Everyone has his or her own pet peeves. You can’t help it. To you, those things are so patently offensive that it seems beyond the realm of understanding why anyone with a shred of human decency would willingly engage in such behavior. (You know who you are people who don’t properly observe the 4-way stop at Flint.) When a person reaches such a level of frustration, it seems only logical that they vent. What’s the easiest way to vent to a whole lot of people? Why mass emails, of course.
In what is becoming fairly common at law schools everywhere, law students who take issue with classmates have put the entire student body on blast. (Above the Law covered the fury over an epidemic of lunches being stolen.) The latest missive allegedly comes from a law student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and covers the etiquette of eating in the classroom which basically boils down to don’t. While there are many things in the email to which the students of Osgoode might take offense—personally, I would start with the tone—what has stuck out to them is that pineapples were included in the list of crunchy-fruits to be avoided. Law students have formed an emergency Pineapple Appreciation Day to promote “pineapple justice.” Meanwhile school admins are working to find out who sent out the complaint email and potentially violated Osgoode policies by assuming a different identity while emailing.
This seems to be as good of a time as any for a PSA about food in the Law Library. We at the Charles B. Sears Law Library are happy to have you bring in your food. We ask that you be considerate of all those around you and avoid smelly, noisy, and messy foods. (Hint: if you have to stop and consider whether or not your food is smelly, noisy, and/or messy, it probably is.) Please don’t forget to clean up your trash when you’re done. Thanks!