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In college and/or university have you ever had an emergency pizza fund?

Asked by talljasperman (18255 points ) 4 weeks ago

Or something similar. Like $100 for emergencies.

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janbb's avatar

I had a part time job in college which kept me in pizza, text books, etc.

livelaughlove21's avatar

This is the second time you’ve mentioned pizza in case of emergency. I really don’t understand the concept. What’s the emergency that calls for pizza?

lillycoyote's avatar

We had a “Sunny Day Keg Fund” where I went to college, since discontinued, that was paid for from student general fees. I went to school in the Pacific Northwest and sunny days could be few and far between. So when it was a sunny day students would by a keg from the fund and put it out on the front lawn. Those were the days.

talljasperman's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Several reasons.
1) The Café had horrid food this week
2) pulling an all-nighter assignment
3) Have an actual date and some time off
4) Friend saving he is depressed and needs help.
5) Saying good bye to the class at the end of the year.
6) Meeting and making new friends at the start of the year.
I was in the welcoming club and I handed out stuffed crust pizza and home make cupcakes.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

It was called the place where you sold your old albums for cash.

dxs's avatar

No. If I were in an emergency, pizza would not be on my mind.

JLeslie's avatar

No, but we did order in pizza quite a bit when I was living in the dorms at college. It was always a late night thing, a few of us would go in on a pizza. It wasn’t for lunch or dinner, it was always in addition to those meals. No wonder college kids gain weight.

@livelaughlove21 Emergency fund is just an expression for setting money aside.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@JLeslie I know the term. I’ve just never heard it used in reference to pizza.

JLeslie's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Me either, but it doesn’t seem odd to me. In college people would call it, “beer money” or “bar money.” Money for pizza doesn’t surprise me. I don’t think that way, I just have money or I don’t, but a lot of people have their rainy day funds for various things.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@JLeslie The odd part is calling it an “emergency.” None of the things OP listed sound like a pizza emergency to me. Having money set aside to order pizza when you don’t feel like cooking while you’re in college isn’t weird – calling not wanting to or having time too cook an “emergency” is the weird part.

I can just imagine OP saying, “Oh no, this is an emergency. We need pizza, STAT!”

JLeslie's avatar

He isn’t saying it is a real emergency, he is just calling it an “emergency fund.” The word emergency is used lightly. It’s like when I say someone is torturing me, they aren’t actually torturing me, just making me a little miserable.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@JLeslie Ha, you don’t need to explain it to me. I’m not an idiot – I understand the intent. It’s still odd, though.

dxs's avatar

I get what @JLeslie is saying: there are pizza “emergencies.” Pizza and maybe Jimmy John’s are the only places open late here that deliver. Last night, I had one of these emergencies (it was late and I was too lazy to cook! Help!) Luckily, I had money for pizza, so I ordered it. I don’t keep a separate stash of cash just for circumstances such as these, however, but this is neither the first nor the second time this has happened to me.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@dxs Okay, let me put it this way and hopefully end it: In my opinion, it’s still odd to call that an “emergency.” I definitely get the meaning behind it, but being too lazy to cook isn’t an emergency – it’s just something that happened, so you solved a very minor problem by ordering a pizza. You don’t have to find it odd just because I do, but I’m still going to find it odd no matter which non-emergency situation you can think of to call an emergency.

Okay?

JLeslie's avatar

It’s just a regional thing probably. Some parts of the country use more hyperbolic words and think nothing of it.

dxs's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Understood. And I have my opinions, too, so why are you telling me this? I addressed @JLeslie in response to my earlier post about emergencies, not the dialogue between you two. Of course it’s hyperbolic. Did you seriously think I needed a pizza immediately or else? That’s why I put it in quotations in my second response. I never said anything was odd.

Okay?

livelaughlove21's avatar

Okie dokie!~

Oy…

talljasperman's avatar

Pizza emergency was meant to be whimsical. But that’s what I called a splurge fund.

lillycoyote's avatar

@talljasperman has Fluther lost it’s sense of whimsy? That would be terribly, terribly sad. That would be an emergency. :-)

talljasperman's avatar

Now that I am out of university my next goal is to get this steak.
http://premiummeats.ca/products/36-40oz-dry-aged-aaa-angus-long-bone-rib-steak
AAA Sterling Silver Long Bone Rib Steak 36–40oz -Dry Aged

My steak emergency for my birthdays when I am by my self and feel lonely. $60

hmmm…Grizzled beef fat…yum

lillycoyote's avatar

@talljasperman What’s a “long bone” steak? Or maybe I shouldn’t ask :-)

talljasperman's avatar

@lillycoyote It is in the link I put up… it is just the premium cut. I would get my meat cutters certificate if I could take this home with me after work.

lillycoyote's avatar

I’ve just never heard the term. I’m a T-Bone or Porterhouse girl myself. And the link you put up really just has a picture of the steak, unless I’m missing something.

talljasperman's avatar

See if you can find the “presidential T-bone” On Google… I think it is from the Cattleman’s grill in Texas… Or I could just buy a AAA roast from the supermarket and cook it myself the way I like it. Eating the outside as it cooks…. and digging into perfectly cooked meat.

lillycoyote's avatar

@talljasperman Maybe you could weigh in on this old steak question of mine, if you wouldn’t mind. No hurry, it’s not a steak emergency. :-)

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