Notes from the Nuss
Written by Bwog Staff
Due to popular demand for more badgering of Columbia employees and local businesses, your dedicated correspondent Sarah Camiscoli finagled her way through the breakfast line to ask Eduardo, the soft-spoken and loyal Nussbaum & Wu employee of nine years, what he has to say about the Columbia clientele.
What is the general consensus here about Columbia students?
They’re nice. Sometimes they’re crazy.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by crazy?
They come and order a lot of food and then they don’t want to pay for it. So they leave.
What is the funniest thing you see happen here specifically with students?
(Quiet laughter.) Students stand in the doorway and get smacked in the face. It happens too many times.
What is the craziest time of day here?
12-1. People get really confused about where to line up.
What about all these mirrors? Do these ever cause a problem for students?
Yes, sometimes they order and then we ask them a question, but they are already turned around fixing themselves in the mirrors.
What’s the most popular order from students?
Cream cheese on an everything bagel.
What’s the best deal?
Eggs on a bagel with coffee.
What’s the most expensive item?
Lox with cream cheese. But it’s so good.
What is the strangest order you get from students?
Egg salad with jelly. A lot of people eat it. Oh, and BLT with jelly.
Do students ever order anything creative that you have ever wanted to try?
No. (Moment of silent thought.) Nothing.
If you could say one thing to students, what would it be?
One thing they always do is that they talk on the cell phone when they are trying to give their order—it is very annoying. Then they get the order wrong. First order, then talk on your cell phone.
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