Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
All Articles

Wild Times In Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger opened their Columbia location on Broadway between 115th and 116th almost two years ago. To celebrate its (almost) second birthday, Bwog Staff has compiled its most notable experiences.

We got lucky in Pret!

“I got a free $12 salmon salad by being nice and chatting with the cashier”

“[I] got a free coffee in Pret!!”

Some Bwoggers found love at Pret:

“I went on a wholesome date with Pret involved with a BEAUTIFUL girl. We went to Pret and got coffees and strolled around Riverside Park.”

…And some Bwoggers horrifyingly did not:

“I went on a really bad date to Pret. He asked me to get coffee and then didn’t get anything at Pret? Like not even a water or tea or juice. It was a weird vibe bc I was sitting there sipping my coffee and he was staring at me. Like why ask me to coffee if you’re just gonna sit there?? And he came all the way up to MoHi from Brooklyn?? We could’ve just gone somewhere else”

“[I] avoided eye contact with a Tinder match in Pret.”

“It was late at night, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to Pret to get some food to feel better. I looked like a wet dog, with wet hair. At the register, the cashier asked me if I was just running through the rain. I said no: that I had just worked out, then took a shower.

The cashier replied, “oh so you got that sexy wet hair going on,” then proceeded to give me extra change and says it’s on him. 

He then asked if I wanted some cookies. I said no, not wanting to spend extra money. He gave me three cookies anyway and said it’s on him. 

I then asked for his name because he’s so nice. He asked me as well and proceeded to say he might not remember my name, but he’ll remember my eyes and face because my face is so very beautiful.”

Some cried out their Barnumbia woes:

“[I] cried in Pret eating a cheese croissant.”

Some actually love the food:

“The mac ‘n’ cheese is amazing warm food for these bitter cold days.”

And some wouldn’t know:

“I have gone to this school for three years and somehow I have never stepped foot inside of Pret. I don’t know how to pronounce it or what they serve and at this point, I’m too afraid to ask”

And of course, Bwoggers did what Bwog does best in Pret:

“[I] wrote multiple Bwog articles in Pret.”

Happy second birthday, Pret! Here’s to many more bad dates, cheese croissaints, and late-night coffee runs.

Pret a Manger via Wikimedia

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

 

1 Comment

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i love pret!

  • Have Your Say

    What should you actually Venmo people for?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    BC - Barnard is one of the constituent colleges of Columbia University, together with SEAS, GS, CC, and the graduate (read more)
    Columbia Class Of 2024 Early Decision Results Have Been Released
    December 14, 2019
    Can we PLEASE stop trying to spread the false notion that that it's poverty (instead of hate) that causes crime? (read more)
    Eighteen-Year-Old Barnard Student Fatally Stabbed In Morningside Park
    December 14, 2019
    she spent 30 seconds being stabbed by a youth. (read more)
    Eighteen-Year-Old Barnard Student Fatally Stabbed In Morningside Park
    December 14, 2019

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel