since all the plates, cups and saucers were heavy china back then.

It makes you feel better, doesn’t it?

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