I've weathered several other budget crunches at Virginia Tech, but we've never had to cut out the seminar cookies before now. It's a sad, sad state of affairs when we can't even afford two $2.50 packs of Kroger-brand cookies once a week.
Even worse, those cookies are an absolute necessity at seminar. I've made it through many a less than scintillating presentation by rationing a bite of cookie over the 60 minutes. Sometimes even the cookies can't save me from falling asleep, but that trick has kept me from making a fool of myself (or worse, drooling in public) on multiple occasions. And I know I'm not the only one who depends on those cookies for the very same reason.
We have seminar this afternoon.....sans cookies. God help us.